A: The good news in dentistry is that there are often more choices in restoring a tooth than a Vegas buffet. The bad news is that it confuses the public like sending a man to buy laundry detergent at the supermarket. Too many choices!
Very often, rather than drill away the whole outside of a tooth to fit a crown (cap) over the tooth, we can remove only the weak parts of the tooth; the decay and old filling materials and then take an impression (digitally scanned, “goop-free” impression are great for these). The lab will then construct a conservative all-ceramic, metal-free “onlay” to be chemically adhered to the tooth at the final visit. For free consumer info on onlays, contact us.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Mitchell Josephs will be giving a FREE LECTURE on Incision-Free Dental Implant Surgery, Digital Crowns & Veneers and Choosing a Dental Office, at the Downtown West Palm Beach Library, on Thursday March 8th at 6:30 pm. Attendees will receive a FREE copy of his book: “Tooth Talk”. Seating is limited. Call 561-868-7701 to register.
Dr. Mitchell Josephs practices Cosmetic, Implant and General Dentistry in Palm Beach and hosts the “Tooth Talk” radio on WBZT AM1230. (www.radiotoothtalk.com) Dr. Josephs is a Faculty Advisory Board member at McGill University’s Faculty of Dentistry.
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