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At our patient-centered office, our dentists place crowns and bridges, fill cavities and perform many other services for our valued patients. If you have a painful toothache, please call our office as you may need a tooth filling treatment. Our dentist would also be happy to talk to you about enhancing your smile by replacing missing teeth or repairing a broken tooth.
What Does a Tooth Filling Do?
Fillings restore a tooth back to its original shape after a dentist removes the dental decay. Fillings also protect the tooth from further damage.
What Are Crowns and Bridges?
Crowns are dental caps that strengthen weak teeth and restore the tooth’s shape. Bridges hold a replacement tooth in place, acting as a “bridge” that spans the space created by a missing tooth.
Who Should I See for Fillings, Crowns and Bridges?
Our dentist will help your select the best filling, crown or bridge based on your aesthetic preferences and your budget. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.
What Are the Costs Associated with a Filling, Crown or Bridge?
It is impossible for us to quote a price without the results from an initial consultation with our dentist as every patient’s needs are unique. For example, your dental crown cost will largely depend on which type of crown you select. Additionally, your dental bridge cost will depend on the type of bridge selected and how many teeth you wish to replace. Please call us to arrange a date and time for your appointment and our dentist can give you an estimate.
What Types of Dental Fillings Can I Choose?
The most economical choice is a silver metal filling, which typically has the lowest tooth filling cost. Composite materials are only slightly more expensive and they have the added benefit of blending in with your tooth’s natural color.
What Type of Tooth Crown is Best?
Our dentist will explain the aesthetics, durability and strength of each of your options during your initial visit. Typical tooth crown materials include ceramic, porcelain and gold. Contact us today to discuss how crowns can help you recover complete tooth function.
How Are Crowns for Teeth Put on Teeth?
The first step requires shaving down the tooth to make room for the crown. Next, our dentist will make an impression so the crown will look like your other teeth. The impression goes to a lab, which fabricates the crown. When your crown is ready, you will come back and our dentist will cement the crown on your tooth. Once you are happy with your bite, your procedure is finished.
What Are My Options for a Tooth Bridge?
Either our dentist will recommend a traditional fixed bridge that attaches to the two teeth that surround the place where you are missing a tooth, or if only one tooth is available, our dentist will use a cantilever bridge. Call us to schedule your appointment to discuss your options for a front tooth bridge or a bridge to replace a back tooth.
What is the Process for Having a Fixed Bridge Placed?
Since dental bridges are cemented onto neighboring natural teeth, these teeth are capped with a crown for strength. Our dentist orders a custom artificial tooth to attach to the bridge and provides a temporary bridge until your artificial tooth is ready.
You do not have to live with a cavity, or broken and missing tooth. Please call our office to schedule an appointment for a filling or to discuss your suitability for a crown or a bridge.