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.
If you are tired of having to hide a missing or severely discolored tooth, or you simply need a filling, call our office to arrange a convenient appointment. We strive to provide the high quality dental care in the community.
What is a Dental Filling?
A tooth filling is a cavity treatment, and it is the most common dental procedure in the nation. The dentist will fill and seal the hole caused by the decay, preventing further damage to the tooth.
What are Bridges and Dental Caps?
Both are solutions to unsightly teeth. Tooth crown caps cover an existing tooth that is weak or broken, while bridges fix a missing tooth issue. Our skilled dentist performs both procedures.
Do I Have to Visit a Specialist for Crowns or Dental Bridges?
No, our general dentist can place crowns and bridges in the comfort of our office. Please call us for an appointment for everything from a filling to a front tooth bridge.
What Will a Tooth Filling, a Crown or a Dental Bridge Cost Me?
At our office, we wait until you see our dentist for the first time before quoting a price. If you need a filling, the material you select will affect your tooth filling cost. Your dental crown cost also depends on what type of crown you decide to get. Please call us for an appointment if you need or want dental work. Our dentists do not start any work until you are clear about your estimated final cost.
What Types of Dental Fillings Are Available Today?
Amalgam or silver-colored fillings are still available today, and they are a popular, economical choice. However, natural color composite fillings are the best choice for patients who don’t want to have unsightly metal fillings.
How Do I Select the Best Tooth Crown?
Our dentist will help you select the best crown for your needs and your budget when you are considering gold, ceramic or porcelain crowns for your teeth.
How Does a Dentist Attach Crowns for Teeth to My Existing Tooth?
Your existing tooth is filed down to a point to hold the crown. Then the dentist places a temporary crown on the stub to protect it while your custom tooth is being fabricated. Once your new crown arrives at our dental office, you will come in, get the old crown off and then have your lifelike crown cemented on your existing tooth.
What Types of Permanent Bridge Is Available?
Fixed bridges, such as front teeth bridges, are cemented onto neighboring teeth. Cantilever bridges attach to only one tooth.
How is a Permanent or Cantilever Bridge Attached?
On your first visit, our dentist will shape and size the teeth. This is generally achieved by capping the teeth that will hold the bridge. The dentist will then make a mold of the tooth that will replace the one you lost. You will wear a temporary bridge until your fixed bridge is ready. On your second visit, our dentist will cement your permanent tooth bridge to the anchor teeth and provide you with instructions on how to care for your new appliance.
Whether you need a crown, bridge or a filling, we will discuss your options and present you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your dental health. Please call our office to schedule your appointment.