Services / Biomimetics and Homeopathy in Dentistry
Translated literally, biomimetic dentistry means to copy what is life-like. Nature has provided the most successful and ideal properties to our natural teeth. When restoring damaged, broken, and decayed teeth, the goal is to return the tooth to its original strength, function, and esthetics. Biomimetic dentistry accomplishes all of this in a conservative, strong, and attractive approach.
Traditional approaches to treating damaged and decayed teeth require more aggressive preparation to place a "strong", stiff restoration. The emphasis is on the strength of the restoration, but no attention is placed into the function and biomechanics of final restored tooth. By ignoring this critical aspect, it is no surprise that complications such as root canals occur more frequently and future treatment becomes progressively more aggressive and invasive. So begins the restorative dental cycle in which the teeth are ultimately lost from successive treatments. With Biomimetic dentistry, only the damage and decay is removed from the teeth, and the final restoration is bonded to the remaining healthy natural tooth structure. These bonded restorations function and behave “Biomimetically” and break the restorative dental cycle (not patient’s teeth)!
Homeopathic dentistry seeks cures that correspond with the natural laws of healing. We are all affected by internal and external elements, together resulting in a dynamic balance or imbalance in the mind, body, and spirit. These three parts of the whole are closely interrelated, and whatever happens to one part may ultimately affect one or both of the other parts. The natural laws of healing recognize this principle and the ability of the body to heal itself with the aid of materials and methods that are nontoxic and have no side effects. We treat weak, fractured, and decayed teeth with this in mind to keep them strong and protect them from bacterial invasion. Homeopathy is integrated in our practice and we often use homeopathic remedies before, during, and after the procedures.
We strongly believe in using Metal-free and BPA-free materials. As a biologically-minded dentist, Dr. Zraiqat strives to achieve all the goals of modern dentistry while being as delicate and mindful of the patient's biological composition as possible (by minimizing toxicity, immune reactivity, and galvanic stress on the body).
Supplemental reading: http://iaomt.org/practical-guide-compatibility-testing-dental-materials/
Biocomp Labs Reactivity Testing video: https://www.youtube.com/v/RIM9GDq6UqM (31:39)