In San Francisco, dentists are pushing the boundaries of green dentistry. With advances in dental materials and techniques, they are able to combine sustainability with excellent oral health care outcomes. One of these advances is the use of Biodentine, a new type of dentin substitute that can fully replace dentin.
What is Biodentine?
Biodentine is a bioactive material designed to fill cavities, repair fractures, and provide the same strength and durability as natural dentin. It consists of tricalcium silicate, calcium carbonate, and other minerals that form a strong bond to the remaining tooth structure. Its composition makes it not only environmentally friendly but also cost-effective for patients as well.
Why Use Biodentine?
Using Biodentine allows us to achieve excellent clinical results while maintaining an ecological balance. This material provides superior sealing ability and better bonding compared to traditional materials used for restoring teeth such as amalgam or composite resins. It also has similar mechanical properties as natural dentin which means it will last longer than other materials currently in use for this purpose. Additionally, it is biocompatible with human tissue so it does not cause any adverse reactions or allergies like amalgam does. Finally, due to its non-toxicity and low chemical content, it requires less time for setting than other materials on the market today.
How We Use Biodentine
At our practice we utilize Biodentine in various procedures such as cavity restoration, root canal therapy (RCT), pulp capping, crown lengthening and more. In addition to its superior performance qualities mentioned above, this material also reduces treatment times significantly compared to traditional methods of dental restorations which can save both you time and money!
At our practice we strive to provide the best care possible while still being mindful of our environmental impact. With advances in materials such as Biodentine we are able to achieve excellent results while still reducing our carbon footprint. If you have any questions about this revolutionary material or would like more information about green dentistry please do not hesitate to contact us! We look forward to hearing from you soon!