Biomimetic dentistry strives to peserve intact tooth structure and restore the function and internal biomechanics of natural teeth. Our dental materials and adhesives have advanced so much and in many cases has eliminated the need to cut a tooth down to place a crown over it. Once a tooth has had a crown or a root canal, the longevity of the tooth is significantly shortened. If we can restore more conservatively, then it will prolong the life of the tooth and if the tooth becomes compromised in the future, it can be repaired more easily and saved. New studies have shown that contrary to what we have thought in the past, full crowns actually WEAKEN teeth by removing the natural function and biomechanical behavior of the tooth under function. The neck of your tooth is important for providing flexibility while you chew. This flexibility is removed when you place a crown down to the gumline since ceramic materials are more rigid, it can direct forces down the root. This can cause root fracture.
Why is Biomimetic dentistry important?
This approach can dramatically reduce the need to remove teeth or grind them down for crowns, root canals and other procedures that weaken the tooth over time. The “Less is more” approach corrects problems through a minimalist and less invasive treatment option rather than grinding down or removing teeth before it is absolutely necessary.
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