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.
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.
If you have been told you need a root canal by Dr. Evans or have been refereed by your dentist, relax! A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges. This procedure has a 90% success rate. At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth.
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