Biomimetic Dentistry – What is it?
“Biomimetic” literally means to mimic nature. This cutting edge dentistry, and its methods, provide safer healthcare and help your teeth last longer with fewer problems. It helps end the cycle of non-stop problems and repair. Now it’s less scary for you and your family to visit the dentist. Research backs up biomimetic dentistry, the most current way to treat your teeth. Not only that, but most patients report far less pain.
Dr. Chang uses advanced technology. The materials and procedures copy your teeth’s natural processes to:
- Protect against infection
- Provide longer-lasting dental work
- Seal teeth from bacteria
- Prevent tooth loss
- Improve bonding
What Do Patients Like About Biomimetic Dentistry?
Patients prefer our modern biomimetic dentistry because it offers:
- Less drilling
- Fewer appointments
- Patient-Friendly minimally invasive technology
- Fewer cavities
- Less need for root canals
- Ozone to stop decay — without pain
- More attractive teeth
- Remineralization — restoring minerals and repairing damage
- Onlays instead of crowns— they look and respond more like natural teeth without destroying your original tooth
As a forward-thinking dentist, Dr. Chang devotes hundreds of hours each year to continuing education. He not only learns and perfects the latest advances, he also teaches dental residents.
What Are the Goals of Biomimetic Dentistry?
Biomimetic goals include:
- Avoiding the destruction of your natural tooth structure
- Saving and keeping your own teeth and gums
- Keeping teeth healthy and beautiful
These goals are critical because your teeth don’t repair on their own. Once your tooth is gone, it doesn’t grow back: Ever. You can have an artificial tooth, but it’s much healthier to have your own, natural teeth.
Is Traditional Dentistry Wrong?
It’s not that traditional dentistry is wrong: It’s just old-fashioned, using some materials that have been used for over 100 years. This type of approach can:
- Cause teeth to crack and leak
- Cause more pain
- Allow bacteria to rot from inside a tooth
- Require more tooth cutting
- Increase the rate of root canals
- Cause more dental visits (costing you more money)
- Require crowns and tooth loss
No need to worry though: We offer new materials and new methods for improved dental care. That means better overall health, for you and your family