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Missing or damaged teeth can negatively impact your oral health, your physical health and your self-confidence. You may be too embarrassed to smile, unable to eat your favorite foods, and your overall health may be adversely affected. Fortunately, restorative dentistry can restore your teeth and your self-confidence.
If you need restorative dentistry procedures for one or more teeth, call our Blue Bell office and schedule an appointment.
Will a Tooth Filling Restore My Decayed Tooth?
Tooth fillings can restore both the appearance and the function of your teeth. With a filling you’ll be able to eat your favorite foods, smile with self-confidence, and perhaps most importantly, you’ll be free of the pain that plagues those who have cavities. During your filling appointment at our Blue Bell office, your dentist will remove the decayed part of your tooth and then disinfect the area. Next, we’ll fill the tooth with either porcelain, amalgam, gold or another material. After this, your tooth will be functional and free of the pain that’s synonymous with a cavity. If you need restorative dentistry, call Gentle Dental of Blue Bell to schedule your appointment.
How Does a Bridge, Crowns for Teeth or a Filling Improve My Oral Health?
If you have decayed teeth, you have bacteria invading your system. Normally, a filling will be used to fill in the decayed area, which will restore health to the previously decayed tooth. If the cavity is too large for a filling to be feasible, then we can install a crown, which functions similarly to a filling except that it covers the entire tooth rather than only the top of it. Crowns are also called dental caps. A bridge will put pontics in the space where teeth are missing so that you can once again chew your food properly. If you need a filling, crown or bridge, then call our office for an appointment to regain your good oral health.
Which Dentists Can Place a Bridge, Crown or Tooth Filling?
All of these procedures are considered reconstructive techniques, and they can be performed by any general dentist. If you need a skilled dentist in the Blue Bell area who can provide you with these procedures, call our office for an appointment. We’re proud to provide these services in the Blue Bell area, and we can help you regain your good oral health, so call us today.
Are Bridges, Fillings and Crowns Covered By Insurance?
Your insurance benefits will be unique to you, so the best source of information on this is your provider. However, many insurance plans cover some or all of the costs of these procedures. Factors that will influence your total cost include the scope of work to be done and the location of the work, the materials used, additional treatments needed and your plan benefits. During your first visit, we’ll provide you with an estimate of the work that you need and each associated cost. With this information, you will be able to see the total amount for your tooth filling cost, dental crown cost or dental bridge cost. If you want to schedule a consultation in Blue Bell, call us today.
Does Your Blue Bell Office Offer Different Types of Tooth Fillings?
We strive to meet all of our patients’ needs, so we offer a variety of tooth fillings. Our most popular filling materials include porcelain, gold, tooth-colored composite, and amalgam. Some types are more suitable for certain teeth or situations than others, so your dentist will recommend the best type for your needs. If you need a filling in Blue Bell, call us today.
Does Your Blue Bell Office Offer Different Types of Tooth Crowns?
Like dental fillings, dental crowns are available in a variety of materials. Our most popular include ceramic, which is usually used for front teeth; gold, which is often used for back teeth; alloy; and porcelain-fused-to-metal. Your dentist will recommend the best type for your situation, call us today if you need tooth crowns in Blue Bell.
Does Your Blue Bell Office Offer Different Types of Tooth Bridges?
We offer several types of bridges to meet our patients’ needs, but a traditional bridge is the most commonly used. A traditional bridge uses fabricated crowns that are attached to a row of pontics, and the crowns are affixed to abutment teeth on either end. If an abutment tooth is available on only one end, then a cantilever bridge is used, but cantilever bridges aren’t recommended for back teeth.
What Should I Expect When Getting a Crown Installed?
Installing a tooth crown involves two office visits and three procedures. During your first appointment, your dentist will shape and prep the tooth, and then we’ll take an impression of it. The impression will serve as the pattern for the permanent crown. We’ll provide you with a temporary crown to wear in the interim until we receive your permanent crown. When that happens, you’ll return to our office and we’ll adjust your new crown for fit and comfort, and then we’ll affix it to your tooth using a high-bond cement. You should allow up to an hour for each step of the procedure, although it may take less. If you need a tooth crown in Blue Bell, call our office to schedule an appointment.
What Should I Expect When Getting a Dental Bridge Installed?
You’ll require two office visits to get a tooth bridge installed. During your first appointment, your dentist will prepare the abutment teeth and then make an impression of them. The impression will be used as a model for your permanent tooth bridge. We will provide a temporary bridge for you to use while you wait for the permanent bridge to be completed. During your second appointment, we’ll adjust your bridge for fit and to make sure that it’s comfortable. Then, we’ll permanently attach it to your abutment teeth, effectively replacing your missing teeth. If you need dental bridges in Blue Bell, call Gentle Dental of Blue Bell for more information.
If you need bridges, crowns or tooth fillings in Blue Bell, then call Gentle Dental of Blue Bell at (267) 439-4912 to schedule an appointment. We hope we’ve earned a reputation for providing quality restorative dentistry in the Blue Bell area, so let us help you regain your good oral health. We’d love to welcome you to our extended dental family. We look forward to speaking with you and working with you and your family.