Dental Associates of Florida - Lakeland
3845 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33813
Needing a tooth filling, a crown or a bridge and not knowing who to call can be frustrating. At our dental office, we offer all three of these services, plus many more. We would like to have you as a long-term patient, so please call us to schedule your initial appointment.
When dental decay starts eating away at your tooth’s enamel, it causes a tiny hole. When you have a tooth filling procedure done, the dentist removes the decay and plugs the hole to make it easier for you to keep the tooth clean. Regular checkups catch cavities when they are small and easier to treat. Contact us to schedule a checkup to ensure that you don’t have any cavities.
Crowns for teeth are lifelike caps that cover teeth that you want to hide. Bridges hold an artificial tooth in place where one is missing. Both procedures will provide you with a major boost in your self-confidence.
Our general dentist fills cavities, places crowns and performs a wide range of treatments and procedures to help you keep your smile healthy and looking good. Call us today for an appointment if you need any type of dental work.
The cost will vary depending on what treatments and materials we use for your dental care needs. Our dentist can always furnish a dental bridge cost estimate, as well as an estimate for other procedures after you decide on a treatment and the material that our dentist will use.
For smaller fillings, a composite material that blends in with your tooth’s natural covering is ideal. Dental amalgam, which is the silver-colored metal mixture, is very strong. It is even sturdy enough for larger cavities.
The best material for you may be porcelain, ceramic or gold depending on which tooth needs the crown, along with appearance considerations. For many of our patients, the dental crown cost is also a factor. If the idea of a crown hiding tooth damage interests you, please call our office to schedule an appointment.
Dental caps take two visits to complete. During the first visit, our dentist will make a mold of your existing decayed or cracked tooth to send to a dental laboratory, which will manufacture the crown. Additionally, your tooth needs to be filed down to hold the crow. During your second visit, the temporary crown can come off and the new one goes on.
There are traditional bridges that span the gap left by a missing tooth by adhering to the two adjacent teeth, and then there are cantilever bridges, which are used when there is only one tooth available to use as an anchor.
Our dentist shapes and sizes the anchoring teeth on your first visit, to make room for the new tooth that goes on the tooth bridge. Next, a dental laboratory makes the tooth, or teeth, based on an impression that our dentist sends to them. Finally, you come back to have the temporary bridge that our dentist provided you with removed, and then you have your fixed bridge permanently fastened in your mouth.
Don’t cheat yourself out of an attractive, healthy smile when there are solutions available from our office that can help you achieve the smile you want. Call us to schedule an appointment to discuss your options.