What is Biomimetic Dentistry?

Biomimetic dentistry is a new holistic approach to dental care that aims to mimic nature. It is a branch of restorative dentistry that uses treatments to maintain and save the natural tooth structure using materials that mimic your natural teeth. Biomimetic Dentistry avoids using toxic materials and instead uses biocompatible methods and materials to treat tooth decay and dental caries (cavities).


Benefits of Biomimetic Dentistry

  • Avoiding the use of toxic chemicals in your mouth.
  • Esthetically-pleasing (good looking) restorations that look and feel like your own teeth.
  • Less invasive treatments which can cost less, thus saving more money.
  • Minimally invasive treatments that can reduce the need for anesthesia.
  • Preserving more of your natural teeth, which helps you eat and speak naturally.
  • Use of materials that function like your teeth, which can keep the rest of your teeth health and promote oral health


5 Ways Biomimetic Dentistry Improves Traditional Procedures

The biomimetic approach to dentistry is far different from traditional dentistry because it is less invasive.

Here are just five traditional dental treatments that are altered through the holistic biomimetic dentistry approach:


Regular dental exams and cleanings

Biomimetic dentists believe in the early diagnosis and treatment of dental problems, rather than the watch-and-wait method. Your biomimetic dentist will notice problems as they’re beginning and will address them immediately. Keeping up with preventive dentistry eliminates the need for extensive treatments in the future such as root canals.


Mercury-free tooth colored fillings

Composite fillings mimic the look of a natural tooth, which makes them attractive to patients. But there is an even more important biomimetic element to tooth-colored fillings – they require less natural tooth removal to complete. The integrity of your tooth is maintained and you are saved from the dangerous mercury in the once-common amalgam silver fillings. 


Tooth Onlays
A completely non-invasive treatment, teeth onlays create stain-resistant, durable teeth and eliminate the need for a more invasive restorative dentistry procedure, like a dental crown.


Tooth Sealants

Sealants are also a significant enough treatment that only a biomimetic dentist will complete the dental sealant procedure to ensure that the sealants are being applied to a completely clean tooth and truly do their job to protect teeth from a build-up of bacteria and food particles. 


Tooth Veneers

Biomimetic tooth veneers are a viable solution especially when you have weakened or damaged teeth. Tooth crowns are less intrusive than a dental crown, while still offering the benefits of a natural-looking and fully functional tooth.


Why You Should Consider Biomimetic Dentistry

As a dental patient, the last thing you want is to have a dental treatment that leaves you at a greater risk of tooth breakdown or infection. This is where biomimetic dentistry comes in. 

To help you better understand how the biomimetic approach works to save your natural tooth when it is damaged due to decay or fracture. There are many reasons why you should consider biomimetic dentistry options for you and your family including:


Reason 1

Biomimetic dentists use materials and techniques that are less likely to cause irreversible damage. This could involve anything from filling cavities in your teeth with white or silver dental material to getting crowns and veneers for damaged tooth enamel. 

When biomimetic dentistry is used instead of traditional dentistry there is less need to file away healthy enamel and dentin.  At Sacramento Holistic Dentist, we seek to remove the diseased parts of the tooth,  as this produces fewer irreversible long-term issues.


Reason 2

Biomimetic dentistry conserves healthy tooth structure and uses adhesive and minimally invasive dentistry to rebuild the teeth to mimic its original state. Traditional techniques often cause teeth to weaken and break. While traditional methods may not always be noticeable, this damage can happen gradually over time. However, with biomimetic dentistry,  we preserve the healthy part of the tooth,  and focus on removing diseased tooth structure,  potentially saving the tooth for longer and reinforcing the tooth.


Reason 3

Biomimetic restorations are an economical choice considering the benefits they offer. They require fewer repairs and therefore save on dental visits. It is also more cost-effective and budget-friendly than traditional restorations.


Reason 4

Biomimetic dentistry is a type of dentistry that has a high success rate.  Biomimetic dentistry is a method of repairing teeth by using tooth-colored materials,  sealing out decay-causing bacteria more effectively than traditional methods. 


How We Can Help at Sacramento Holistic Dentist, Sacramento, CA

Biomimetic dentistry is a dental approach you should consider if you want to improve your dental health holistically. If you want to stick with biologically friendly materials and preserve your natural teeth, here at Sacramento Dentistry Group, we are committed to maintaining your beautiful smile by preserving as much of your natural tooth structure as possible.

For more information on this holistic dentistry approach and how it can help ensure you maintain a natural, healthy smile, you may contact us at (916) 507-2122 or browse our website to request an appointment.