New Cosmetic Dentistry Materials Help Biomimetic Dentistry
Boutique Dentistry for Nashville, Tennessee
Cosmetic dentistry has changed a lot in recent years, and one of the most dramatic changes has been in the availability of new materials. These new materials have transformed our restorations, making them better, and improving our ability to deliver biomimetic dentistry. Here’s how they’ve improved.
Preserve More Natural Teeth
One of the ideals of biomimetic dentistry is that no restoration material is as good as your natural tooth. So we want to do what we can to preserve your natural tooth material. With older materials, restorations sometimes required that we remove a lot of natural tooth material to restore the tooth.
But the new materials available to us are much stronger. We can solve the same problems with much smaller restorations. That means that we don’t have to remove as much natural tooth material to place fillings, crowns, or veneers. This doesn’t just help now, it can help in the future if you have to replace your restoration.
In the past, we had a very limited number of options for restoration material. And few of these materials were actually like your natural tooth material. This gave us few choices about what we could do, and often required compromises.
Today’s new materials give us many more options. That means you can have more choice in determining the exact nature of your restorations. We can’t completely eliminate compromises, but they’re fewer and less serious than in the past.
We Can Help More People
Our new, stronger materials mean that we can help more people achieve their goals of having a beautiful, healthy smile. These new materials can be put in places where we had to use metal in the past.
New materials mean ceramic fillings and crowns can be used in rear teeth (molars) where bite forces are strongest. They can stand up to regular bite forces, and even clenching and grinding in many cases.
These new materials can also be used for bridges and implant dentures, which lets us give people fully functional replacement teeth who in the past might have had to rely on removable dentures.
More Natural Appearance
One of the compromises we had to make in the past was deciding whether we wanted a restoration to be strong or attractive. These days, we don’t have to make that choice. Modern cosmetic dentistry materials are both strong and attractive. These new materials can also look almost indistinguishable from natural teeth.
That means that everyone is able to get a beautiful smile that is also natural in appearance. No one will be able to guess that you’ve had your smile redone.
The stronger modern materials mean that new restorations have better odds of lasting longer than those in the past.
Where in the past, it was considered lucky to have cosmetic restorations last even 10 years, many restorations are now lasting 20 years and more.
Learn the Benefits for Yourself
If you’re looking for the latest and best materials and procedures for cosmetic dentistry in Knoxville, TN, then you’re looking for cosmetic dentist Dr. Kent E. White at the Center for Advanced Dentistry. Please call (615) 383-6787