BioRejuvenation Dentistry

What is BioRejuvenation Dentistry?

The Biology of Your SmileBioRejuvenation 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:

  • Jaw joints are stable
  • Muscles are relaxed
  • Teeth are not worn down

Patients who undergo BioRejuvenation dentistry enjoy:

  • Excellent esthetics
  • Improved function
  • Comfort
  • Preservation of the natural teeth
  • Long-lasting dental health

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.

BioRejuvenation Dentistry Testimonial by Kristi Vogel

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.


BioRejuvenation Dentistry Testimonial by Dr. Robert Helminiak

I first noted symptoms related to my left TM joint around the first of the year 2018—intermittent aching in the joint and an occasional “popping” or “snapping” sound while chewing.

I mentioned those symptoms to my usual dentist at a routine appointment in May of that year.  He advised me that it was reasonable to keep an eye on the problem, but that I should let him know if I experienced a “ground glass” sensation in the joint with chewing.  The problem did indeed progress to include that sensation over the next several months.  By the time that I called my dentist back in September, I had altered my diet to exclude foods that were more difficult to chew; in particular apples and any meat that was not ground.  He then referred me to Dr. Korolewski.

I was very impressed with the thoroughness of Dr. Korolewski’s initial evaluation.  I realized through that evaluation that my jaw did indeed shift slightly to the left every time that I closed it.  Dr. Korolewski also was very thorough in explaining what could be done to remedy that situation.  The first step involved wearing a mouthpiece full time – 24 hours/day, 7 days/week – for about 3 months.  The mouthpiece was adjusted every couple weeks to slowly move the jaw back into proper alignment and to allow it to heal.  The mouthpiece did make speaking clearly a bit more difficult, but with some attention to pronunciation, that was not a big issue.  I was also concerned that the mouthpiece might interfere with singing in our church choir, but that turned out not to be the case either.

After several months of wearing the mouthpiece, the “popping” and “ground glass” sensations had disappeared, and the discomfort in the joint had subsided considerably.  I was ready for the final step.  This involved building up my own teeth with caps made of a sort of resin in order that the new alignment of the TM joint would be permanent.  Two sessions in the dentist’s chair, each lasting several hours, were required to accomplish that.  These were tedious, but again, not really uncomfortable.

The final result was, for me, worth the time and money.  I can eat whatever I want and there are no unusual sensations in the jaw joint.  If I have to chew hard on something, I can still notice just a bit of discomfort there.  It’s enough to say that the joint is not 100%, but certainly not enough to take a pain pill or to seek some other remedy.  Overall, I am well satisfied with Dr. Korolewski’s approach to my problem, and with the final result.

This is Age-Reversing Dentistry

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…

Did you know…?

  • Too often, dental care focuses on managing the symptoms of dental disease.  BioRejuvenation Dentistry transforms dental care by adopting a new paradigm – one that establishes the goal of bringing you to the highest level of health possible by treating the underlying cause of disease.
  • BioRejuvenation Dentistry replicates the forms and function found in natural dental biology. It calls for a conservative approach to dental care.  Meticulous comparative studies of your teeth and jaw position are used to develop an individualized treatment plan especially suited for you. This is accomplished utilizing digital x-rays of your teeth and jaw joint, photographs and models of your teeth mounted in a jaw-simulator that is custom programmed to simulate your chewing and jaw movements.
  • Three characteristics of the IDEAL CHEWING AND SMILING SYSTEM must be replicated to establish health, comfort and lasting beauty.
  • Stable jaw joint position (TMJ) – sadly, this is almost always ignored in traditional dentistry. In BioRejuvenation Dentistry establishing a stable TMJ is the top priority.
  • Correct upper–to-lower teeth relationship so that the brain perceives and directs the jaw muscles to guide the jaw home without teeth colliding, clenching or grinding. Combined with a stable jaw position this leads to the elimination of most headaches and optimally relaxed jaw muscles resulting in a more youthful transformation of the face and eyes.
  • Proper tooth form – the proper shape of the teeth provides the ultimate in chewing efficiency comfort and a BEAUTIFUL SMILE!

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.