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What Are Tooth Fillings?
Dental fillings are used to repair the damage caused by tooth decay. Once the area has been numbed, all decayed or damaged portions of the tooth are removed by your dentist. To complete the restoration, filling material is used to replace the areas where decayed material was removed.
What Are Tooth Crowns and Tooth Bridges?
Crowns are dental caps used to cover a damaged or discolored tooth. They can also be used to attach a dental bridge or to cover an implant, making it look exactly like your natural teeth. A dental bridge is a restoration device that spans the space where one or more teeth are missing.
What Kind of Dentist Offers Fillings, Crowns, and Bridges?
Your general or family dentist performs routine dental procedures to help you maintain good oral health, including fillings. They are also capable of performing crowns and dental bridge work, but complex cases may be referred to a specialist called a prosthodontist. If you need a filling, bridge work, or crown, don’t wait to delay treatment. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
What Will I Pay for a Filling, Dental Bridge, or Crown?
There are many factors that are taken into consideration when determining the cost of a filling, crown, or dental bridge. Tooth filling cost varies depending on which filling material you receive and whether you have dental insurance. Your dental bridge cost is affected by the materials used to create the bridge, your insurance coverage, and the overall health of your mouth. If you require any other dental procedures and the materials used to create your dental crown are the primary factors in determining your dental crown cost.
What Are My Options for Tooth Fillings?
If you need a tooth filling, our dentists offer a variety of options, including natural-colored composite, porcelain, gold, silver amalgam, and glass. The type of insurance you have and aesthetic preferences are factors that influence the type of filing you choose.
Types of Crowns
If you’re considering restoring your smile with crowns for teeth, our dentists provide many different options, such as porcelain, metal alloy, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and gold alloy. Make an appointment with our dentists for to learn more about which type of tooth crown is right for you.
Are There Different Types of Dental Bridges?
Our dentists offer several dental bridge options to replace missing teeth, such as an implant-supported bridge, cantilever bridge, and a fixed bridge. During a consultation with our dentists, you’ll learn more about which tooth bridge is right for you.
What Is the Procedure for Tooth Crowns?
The first step of the tooth crown procedure involves filing and shaping the affected tooth to make room for the crown. Then, an impression of the tooth is made and sent to a dental laboratory to manufacture a customized crown. To protect the tooth until the final crown is made, your dentist places a temporary crown on the tooth. To complete the restoration, the temporary crown is removed and the new permanent crown is cemented onto the tooth.
What Is the Dental Bridge Procedure?
During your first visit for a tooth bridge, your dentist prepares the teeth by reshaping them so there’s enough room for the crown and bridge. Then, your dentist takes impressions of your teeth that will be used to manufacture the bridge. While you’re waiting for the permanent bridge to be fabricated, you’ll wear a temporary bridge to protect your teeth and gums from damage. During your next appointment, your dentist fits and cements the bridge to complete the restoration.