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Biomimetic Dentistry

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?

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To understand the definition of biomimetic, let's look at the word itself. Biomimetic literally means "to mimic life." When it comes to dentistry, this means we prefer to treat teeth as conservatively as we can and leave them as close as possible to the way nature intended. This innovative approach combines today's high-quality dental materials with sophisticated preservation of natural dental tissue for outstanding results designed to last. Your natural teeth are the best fit for your smile, and we are here to do everything we can to keep them intact!

What Is Biomimetic Dentistry Used For?

  • Repairing cracks and fractures
  • Eliminating infection
  • Eliminating decay

Preserve Healthy Tooth Structure with Biomimetic Dentsitry

Biomimetic dentistry restores a tooth by mimicking its natural structure as closely as possible. High-quality boding material is used to rebuild tooth structure in tiny increments. At Cosmetic Dentistry of Knoxville, we want your restored tooth to be much stronger and less likely to develop cracks in the future.

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.

"Off the Charts Incredible."


Christine McCabe


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This group of professionals is absolutely off the charts incredible. Dr. Bailey has managed to create a team of genuinely caring, professional and knowledgable people. I am never nervous or scared to go to the dentisit anymore! They are ALL very calming and friendly. Dr. Bailey and Caroline together make me feel supported and safe. I love this place!!!!

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Daniel Flores


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It’s so hard to find a pleasant dentist experience, because let’s be honest, it’s the dentist. My wife encouraged me to visit Dr. Bailey and the experience did not disappoint. It was a pleasure! Everyone was phenomenal from the initial greeting by Charlotte, to the cleaning by Kelly, the brief meeting with Dr. Bailey, to the interaction with Rebecca! Y’all are the best! Thank you for the exceptional experience!

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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.

Durable Restorations

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.

Personalized Care Focused on Your Needs What Sets Us Apart?

Advanced Technology

Our Knoxville office is equipped with the latest dentistry technology. Combined with biomimetic dentistry, this allows us to provide a truly one-of-a-kind experience for our patients and help them achieve optimal oral health in maximum comfort.


We strive to provide a warm, welcoming, and stress-free environment for our patients. Our dental office has received hundreds of five-star reviews from satisfied patients for the personalized and attentive care we provide. Many patients even report looking forward to their dental visits with us.

Compassionate Team

Our entire staff is genuinely passionate about dentistry and committed to making your appointments as enjoyable as possible. We're here every step of the way and use biomimetic dentistry because it serves the patient's best interests.
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Cosmetic Dentistry of Knoxville

For over 30 years, the team of compassionate professionals at Cosmetic Dentistry of Knoxville has provided families in the greater Knoxville area with beautiful smiles through biomimetic dentistry. Our dentists are members of a number of national affiliations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of Cosmetic Dentists
  • American College of Dentists
  • International College of Dentists
  • Academy of Biomimetic Dentists

To schedule an appointment at our Knoxville, TN, dentistry practice, contact us online or call (865) 588-1294.

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