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What Are Dental Fillings?
If you have a cavity, a tooth filling is needed to prevent further decay and other dental problems. During the procedure, your dentist uses special tools to remove damaged and decayed portions of the tooth. Once the tooth has been prepared, filling material is used to complete the restoration.
What Are Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges?
Crowns, or dental caps, can be used to hold a dental bridge in place or cover an implant or damaged tooth. They are constructed to look exactly like your natural teeth. A dental bridge is a device that fills the gap where teeth are missing.
What Type of Dentist Performs Fillings, Crowns, and Bridges?
To help you maintain good oral health, your general or family dentist performs routine and preventive dental procedures and treatments, such as fillings. You can also receive dental bridge work and crowns from your general dentist, but complex cases may require treatment from a prosthodontist. If you need an experienced dentist for a filling, bridge work, or crown, call our office today to make an appointment.
What Are My Costs for a Filling, Dental Bridge, or Crown?
Treatment costs for a crown, filling, or dental bridge are based on the individual needs of each patient. Examples of factors affecting dental crown cost include whether you require any additional dental work, your insurance coverage, and the materials used to fabricate the crown. The dental bridge cost is affected by your insurance coverage, the current health of your mouth, and the materials used to create the bridge. Normally, the overall tooth filling cost is primarily affected by which type of filling you receive and your insurance coverage.
Different Types of Fillings
Our dentists provide many different options for cavity treatment. You can choose from natural-colored composite, silver amalgam, porcelain, gold, and glass. How much you’re willing to spend, your insurance coverage, and aesthetic preferences are factors you should consider when choosing a tooth filling.
What Are My Options for Dental Crowns?
Crowns for teeth can help improve your smile, and our dentists provide a variety of materials for you to choose from, such as porcelain, metal alloy, gold alloy, and porcelain-fused-to-metal. To help you decide which tooth crown material is best for your unique needs, call us today to make an appointment.
What Are the Different Types of Dental Bridges?
A cantilever bridge, implant-supported bridge, and a fixed dental bridge are a few options offered at our dental practice. Our dentists will develop a customized tooth bridge treatment plan during your consultation. Schedule your appointment today.
The Dental Crown Procedure
To perform the tooth crown procedure, your dentist shapes the outside of the tooth to prepare it for the crown placement. Once this is completed, an impression of the tooth is taken and sent to a dental laboratory so your permanent dental crown can be created. To keep the tooth protected from additional damage a temporary crown is placed over the tooth while the permanent crown is being made. After the final crown has been created, the temporary crown is removed and replaced with the permanent crown.
What Happens During a Dental Bridge Procedure?
During the first step of the tooth bridge procedure, your dentist will shape and prepare the teeth that will provide support for the bridge. Next, an impression of your teeth is made and sent to a dental laboratory. This is where a customized bridge that fits the shape of your mouth will be created. While the permanent bridge is being created, you’ll wear a temporary bridge to protect your teeth and gums. During your final appointment, the permanent bridge is cemented into place.