Dental technology has come a long way since people considered wooden teeth the “cutting-edge” tooth restoration. Today, we have exciting technologies such as biomimetic restoration, and at the forefront of this new frontier in dentistry is Dr. William Proffitt of Proffitt Dentistry in Maryville, Tennessee.
Dr. Proffitt uses biomimetic dentistry to rebuild teeth from the roots upward. These rebuilt teeth are designed to feel, function, and look like healthy, natural teeth. That being said, we at Proffitt Dentistry understand that no matter how good a mimic is, a replacement tooth still can’t look or outperform “the real thing.” This is why Dr. Proffitt uses cutting-edge technologies, techniques, and materials that can preserve most of a tooth’s natural structure.
Taking a closer look at biomimetic restorative dentistry, “bio” is a reference to “life,” and “mimetic” refers to “imitating” or “mimicking.” In this sense, biomimetic dentistry mimics or copies natural teeth. Whether partially rebuilding a tooth or recreating the entire tooth, biomimetics is a revolutionary technique that’s used to bind synthetic materials to your tooth’s structure. There’s less sensitivity, less alteration of the natural tooth, longer-lasting restorations, and more preserved natural tissue with a better bond.
These unique features give you a tooth that can move and bend naturally, along with other physical attributes that make it virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. No other restoration technique can restore a tooth closer to its natural condition.
First, the missing areas of a tooth or cracked teeth are put back together like pieces of a puzzle. Teeth are restored or bonded without removing too much natural tissue or introducing too many synthetic materials such as pins, posts, and crowns.
Here is an example of a specific treatment that uses biomimetic principles:
To learn more about the incredible benefits of biomimetic dentistry and see if you’re a good candidate for it, contact Proffitt Dentistry at (865) 432-0804 and schedule your consultation with Dr. William Proffitt today. You can also visit our state-of-the-art facility located at 811 High Street, Maryville, TN.
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