Traditional methods of tooth restoration require dentists to remove a significant amount of healthy dental tissue.
This process can further weaken a tooth, making it even more vulnerable to damage in the future.
Drs. Ruth Bailey and Kasey Sliger specialize in biomimetic dentistry to conservatively treat your teeth at our Knoxville, TN, practice...
What Is Biomimetic Dentistry?
What Is Biomimetic Dentistry Used For?
- Repairing cracks and fractures
- Eliminating infection
- Eliminating decay
Treating Cavities and Infection with a Biomimetic Approach
Before placing a dental restoration, decay must first be removed to prevent bacteria from spreading. In order to keep the natural tooth as strong as possible, our dentist works meticulously to only remove the damaged portion. Next, any cracks in the tooth are sealed. Precise amounts of biocompatible dental material are then placed to reconstruct the tooth layer by layer. This allows the restoration to function in the same manner that a natural tooth does.
In conventional restorative dentistry, when the cavity gets too close to the nerve of the tooth, a root canal is performed. However, with Biomimetic Dentistry, the process is slow and meticulous, and worthwhile. The end result: the tooth is saved and root canal therapy is often not needed. Only the decay is removed from the tooth and the healthy tissue is untouched.
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The Extraordinary Benefits of Biomimetic Dentistry
Maintain Tooth Structure
Traditional dentistry techniques often involve removing far more healthy dental tissue than compromised tissue. But biomimetic dentistry aims to work with the remaining tissue using proven engineering principles to retain as much natural tissue as possible.
It Can Save You Money
Dental procedures such as a root canal or placing a dental crown can be costly, especially if you are uninsured. By preserving as much of the natural tooth as possible at our Knoxville practice, patients end up saving money in the long run with strong, healthy teeth that can last a lifetime with proper care.
Biomimetic material is extremely durable and restores a tooth using a filling, inlay, or onlay. The dental material mimics natural dental tissue and protects the tooth from infection. The results are highly durable, long-lasting, and contribute to the strength of the tooth.