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What Can I Expect from a Tooth Filling?
Dental fillings are a dental procedure used to repair teeth affected by decay. After administering a local anesthetic, your dentist removes decayed portions of the tooth. To restore the function of the tooth, filling material is used to complete the restoration.
What Are Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges?
A dental bridge is a restorative procedure used to span the gap caused by missing teeth. Dental crowns, also referred to as dental caps, are used to cover damaged teeth, attach a dental bridge, or cover a dental implant. Crowns are made to look just like your natural teeth.
What Type of Dentist Offers Fillings, Crowns, and Bridges?
Your general or family dentist performs most routine and preventive dental procedures, including fillings. They can also perform most crowns and dental bridge work, but for more complicated cases, a prosthodontist may be needed to provide treatment. Our dentists are experienced in providing quality care for all patients, whether you come in for crowns, dental bridge work, or a filling to repair a cavity. Schedule an appointment today.
What Should I Expect to Pay for a Filling, Dental Bridge, or Crown?
Like other dental procedures, the cost of a crown, filling, or bridge are determined by many different factors. Your tooth filling cost is mostly influenced by your insurance coverage and which type of filling you receive. The materials used to create the bridge, the overall health of your teeth, and whether you have dental insurance are the primary factors in determining the final dental bridge cost. Dental crown cost is determined by the materials used to complete your restoration and if you require any other dental procedures.
What Are the Different Types of Fillings?
At our dentist office, you can choose from many different types of fillings, such as silver amalgam, gold, natural-colored composite, glass, and porcelain. When making a decision about which tooth filling you should choose, your aesthetic preferences, insurance coverage, and budget restraints should be considered.
Are There Different Types of Crowns?
To help meet the unique needs of all our patients, our dentists offer many different crowns for teeth. These include gold alloy, metal alloy, porcelain, and porcelain-fused-to-metal. Call our office to make an appointment, and learn more about which tooth crown material is right for you.
Different Types of Dental Bridges
Our dentists offer several options for replacing missing teeth with a tooth bridge, such as a fixed bridge, cantilever bridge, or an implant-supported bridge. Make an appointment today with our dentists to discover which option is right for you.
What Is the Procedure for Dental Crowns?
During your first appointment for a tooth crown, the tooth is filed and shaped to prepare it for placement of the crown. Then, your dentist takes an impression of the tooth and sends it to a dental laboratory to create a customized, permanent crown. While you wait for the permanent crown to be made, a temporary crown is placed over the tooth to protect it. At your final appointment, the temporary crown is removed, and your dentist cements the new crown onto the tooth.
What to Expect During a Dental Bridge Procedure
During your first appointment for a tooth bridge, the supporting teeth will be reduced in size to prepare room for the placement of the bridge. Then, your dentist takes an impression of your teeth, which a dental laboratory uses to make a customized bridge that fits the unique shape of your mouth. You’ll wear a temporary bridge in the time it takes to fabricate your permanent bridge. To complete your restoration, your dentist will carefully place your permanent bridge.