In the ever-evolving world of dentistry, where artistry and science converge, a revolutionary approach has emerged, transforming the way we restore and enhance smiles. Biomimetic dentistry, where nature meets science, draws inspiration from nature’s flawless designs and fuses them with advanced materials and conservative techniques to preserve natural tooth structure, provide long-lasting solutions, and achieve aesthetically pleasing results. This transformative and innovative field has captured the attention of dental professionals and patients alike, promising a new era of dental care that prioritizes both functionality and beauty.
At the forefront of this groundbreaking paradigm shift in dentistry stands Dr. Marc Lazare, a renowned expert in the field of biomimetic dentistry. Dr. Lazare’s passion for innovation and patient care has elevated biomimetic dentistry to new heights, revolutionizing the way we think about dental restorations and oral health. With his unwavering commitment to excellence and a deep understanding of the intricate relationship between nature, art, and science, Dr. Lazare has become a leading authority in the field, transforming the lives of his patients and inspiring dentists worldwide.
Dr. Marc Lazare’s expertise in biomimetic dentistry is a product of his extensive education, training, and experience. He received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, where he developed a strong foundation in the sciences. Building upon this knowledge, he went on to earn his DDS degree from New York University College of Dentistry, graduating as Class President. He was subsequently invited back to NYU to teach there and spent several years as part of their Clinical Faculty. Dr. Lazare’s dedication to his craft led him to further his education, becoming Chief Resident at North Shore University Hospital, now part of the Northwell Health System, where he has been a member of the Attending Staff for over two decades.
Believing that the protocols of traditional dentistry were too antiquated, and driven by his passion for finding more conservative and biological ways to care for his patients, Dr. Lazare sought out specialized training at the Alleman-Deliperi Center for Biomimetic Dentistry in Sardinia, Italy, where he was among the first to become certified as an Instructor in Biomimetic Dentistry. Dr. Lazare returned to Sardinia to later complete their prestigious Biomimetic Mastership Program. This intensive training allowed him to refine his skills and stay at the forefront of the latest advancements in biomimetic dentistry. His dedication to advancing the field and sharing his knowledge has earned him recognition as a sought-after international lecturer (including Dubai, Manilla, Paris, and all around the United States), dental columnist (for several wellness and lifestyle magazines), consultant and featured author of numerous peer-reviewed dental articles. With a comprehensive understanding of both traditional and biomimetic approaches, Dr. Lazare is better able to convey to other dentists just how special and revolutionary biomimetic dentistry really is. He shares his knowledge and demonstrates the techniques to empower dentists everywhere, enabling them to provide their patients with the most advanced and minimally invasive treatments available. Dr. Lazare has also served as President of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry and has been a long-time member of its Executive Board and a Fellow in the same Academy. Additionally, Dr. Lazare has earned the designation “Master” of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD), a title earned by less than 1% of dentists in the United States. He also holds a Fellowship in the International Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics and a Fellowship in the New York Academy of Dentistry.
One of Dr. Lazare’s notable contributions to the field of biomimetic dentistry is his book, “Dr. Lazare’s The Patient’s Guide to Biomimetic Dentistry and Smile Design”. This comprehensive guide serves as a valuable resource for patients seeking to understand and benefit from biomimetic dentistry. Dr. Lazare’s expertise and insights are distilled into an accessible format, empowering patients to make informed decisions about their dental health. By equipping patients with knowledge, Dr. Lazare ensures that they are well-educated about all available treatment options and receive the highest standard of care to achieve exceptional results.
Biomimetic dentistry embodies the belief that nature’s designs hold the key to creating durable and aesthetically pleasing dental restorations. By mimicking the structure, function, and beauty of natural teeth, biomimetic dentistry offers a revolutionary approach that preserves tooth structure, enhances oral health, and delivers stunning results. It is like taking inspiration from the masterpieces of nature. Imagine the intricate beauty of a seashell, with its remarkable strength and delicate details. Just as a seashell’s composition enables it to withstand the relentless power of the ocean, biomimetic dentistry mimics the strength and durability of the tooth’s natural design to withstand the pressures of daily chewing and biting. By preserving as much healthy tooth structure as possible and reestablishing any lost internal connections that may have been destroyed by past invasive dental restorations, biomimetic dentistry promotes longevity and reduces the risk of future damage.
