It’s always been important to me to educate patients on the latest advancements in dentistry, including which are the best techniques and why. This is because there are consistently new technologies available and it’s up to the dentist to decide what to adopt or leave out of their practice. Some of these options cut costs and others increase productivity–or in other words, the amount that can be done in a single visit.
In 2008, I sought out a certification in Biomimetic Dentistry as a major change in direction for my practice. The reason being, the biomimetic approach is an emerging philosophy that focuses on conserving as much natural tooth structure as possible. Traditional dentistry is oriented toward a “quick fix,” cutting down approach. New tools, materials and ways of considering the science behind living tooth structure allow us to be more precise when making repairs. Long term, this means is your teeth are healthier and you will need fewer trips to the dentist.
Biomimetic Dentistry works to conserve teeth by only removing precise amounts of structure when making repairs. Modern materials can also do more than simply cover what’s left of your tooth after traditional drilling. Biomimetic restorations allow the restored portion of your tooth to expand and contract with the temperatures of your mouth, greatly increasing the longevity of the repair.
Do you want to learn more about Biomimetic Dentistry or schedule a time for me to evaluate your individual needs? Feel free to contact me at 785-472-3803.