Our dentist in Colorado Springs is proud to be part of a revolutionary approach to dentistry that aims to preserve as much of your healthy tooth structure as possible. This strategy is called biomimitec dentistry, and it offers numerous benefits to our patients.
With biomimetic dentistry, our number one goal is to avoid removing any more of your healthy tooth structure than we absolutely have to when performing dental restorations such as fillings. Biomimetic dentistry provides additional benefits to our patients, including reducing the risk of infection and avoiding potentially costly and extensive dental treatments in the future.
Many traditional restorations such as filling cavities and placing dental crowns involve removing significant amounts of healthy tooth structure. Unfortunately, removing this healthy tooth matter damages the structural integrity of the tooth and makes it more susceptible to complications in the future, such as breaking, cracking, and infection.
Biomimetic dentistry is a term that describes a number of practices, procedures, and technological advances that are designed to emulate your body’s natural function. The goal is to focus on preserving the durability and long term viability of the teeth in your smile by returning them to their natural health.
When filling a cavity, a biomimetic dentist like Dr. Platt uses the latest technology to leave as much healthy structure as possible when he clears away the infected material. Then we fill the space with reinforced materials that form an extremely effective bond with the tooth, helping to prevent spaces where bacteria can creep in and cause infection. With biomimetic methods, the chances for infection are dramatically reduced. That’s why our patients require far fewer root canal therapies than patients who see other dentists.
Biomimetic dentists believe in your body’s natural ability to heal itself. That’s why we say, “The best dentistry is less dentistry.” Our patients benefit from our biomimetic strategy in numerous ways:
At Lasting Impressions Dental Care, we’re committed to preserving the natural health and beauty of your smile. Call today to schedule your next appointment. You can also enquire about how our restorative and cosmetic treatments such as dental implants and Lumineers will help to enhance and preserve your smile.