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Biomimetic Dentistry

Biomimetic dentistry in Los Angeles approximates the form and function of natural tooth structure by preserving a maximum amount of the organic material that developed with you. By doing so, biomimetic dentistry is minimally-invasive and conservative dentistry and thus is a great fit with Dr. Monempour’s holistic and biological dental principles of diagnosing, preventing, treating, and maintaining oral health using natural therapies.

When you’re looking for the best holistic dentistry, Dr. Monempour is here to assist you!

What is Biomimetic Dentistry?

“Biomimetic” refers to “copying or mimicking nature.” Applied to dentistry, biomimetic approaches use mother nature as a guide when rebuilding a part of a tooth, or its complete structure. The fewer the synthetic materials used to recreate the tooth, and the less the natural tooth is altered, the better the final result – teeth that move, bend, and have other physical properties indistinguishable from untouched, healthy tooth material.

At the heart of biomimetic dentistry is the treatment of weak, fractured, and otherwise damaged teeth in a way that seals each tooth from bacterial infection and retains its natural strength. Teeth may be bonded or glued back together. Portions of the tooth may be “pieced together” like a jigsaw puzzle, without removing excess natural structure, and without adding excess synthetic components. A few examples of biomimetic restorations in action include:

  • Cavity treatment with biocompatible, BPA-free, metal-free fillings that are not only non-toxic but require minimal tooth structure to be “drilled away” to accommodate the filling. This combination of advanced, cosmetic materials and gentle techniques that promote natural healing and lifelike design, form the greatest bond between dental ceramics and organic structure.
  • Conservative crowns and veneers eliminate the aggressive “reduction” or drilling-down of natural, otherwise healthy tooth structure. Advanced materials and adhesives build up teeth, replicating natural strength, and resilience, reducing the risk of stress and cracking for lifelong durability and health.
  • Alternatives to root canals are recommended, as biomimetic dentists and holistic dentists like Dr. Monempour recognize that no procedure can completely clean out the bacteria at the center of an infected tooth since harmful pathogens are left behind. Dr. Monempour discusses restorative procedures that use resilient, tissue-friendly (biocompatible) materials to seal teeth from infection, preventing reinfection, and the need for root canal treatment down the road. If a tooth cannot be “saved” with restorative therapy, he will discuss safe tooth replacement with dental implants.
  • Inlays and onlays provide a more conservative option for restoring a damaged tooth. Inlays and onlays (also called partial crowns) are a great option when a tooth requires more coverage than a filling but does not require a full dental crown. Biomimetic inlays and onlays can preserve the maximum amount of natural tooth while effectively strengthening the tooth with natural materials.



Why is Biomimetic Dentistry Important?

With more studies revealing that toxins and infections in the oral cavity can contribute to illnesses and conditions affecting other parts of your body, it has become more evident that solving dental problems using natural, non-toxic, and minimally invasive approaches to avoid any side effects on your general health. Biomimetic dentistry fits in perfectly with Dr. Monempour’s holistic approach to dentistry and oral health, as well as whole-body health, emphasizing prevention and conservative treatment methods while discouraging the use of invasive surgeries, mercury and other toxins, or side effect-laden pharmaceuticals.

When you’re looking for the best biomimetic dentist, best holistic dentist or best biological dentist, Dr. Monempour is here to assist you!


Why is Dr. Monempour the Best Biomimetic Dentist in Los Angeles?

Dr. Monempour is a skilled, honest and knowledgeable holistic dentist with a desire to provide each patient with the most natural form of dentistry. He looks forward to discussing minimally-invasive, non-traumatic, gentle, conservative, long-lasting, aesthetically-pleasing, biomimetic dentistry that is also a great value and supports oral health, systemic wellness, and overall wellbeing. Call (310) 590-8637 or request an appointment online with Dr. Monempour at Holistic Smiles LA located in Los Angeles.