Dental Solutions of Roxborough
6162 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128
Dental fillings, dental bridges and dental crowns are commonly prescribed treatments for teeth that are damaged because of decay or injury. If you are in need of restorative dental work, don’t delay your treatment any longer. It is imperative that you receive this essential form of treatment in order to preserve a happy and healthy smile for years to come. Our dentists can help you by performing these necessary treatments.
A tooth filling is a treatment method used to fill in the spots left behind via cavities. During the procedure, your dentist will remove the decayed material from the tooth. He or she will then clean the tooth before filling it with a substance that will protect the tooth from becoming further decayed. The procedure returns the tooth to its proper shape and purpose. The materials most often used for this procedure are porcelain, gold or other substances.
A tooth bridge and a tooth crown are both forms of permanent dental devices used to address dental problems caused by injury or decay. Both of these devices adhere to the teeth via high-bond cement. This cement means that the devices will not come loose or fall out. Crowns fit over the affected tooth in its entirety. Due to this, they are frequently referred to as “dental caps.” Bridges are typically used when you are missing one or more teeth. Your bridge will consist of a row of false teeth that attach to the natural teeth on each side. Dentists will often use implants to support bridges.
A general dentist can provide you with the services you need to receive a tooth filling, tooth bridge or tooth crown. Once you have had a regular dental exam, one of our dentists will give you advice as to which course of treatment is proper for your dental issues. Your dentist will be happy to answer any questions you have about your dental insurance coverage and any costs that you may incur.
If you are like many people, you probably have some concerns as to whether or not restorative treatment is affordable. While we can’t provide you with an exact estimate until we have performed an examination, we promise that you will be given an estimate of your dental bridge cost, tooth filling cost or dental crown cost after your appointment. Your estimate and your final bill will be determined based on things like your dental insurance coverage, the materials utilized and the location of the tooth.
Did you know that there are multiple types of fillings available? If you are concerned over aesthetics, you can choose a material that matches the color of your teeth so that no one will know that you have a filling. Popular filling types include tooth-colored composite, silver amalgam, porcelain and gold. Our experienced dentists are available to assist you in choosing the type of dental filling that is right for you.
Dental crowns are also available in several different types of materials. Ceramic, porcelain fused to metal and gold alloys are popular materials utilized for crowns. Gold crowns are commonly used for the back teeth, while ceramic crowns are often placed on the front teeth.
Your dentist will be able to help you to determine which type of bridge to choose for your restorative treatment. A traditional bridge will require your dentist to make a crown for an implant or tooth on both sides of the area where the bridge will be placed. False teeth will then be placed in between. Cantilever bridges are used when you only have abutting teeth on one side of the area. This type of bridge is not recommended for the back of your mouth.
The procedure to have crowns for teeth put in usually requires two visits to the dentist. The first visit consists of several steps. The first step is the dentist shaping and prepping your tooth. The second step is an impression of the tooth being made. A temporary crown will be placed in your mouth. Once your permanent and custom-fitted crown has been made, you will return to the office to have it cemented into place. Each section of this process takes approximately 30 minutes to an hour.
Once you have decided to have a dental bridge placed, it will take around two visits for the bridge to be put in. Your first appointment will consist of your dentist taking a layer of enamel from the abutment teeth. Molds of your teeth will also be made so that the dentist has a model for your bridge and crowns. A temporary bridge will be placed. The second appointment will consist of the dentist putting in your permanent bridge.
To learn more about the dental treatments that we offer, pick up the phone and call us today.