Return your teeth to their original, healthy condition with biomimetic dentistry in Clearwater, FL
Are you embarrassed by the appearance of your smile? Is an aching tooth interfering with your ability to eat the foods that you love? Or to get the sleep that you need to be happy and healthy? Regardless of if you approach Natural Dentistry with cosmetic concerns or restorative needs, Dr. Beata A. Carlson and Associates focus on creating the balance and harmony that supports an aesthetically pleasing smile, as well as a smile that is healthy and supports your overall well being.
This approach focuses on oral care, products, and treatments that return your teeth to their original condition – as “Mother Nature” intended. We appreciate that a healthy life combines proper nutrition and proper structure of the teeth and related oral tissues while eliminating the toxins that mar the appearance, functionality, and health of your teeth.
Over time, the starches and sugars in foods promote bacterial plaque development that gives rise to tooth decay. Additionally, conventional dentistry treatments, materials, and products contribute to oral toxicity; for instance, the placement of restorations made from metals can release toxic substances into the bloodstream, whereby they wreak havoc on organs far removed from the oral cavity and on your entire “system.”
The art, science, and power of biomimetic dentistry
A return to what your teeth and associated oral tissues and structures were like before damage from conditions such as tooth decay and gum disease can be summed up with at least one term: “biomimetic dentistry.” “Bio” refers to the Ancient Greek word “bios” for life, whereas “mimetic” refers to “mimesis” for imitation. So, this combination of dental art and science quite literally means that we, as biological and holistic practitioners, use materials and techniques that “mimic” natural living tissues in durability, aesthetics, and functionality.
A few examples of biomimetic dentistry in action (to restore your tooth to its natural health and structure) include:
- Conservation and preservation of as much of the natural tooth as possible – We avoid unnecessary tooth material removal. The more of the tooth that is drilled out or otherwise removed, the less structure is available to support the tooth’s integrity for the long haul.
- Avoidance of therapies that retain damaged pieces of the tooth or “dead” tissue; for instance, we support biological extractions rather than root canal therapies – Even with the most exacting techniques, it is impossible to remove all the bacteria and toxins that arise in the center of the tooth. By removing the tooth entirely, no harmful substances are left behind that can then go on to reinfect the tooth and to spread to other parts of the face and body.
- Use of materials and products that are safe and do not pose new challenges to your oral health and overall health – We do not place any metals in the mouth. That means, at our office, you will not find amalgam or “silver” fillings that contain mercury, titanium dental implants, or crowns made from metal alloys (such as Porcelain Fused to Metal or PFM crowns). Additionally, we take great care to remove amalgam fillings safely with a series of protocols that minimize mercury exposure.
By their very nature, biomimetic materials such as dental ceramics are conservative and tooth-preserving. Less of the natural structure of the tooth must be reduced to accommodate restorations made from these materials. So, your tooth will hold up well for life without the risk of fracturing and other damage.
We hope this gives you a taste of dentistry as nature intended, and we encourage you to contact us to schedule your appointment at our Clearwater office.