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What is Biomimetic Dentistry?

Using the most current science today, Biomimetic Dentistry (Bio meaning “life”, and mimetic meaning “like”) focuses on preserving as much of the natural hard tooth structure when a tooth needs to be restored. Only by going back to the science of how a tooth is naturally created are we able to develop minimally invasive techniques that emulate a natural tooth. This not only strengthens the tooth but mimics or emulates the natural strength, structure, and function of a healthy tooth.

That being said, it’s not all about drilling the tooth less, but about keeping the tooth strong. It’s also about the use of special bonding techniques and the judicious use of bonded sealants, fillings, inlays, and onlays first before considering crowns. These restorations should not only fill the deficiency in the tooth but also restore the toothache’s strength and function while at the same time sealing the tooth against the reinfection from tooth decay.

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Preserving more of the hard tooth structure also means the accurate early diagnosis of tooth decay and cracks so that they can be treated as early as possible with minimally invasive techniques. Early diagnosis of tooth decay is based on the Modern Model of Tooth Decay and the use of special tooth decay detection dyes and laser fluorescence technology tools.

Biomimetic Dentistry Biomimetic Dentistry emphasizes the long-term survival of the tooth rather than the long-term success of the restoration itself. It allows for the failure of the restoration that is more easily repairable versus catastrophic failure of the tooth itself or the nerve of the tooth. When we consider that more drilling on tooth structure correlates with the need for future root canal treatment and loss of a tooth, then the minimally invasive nature of Biomimetic Dentistry should be considered.

Talk to Dr. Arellano today to discuss your concerns and get on the path to greater overall health.

 



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I've been going to Dr. Arellano for about 20 years and I continue because of the excellent care and treatment I get with him and his whole office team. He is both professional and personable.
Recently I had a newer technique of gum surgery/grafting at his office called, "Pinhole Surgical Technique of gum grafting." I personally found this to be much easier to handle than the other style of gum grafting that I received years ago for the other side of my mouth. That worked, it was where part of my roof of my mouth was cut and surgically sewn onto the gum. However, I much prefer the pinhole technique. It was actually the easiest dental work I've had (beyond regular cleaning.) It didn't take too long and it didn't feel uncomfortable getting it done. I was swollen, but I think that happens regardless of what kind of gum grafting is done. I needed ibuprofin for a few days, no major pain. It healed well and just felt easy. I am not a fan of having any work done in my mouth because that's me, but this was the easiest work I've ever had done.
So, if you are debating which kind of surgery to do I personally would recommend the pinhole surgery.

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We've gone to Dr Arellano for many years and have never been disappointed with any of the work he's done. Recently my husband broke a tooth and Leo got him in and had the tooth repaired within a few short hours. Service like that is very hard to finds these days. His office staff is fantastic. Nice people you are always glad to see. I would highly recommend Dr Arellano to anyone who is searching for an honest, competent, well trained dentist.

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I recently had a dental implant procedure performed by Dr. Arellano.
I could not be more pleased with the results. From the initial consultation to insertion of the implants, Dr. Arellano made this entire procedure understandable, easy, & pain-free !!
Highly recommend this professional dentist.

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