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.View transcript
Biomimetic dentistry is a way to restore a tooth back to its natural function. When you bite and chew on your teeth, they flex a little bit. When you put a dental restoration whether it be a filling or a crown on a tooth, the tooth itself flexes, but the crown or the filling does not. So that propagates cracks in the tooth. By doing a biomimetic restoration, you are putting your tooth back together like nature put it together. The tooth is restored in tiny, little increments of bonding material, but it's not just any bonding material. There are many, many aspects to the way that this material is put in, and it has to be the gold standard of dental bonding material that goes into your tooth. The little layers simulate the way your tooth was built in nature. So by bonding each layer separately, it allows the tooth and the restoration to flex together. So, when you bite on your tooth after it's restored, it's almost like a virgin tooth, and you don't propagate cracks and your tooth is healthier and about 400 times stronger.