Dental Solutions of Stoney Creek
515 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064
Failing to deal with a tooth or multiple teeth that have been damaged or decayed can lead to serious long-term dental health issues. If you are in need of restorative dental treatments, call one of our dentists immediately. Our practice is pleased to offer a number of restorative treatments such as tooth fillings, dental crowns and dental bridges.
A tooth filling is a necessary procedure when you have a tooth that has a cavity. The procedure consists of a dentist utilizing a material like gold or porcelain to fill in the cavity. Before the filling is placed, the dentist will remove decayed material and clean the tooth. Once the filling is firmly in place it will assist in protecting the tooth from becoming damaged any further.
If you have one or more missing teeth, then your dentist may suggest that you receive a tooth bridge. This device is fabricated with a row of synthetic teeth that attach to the abutting teeth that exist on either side of the gap created by your missing tooth or teeth. A dental bridge is occasionally supported via dental implants. If you have a damaged tooth, you may be given a tooth crown. These crowns, also known as “dental caps,” fit over your existing tooth and prevent it from becoming further damaged. Both bridges and crowns are considered to be permanent prosthetic dental devices. They are both attached to the teeth with high-bond dental cement.
Tooth fillings, crowns and bridges are considered to be routine dental procedures. This means that you can see a general dentist to receive treatment. At our practice, your mouth will be examined and your dentist will decide what kind of restorative treatment, if any, is necessary. Our compassionate staff will also answer any kinds of questions or concerns that you may have about your treatment.
Your overall tooth filling cost, dental bridge cost or dental crown cost will be determined by many factors. The bill for these individualized treatments will take into account your dental insurance coverage, the number of teeth being treated, the location of the teeth being treated and the materials used in your treatment. We will provide you with a detailed estimate before your treatment is scheduled. Our team is also happy to discuss dental insurance and payment options with you.
There are a multitude of different filling types available for patients to choose from. Our dentist will help you to make the best choice for you and your teeth. Commonly chosen materials include tooth-colored composite, porcelain, gold and silver amalgam. Ask your dentist about how you can receive a filling that matches the color of your tooth.
Our patients are usually pleased to hear that there are many different materials used to create crowns for teeth. Ceramic, gold alloy and porcelain fused with metal are the most popular choices. Ceramic is commonly used to make crowns for front teeth. Gold is frequently utilized for the back teeth.
Traditional bridges are placed in between abutting teeth or implants that have been placed in the gap between your missing teeth. They often require the dentist to make a crown for the abutting tooth or teeth. The pontic teeth on traditional bridges are placed in between the abutting teeth. Cantilever bridges are another type of bridge. These are frequently used when you only have abutting teeth on one side of the affected area. The best way to determine the right kind of bridge for you is to consult with your dentist.
When it comes time to have your tooth crown placed, you can expect to visit the dentist twice. You should plan on each step of the process taking between 30 minutes to an hour. The following steps are completed during your first visit: a mold of the teeth is taken, the tooth will be shaped and a temporary crown will be placed over the tooth. Your permanent crown will be attached at your second visit.
The first step of receiving your tooth bridge will be your dentist taking some of the enamel from any abutting teeth. He or she will then make an impression of your teeth. You will then have to wear a temporary bridge until your second appointment. This next appointment will be when your dentist attaches your permanent device.
To book your consultation for a bridge, crown or filling, contact our staff today. We’re just a phone call away.