Biomimetic Dentistry is an advanced minimally invasive restorative technique to rebuild decayed, cracked or broken down teeth.
Biomimetic dentistry aims to reduce the amount of tooth removal required during dental treatment. This type of dentistry recognises the value of natural, healthy tooth tissue - and the benefits of preserving as much of it as possible.
It also relies on the early diagnosis of dental decay. When restorations are required, the aim is to remove tooth decay and replace the lost tooth structure with as little loss of your healthy tooth tissue as possible.
The Biomimetic restorative approach uses advances in dental adhesive materials technology for the benefit of tooth structure preservation and long term tooth retention.
Less aggressive tooth preparation is needed to place and retain these filling materials.
Biomimetic dental restorations are bonded to teeth, and following the immediate sealing of your tooth's dentine, these fillings are better able to protect your restored tooth from bacterial invasion compared to traditional dental fillings.
Biomimetic dental materials mimic the properties of natural teeth and behave to support the structure and function of a restored tooth better, compared to traditional dental filling materials.
In many instances, biomimetic dentistry may be more cost effective over the longer term as it reduces the cycle of repeated tooth breakdown and then re-filling because of better tooth strength and restoration longevity.
Protecting your restored teeth in this way could minimise your need for root canal treatments and dental crowns over your life time.
White Fillings And Porcelain Restorations
At Melbourne Dentistry, we restore decayed, fractured and broken down adult teeth using the latest adhesive, ceramic and composite materials for our white fillings, inlay and onlay restorations. These new materials and techniques have elevated the level of patient care we are able to provide and enable tooth coloured, natural looking aesthetics to be achieved.
More aggressive and obvious looking amalgam fillings, (which don't seal or support the tooth as well and contribute to tooth cracks and bacterial leakage) may be avoided.
New white filling materials have better wear and stain resistance and improved strength. Our fillings are constructed carefully to reduce post treatment sensitivity issues.
We believe in creating ideal tooth contacts between your teeth to avoid food packing and, to ensure flossing is readily achievable. Providing correct contacts against opposing teeth will also properly support your bite and minimize teeth tipping and wearing unevenly over the long term.
All filling materials used at our practice are fully TGA approved.
White Fillings for Children
To restore children's teeth, we use only white fillings and have also introduced the very latest NuSmile® ZR (Zirconia) Paediatric porcelain crowns to restore severely compromised baby teeth in natural looking way. This means the use of metal coloured amalgam fillings and stainless steel crowns may be avoided.
Your child may have their teeth restored ideally, only once, to look naturally white and be supported structurally until scheduled to be lost.