Objectives and Purposes
The Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry (ABD) is an international professional membership association of dental practitioners and supporting organizations dedicated to improving the health and well-being of patients through the proper use of Biomimetic Dentistry.
The Academy actively supports education and research through its certification programs, publications, meetings and additional activities.
The Academy fosters dialogue and seeks to build community among its members and dental organizations, educational institutions, researchers, industry representatives and others who share this purpose.
Biomimetic comes from two words: “biology,” the science of life or of living things, and “mimic,”, to copy or imitate.
Biomimetic means the treatment of a tooth that allows it to behave like- or mimic- a natural tooth. Biomimetic Dentistry treats weak, fractured, and decayed teeth in a way that restores their strength and seals them from bacterial invasion.
Careful sealing against infection removes the need for aggressively cutting down teeth for crowns and drastically reduces the need for root canals. Biomimetic dentistry takes advantage of advanced ceramics and adhesives.
These technologies allow dentists to use small onlays that work like your own teeth rather than large caps/crowns. Old techniques can cause your teeth to eventually crack and leak, allowing bacteria to rot your teeth away from the inside. Biomimetic Dentistry locks out the bacteria, for safer, more durable dental work.
Think of it as “Tooth Conserving Dentistry!"