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Even if you have severely damaged or decayed teeth, it may be possible to improve the function and aesthetics of your teeth. Fillings, crowns and bridges are an affordable and effective way to restore damaged teeth and improve your oral health.
What Is the Purpose of a Tooth Filling?
A dental filling is used to repair and reinforce decayed or damaged teeth. The process starts with the dentist using a drill to remove the affected part of the tooth. The tooth is thoroughly cleaned to remove any debris or traces of infection. The dentist then fills the remaining cavity with gold, silver amalgam, or tooth-colored porcelain or composite material.
What Is the Difference Between Dental Bridges and Crowns for Teeth?
While crowns and bridges are normally made from the same materials, they serve different purposes. Crowns, which are also referred to as caps, cover the entire exposed surface of the tooth. Crowns are used both for aesthetic purposes and to improve the structural integrity of teeth compromised by disease or trauma. Bridges, on the other hand, are used to replace missing teeth. A bridge is comprised of one or more pontic teeth that are anchored to abutment teeth or implants on each side of the affected area.
Where Can I Go for Fillings, Crowns, or Bridges Near Me?
If you are living with missing, damaged or decayed teeth, our skilled dentists can assess your situation and determine if you are a candidate for one of our dental restoration procedures.
Will Insurance Cover My Tooth Filling Cost, My Dental Crown Cost or My Dental Bridge Cost?
Most insurance plans cover a substantial portion of the cost of a filling; however, there may be limitations on the types of materials covered. We are always happy to answer any questions that you may have about the insurance plans that we accept. We also recommend contacting your insurance provider to clarify the extent of your plan benefits.
Crowns come in a variety of price points based on the type of material used. The percentage covered by dental insurance can also vary from plan to plan. We will discuss pricing and payment options in more detail following your consultation. FInally, the cost of a bridge varies widely from person to person based on the type of material used, the site of the restoration, and whether you need any additional procedures to prepare the abutment teeth for the bridge.
Which Type of Tooth Filling Is Best?
Our local dentists offer gold, amalgam, and tooth-colored composite or porcelain fillings. Each type of filling has benefits and drawbacks in terms of price, aesthetics, and durability. Your dentist will recommend the most appropriate filling based on the location of the restoration, any budget constraints that you might have, and your aesthetic preferences.
Which Type of Tooth Crown is Best?
Similar to fillings, crowns are made from a variety of materials, such as gold, porcelain, and porcelain-fused-to-metal. Our dentist will help you determine the best type of crown for your needs and budget.
Which Type of Tooth Bridge Should I Choose?
A traditional bridge featuring a row of pontics that attach to supporting teeth or implants on both sides of the affected area is suitable for most situations. If it is impossible to attach the bridge on both sides, you may be a candidate for a cantilever bridge that only attaches on one side of the gap. Because of the extreme force exerted by the molars during chewing, cantilever bridges are not recommended for the back teeth.
How Does the Dentist Attach a Tooth Crown?
The crown procedure is completed over the course of two visits to our office. During the first visit, the dentist shapes the existing tooth to make room for the crown. We also make a mold of your teeth to ensure that the prosthetic looks and feels as natural as possible. We then attach a temporary prosthetic to protect the tooth while the permanent crown is being created. During your return visit, the dentist will attach the permanent crown using a high-bond dental adhesive.
How Does a Dentist Attach a Tooth Bridge?
During your first visit to our office, the dentist will prep the abutment teeth by removing a small amount of the tooth enamel. We will also make the mold so that the lab can customize your permanent prosthetic. Once we receive your custom bridge from the lab, you will return to our office to have the bridge permanently attached and adjusted for fit and comfort.
How do you know if you are a candidate for dental fillings, dental caps or a dental bridge? Give us a call and speak to one of our dental professionals. Reclaim your smile today by calling to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dental professionals.