The key to the Biomimetic breakthrough is the science behind using adhesive materials.
Practitioners are no longer limited to the use of silver/mercury amalgams, gold or porcelain inlays or amputational posts and crowns.
With biomimetic materials and techniques, tooth restoration shifts to a 21st century paradigm. It works better, costs less than conventional treatments, keeps the tooth and bone structure consistent with what the body expects and lasts far longer than the expected failure rate of conventional treatment options.
- Ciarán A.
Long Island, NY

"Dental amalgam relies on mechanical interlocking for adhesion and the destruction of sound tooth structure is necessary with re-intervention in one in three cases being extraction or crowning."
Garry Fleming
Associate Professor, Dental Science. Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

The Clark Gillies Foundation

The Clark Gillies Foundation is a non-profit corporation developed to help children who are physically, developmentally, and/or financially challenged. This assistance can be in the form of payments for medical servies, family financial aid, events to enhance the quality of life, and many other forms. Our goal is to help children improve the quality of life and be of assistance in a time of crisis.
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  1. What does "Bio-Mimetic" mean as it applies to dentistry?

  2. Is Biomimetic Dentistry new?

  3. How does "Biomimetic Bonding" differ from conventional tooth restoration? Both amalgam and composite-resin...

  4. When was amalgam invented? Isn't amalgam the right way to do fillings?

  5. I have some white fillings. Is there a difference between this and biomimetic dentistry?

  6. What do you mean by "Biomimetic Dentistry values the life of tooth structure over the life of the restoration"?

  7. How do I know that my practitioner is actually doing Biomimetic Dentistry? What questions should I ask prior to undergoing or agreeing to treatment??

  8. Do you still need to use a drill? What is Air Abrasion?

  9. What do you mean by rigid and flexible portions of teeth? Aren't teeth solid?

  10. I've always been told that chewing gum is bad for your teeth. Now I'm hearing that chewing gum is GOOD for your teeth. Can you explain this?

  11. My teeth are super sensitive. Can you talk more about this?

  12. You said "Over the lifetime of a single tooth, you can save thousands of dollars." Does that mean I pay more now? How much more expensive is it? Does it take longer? Do dental plans cover it?

  13. I was told by my dentist that I need a crown. Doesn't that mean I NEED a crown?

  14. What is LEAT?

  15. Don't crowns prevent cavities?

  16. Can you compare conventional treatment with Biomimetic treatment using crowns as an example?

  17. What is a root canal?

  18. What role does Ozone play in dentistry?

  19. What Is Vital Pulp Therapy?

  20. Is Biomimetic Dentistry only for adults? What does it mean for kids?

  21. What dental schools are teaching biomimetic dentistry? I understand that some dental schools are even teaching this and stopping the curriculum involving the use of crowns. Is this true?

  22. I hear cavities are on the increase due to the popularity of bottled water. Is this true?

  23. So, if I have my teeth restored biomimetically, does this mean I don't need to go to the dentist anymore?