How will Biomimetic Dentistry fix my teeth?This process involves rebuilding teeth in a slow, step by step, process using bonding materials. This means that we add to the tooth, and seal it from bacteria entering the crevices of your teeth leading to infection. We say the process is done slowly because bonding materials can have shrinkage. Because of this, we rebuild with the bonding material in several applications, to fill in the gaps from shrinkage and help bacteria not be able to settle.
Patients love Biomimetic Dentistry because it:
|•||Does not require reducing the natural tooth structure|
|•||Rebuilds your teeth|
|•||Is less invasive in techniques and materials|
|•||The material used, bonding, is strong and durable|
Why should I consider this method over a dental crown?Dental Crowns have been the traditional, preferred method for strengthening teeth and covering a fractured tooth. The problem with this method is the additional damage to the original tooth structure that is required to place the crown. To place a crown, we must remove approximately 70% of the natural tooth structure, this leaves the tooth susceptible to bacteria, leading to decay and the need for a root canal.
Biomimetic believes in retaining as much of the remaining natural tooth structure as possible. It is the process of building up, rather than reducing and covering. The bonding materials available to us today are much stronger and durable than in the past, making this a good option.
Dr. Zeiger and Dr. Frausto love recommending Biomimetic care because it conserves and preserves your natural tooth. This process treats weakened, fractured, and decayed teeth in a way that keeps them strong. Additionally, it seals teeth from bacterial invasion without destroying the tooth they way that crowns do. There are many other benefits to to treating teeth the biomimetic way, for more information contact our Prescott Valley, AZ office at: 928-277-0076 or visit www.academyofbiomimeticdent.org.