Image Number 8 for United States Patent #6725952.
A drill bit has a bit body and at least one roller cone rotatably mounted on the bit body. The cone has a plurality of milled teeth at selected locations on the cone. At least one of the milled teeth has a substrate having a convex crest and a layer of hardfacing applied to the convex crest. The convex crest is adapted to produce at least one of a convex axial stress distribution, a substantially even axial stress distribution, and a substantially smooth axial stress distribution.