Some children can become anxious when they see the dentist. Dr. Paul discuses dental sedation techniques applied in pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Paul discusses alternatives to amalgam fillings. He speaks about direct composite restorations, indirect ceramic restorations and other alternatives to dental fillings.
Inlays and Onlays or indirect fillings are knows as a well-fitting, stronger, longer lasting solution to tooth damage. Unlike other restoration techniques such as composite resin or metal fillings, Inlays and Onlays do not weaken the tooth structure, but actually strengthens it. After the procedure, the tooth can bear up to 50 to 75 percent more chewing force.
The practice of dentistry over the years has made many advancements in the conservation of tooth structure when performing restorations. Maintaining tooth structure increases the prognosis of the tooth if the restoration should fail in the future.
Dr. Kopel discusses the way how dentists restore a damaged tooth using gold and porcelain inlays and onlays. He explains why porcelain material is better than gold.
Ceramic Inlays and Onlays are good for aesthetic reasons. They are preferred to the traditional amalgam filling and many people choose to replace their fillings with the natural colored inlays and onlays.