Dental Solutions of Jenkintown
505 Old York Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046
Not only do damaged or decayed teeth ruin the appearance of your smile, but they can also cause pain and make it difficult to speak or chew properly. Fortunately, there is help available. Our skilled and compassionate dentists are able to save and restore most damaged teeth using fillings, bridges, or crowns. Give us a call today to discover how our restoration services can give you a healthier and more beautiful smile.
The dentist starts by removing the damaged or diseased parts of the tooth. The area is cleaned to remove any traces of debris or infection. Then the remaining hole is filled with porcelain, gold, or other substance to reinforce the tooth and protect it from further decay.
There are several different types of fillings to choose from, including some that match the color of your existing teeth. Some of our most popular filling options include porcelain, gold, silver amalgam, and a composite that is tooth-colored. The dentist will suggest the material that best suits your situation.
The final cost of your filling will be determined by the kind of material that is used, as well as how much of the cost is covered under your insurance. Even if you do not have dental insurance, our friendly staff can help you find ways to make the expense as manageable as possible.
A bridge is a permanent dental prosthetic that replaces one or more missing teeth. The bridge has pontic or artificial teeth with crowns on both sides that attach to abutment teeth on each side of the gap. Unlike dentures or a partial, a bridge is only removable by a dentist.
Traditional bridges feature a crown or implant on both sides of the pontic teeth to hold the device in place. If you do not have healthy teeth on each side of the gap, the dentist may use a cantilever bridge that attaches to just one side of the affected area. This type of bridge is generally not recommended for replacing missing back teeth.
Since bridges are custom-made for each patient, the cost will vary from person to person. The location of the affected area, along with the type of material used, will determine your cost. We will give you an estimate and discuss your payment options during your consultation.
During the first appointment, the dentist will remove a small portion of enamel from the abutment teeth, make an impression of your teeth that will be used to fabricate the bridge, and fit you with a temporary bridge. At your second appointment, the dentist will secure the device in place and make any necessary adjustments to ensure that it fits properly.
Our dentist may recommend a crown restoration if your tooth is too damaged or fragile for a filling. A crown sits on top of the tooth and covers the entire tooth, down to the gum. Once bonded into place, the crown strengthens the tooth and protects it against further damage.
Our dentist will help you find the most appropriate type of crown for your dental issue. We offer crowns made from materials such as gold and ceramic. While gold is often preferred for back teeth, ceramic is typically the best material for front teeth.
We will provide you with an estimate of the cost of your crown restoration following your consultation. The price of your crown will depend on the material, the tooth’s location, and your insurance coverage.
The dentist begins by removing a small amount of enamel from the affected tooth to ensure that the crown will fit properly. We will take an impression of your teeth to be sure the crown is the right shape and size. Since each crown is custom-made, we will place a temporary crown while yours is being fabricated. You will return for a second appointment so the dentist can attach the permanent crown. Each part of the procedure takes anywhere from half an hour to an hour.
Call today to book a consultation with one of our experienced dentists. After assessing your teeth, our dentist will let you know if you are a candidate for one of our restoration procedures and present you with various treatment options.