The eight premolars in an adult mouth work in synergy to perform the biting function of front teeth while also assisting molars with the work of chewing and grinding. This means the teeth need to be durable. Should a cavity form on one of these important teeth, it can limit the overall function and efficiency of your mouth.
If the tooth decay is discovered and diagnosed early, a small cavity on a premolar might be repaired with a simple amalgam filling.
With early detection at Dr. William Robison’s Las Vegas, Nevada clinic a cavity on one of these teeth might be repairable with an amalgam or a special inlay or onlay fillings.
Amalgam fillings are made from a blend of special dental-grade metals. They are dark in color and known for being durable.
An inlays filling is typically used to repair large cavities, limited to the tooth enamel of biting surface of a molar. An onlay filling might be called for to repair larger an area of decay that might extend from the biting surface to the sides of a back tooth.
Inlays and onlays are often made from a gold alloy or special dental-grade porcelain material. This means they will need to be prepared at an off-site dental lab. This will require a second appointment where we cement them into place with a strong dental adhesive.
If you live in the Las Vegas, Nevada area and you are suffering from a filling on one of your molars, you should not delay in calling 702-384-5070 to seek treatment with Dr. William Robison.