Biomimetic Dentistry is defined as the reconstruction of teeth to emulate their natural biomechanical and esthetic form and function. Simply put, biomimetic dentistry means to copy what is life-like. This form of dentistry treats weak, fractured, and decayed teeth in a way that restores their strength and seals them from bacterial invasion. Careful sealing against infection removes the need for aggressively cutting down teeth for crowns and drastically reduces the need for root canals.
Biomimetic dentistry takes advantage of advanced ceramics and adhesives. Only the damage and decayed part of the tooth is removed and the final restoration is bonded to the remaining healthy natural tooth structure. Biomimetic restorations include stress-reduced direct composite restorations and porcelain/composite inlays and onlays that restore the biomechanics of broken and damaged teeth — locking out bacteria, for safer, more durable dental work. Think of it as “Tooth Conserving Dentistry.” Traditional dental treatments do not follow the biomimetic approach.
When restoring damaged, broken, and decayed teeth, the goal is to return the tooth to its original strength, function, and esthetics. Biomimetic dentistry accomplishes all of this in a conservative, strong, and attractive approach.