The Biology of Your Smile
BioRejuvenation dentistry is a new biology-based approach to treatment. Based on extensive scientific research and observation of the human chewing system, Rejuvenation dentistry is a comprehensive process where:
Patients who undergo BioRejuvenation dentistry enjoy:
Pain and dysfunction are alleviated, and appearance is enhanced as a result of the process.
There are several factors that distinguish BioRejuvenation dentistry from cosmetic dentistry, according to Dr. John.
“As a practitioner of BioRejuvenation dentistry, I diagnose the cause of tooth wear and other chewing system problems, rather than just treating the symptoms,” he says. “Cosmetic dentistry’s primary purpose is to beautify the teeth or smile and is driven by appearance rather than function. The BioRejuvenation dentistry process restores damaged teeth to their original, youthful shape and optimizes mouth function. As a result, patients feel better, look their best and the need for future restorative dental work is significantly reduced. It’s a comprehensive and proactive approach to dental health.”
While BioRejuvenation dentistry has been around for many years, practicing it with minimally invasive dentistry techniques is a fairly recent addition and that makes it groundbreaking. It also means that the information available on it is only offered by a select few who are pioneers in the field.
Traditionally, to correct major alignment issues or to create a winning smile, dentists turned to crowns, sometimes crowning every tooth in a patient’s mouth to get the desired functionality and aesthetics. There’s a lot of room for things to go wrong with this process and, quite frankly, if you don’t need to remove all that tooth structure, why would you?
This is exactly why pioneers in the minimally-invasive BioRejuvenation dentistry field do what they do. While crowns are sometimes still necessary, applying certain techniques to resin-composite materials allows for less removal of tooth structure. The newer techniques also ensure that, in the hands of an expertly-trained dentist, a patient will still have a beautiful smile and it will last longer than traditionally-placed resin-composites.
BioRejuvenation dentistry is a relatively new school of thought based on biology principles. There has been extensive research performed on how chewing works and functions to shape it. So BioRejuvenation dentistry focuses on an in-depth process to improve the jaw’s stability, ensure the TMJ muscles are relaxed, which all work to keep the teeth from becoming damaged.
Dentists that practice BioRejuvenation dentistry aren’t necessarily just treating symptoms but diagnosing the chewing system as a whole. It is about restoring teeth to their original shape and function to give better results. Aesthetics, overall functionality, and long-term improved oral health are all goals of BioRejuvenation dentistry.
When I was nine, I had a bicycle accident and my mouth hit the handlebars of the bike. One of my front teeth broke off. I had a cap attached to that tooth. Although, it never gave me any trouble, it was always a slightly different color that my natural teeth. I was self-conscious about it and learned to smile with my mouth closed. Most of my wedding pictures can serve as proof of this.
At the beginning of the rejuvenation process, Dr. Korolewski sat down with me and explained what he thought was happening with my teeth. He showed me x-rays of my teeth from years ago compared to a year ago. They had definitely decreased in size due the grinding and clenching. It was easy to see that if I did nothing, my teeth would not last another 30+ years. He gave me alternative solutions; I could consider braces or this procedure. I decided on rejuvenation dentistry.
During the entire process, Dr. Korolewski kept me informed of each step. He reiterated that I should ask if I had any questions. He made sure that I did not leave with any unanswered questions. It was evident that he, Mary and Becky had reviewed my personal situation and determined what would work best for me. I don’t want to compare it to a surgery, but I could tell each of them had a role and knew when it needed to be performed. Although the procedure was lengthy, it went very smoothly and I am satisfied with the rejuvenation procedure.
I also decided on the rejuvenation process because I was experiencing jaw pain due to grinding my teeth at night and clenching them during the day. The night guard I wore helped with the grinding, but during the day I clenched my jaw without even realizing it. Since the procedure, I have had less pain and headaches. Having the rejuvenation dentistry allowed me to regain some of my confidence. I have noticed in recent pictures that I now am not afraid to show my teeth. When I speak to people, I can concentrate on the conversation rather than wondering if they notice the cap.
Of course we cannot actually go back in time and get younger. However, the restoration of a chewing and smiling system to its optimal function results in a more youthful appearance by creating natural lasting beauty, elimination of most headaches and optimal relaxation of the facial, head and neck muscles. This cannot be accomplished by just fixing the teeth, which is the focus of traditional dentistry. No, this is accomplished through the wonder of BioRejuvenation Dentistry. Read on…
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See some examples below how BioRejuvenation Dentistry helped these people address years of dental health issues with little or no removal of their own natural teeth!
I believe in BioRejuvenation Dentistry so much that I spent 30 days over 18 months training at the Texas Center for Occlusal Studies during 2015-2016 to learn this so I can help my patients. In this short time, we have already helped many people, who tell us of their newly found lease on life after the elimination of the chronic health problems that plagued them for years. These health problems included headaches, neck and facial muscle pain, ear pain, clenching, grinding, tooth pain and gum recession, jaw bone loss, fractured teeth, a constant ‘awareness’ of their teeth/bite…just to name a few. I feel privileged and honored to be able to offer Rejuvenation Dentistry to my patients. This might or might not be the right time for you, only you can determine this, but please know I am here to help you to make the best decision for yourself at this time in your life.
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