When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Evans and his staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care. Our practice uses high power microscope eye wear to enhance the precision of patient care. Many dentists use air-driven "hand-pieces" (the dental term for "drills"). While acceptable for many procedures, these "whiny sounding" air-powered hand pieces all have a degree of non-concentrically; they do not rotate perfectly smoothly. For the most precise aspects of restorative procedures, we use electric hand-pieces.
When more than half of the tooth’s biting surface is damaged a dentist will often use an inlay or onlay. Inlays and onlays can be made of porcelain, gold, or composite resin. These pieces are bonded to the damaged area of the tooth. An inlay, which is similar to a filling, is used inside the cusp tips of the tooth. An onlay is a more substantial reconstruction, similar to the inlay but extending out over one or more of the cusps of the tooth. Traditionally, gold has been the material of choice for inlays and onlays.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
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