Biomimetics is the process of studying nature and implementing its concepts and principles in human designs. Biomimetic dentistry uses conservative treatment to strengthen and preserve your natural teeth or restore their function and appearance.
How Does Biomimetic Dentistry Work?
If you prefer biological or holistic dentistry to support your long-term oral and overall health, the principles of biomimetic dentistry will probably appeal to you.
Preventive dentistry keeps your teeth and oral cavities healthy so you can avoid extensive procedures. We use advanced dental technology for prevention and early detection. Regular maintenance includes:
- Digital x-rays
- Examination to detect early signs of tooth decay or gum disease
- Using a handheld digital camera to video your oral cavities
- Oral cancer screening
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) evaluation
Minimally Invasive Dentistry
If you have existing issues with your oral health, we use minimally invasive dentistry to prevent further damage to your teeth and gums. You’ll receive biocompatible restorations that preserve healthy tooth structure and recreate tooth anatomy.
Cavities and fillings
Air abrasion is drill-free dentistry that removes decay using an air stream of tiny aluminum oxide particles. Unlike drilling, air abrasion is comfortable and painless and doesn’t weaken or compromise healthy tooth structure. After removing the decay, Dr. LeSage places a composite filling or a ceramic inlay to protect your tooth. These restorations bond to and strengthen teeth.
Severely decayed or broken teeth
When a tooth is severely decayed or broken, it’s common for dentists to file down the entire tooth in preparation for a dental crown. But biomimetic dentistry preserves healthy tooth structure. Dr. LeSage hasn’t placed in a dental crown in over 30 years. He removes only the damaged portion of a tooth and replaces it with a ceramic inlay or onlay that functions well and recreates the anatomy and characteristics of your natural teeth.
Root canal treatment
Traditional fillings often deteriorate and allow bacteria to leak in and damage tooth pulp. Biomimetic dentistry uses biocompatible materials and bonding techniques that seal out infection. They prevent fillings from deteriorating, causing infection, and requiring root canal treatment.
Functional, Durable, and Highly Esthetic Results
For dental restorations to mimic nature, they must function well, be durable, and replicate the esthetics of natural teeth.
Function and Durability
Biomimetic dentistry uses composite bonding, dental ceramics, and other materials to complete high-quality restorations. Dr. LeSage has a broad selection of biocompatible materials in his office to reinforce teeth, increase bonding strength, and decrease stress on restorations. You’ll receive long-lasting results that function well, save you money in the long term, and protect your natural teeth.
Dr. LeSage manipulates dental composites and ceramics to mimic tooth shade and variations in translucency. He selects materials to recapture the look of your natural teeth. And he will polish them to natural-looking gloss and luster.