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Your smile is an asset and it expresses friendliness and happiness, but it can be hard to show these feelings when you are covering your mouth to hide a missing tooth. Our dental office can help you smile proudly again. In fact, we offer many services for patients. Please call us to schedule an appointment today.
What is a Tooth Filling?
A tooth filling is exactly what the name implies, a filling for your tooth. This is what our dentist does when you have a cavity. Without a filling, it would be impossible to keep the area clean, the hole would grow larger and eventually you would need a root canal and a crown to save the tooth.
What is a Tooth Crown and a Tooth Bridge?
A crown restores a severely discolored or chipped tooth with a lifelike cover. A tooth bridge holds a replacement tooth in place when you have no tooth left to cover. If you would like to learn more about the procedures that will give your self-confidence a major boost, call us to schedule an appointment today.
Which Dental Practices Offer Fillings, Bridges and Crowns for Teeth?
Our dental office and general dentists are proud to offer these important services to our patients. Please call us to setup an appointment for a filling, a consultation to see if you are a good candidate for a bridge or any other dental need that arises.
What Can I Expect to Pay for Dental Fillings, Crowns or Bridges Without Insurance?
Your tooth filling cost hinges on multiple factors, as does your dental bridge cost or the cost of any other procedure. After your initial examination and a discussion about your choices, our dentist can supply you with a cost estimate.
What is in a Dental Filling?
Metal fillings tend to be a mixture of silver, mercury, copper and tin. Tooth-colored composite fillings are usually made from plastic.
What Tooth Crown Materials are the Most Common?
Porcelain or ceramic crowns look translucent, just like your natural teeth. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are very close to a natural tooth in appearance, but they are stronger and harder to chip. Metal crowns, such as gold crowns, are the strongest of all. Our dentist will consider the placement, aesthetics, possible metal allergies and how the dental crown cost will fit into your budget when giving you your options.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Crown?
Dental caps are usually placed in two visits. Since the tooth cap is sized and shaped to mimic the appearance of your other teeth, your dentist has to make room for it by filing down your existing tooth. You may have to wear a temporary crown until we call you to let you know that your new crown is ready.
What Are the Most Common Bridge Types?
Conventional fixed dental bridges, where the bridge fastens to two teeth are the most common, especially for front teeth. Our dentist will suggest a cantilever bridge if you only have one natural tooth available to hold the bridge.
What Happens During an Appointment for a Bridge?
First, the teeth (or tooth) that the bridge fastens to are shaped so that the tooth fits in nicely. We send an impression off to a dental lab so they can make you an artificial tooth that is the same size and shape as the surrounding teeth. You may have to wear a temporary bridge until the tooth is ready for your permanent bridge, which is what you receive on your second visit. Our dentist will then adjust the bridge until it is comfortable and show you how to keep it clean.
We would love to have you choose our dentist as your family’s dentist. Our dental team offers services for the whole family, from fillings to crowns and everything in between. Call our office to schedule an appointment, we look forward to meeting you and your family.