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What Are Dental Fillings?
If you have a tooth damaged by decay, a tooth filling is needed to repair and restore function to the affected tooth. After using a local anesthetic to numb the area, your dentist removes damaged and decayed portions of the tooth and replaces it with filling material.
What You Should Know About Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges
Often called dental caps, crowns are used to cover damaged teeth and serve as a replacement. They can also hold a dental bridge in place or cover a dental implant and are made to look like your natural teeth. A dental bridge is a structure that spans the gap left by teeth that are missing or have been extracted.
Where Can I Receive Fillings, Crowns, and Bridges?
If you need a routine dental treatment or procedure, such as a filling, crown, or bridge, a general or family dentist can provide treatment. For more complex cases, you may be referred to a prosthodontist, a specialist in the replacement and repair of missing teeth. If you’re looking for experienced dentists who can provide bridge work, crowns, or fillings, we encourage you to contact us to make an appointment.
Is There an Average Cost for a Filling, Dental Bridge, or Crown?
The total costs associated with a filling, bridge, or crown will vary for each patient. The materials used to manufacture your dental crown, your insurance, and whether you require any other dental procedures are factors that influence your dental crown cost. Dental bridge cost is determined by the overall health of your mouth, your insurance coverage, and the materials needed to create the bridge. Whether you have dental insurance and which filling material you choose are the primary factors affecting your final tooth filling cost.
Types of Fillings
Our dentists offer many different options for cavity treatment, such as silver amalgam, natural-colored composite, gold, glass, and porcelain. Many factors should be considered when choosing a tooth filling type, including cost, your aesthetic preferences, and your insurance coverage.
What Are My Options for Dental Crowns?
If you’re considering crowns for teeth, our dentists use many different types of materials to help you restore your smile, including porcelain-fused-to-metal, gold alloy, porcelain, and metal alloy. Our experienced dentists can help determine which tooth crown material is right for you. Call our office today to make an appointment.
What Are the Different Types of Dental Bridges?
To replace missing teeth and improve the appearance of your smile, our dentists offer many different dental bridge options, including a cantilever bridge, fixed bridge, or an implant-supported bridge. During your appointment, your dentist will help you decide which tooth bridge best meets your needs.
What Is the Crown Tooth Procedure?
During your first appointment for the tooth crown procedure, your dentist prepares the tooth by filing and shaping it so there’s enough room for the crown. Next, an impression of the tooth is taken, which is sent to a dental laboratory to create a customized crown. A temporary crown is placed to protect the tooth while the permanent crown is created. After the final crown has been made, your dentist removes the temporary crown and cements the permanent crown onto the tooth.
What Happens During a Dental Bridge Procedure?
During the first step of the tooth bridge procedure, the teeth that will provide support for the bridge are shaped and prepared by your dentist. Next, an impression of your teeth is made, which is sent to a lab that will manufacture a permanent, customized bridge that fits the unique shape of your mouth. While the permanent bridge is being made, a temporary bridge is placed to protect your teeth and gums. To complete the restoration, the temporary bridge is removed, and the permanent bridge is carefully cemented into place.