What’s a Tooth Filling?
You may need a tooth filling to repair a tooth that’s damaged by decay. Dental fillings repair and replace cavities in your teeth that can cause pain, an infection, or an abscess if left untreated.
What Are Crowns and Dental Bridgework?
Dental caps, commonly referred to as dental crowns, can be used to cover an implant or a tooth that’s damaged or discolored. They can also attach a dental bridge and are made to look very similar to your natural teeth. Dentists recommend a dental bridge to fill the gap where teeth are missing.
What Kind of Dentist Does Fillings, Crowns, and Bridges?
If you need a filling to repair a cavity, you can schedule an appointment with your general or family dentist. Your general dentist can also provide crowns and dental bridge work, but if your procedure is more complicated, you may be referred to a specialist called a prosthodontist. Whether you need a filling, bridge work, or a crown placed, our dentists can provide the treatment you need. Call us today to schedule your appointment.
What’s the Cost for a Filling, Dental Bridge, or Crown?
Your total costs for a bridge, filling, or crown will vary, but we’re committed to providing quality care at an affordable price. 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 tooth filling cost. The materials used to manufacture your dental crown, your insurance, and whether you require any other dental procedures are factors that will influence your dental crown cost.
What Are My Options for Tooth Fillings?
Our dentists offer a variety of options for cavity treatment, including gold, porcelain, glass, silver amalgam, and natural-colored composite. There are many factors that will influence which type of tooth filling you choose, such as your insurance coverage, total costs, and aesthetic preferences.
Types of Crowns
Our dentists provide many different crowns for teeth materials to help you improve your smile. You can choose from gold alloy, porcelain-fused-to-metal, metal alloy, and porcelain. To discover which type of tooth crown is right for you, call our office to make an appointment with our experienced dentists.
Are There Different Types of Dental Bridges?
If you’d like to replace or more missing teeth, our dentists offer several options for a dental bridge, such as a cantilever bridge, an implant-supported bridge, and a fixed dental bridge. Schedule an appointment to learn more about the tooth bridge options available to you.
What Is the Dental Crown Procedure?
To make room for the placement of a tooth crown, the affected tooth is filed and reshaped. Then, your dentist takes an impression of the tooth and sends it to a dental laboratory so a customized crown can be manufactured. A temporary crown is placed over the tooth to protect it from further damage until the permanent crown is created. Once the permanent crown has been made, the temporary crown is removed and the final crown is cemented onto the tooth.
What Should I Know About Getting a Dental Bridge?
The first step of the tooth bridge procedure involves reshaping the teeth that will provide support for the permanent bridge. Then, your dentist makes an impression of your teeth and sends it to a dental laboratory that will create a permanent, customized bridge that fits the unique shape of your mouth. You can expect to wear a temporary bridge while your permanent bridge is being made. To complete the restoration, the temporary bridge is removed, and the permanent bridge is carefully cemented into place.