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Have your teeth become damaged due to injury or cavities? Have you recently undergone a root canal? If so, your dentist may recommend restorations like dental fillings, tooth crowns, or dental bridges. These dental prosthetics allow you to restore your oral health while preserving the look of your smile.

What is a Tooth Filling?

If a cavity has caused a portion of your tooth to become damaged, a filling can help you save the tooth. Fillings are created using natural-looking materials like porcelain or composite, and they’re also available in gold or silver amalgam. When filling a tooth, the dentist clears away the existing decay and then fills the hole with the new material. Call us now if you have questions about the procedure or the tooth filling cost.

What Are Tooth Crowns and Bridges?

While some dental appliances are detachable, bridges and crowns are permanently affixed using high-bond dental cement. While crowns serve as dental caps for individual teeth, a bridge is recommended when one or several teeth are missing. These appliances consist of one or more pontic teeth supported by crowns over the adjacent teeth or dental implants.

Where Can I Get Tooth Fillings, Crowns, and Bridges?

Many general dentists provide fillings, bridges, and crowns. When you visit our office for regular checkups, our dentists will assess your smile and determine if restorative work is needed. Give us a call to book an appointment if you suspect a bridge, crown, or filling is necessary.

What Will a Tooth Filling, Tooth Crown, or Dental Bridge Cost?

Fillings, bridges, and crowns are custom-made to address each patient’s needs; because of this, the cost will vary. In most cases, the total cost depends on your insurance, the type of appliance chosen, where the restoration is placed, and any necessary follow-up visits. We are happy to discuss your insurance or payment options with you during your visit.

How Many Types of Fillings are There?

Tooth fillings are fabricated using several materials, including natural-looking composite, glass, porcelain, or gold. Fillings are made to withstand normal activities, such as biting and chewing. During your visit, your dentist will assess your teeth and determine what type of filling works for you. Many filling options are designed to blend in with your natural teeth.

What Tooth Crown Choices are Available?

Like fillings, dental crowns are available in several styles. Ceramic crowns are often selected as front tooth crowns because they can be colored to match the natural teeth. For back teeth crowns, gold alloy or porcelain can be effective options. These materials form a strong bond to the tooth and are quite durable. Contact us if you have questions about these options or the dental crown cost.

What Are the Different Types of Bridges?

When a bridge is necessary, you’ll have two types to choose from. The most common type, a traditional tooth bridge, is created using porcelain fused to metal or ceramic. Crowns are created to cover the adjacent teeth or dental implants, which serve as support for the row of pontic teeth. Another type of bridge is a cantilever bridge, which is recommended when there are healthy teeth on only one side of the affected area. This type is less common.

What Should I Expect When Receiving Crowns for Teeth?

Multiple steps are usually involved when getting a new crown. During the first appointment, the affected tooth will be reshaped to accommodate the crown. Impressions of the tooth are taken, which serve as the blueprint for the permanent appliance. Then, the dentist will place a temporary crown on the affected tooth to protect it while the final crown is created. At your second appointment, the final crown is cemented to the tooth. This final step takes about 20 minutes.

What Happens When You Receive a Tooth Bridge?

Preparing the abutment teeth is the first step in getting a bridge. This involves re-contouring them so that the crowns will fit on top. Impressions are then taken of the teeth, which are used to fabricate the pontic teeth, framework, and crown. Your dentist will provide a temporary bridge to wear while the final device is being made. Once the permanent bridge arrives, the dentist will secure it into place and make any adjustments.

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