FAQ's

Dr. Alleman has condensed over 1,400 research articles into his patent pending teaching program (used in conjunction with the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry) which provides alternatives to full coverage crowns. He has trained over 200 dentists world-wide over the past 6 years, helping dentists achieve excellence in Biomimetic Dentistry. Dr. Alleman has been using biomimetic procedures in his practice for more than 11 years.

What is biomimetic dentistry?

Biomimetic dentistry treats weak, fractured, and decayed teeth in a way that keeps them strong and seals them from bacterial invasion. Careful sealing against infection removes the need for 60% to 90% of the crowns and root canals of traditional dentistry.

What is wrong with traditional dentistry?

Traditional dental techniques haven't taken advantage of the advanced ceramics and adhesives developed by modern engineering. These new technologies allow dentists to use small onlays that work more like your own teeth than the large porcelain crowns used in traditional dentistry. Old techniques can cause your teeth to eventually crack and leak, allowing bacteria to rot your teeth away from the inside. Biomimetic dentistry locks out the bacteria, for safer, more durable dental work.

Who invented biomimetic dentistry?

The principles of biomimetic dentistry were developed by researchers at prestigious universities in Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Italy, Turkey, The United States, and many other countries. Groundbreaking work by Gary Unterbrink, Didier Dietschi, Pascal Magne, Urs Belser, and J-F Roulet in Europe, and Ray Bertolotti, John Kois, and John Kanca III in the United States, have promoted these advanced adhesive dentistry techniques for the past 25 years. Dr. Alleman and Dr. Deliperi have refined biomimetic techniques for more than 12 years and have seen a dramatic improvement in their patients' dental health.

What's different about biomimetic dentistry?

Instead of simply filling cavities as though they were potholes, biomimetic dentistry keeps the patient's long-term dental health in focus. By using advanced adhesive techniques and properly fashioned onlays, dentists can make sure that dental work will fail in a repairable way, before your teeth suffer any biological failure. By sealing the tooth against infection and bonding the tooth strongly to prevent fracture, biomimetic dentists make sure they don't make dental problems any more serious than they already are.

Will my insurance cover biomimetic procedures?

Biomimetic procedures are billed in a similar manner as traditional dentistry. Because dental insurance companies do not have specific billing codes for biomimetic dentistry, we submit your claims based on traditional codes for the types of materials used as well as surfaces repaired during the restoration. This means that most biomimetic restorations are billed the same way as a white (ceramic) crown or filling.

Is biomimetic dentistry more expensive than traditional dentistry?

No. In fact, over the long term it is far less expensive. No dental restoration lasts forever. When a traditional restoration fails both the restoration and the tooth are compromised, leading to costly tooth repair or replacement procedures. On the other hand, biomimetic restorations are easily repaired upon failure and are built so that the restoration fails not the tooth. Most require little or no anesthetic to repair. The minor cost associated with repairing a biomimetic restoration is more like that of a filling rather than that of a conventional crown, root canal, bridge or implant.

Why should I choose biomimetic dentistry over traditional dentistry?

As a dentist, Dr. Alleman feels strongly that you should have the best possible options to treat your mouth. Biomimetic dentistry is the only treatment he seeks for himself and performs for his family and friends, and the treatment he has incorporated into his new practice, Aspen Ridge Dental Care. Simply put, we believe it is better dentistry: better for your overall oral health, and better for each tooth.

Dr. Alleman has taken hundreds of hours of continuing education in several areas of dentistry. By far, the most beneficial and far-reaching impact of all these CE courses has been that of biomimetic dentistry. Dr. Alleman has performed traditional dentistry for more than twenty-five years. Through this experience and study he has realized that traditional dentistry has several drawbacks that biomimetic dentistry resolves.

In an ideal world, the best dentistry would be no need for dentistry. But since each of us experience some tooth problems sooner or later, the next best thing is to copy nature and repair your tooth the way nature would repair it: rebuilding it one layer at a time, cusp by cusp, removing only the compromised areas and providing correct and strong bonding techniques that provide the most natural result and seal out future infection. For these reasons, Dr. Alleman believes Biomimetic Dentistry is THE best dentistry for you.

Do Biomimetic procedures take more time?

In the long term biomimetic procedures have proven to be more time efficient. This is because everything is performed in one visit, eliminating the need for the second visit common with traditional crowns. This is also due to the conservative nature of the technique, which eliminates 90 percent of root canals and other time consuming procedures that stem from the break down of conventional dental restorations.

However, the initial repair to your tooth is more time intensive than a traditional “crown preparation” or standard “pot-hole” filling. This is because Dr Waite takes the time to delicately reconstruct your tooth layer by layer using the most advanced techniques and adhesive materials that result in longer lasting restorations. This creates stronger teeth that are less prone to breaking or cracking and will need less work down the road, saving you time and money.

What if I have old white or silver fillings?

Dr. Alleman is of the strong belief that early diagnosis and treatment result in better long-term health as well as less costly procedures and less discomfort down the road. That is why he suggests that if your old fillings start showing any signs of leakage or compromise, you get them replaced using biomimetic methods immediately.






Dr. David S. Alleman, DDS
The Alleman Center
for Minimally Invasive Biomimetic Dentistry

Phone: (801) 617-3840
10319 Beckstead Lane
South Jordan, UT 84095

THE ALLEMAN CENTER
MINIMALLY INVASIVE BIOMIMETIC DENTISTRY

A MODERN APPROACH TO PATIENT ORIENTED DENTISTRY