Say Goodbye to Invasive Procedures with Biomimetic Dentistry
Your teeth are designed to last a lifetime with proper care and attention, but we know accidents can happen. While restorative dentistry services can restore your teeth, the attention isn’t focused on the restored tooth’s function and biomechanics.
At Just Smile Dental, Dr. William Webley and our dental team provide biomimetic dentistry services to restore your teeth’s natural appearance, function, and strength. We use the latest biomimetic dental techniques to treat and care for your smile.
What Is Biomimetic Dentistry?
Biomimetic dentistry is a subset of restorative dentistry using science to specifically focus on mimicking the natural tooth structure and preserving healthy tooth tissue. By imitating the natural structure of your teeth, we can provide a more natural treatment option that’s non-toxic, minimally invasive, and long-lasting for those in need of restoration.
Biomimetic Dentistry vs. Traditional Restorative Dentistry
What separates biomimetic dentistry from traditional dentistry practices is Dr. Webley does his best to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible by only removing the damaged and decayed parts. Doing so allows him to bond the final restoration to the remaining tooth structure. These bonded restorations function and behave biomimetically while also preserving the natural teeth.
The Benefits of Biomimetic Dentistry
Biomimetic dentistry offers several advantages including:
- Preserving your tooth structure with minimally invasive treatments
- Reducing the chance of necessary future treatments
- Minimizes the risk of pain and sensitivity after treatment
- Cost-effective techniques
Biomimetic Dentistry Treatments
Treatment options may involve layering techniques for:
- Inlays and onlays
- Dental bonding
As practitioners of biomimetic dentistry, we offer our treatment options as alternatives to full root canals, full crowns, and other forms of restorative dentistry. Book your appointment to discover which treatments best fit your situation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, biomimetic dentistry treatments are completely safe. The goal of biomimetics is to preserve the tooth’s natural structure during restoration, so dentists will actively prevent further damage to the remaining tooth. Biomimetic restorations utilize non-toxic materials like composite resin, so your restored smile is safe from harm.
Biomimetic dentistry can improve the long-term stability and health of the tooth by closely mimicking the natural tooth structure and function. Biomimetic dentistry can help to promote long-term health and stability. This is because it preserves the healthy tooth structure and restores the tooth to its optimal biomechanical function. This approach also helps to reduce the need for invasive procedures, further promoting the health and longevity of the tooth.
How long can I expect the restoration to last with biomimetic dentistry compared to traditional restorations?
Biomimetic restorations tend to last longer than traditional restorations as they closely mimic the natural tooth structure and reduce the need for invasive procedures. Additionally, they’re more resistant to fractures and less likely to fail due to recurrent decay. To ensure you get the most out of your biomimetic restoration, you should:
- Practice good oral hygiene
- Visit your dentist for routine dental visits
Biomimetic dentistry isn’t typically considered a holistic approach to dentistry. Holistic dentistry focuses on the patient’s overall health and well-being rather than just treating the symptoms of a dental problem. Holistic dentistry considers the impact of oral health on overall health and the use of materials and techniques that are biocompatible and non-toxic to the body.
Biomimetic dentistry shares some similarities with holistic dentistry, such as the preservation of healthy tooth structure and the use of natural-looking materials. However, it’s primarily focused on replicating the natural tooth structure as closely as possible when restoring or replacing teeth.
Some dentists or clinics may consider biomimetic dentistry a holistic approach, as they may have a holistic approach to the patient’s overall health and the materials they use.
Biomimetic dental treatments are less expensive than traditional dental procedures. Biological dentists use less invasive techniques and tend to be more conservative with the natural tooth structure, saving money in the long run. Because your dentist can place biomimetic restorations in one visit, individuals can save time and money on follow-up appointments.
The Future of Restorative Dentistry is Here
For more information on biomimetic dentistry and our services or to schedule an appointment, contact our office at (425) 341-1111. You can also book your appointment below. We’re proud to provide comprehensive dentistry services for our patients in Edmonds, Marysville, Lynnwood, and Silver Firs, WA.