“Bioactive” simply means that your body is able to respond to the material, as opposed to ignoring it. Bioactive dentistry materials can be used to fill cavities or tooth root ends.
Bioactive materials are able to evoke a response from the living tissues in your mouth, making it a natural dentistry option.
Bioactive filling materials can be used to prevent root canals and stimulate tooth dentin growth where decay has come close to the dental pulp. This means that our Wyoming dentist is able to help repair teeth after tooth decay by using materials biocompatible to your teeth.
Dentin is the layer of your tooth between the topmost enamel and innermost root canals. After drilling out a cavity, this dentin can be vulnerable to further tooth decay. Thankfully, bioactive materials stimulate tooth dentin growth so your teeth can heal naturally. We are a Wyoming family dentistry that values being able to help patients discover natural ways to repair teeth.
Dr. Helmus DDS at River Ridge Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is dedicated to helping patients maintain beautiful healthy smiles through natural dentistry treatments. If you are interested in learning more about the bioactive materials we use for tooth fillings and other dental procedures, call our Wyoming preventative dentistry at (616) 538-7320.