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We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
What Are Dental Fillings?
If you have a cavity, our dental experts will fix it as quickly as possible. A tooth filling will keep the cavity from getting bigger and causing you pain. We’ll remove the decayed material and fill the tooth with a special material to seal the cavity. The tooth filling will restore the shape and size of your tooth so you can eat normally.
All About Dental Crowns and Bridges
Some patients need a dental crown or bridge to fix their smile. Crowns are custom-made dental caps that are permanently affixed to your tooth. A crown seals off any decay and is strong enough to stand up to the force of chewing. If you’re missing one or more teeth, we can install a dental bridge. This special appliance bridges the gap between your teeth and keeps your jaw in alignment, making your smile look great.
Which Dentists Provide Tooth Fillings, Crowns, and Bridges?
If you need a filling, crown, or bridge, you don’t need to visit a specialist. We provide these services right in our office. Our talented dentists have the training and experience to help you with all your dental repairs. Call us today to set up an appointment to discuss your tooth restoration options.
What You’ll Spend on a Filling, Dental Bridge, or Tooth Crown
How much does a tooth filling cost? Because fillings, crowns for teeth, and dental bridges are custom made just for you, the cost varies. The price depends on the material used, the complexity of the problem, and where in your mouth the work needs to be done. We work with many types of dental insurance, and we’ll make sure you have a complete dental crown cost estimate before we start any treatment.
Understanding Different Types of Tooth Fillings
We have several options when it comes to filling your cavities. For front teeth, we offer fillings that are the same color as your teeth. Composite resin fillings work well for front teeth because they look natural.
For back teeth, amalgam fillings might be a better choice. These silver-looking fillings don’t match the color of your teeth, but they’re extremely strong. This makes them a good choice for less-visible molars.
Our dentists can also provide gold or ceramic fillings if they’re the best choice for your situation. Visit us to discuss all your dental care options, or call us at (215) 310-5817.
Different Types of Crowns: Which Is Best?
The best crown for you’re your situation depends on many factors. If you need a crown for a back tooth, you’ll require a strong material for chewing, but is gentle on your other teeth. For these situations, we often recommend base metal alloy crowns; however, some patients may benefit from gold alloy crowns.
If you need a crown on a front tooth, you’ll want it to look natural and match your other teeth. All-ceramic (porcelain-based) or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are tooth colored, making them great choices for front teeth. Our dentists provide all types of crowns, so you’ll be able to get the best one for you.
Learning More About the Different Types of Bridges
Bridges differ depending on the conditions in your mouth. If there’s a gap between two natural teeth, we’ll recommend a traditional bridge. These bridges are affixed to your permanent teeth and blend seamlessly into your smile. If you only have one natural tooth next to your gap, a cantilever bridge is an option. Our dentists are experts at assessing your mouth and finding the right bridge solution for you. Contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss all your options.
What You Need to Know About Getting a Tooth Crown
If you need to get a crown, there’s no need to be nervous. It might help to learn a little about the process beforehand. The first step is to determine the right size and shape for your new crown. To do this, we’ll take measurements and make impressions of your teeth. We’ll also place a temporary crown if you need one. Next, we’ll send your measurements to a dental lab where your custom crown will be made. When the crown is ready, you’ll visit our office for a second appointment. We’ll remove the temporary crown, affix the permanent one, and make sure the crown is in alignment with your other teeth. Your new crown will restore your tooth so you can enjoy a pain-free, beautiful smile.
What Happens During a Tooth Bridge Installation?
If you need a dental bridge, we’ll begin by doing a full assessment of your mouth and the condition of your surrounding teeth. We’ll take careful measurements and prepare the neighboring teeth to receive the bridge, which will be custom made for you in a special dental lab. When it’s ready, our dental experts will install it and make sure it’s comfortably aligned. We want every patient to be comfortable during their tooth bridge installation. If you have any questions about the procedure or concerns about your dental bridge cost, please contact us.