Translated literally, biomimetic means to copy what is lifelike. Nature has provided natural teeth with the most successful and ideal properties. When restoring broken and decayed teeth, the goal is to return the tooth to its original strength, function and esthetics. Biomimetic Dentistry, based on advanced adhesive methods accomplishes this in a conservative, strong, and attractive approach. See attached video for further explanation:
Leading educator of biomimetic dentistry at USC, Dr Matthew Nejad explains, “Too frequently, fillings are treated as temporary solutions because of the belief that they will eventually fail and need to be replaced with crowns or onlay restorations to become a more permanent restoration. We call that The Tooth Cycle of Death. As Biomimetics have evolved, our materials and techniques have been refined, allowing us to achieve a predictable long lasting adhesive bond. These advanced tooth-conserving techniques are the cornerstone of Biomimetic Dentistry.”
Dr. Nejad’s business partner and fellow professor at USC, Dr. Kyle Stanley, adds, “Traditionally, when decay is removed, much of the healthy tooth structure also has to be removed before being replaced with a common silver filling or crown. These traditional methods weaken the tooth, making it much more susceptible to infection and decay. Then it’s just a matter of time before a root canal or extraction will be mandatory. Now, with Biomimetic Dentistry, destructive infections and decay can be prevented from taking hold. Biomimetic techniques have resulted in 75-90% reduction in root canals.”
Dr. Nejad concludes, “The future of dental treatment is Biomimetic dentistry. It’s much less invasive, meaning that it’s conservative and has the strength of natural teeth. It's just a matter of time until biomimetic dentistry becomes the standard."
Doctors Helm, Nejad, & Stanley serve as the leading national practice for Biomimetic Dentistry, maintaining the 30 year tradition of excellence and prestige that continues to attract many Hollywood celebrities, Fortune 500 executives, and other notables from Los Angeles and across the country.