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Are you in need of essential restorative dental work like a tooth filling, tooth crown or tooth bridge? Our office is full of dedicated dental professionals who have plenty of experience in these routine dental procedures. We assure you that you will receive a high-quality restoration that will leave you smiling from ear to ear. To learn more about the types of treatments we offer, continue reading this helpful guide.
What Can You Tell Me About Fillings?
Dental fillings are a routine procedure performed in dentistry. This procedure consists of a dentist repairing a tooth that is decayed. In order to place your filling, your dentist will first need to take the decayed material out of the tooth. He or she will then clean out the tooth. The cavity is then filled with gold, porcelain or some other type of material. The primary purpose of a filling is to keep the tooth protected from becoming damaged via further decay.
Can You Give Me Information on Dental Crowns and Bridges?
Your dentist may recommend that you receive a tooth crown if you have a tooth that is badly damaged. A crown fits over the damaged tooth like a cap. This is why crowns are often called “dental caps.” A bridge is usually put in when you are missing one or more of your teeth. They are made out of synthetic teeth that are attached to the teeth on either side of the gap. Dental implants are sometimes utilized as a support mechanism for dental bridges. Both of these prosthetic dental devices are permanent options. They adhere to the teeth via high-bond cement.
Will I Need to See a Special Type of Dentist to Get a Filling, Crown or Bridge?
One of our highly qualified local dentists can perform restorative dental treatments on you. Once you have seen one of our dentists, he or she will determine whether or not you need a filling, crown or bridge. At that point, you will be able to ask our staff any questions you may have about the treatment process, dental insurance or payment.
What Does a Bridge, Crown or Filling Cost?
Like any dental treatment, fillings, crowns and bridges are customized treatments. This means that the cost of treatment may vary significantly from person to person. Your bill is typically based on your insurance coverage, the materials utilized in the treatment process and the location of the treatment area. Our staff members are available to provide you with an estimate of your dental bridge cost, dental crown cost or tooth filling cost.
Are There Different Types of Tooth Fillings?
If you have been told that you need a tooth filling, you are probably curious as to what kind of materials can be used to fill your cavity. Some materials are designed to match the color of your natural teeth. Popular filling materials include silver amalgam, porcelain, tooth-colored composite and gold. Your dentist will tell you about the options that are available for you to choose from.
What Are the Different Types of Crowns?
There are a variety of crowns for teeth available in the world of dentistry. Ceramic crowns are a popular choice for restoration work done on the front teeth. Gold crowns are frequently utilized for the back teeth due to the strength inherent in the gold materials used to fabricate the crowns. Porcelain fused to metal is another popular material for crowns.
What Should I Know About the Different Kinds of Bridges?
There are two primary types of bridges available in dentistry. The first is a traditional bridge. This is the type of bridge that requires that a crown be fabricated for the implant or tooth located on both sides of the affected area. The synthetic teeth are then placed in between. The second type is the cantilever bridge. This is the type of bridge that is recommended when there are only abutting teeth on one side of the affected spot. This type of bridge isn’t recommended for the back of the mouth.
What Happens During a Dental Crown Procedure?
You will probably need to come into the office twice before your crown procedure is completed. Each step of the procedure will take somewhere between 30 minutes to an hour for your dentist to perform. During your first appointment, an impression of your teeth will be made so that the permanent crown may be fabricated. Your dentist will work to shape and prepare your tooth for the crown. During your second appointment, your dentist will remove the temporary crown placed during the first procedure. You will then have your permanent crown cemented over your tooth.
What Can I Expect During My Procedure for a Dental Bridge?
You can expect to have to visit our office twice in order to complete the process for having your tooth bridge put in. The first appointment will consist of your dentist making a mold of your teeth so that your bridge will fit perfectly. A thin layer of the enamel of the abutting teeth will also be taken off. Your second appointment will be when your temporary bridge is removed and the permanent bridge is placed into your mouth.
Pick up the phone and contact our office today to book your consultation for a filling, crown or bridge.