Biomimetic Dentistry – Campbell, CA
Conservation of Your Naturally Strong Smile
When you have a cavity, other dental practices are more than happy to drill your tooth to get rid of the decay and reduce your tooth for a big restoration. Unfortunately, many of these restorations are made of materials that don’t support natural tooth structure. Here, however, we believe in using the most conservative treatment possible. That’s why Dr. Karen Ho has joined the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry so that she can help our patients retain as much of their natural tooth structure as they can for the long term. Would you like to learn more about this exciting field of dentistry? Read the information given below, and then contact us to request an appointment today!
What Is Biomimetic Dentistry?
Biomimetic dentistry is a conservative philosophy and approach to treating weak, decayed, or otherwise compromised teeth using materials that actually restore the tooth’s natural strength and function. In fact, the word mimetic means mimicking or mirroring, so biomimetic dentistry literally mimics nature. Instead of using amalgam for fillings, which expands and contracts with extreme temperatures, we use composite resin and other biocompatible restorations. This approach also means that we’ll remove the minimum amount of natural enamel necessary, allowing your natural smile to shine.
What Are the Benefits of Biomimetic Dentistry?
There are so many advantages to seeing a dentist like Dr. Karen Ho, who takes a biomimetic approach to dentistry. Here are just a few:
- You can preserve more of your natural tooth structure.
- The need for root canals and other more invasive treatments down the road is greatly reduced.
- You can experience less tooth pain, damage, and stress from your restorations.
- You likely can save substantial money on your oral healthcare costs because you’re receiving more conservative treatment.
- The materials used look just like natural teeth, so you don’t have to worry about your smile’s aesthetics.
How Does Biomimetic Dentistry Work?
Basically, when you have dental pain or decay on a tooth, we remove the least amount of enamel possible without damaging the rest of the tooth. Then, we use bonding agents that reinforce the remaining tooth structure to block future bacterial infection. This seal protects the pulp or center of the tooth from harmful bacteria and completely restores the tooth’s function within the mouth, allowing you to use your natural teeth for many years to come.