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A BIOLOGIC ALTERNATIVE TO CONVENTIONAL CROWNS

If you are looking for a biologic alternative to traditional dental crowns, then you may be a good candidate for the Biomimetic Dental treatments provided at my practice.

Biomimetic Dentistry is much less invasive than traditional dentistry and allows for better preservation of your natural teeth. Patients who opt for this treatment method are also at reduced risk for needing endodontic therapy, crowns, and potential extraction in the future. Not only are the dental health benefits significant, but it is also a less costly treatment option.

Hello, I’m Dr. Robert H. Thornton, DMD and I offer a biologic alternative to traditional crowns with minimally invasive biomimetic dentistry. I am focused on health-centered dental wellness and longevity. I’ve been practicing Dentistry since 2000 and have trained extensively in Bioesthetic Restoration. I am a Level 4 Graduate of The OBI Foundation for Bioesthetic Dentistry and have treated countless patients with complex oral health issues such as Airway Dysfunction and TMJ Disorder.

This expertise allows me to employ conservative, minimally invasive techniques that rejuvenate the natural biology of the masticatory (chewing) system. As a result, my patients experience better comfort, increased confidence, and enhanced health.

A Holistic Alternative to Traditional Dentistry:

Described as a “life-like” alternative to traditional dental crowns, Biomimetic Restorations are designed to closely match the look and feel of your natural teeth. During this process, only decay and damage are removed, leaving the healthy parts of your tooth fully intact. The final restoration is then bonded to the natural tooth structure, creating a strong, aesthetically pleasing, and fully functional restoration.

Biomimetic Dentistry Vs. Traditional Crowns:

While both Biomimetic Dentistry and traditional dental crowns serve similar purposes, they differ significantly in terms of their philosophy and approach. Biomimetic Dentistry prioritizes the preservation of natural tooth structure, aiming to produce restorations that closely mimic natural teeth. The term “Biomimetic” can be broken down into two parts – Bio which means “life” and mimetic which means “the close resemblance of one organism to another.”

In contrast, traditional restorations, such as metal crowns, gold crowns, amalgam fillings, and porcelain-fused crowns, often involve more tooth reduction and are not as conservative in their approach. Studies indicate that traditional crowns lead to root canal treatments in approximately 10-25% of cases. Biomimetic Dentistry significantly reduces this risk, sparing you from extensive, invasive dental procedures in the future.

Cost-effective, Natural Tooth Restorations:

Biomimetic Restorations can also be repaired more easily and cost-effectively compared to traditional crowns. In the past, when a patient had a chipped crown, tooth decay, or fracture, the entire restoration needed replacement, which was considerably more expensive.

Today, we can now repair cracked, chipped, and broken teeth with Biomimetic Restorations. The preservation of natural tooth structure and advanced bonding techniques allow for efficient and conservative repairs. If the materials become damaged, they can be rebuilt without having to remove the entire restoration. This is a significant advantage for both patients and practitioners!

Seeking a Holistic Alternative in North Mississippi:

I am honored to be Tupelo’s trusted Bioesthetic Dentist. If you’re seeking an alternative to traditional dental crowns or fillings, I invite you to contact my office at (662) 842-8514 to schedule a consultation.

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