Dr. John Upton is a member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry, which embodies a philosophy that our team at Arrowhead Dentistry takes to heart when it comes to restoring the function and appearance of damaged and decayed teeth. By using gold-standard materials and customizing all of our patients’ dental crowns, fillings, and prosthetics to look and function like natural teeth, our patients truly get the most out of our wholistic dental approach.
Biomimetic dentistry is a philosophy of treatment based on preserving as much natural tooth structure as possible. After all, there’s nothing quite like your home-grown teeth. Dr. Upton’s goal in using this approach in his practice is to not only restore the function of natural teeth, but also their appearance. He’s able to do this by using what the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry refers to as “Gold-Standard Materials,” as well as safe and minimally invasive techniques that replicate nature’s original dental design.
Cavities are one of the most common oral health problems in the world, affecting most people at some point in their life. Instead of placing metal fillings that can cause tooth and gum discoloration or dental sensitivity, Dr. Upton uses color-matched and biocompatible composite resin. It’s a putty-like material that resembles your natural tooth enamel. Once the decay is cleared away, he’ll place it in the tooth and harden it, protecting the vulnerable area from additional damage.
Dental crowns are customized, cap-like structures that are designed to fit over the biting surface of your teeth to protect, strengthen, and restore them. This treatment is often recommended for patients who have undergone root canal therapy, have a broken or damaged tooth, or for a tooth that has sustained substantial decay and has a large filling. The crown can be crafted from a wide variety of materials that you’ll be able to choose from, including Emax, zirconia, porcelain fused to metal, and gold.