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Health Safety Protocols
Prescott Valley, AZ

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To Our Valued Patients at Surprise Smiles,

Welcome! We are open, looking forward to seeing returning patients, accepting new patients, and operating under normal business hours! The Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDS) is still not recommending any type of closures or modification in hours. We will continue to monitor information coming from both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and AZDHS and keep you apprised of any changes or updates. We will stay on top of this information and bring it to you as soon as possible through our website, email, and social media.

As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, our dentists and dental team want to assure you that we are continuing to do our best to make sure it a priority that we are following the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC, specifically as they relate to the dental industry. We value keeping our patients and staff members safe and comfortable.

As part of our daily standard health and safety protocols, our office follows ‘Universal Precautions’ in order to protect our patients and our staff. These are precautions we have always taken, and are not new. By taking ‘universal precautions’ means we always assume that anyone could potentially be carrying a contagious and dangerous disease. We therefore follow strict guidelines to prevent the transmission of any potential disease, be it COVID-19 (Coronavirus), hepatitis, tuberculosis, HIV, or any other disease. This has been a standard of care we follow, per the CDC, in regard to blood borne pathogens.

These measures include:
•  strict hand washing protocols
•  use of (single use) disposable protective equipment and barriers
•  thorough disinfection of exposed or potentially exposed surfaces after every patient visit
•  disinfection and high-heat steam sterilization of instruments and routine monitoring of sterilization verification
•  continued education on infection control

Image of a dentist with a mask covering, so she is safe, and follows health safety protocols at Bradshaw Family Dental.Specific to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we have added in additional precautionary and cleaning measures including:
•  disinfecting common surface areas every 30 minutes
•  providing hand sanitizer in common areas
•  screening everyone who enters our offices based on CDC recommendations
•  offering preprocedural mouth rinse

As state and national health and safety regulations change and evolve during these times, Surprise Smiles is dedicated to monitoring and evaluating our dental practice and office space for any potential risks as we serve our patients and community. We strive to maintain an approach to our dentistry services that is both safe and beneficial to everyone we serve.

We strive to provide a safe, healthy, comfortable, and relaxed environment for everyone that comes into our dental office. We follow the American Dental Association’s Update to Office Procedures During COVID-19 in regard to safe office procedures, workplace hazards, and making decisions for best office practices. We stay informed on recent information given to dentists in this regard, as well as keeping up to date with any changes recommended by the CDC.

Please let us know if you have any questions in regard to our health and safety protocols here at Surprise Smiles. We recognize that it can be challenging during these unprecedented times of COVID-19. We all want to get back to our normal lives, and we will be able to do so, in a safe, wise, and healthy manner. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have in regard to our dental practice health and safety protocols, cleaning, and disinfecting procedures we follow.

Thank you for continuing to be a valued patient here at Bradshaw Family Dental. We look forward to continuing to serve you and your dental needs through the various services we provide for you, from preventive dentistry, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental implants and more!

Inlays and Onlays
Prescott Valley, AZ

Inlays & Onlays at Bradshaw Family Dental in Prescott Valley, AZIf you have a badly damaged or decayed tooth, you should take care of it before the situation gets worse. At Bradshaw Family Dental, we offer several restorative options to repair damaged teeth. We also specialize in restorations that are only offered by a select number of dentists, known as inlays and onlays. Inlays and onlays are restorations used to repair teeth with mild to moderate decay, cracks, or fractures.

What Are Inlays and Onlays?

Inlays and onlays are considered a conservative alternative to dental crowns. They are ideal for teeth that are not sufficiently damaged enough to require a dental crown, but too damaged for a filling. These restorations are beneficial in both a functional and esthetic way.

Inlays and onlays are also known as indirect fillings because they are fabricated in our dental laboratory and placed at a later date. Most fillings are fabricated chairside. An indirect filling is considered an inlay if it is bonded to the center of the occlusal (bite) surface of a posterior tooth. An indirect filling is considered an onlay if it extends over one or more cusps of a posterior tooth.

The Inlay and Onlay Procedure

The inlay and onlay procedure is generally split up into two appointments. During the first appointment, Dr. David Frausto will begin by administering local anesthetic to numb the area. Next, we will remove any damage or decay with a small drill or file. Then, the tooth will be cleaned and prepared to receive the inlay or onlay.

Once the tooth is properly prepared, we will use a dental putty to make a mold or impression of the newly-shaped tooth. This impression will be used to create a three-dimensional model of your tooth. Next, the model will be sent to the dental laboratory, where they will use it to fabricate your final restoration. This process can take two or more weeks to complete. In the meantime, we may give you a temporary restoration to protect the tooth.

Once the inlay or onlay is complete, we can schedule your second appointment. During this appointment, we will begin by removing the temporary restoration. Next, we will check the margins of the new inlay or onlay. Once we have achieved the perfect fit, we will permanently bond the restoration to the tooth using a special cement and curing light.

Benefits of Inlays and Onlays

There are several benefits of inlays and onlays over more traditional restorations. For instance, they offer a superior fit that preserves more of the natural tooth structure. They are typically made of porcelain or zirconia, two materials that best match the aesthetics of natural tooth enamel. In fact, your restoration will blend in with your natural tooth and become virtually invisible. They are also easy to clean and maintain. Dental crowns can trap bacteria and cause further issues with decay. Onlays are also ideal for tight space fulfillments, as they are easy to clean, do not stain, and offer superior longevity.

Schedule Your Appointment

If you would like to learn more inlays or onlays, call (928) 277-0076, and schedule your appointment now!

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Inlays and onlays are restorations used to repair teeth with mild to moderate decay, cracks, or fractures. Click the link to learn more and schedule an appointment.
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