Sunday, July 8, 2018

FREEDOM FROM 100 YEAR OLD DENTAL CONCEPTS

 Dentistry has come a long way in past few decades, the new age dentistry of natural tooth preservation is lesser known to many people & many dentists as well. It has evolved from treating your mouth as a surgical battlefield for dentists to more conservative & precise form of simple treatments.

Painful dental treatments and extraction of teeth are the thing of past now. Seldom people know that what is god given is the best gift to mankind when it comes to the most important part of your body ..So the new mantra is 

" PRESERVE THE NATURAL BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING BETTER"

The New Mantra is saving the natural teeth in a much more safe & effective way - BIOMIMETIC DENTISTRY

Most of the people, at the very thought of seeing a dentist, start developing cold feet. But we are lucky to be in this era, where dental treatments are so advanced and teeth friendly non invasive procedures, like BIOMIMETIC DENTISTRY.

Biomimetic dentistry is one such advanced field of dentistry, wherein the dentist thrives to save the decayed or infected teeth to its original form and function.


 It is painless, most often root canal treatments can be avoided, no caps required.

Do you know, to cap the tooth, dentists have to cut the healthy tooth structure to create space for the cap material
       
 see the amount of healthy tooth cut in order to create space for caps
                          

This weakens the tooth. In most cases the teeth are already week due to cavities, which is further weekend by cutting protective healthy enamel of the tooth, which in turn over a period of time causes more cavity below the cap and ultimately the tooth breaks and it needs to be removed, think about it.
                                                   
                                           See the picture below


See the cavity caused under the cap


In Biomimetic dentistry:
No unnecessary cutting of healthy tooth structure. You may wonder how is this done?
Only the infected tooth structure is removed, very precisely under magnification ( microscope)

Deep caries , no root canal treatment, only infected portion removed, no cutting of healthy tooth portion.



Tooth restored the Biomimetic way, no subtracting, only adding the lost tooth portion.

So in Biomimetic dentistry, it is very important the dentist follows the proper protocols, like

  • Magnification for precise dental procedure
  • Isolation with rubber dam,to prevent saliva entering the tooth cavity
  • Only the infected tooth portion removed
  • Most important, the restored teeth should have a balanced bite.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         This is the new age teeth friendly dentistry.
        

Its not just about the materials used, to make the filling look as a natural tooth, but also to save the  healthy remaining tooth structure and restore it, so it is back to its function with proper protocols.

SO LETS VOW THAT THE BEST GIFT GIVEN BY GOD IS PRESERVED, WHY?

1. Because natural  teeth prevents you from aging.

2. Teeth aids in  Chewing, biting, grinding of food, which helps in the first step         of digestion in the mouth.

3. Teeth help in proper speech with the help of lips and tongue.

4. Teeth forms the structure of the face by supporting the facial muscles and          lips.

5. Teeth helps in facial expressions.

6. Body posture depends on teeth.