The aim of Biomimetic Restorative Dentistry is to imitate nature when restoring teeth back to their original form. We aim to use gold standard and minimally invasive adhesive protocols to bond the tooth together front to back; side to side; and top to bottom, in the 30-50 MPa range – just as nature intended.
The term “Biomimetic” is derived from Ancient Greek: βίος – life, and μίμησις – imitation.
βίος – life
μίμησις – imitation
Biomimetic Dentistry aims to eliminate the need for full coverage crowns which rely on retention and resistance form. The high bond strengths achieved help to protect the health of the pulp, while also preventing secondary caries and further fractures.
On The Hybrid Layer we aim to introduce you to the basics (and beyond) of Biomimetic dentistry.
Entering the world of Biomimetic Dentistry can be difficult – there is a wealth of information available on social media, however at times this can be fragmented and often contains assumed knowledge. Our aim is to help to organise this information and explain the basic concepts that will allow you to further develop your knowledge of Biomimetic Dentistry.
You will most likely also be aware of the incredible content and clinical cases available from Biomimetic dentists on Instagram and other social media platforms. Follow us on Instagram @TheHybridLayer where we aim to share many example cases.
The approach aims to provide a systematic way to eliminate caries and cracks into dentin, while connecting the tooth back together with bond strengths in the 30-50 MPa range. A number of stress reduced techniques and protocols are followed in order to provide indirect, semi-direct and direct Biomimetic restorations.
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