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We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
If you’re missing teeth or have damaged teeth, whether one or several, then restorative dentistry can help you regain both your smile and your self-confidence. Whether the issue occurred due to trauma or due to neglect or disease, we can help.
Crowns, bridges, and tooth fillings can provide you with the same functionality of your natural teeth and usually do not require special or extensive maintenance. If you need help establishing a routine of good oral hygiene, we can help with that too. Call our Connecticut office today to make an appointment and let’s get started on your beautiful smile.
Why Would I Need a Tooth Filling?
If you have one or more teeth that have been damaged due to decay, then a dental filling can restore the function of your teeth. First, the decayed portion will be removed, then the area will be cleansed and disinfected, then your dentist will install the filling. Porcelain, gold or silver amalgam are the most commonly used, but other options are available. However, not all types of fillings are appropriate for all types of teeth, so your dentist will advise you of the best type for your situation. If you need one or more fillings, then call our Connecticut office for an appointment.
Why Do I Need Crowns for Teeth or a Bridge?
If any of your teeth have been damaged or if any are missing, then you need crowns or a bridge. Both crowns and bridges are permanently installed dental prosthetic devices that will restore your good oral health. Dental crowns are also referred to as dental caps because they cover the surface of the tooth. Often, they’re used in lieu of a filling if the cavity to be filled is too large to accommodate a filling. The crown is bonded to your natural tooth with a high-bond cement that can only be removed by a dentist, so it isn’t likely to come loose or fall out. A bridge is composed of pontics that are attached to your natural teeth on either side. If no teeth are available, then it can be attached using an implant. Neither type of appliance requires special care or maintenance, they’re both permanently installed and require only the good oral hygiene practices that you use for your natural teeth. If you need a crown or a bridge, then call our Connecticut office and we’ll help you restore the function and aesthetics of your teeth.
Where Would I Get Tooth Fillings, Crowns and Bridges?
A general dentist who provides restorative dentistry can install crowns, bridges and dental fillings, so if you need this type of dental work, then call our Connecticut office and make an appointment. Your teeth are an essential contributor to your overall good health, so make sure you keep them in good condition.
What Will My Tooth Filling, Dental Bridge or Tooth Crown Cost?
The cost of each of these fully customized devices will be unique to you. Factors that will affect your ultimate dental bridge cost, dental filling cost or crown cost include the location of the work done, your insurance coverage, and the materials that we use to fabricate your appliance. During your first appointment, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive scope of work and costs, so that you’ll know what to expect. Call us to make your first appointment or to get the answers to any additional questions regarding your tooth filling cost, your dental crown cost or your tooth bridge cost.
Will I Have a Choice of Tooth Fillings?
Tooth fillings are available in several types, but our most popular include gold, silver amalgam, porcelain, and tooth-colored composite. Your filling will depend on personal preference and your dentist’s recommendation since not all types of fillings are appropriate for all installations. Call our Connecticut office if you’d like more information.
Do You Offer a Choice for Crown Material?
We have several materials for crowns, but ceramic is most often preferred for the front teeth, while gold is popular for the rear teeth. Your dentist can make a recommendation if you’d like, so call our Connecticut office for more information or to schedule an appointment.
What Types of Dental Bridges Are Available?
We endeavor to provide our patients with the most options possible for their restorative dentistry, so we offer a variety of bridges. Traditional bridges use a custom-fitted crown that’s attached to implants or teeth on either side and pontics are placed between the two. A cantilever bridge can be installed when only one side has an abutting tooth, but cantilever bridges aren’t recommended for back teeth.
What Should I Expect When Getting a Tooth Crown Installed?
There are three steps involved in a dental crown installation. During the initial appointment, your dentist will prepare and shape the tooth involved. We’ll then take an impression of it, which will be used to fabricate your crown. We’ll install a temporary crown to protect your tooth in the interim. When your permanent crown arrives, you’ll return to our office and we’ll adjust it for fit and comfort, and then install it using a high-bond cement. Each step in your procedure will take between 30 and 60 minutes, but be sure to call our office if you have any questions about the procedure.
What Happens During the Tooth Bridge Procedure?
Installation of a dental bridge will require at least two appointments. On your first visit, your dentist will prepare the abutment teeth and then take an impression of them. This will be used to fabricate your bridge, and we’ll install a temporary bridge until the permanent one arrives.
When it is finished, then you’ll return to our office for the installation of your permanent bridge. We’ll adjust your bridge for comfort and fit, and then install it using a high-bond glue. If you have more questions regarding the procedure, call our office and we’ll be happy to answer them.