- Define Biomimetic Dentistry
- Compare "traditional" dentistry with biomimetic dentistry
- Identify the benefits of Biomimetic Dentistry
- Review outcomes from bleaching case studies
- Identify benefits of bleaching prodcuts on the market today
- Establish bleaching protocols
- Establish protocols to reduce sensitivity/pain during and post bleaching
Biomimetics is a dental philosophy that focuses on the mimicking of nature. With improvements in adhesives and bonding, there has also been an increased understanding into the biomechanics of the DEJ, pulp, dentin and enamel. Bringing these two worlds together gives the clinician the unique ability to create a minimally invasive longer lasting restoration. Some of the top benefits of biomimetics include: decreased risk of NSRCT, maximizing the bond strengths of current products, maintaining more tooth structure, and ultimately providing the patient the opportunity to continue to maintain their natural dentition throughout their lives. With the move toward minimally invasive treatments, bleaching can go hand in hand with biomimetics. With the increased variety and improved bleaching products on the market today, bleaching can be smoothly integrated into your practice to assist in improved esthetics while respecting the biology and longevity of natural tooth structure.