Dr. Lazare’s pioneering techniques in biomimetic dentistry exemplify the fusion of art and science. Just as a sculptor shapes clay into a masterpiece, Dr. Lazare sculpts restorations using these composite materials with enhanced adhesive properties. This allows him to achieve a seamless integration of the restoration with the natural tooth structure, resulting in a repair that is virtually indistinguishable from the surrounding teeth. These restorations not only emulate the natural appearance of teeth but also mimic the natural properties of the teeth and harmoniously integrate with the surrounding dentition.
Now, let’s delve deeper into the technical aspects of biomimetic dentistry and explore why it is superior to traditional dentistry. Traditional dental restorations often involve aggressive removal of tooth structure, leading to weakened teeth, increased susceptibility to fractures, and potential long-term damage. In contrast, biomimetic dentistry embraces a conservative philosophy, aiming to preserve the maximum amount of natural tooth structure while mimicking its biological and aesthetic properties. In other words, instead of removing excessive healthy tooth structure, biomimetic dentistry aims to remove only the diseased or damaged portions of the tooth. This conservative approach minimizes trauma to the tooth, preserves its integrity, and reduces the risk of future complications.
Another key aspect of biomimetic dentistry is the use of special adhesive materials. The materials used in biomimetic dentistry are the gold standard of materials, which have undergone significant advancements in recent years by becoming stronger, more durable, and better able to mimic the properties of natural teeth, such as their strength, flexibility, and ability to withstand biting forces. By utilizing these biomimetic materials and enhanced adhesive protocols and techniques, a more secure bond is formed between the restoration and the tooth. These techniques seal out a bacterial contamination, preserve the vitality of the tooth’s nerve and reduce the need for removing and undercutting good tooth structure for mechanical retention. Instead, with the benefits of adhesive retention, minimally invasive dentistry can now be achieved. This means that the restored tooth can function just like a natural tooth, without any discomfort or compromise in functionality. Patients can enjoy the freedom to eat, speak, and smile with confidence, knowing that their restorations are designed to withstand the demands of daily life.
By virtually eliminating the need for full coverage restorations, such as crowns, and effectively being able to restore many cracked teeth, biomimetic techniques reduce the likelihood of extractions, costly prosthetic replacements, nerve damage, and root canal treatments. In fact, Dr. Lazare has reduced the need for root canal therapy by 80% in his practice through the implementation of these conservative biomimetic techniques and protocols. No more posts in teeth, no more pins. No more preparing a crown just because it had a root canal, and no more condemning a tooth to a root canal just because the decay is deep. That was yesterday’s dentistry. Biomimetic dentistry is the future, and the future is here waiting to be embraced.
In addition, the minimally invasive nature of biomimetic procedures often reduces post-operative sensitivity and discomfort, enabling patients to enjoy a faster recovery and improved overall dental experience.
As biomimetic dentistry continues to evolve, Dr. Lazare’s pioneering work remains at the forefront of the field. His unwavering commitment to the preservation of natural tooth structure and the integration of art and science sets a new standard for dental restorations. By seamlessly blending the beauty of nature with the advancements of modern dentistry, biomimetic dentistry offers a path to lasting oral health and exquisite smiles. With his unparalleled expertise and dedication to patient care, Dr. Lazare has elevated biomimetic dentistry to new heights. His mantra, “Where Nature Meets Science,” encapsulates the essence of this transformative field. Through his innovative techniques and artistic finesse, Dr. Lazare has helped countless patients regain their confidence and achieve smiles that not only look stunning but also function naturally. Take a look at our extensive “Before and After” library to witness some of the amazing transformations done by Dr. Lazare and his team.
Biomimetic dentistry, with its fusion of nature and science, has ushered in a transformative era in dental restorations. Through the preservation of natural tooth structure, the meticulous replication of aesthetics, and the integration of advanced materials and techniques, biomimetic dentistry offers a superior alternative to traditional dentistry. With biomimetic dentistry, patients can experience the power of nature and science coming together to create smiles that are not only beautiful but also functional and long-lasting. The future of dentistry has arrived, and it is biomimetic.
Schedule your appointment today to witness firsthand the remarkable fusion of advanced technology and nature-inspired dentistry. Together, let’s embark on a journey toward healthier, more beautiful smiles. For further information, please visit www.drmarclazare.com or contact our New York City dental studio at 332-334-8290.