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Do you think you have a cavity? Are you dealing with damaged or missing teeth? If so, restorative dental treatment might just be the solution. This type of dentistry can restore both the function and the aesthetics of your smile.
Bridges, crowns for teeth, and fillings are all used to restore or maintain your good oral hygiene, so if you need restorative dental work, call our Philadelphia office and schedule an appointment. There’s no need to suffer the embarrassment of a toothless smile. Let us help you regain both your smile and your self-confidence.
How Will a Tooth Filling Help Me?
A tooth filling will restore the aesthetics and functionality of your tooth or teeth. When installing a filling, your dentist will first remove the decayed area and disinfect the tooth. Then, your dentist will fill the decayed portion of the tooth with a substance of either porcelain, amalgam or a mixture of several materials, gold or a different material recommended by your dentist. This filling will stop the decay, and also provide protection against the onset of further decay. It will also enable you to use your tooth again without pain or discomfort. If you need one or more dental fillings, then call our office for an appointment.
How Do Bridges and Crowns Improve My Oral Health?
When you’re missing teeth or you have decayed teeth, you can lose the structural stability of your jaw and your remaining teeth. You also won’t be able to chew your food properly, so your digestion will be adversely affected. If you have decayed teeth, the bacteria in the tooth can easily travel to other parts of your body and cause health problems. When teeth are damaged from decay, crowns or dental caps can be installed to eliminate infection and restore the function of your teeth. A bridge can replace missing teeth and restore structural stability to your teeth and jawbone, allowing you to chew your food properly and smile without gaps in your teeth. If you need a bridge or crowns for your teeth, then call our Philadelphia office today for an appointment. Let’s get started today on restoring your good dental health.
Do All Dentists Provide Bridges, Crowns and Tooth Fillings?
Fillings, crowns, and bridges are all considered reconstructive procedures and can be installed by a general dentist. The dentists at our Philadelphia office are skilled in reconstructive procedures, and they can restore your teeth to functionality and help you maintain good oral health. If you need reconstructive treatment, then call our Philadelphia office today and let’s get started.
Will It Be Expensive for Me to Get a Bridge, Crown or Filling?
Each dental procedure is tailored to the unique needs and specifications of each patient, so no two people will have the same cost for the same procedure. Factors that will influence your total cost include the type and location of the procedure you’re having, any additional work that you need, the type of material used, and your insurance benefits. During your first appointment, we’ll provide you with a detailed estimate of the work that you need so that you’ll know how much your tooth filling cost or dental crown cost or dental bridge cost will be. If you want to schedule an appointment, call our Philadelphia office and we’ll help you.
Is There More Than One Type of Dental Filling?
We offer several types of tooth fillings in order to accommodate the needs of all of our patients. Many fillings are available in materials that closely resemble your natural teeth, but our most popular include porcelain, tooth-colored composite, amalgam, and gold. Your dentist will help you determine the most suitable options for your specific needs.
Is There More Than One Type of Dental Crown Available?
Like fillings, crowns are available in a variety of materials, some of which resemble natural teeth. The most popular include ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal, alloy, and gold. Your dentist will help you decide on the most suitable type of crown for your needs, so call us today if you need an appointment for a dental crown in Philadelphia.
Is There More Than One Type of Dental Bridge Available?
We endeavor to meet all of our patients’ needs, so we offer several types of dental bridges. A traditional bridge is the most common, and it involves a crown at either end of a row of pontics or a single pontic, depending on your situation. The bridge is anchored to abutment teeth on either side of the pontics. If an abutment tooth is available on only one side, a cantilever bridge can be used, but it’s not recommended for your back teeth.
What’s the Crown Installation Procedure?
Two office appointments and three steps are involved in getting a tooth crown installed. During your first appointment, your dentist will shape and prep the tooth. To ensure the crown fits properly, the dentist will take an impression of the tooth and use that impression to fabricate the permanent crown. We’ll provide you with a temporary crown to wear in the interim, and you should allow 30 minutes to an hour for each step of the procedure. When we receive your permanent crown, you’ll return to our office for installation. We’ll adjust the crown so that it fits snugly and is comfortable, then we’ll attach it using a high-bond cement. If you need a tooth crown in Philadelphia, call Gentle Dental of Pennsylvania today for an appointment.
What’s the Bridge Installation Procedure?
Two office appointments are required to get a tooth bridge installed. During your first visit, we’ll prep the abutment teeth and make impressions of them, which the lab will use to make the crowns that are connected to the permanent bridge. Since your permanent bridge has to be fabricated in a lab, we will give you a temporary one to wear while you wait. When it arrives, you’ll return to our office, we’ll adjust your new bridge so that it is comfortable and fits snugly, and then we’ll permanently install it. If you need a tooth bridge in Philadelphia, call our office to schedule your first appointment.
If you need restorative dentistry in Philadelphia, then call Gentle Dental of Pennsylvania and let us help you. We’re committed to restoring our patients’ good dental health as quickly as possible, and we’d love to restore yours. We strive to maintain a reputation for quality dental care, so you can rest assured that you’ll receive the best dental care we can provide.
Call us today and become part of our extended dental family. We look forward to working with you.