COVID-19 Safety Message: Visit our practice with confidence – your safety is our top concern.
We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
Do you have a painful toothache, a broken tooth or one or more missing teeth? Our dental office offers comprehensive services to the community, including filling cavities and placing crowns and bridges to effectively replace broken or missing teeth. Please call us to schedule your appointment, we are always eager to meet new patients and help them achieve their dental goals.
What Are Dental Fillings?
When your dentist says you have a cavity, he or she is talking about a hole in your tooth. When you get a cavity filled, your dentist cleans out the hole and then fills it with a tooth filling. The tooth filling keeps your tooth healthy, and prevents the cavity from getting larger and exposing the root which causes immense pain.
What Are Tooth Bridges and Crowns for Teeth?
Bridges and crowns are prosthetic teeth. Bridges cover gaps where teeth are missing and crowns are dental caps that cover a broken tooth or an implant.
Which Type of Dentist Offers Fillings, Crowns and Bridges?
Our general dentists provide high-quality fillings, crowns and bridges to our valued patients. Please call us today to schedule your appointment.
How Much Does a Filling, Crown or Dental Bridge Cost?
Your dental crown cost will depend on the material you select, the type of bridge desired and how many of your teeth are missing. Your tooth filling cost depends on the material that you select as a filling. Please ask your dentist about the options available to you and how much each will cost.
What Are the Different Types of Fillings?
The two most common types of fillings are silver colored amalgam fillings and natural looking composite fillings. Our dentist will recommend options for you based on a number of considerations, including cost.
What Are the Different Types of Crowns?
Porcelain crowns offer superior aesthetics; however, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are more durable. Ceramic crowns look natural as well, but they are not as strong as porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, so they may not be suitable in place of a broken molar. For strength and durability, a gold tooth crown can be a valued option.
How Does a Dentist Place a Tooth Crown on a Tooth?
A crown placement requires two dental visits. First, our dentist files down your tooth and makes an impression of the tooth to be crowned, as well as the neighboring teeth. You will receive a temporary cap to wear until the dental lab makes your crown. On your second visit, our dentist will place the crown.
What Are the Different Types of Dental Bridges?
Fixed or traditional permanent bridges, replace a missing tooth by using a prosthetic tooth to fill in the gap. The tooth is held in place by the two surrounding teeth. We also offer cantilever bridges if you only have an anchor tooth on one side. Our dentist will provide you with a temporary bridge until your fixed bridge is complete.
What Is the Tooth Bridge Procedure?
Our dentist will start by preparing the neighboring teeth to hold the tooth bridge, typically by placing crowns on the teeth. Next, our dentist prepares a mold to send to a dental lab so your bridge fits perfectly. You will have a temporary bridge to wear until your permanent bridge is complete. On your next visit, your dentist will fit the bridge and show you how to care for it.
At our dental office, we strive to provide the high quality dental care and to put our patients at ease. If you believe that you have a cavity, or you want to discuss the possibility of having a crown or bridge placed to restore the appearance of your smile, please contact our office today for an appointment.