E-book Series, Part 1: 7 things to know about biomimetic dentistryIn dentistry, the biomimetic approach targets restorations. While traditional restorations prioritized bond strength, they sacrificed function and biomechanics. With a biomimetic approach, dentists remove only the damaged sections, bonding the restoration to the remaining healthy tooth structure.
2016 kicked off to a wonderful start for The Catapult Group as we were asked to evaluate GC America’s new composite material, G-aenial Sculpt, a light-cured, universal nano-hybrid compactable composite. It is universal because it can be used for both anterior and posterior and yet, it is compactable. Dr. Lou Graham and the Catapult Group congratulates GC America in receiving The Catapult Vote of Confidence for G-aenial Sculpt.
I started practicing dentistry in 1975 just about the time that light curing of restorations was being introduced. Before that time, all restorative materials were self cured, making it a longer and more cumbersome procedure. So I purchased one of the original UV light curing units when it first became available, and, early on in my career, became a proponent of cosmetic dentistry.
Ask any cosmetic dentist that’s been around for awhile, and he or she will tell you a lot of the most popular treatments are now done in fresh and exciting ways. And while there are new, cutting-edge procedures, there are still a number of mainstays that provide the majority of their work.