*Photos are for educational purpose. All photos are of work performed by Dr. Matthew Nejad. No stock photographs are used.
Biomimetic Dental Treatments
Our office is recognized for our conservative treatments and expertise in adhesive dental treatments (Biomimetic Dentistry). These cases review some of the situations where we are able to provide drastically more conservative treatments than traditional treatment options.
- Shade is selected. The broken fragment is barely maintained in place and the fracture extends through the pulp.
- The tooth required root canal treatment from the fracture extending into the pulp. The Tooth fragment was re-bonded.
- The restoration is nearly invisible and the gingiva (gums) have responded well with no inflammation or irritation.
- Before- Patient has worn her two front teeth in length, and previous dental work is failing.
- After- Direct application of composite with careful layering achieves a natural looking result which is both functional and esthetic.
- Before: Existing Amalgam Patch Fillings with sensitivity and recurrent decay.
- After: Restored with with a Biomimetic onlay restoration which is functional, esthetic, and conservative.
- Existing silver filling with poor marginal integrity has caused tooth to crack.
- Replaced with a Biomimetic Onlay Restoration which restores strength and function with a conservative approach.
- Cracked silver filling and composite filling representing patch-work dentistry. Tooth is structurally compromised from the large amount of missing tooth structure.
- Biomimetic Onlay restoration joins the tooth and restores strength and function. The result is natural, strong, and esthetic.
- Before- This is a perfect example of a patch for a filling. There is actually filling material in this space even though it seems like it is an empty space.
- After - Biomimetic Filling. The restoration matches the natural anatomy, function, and esthetics of an original tooth.
- Biomimetic composite filling (center) restores original contours and smooth undectable margins. Light brown highlight added to grooves for most natural appearance. Compare to standard filling on right side.
- Existing composite filling with staining on margins and fracture on back side of filling with sensitivity and pain for patient.
- Large broken filling was cleaned out and sealed to protect the tooth.
- Porcelain onlay is bonded to the remaining structure for a beautiful and strong biomimetic restoration.
- Large filling on far right is causing pain and sensitivity for our patient. Radiograph reveals defect and decay near gumline between the teeth.**Note: Photo taken with mirror which is causing the interruption line on far right.
- Photographs are taken and sent to our dental lab to aid in creating a natural appearance for the final restoration.
- The seamless integration of margins and conservation of healthy tooth structure (last tooth to the right) of a tooth restored with an onlay vs a crown ensures maximum long term success.
- The arrows indicate areas where the amalgam has defects including chips, decay around poor margins, and poor countours. These amalgams need to be replaced.
- Silver filling has been removed and arrows indicate cracks that are beneath the filling. The adjacent filling is also cracked and has poor margins with decay.
- Composite restorations like this one (middle tooth) by Dr. Nejad are superior to silver fillings with poor margins and inadequate anatomy.
- The porcelain onlays are fabricated by a master lab technician using the impressions we have taken. Natural countours and esthetics are restored with a minimally invasive approach.
- Intra-oral view of the bonded porcelain onlays. *Note: Patient elected for whiter restorations for bleaching after treatment was completed
- Acid erosion since childhood has resulted in substantial loss of tooth structure and sensitivity. Adhesive onlay treatment minimizes additional loss of tooth structure and avoids unnecessary root canals.
- Deep Grooves Before Sealant
- Sealed Grooves Prevent Cavities