Biomimetic Materials Used to Protect and Strengthen Teeth

Kevlar, the same material used to make bullet-proof vests, can be used as a biomimetic or "life mirroring" alternative material to mercury amalgam for fillings and tooth restoration. 

The man creating "bullet proof teeth" (or, at least bullet proof fillings) for patients is Dr. Alireza Panahpour, a holistic, biological dentist best known as one of the world's most experienced dentists in safe, S.M.A.R.T. mercury amalgam removal using the Huggins Protocol. 

Dr. Panahpour turned to Kevlar as an ideal biomimetic material to help patients save their teeth instead of having them replaced with dental implants. As a candidate for a Fellowship with the American Academy of Ozonotherapy, Dr. Panahpour uses ozone to clean and kill decay from teeth so that the tooth structure can be saved and then reinforced with life-like ribbons of Kevlar.  

Dr. Panahpour is known for healing chronic conditions via removal of metal fillings and non-invasive dental treatments that are integral to systemic health. In this video, he is removing mercury amalgam from the patient's teeth, removing and killing decay with ozone, and restoring the patient's tooth with Kevlar. 


This high-strength material was first commercially used in the early 1970s as a replacement for steel in racing tires. Despite it being a fibre, Kevlar has an extremely high stength-to-weight ratio, often quoted as being 5 times stronger than an equal weight of steel.

The kevlar chains are relatively rigid and tend to form mostly planar sheets, similar to those of silk. The sheets have a very high tensile strength, and also stack radially, like the spokes on a wheel, allowing additional interactions between the face-to-face aromatic groups on neighboring sheets to help to increase the strength of the overall fibre.



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Dr. Panahpour is a certified trainer of Biomimetic dentistry; he has lectured on Biomimetic Dentistry at the Holistic Dental Association's Annual Symposium every April, as well as to smaller groups of students, medical professionals and consumers who want to learn more about how to choose the dentistry for their best health and well-being.

Read more about his use of Kevlar and other biomimetic materials in Dr. Panahpour’s book "The Good Dentist."