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We Offer Affordable Fillings, Crowns and Bridges in West Hartford
If a damaged or decayed tooth is causing you pain or affecting the way that you smile or chew, you may be a candidate for one of our dental restoration services. Our local dentists replace missing teeth or restore the shape and function of damaged teeth using fillings, crowns and dental bridges. Schedule a consultation today to find out if dental restoration is right for your situation.
When Is a Tooth Filling Necessary?
Fillings are a common restorative procedure used to repair teeth that have been damaged by decay or trauma. The process involves filing or drilling away the damaged section of the tooth, cleaning away any debris or infection, and filling the cavity with gold, amalgam, or another material commonly used to fill the tooth.
How Do I Know If I Need a Tooth Crown or Tooth Bridge?
Crowns, which are also known as caps, are ideal for heavily damaged or weakened teeth since they cover the entire tooth surface. Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. Unlike traditional dentures, crowns and bridges are permanently bonded into place and can only be removed by a dentist.
How Do I Locate a Dentist for a Tooth Filling, Dental Bridge or Dental Caps?
We pride ourselves on offering affordable, high-quality restorations in a relaxed and caring environment. From the minute that you walk into our office, we will do everything possible to make you comfortable and answer any questions that you might have about your treatment options.
How Much Does a Tooth Filling, Dental Bridge or Crown Cost at Your Office?
You will receive an outline of the cost of your restoration following your consultation based on the type of material to be used, the location of the affected tooth, and the percentage covered by your insurance.
We strive to make the dental bridge cost, tooth filling cost, crown cost and other restorations cost as affordable as possible. After your consultation, we will provide you with an estimate that takes into consideration the following factors:
• the amount of work required to prepare the teeth for the procedure,
• the type of materials used to fabricate the bridge,
• the location of the restoration, and
• whether you will need additional procedures to prepare the adjoining teeth.
The type of crown that you choose will have the biggest impact on the price. Crowns made completely from porcelain tend to be the most expensive; however, they look the most natural. Zirconia and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are normally the least expensive; however, each has drawbacks in terms of durability or aesthetics. The price of gold crowns tends to fall somewhere in the middle. They are long-lasting; however, they look the least natural.
What Types of Dental Fillings Do Your Dentists Offer?
We offer traditional gold and silver amalgam fillings, as well as fillings made from tooth-colored composite or porcelain material.
Are There Different Types of Crowns for Teeth?
We offer a wide range of different types of crowns to suit various needs and budgets. Examples include gold, porcelain, and porcelain-fused-to-metal. Our dentist will help you select the most appropriate type of crown for your needs and budget.
Are There Different Types of Tooth Bridges?
In most cases, we will use a traditional bridge that has crowns for the abutment teeth or implants on each side of the affected area and pontic teeth in between. If it is not possible to attach the bridge on each side of the affected area, your dentist may recommend a cantilever bridge that only attaches on one side.
What Is the Process for Getting a Tooth Crown?
Attaching a crown involves three steps:
• shaping the existing tooth so that the crown will fit naturally;
• creating the mold that will be used to create the permanent crown; and
• cementing the permanent crown in place.
Each step of the process normally takes 30 minutes to an hour to complete.
What Is the Process for Getting a Tooth Bridge?
Creating and attaching the bridge normally takes two visits to our office. During the first visit, the dentist will prepare the abutment teeth by removing a small amount of the tooth enamel. We then make an impression of the teeth so that the bridge and crowns can be fabricated to the correct size and shape. We will also provide you with a temporary bridge to wear until we receive your permanent one. When you return to our office, the dentist will attach the permanent bridge and make any necessary adjustments to make sure that it feels and functions naturally.
How Can I Find Out More About Your Dental Restoration Services?
We believe that everyone deserves a smile that they are proud to share with others. Call today for more information about our dental restoration services or to schedule an appointment.