While homecare does play an important role in keeping the teeth and gums free of infection, it’s not the only factor that ultimately determines the lifetime of a tooth. Dental work can make or break the strength of your teeth, potentially causing the need for extraction later in life.
Traditional fillings require large amounts of drilling that cuts the strength of teeth by up to 50%. The extra pressure that’s put on the remaining structure causes cracks overtime. These cracks reduce durability even more, and create pockets for bacteria like the ones we have to watch out for in the gums. Eventually, a small cavity turns into larger and larger fillings until the tooth is lost.
Biomimetic Dentistry seeks to break the “root canal cycle” by implementing modern techniques for preserving the tooth’s natural structure. Our goal is to save as much tooth as possible when making repairs. What can’t be saved is replaced with materials that not only look great, but also prevent cavities and cracking. The biomimetic approach results in a fewer trips to the dentist and an overall healthier tooth structure.
Would you like to learn more about the benefits of Biomimetic Dentistry? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 785-472-3803.