This course will explain how, and why the biomimetic approach is the ideal way to restore teeth to natural strength, function, and esthetics. The principles of Biomimetic Dentistry include understanding the properties of natural teeth (including the properties of Enamel, Dentin, DEJ) and applying a restorative technique that most closely mimics these properties. In this paradigm shift, traditional prosthodontic preparation and retention principles are replaced in favor of an extremely strong adhesive bond (much like the bond at the DEJ) in combination with conservative preparations to preserve maximum intact tooth structure. This extremely strong bond, enhances the properties of the restoration, making it stronger and less likely to chip, fracture or de-bond by distributing stresses efficiently through the entire tooth-restoration complex. This contrasts with the growing trend towards increasingly stiff restorative materials with excessive full coverage preparation requirements.
Biomimetic dentistry is supported by a wealth of scientific publications, as well as decades of clinical success. The current deficiency in adhesive techniques lies in a general lack of understanding on proper techniques and materials. This course will prepare the participants to successfully implement these concepts and techniques for indirect biomimetic restorations (inlay & onlay restorations).
- Learn techniques to increase bond strength of your restorations by up to 400+%, in-turn making restorations stronger and less likely to fracture or chip
- Eliminate common complications such as sensitivity, debonding, and staining/ditching of margins.
- Restore teeth to maximum strength utilizing conservative, supra-gingival restorations which are easier and more esthetic than conventional crowns.