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Avoid root canals and losing teeth. The most important time to ask your dentist about supra-gingival dentistry is when your treatment plan includes a crown. Over 37 million crowns are placed every year by dentists in the United States. Crowns require drilling away approximately 75% of the tooth, turning the tooth into a small peg. Removing that much tooth away traumatizes the nerve, which then can leads to inflammation, pain and increases the risk that the tooth will require a ROOT CANAL in the future.

Supra-gingival minimally invasive fillings, onlays and veneers, are a great alternative to dental crowns and require drilling on less than 35% of the tooth, leaving the pulp or nerve mostly undamaged. Both supra gingival onlays and veneers are minimally-invasive, conserve the original tooth structure and create a healthier treatment option for the patient.
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