We Are Open – Safety is Our Top Priority!
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.
If one or more of your teeth are missing, have cavities or are suffering from another type of damage, then reconstructive dentistry may be able to help you. With the aid of a tooth bridge, a tooth crown or a tooth filling, we can replace missing teeth and repair damaged or decayed teeth so that you have a beautiful smile and healthy teeth once again. If you need restorative dentistry, call our Springfield office to schedule an appointment and let us help you regain your beautiful smile and a full set of functional teeth.
Can All Teeth Be Filled?
If your tooth can accommodate a filling, then your dentist will remove the decayed part and disinfect the area. The filling, which will be amalgam, gold, porcelain or another material, will then be placed and your tooth will be functional when you leave our Springfield office, and you’ll be free of pain. Sometimes, a tooth will be damaged or decayed beyond the point that a tooth filling is feasible. In these instances, there are other reconstructive actions that we can take, such as a tooth crown or a tooth bridge, which is another reason to seek dental care if you have damage or decay. If you need a filling, don’t delay, contact us today for an appointment.
Why Are Bridges, Fillings and Crowns for Teeth So Important?
Your teeth are vital to the proper functioning of your body; they’re not just decorative items. They help to maintain the structural alignment of your jaw and face, they enable proper mastication and they help you to speak clearly. Decayed teeth can infect your entire body and cause health problems, so if you have one or more cavities, you should have them filled. If your cavities are large, then we can install dental caps on your teeth so that they function properly. If you have missing teeth, a bridge can replace the missing teeth and restore the area to functionality. If you need any of these procedures, call our office for an appointment. Your good dental health is vital to your overall good health, so don’t delay in contacting our dental office.
Who Provides Bridges, Crowns and Tooth Fillings in Springfield?
All general dentists can provide restorative dentistry, which is the type of dentistry that covers fillings, crowns and bridges. Each dentist at our Springfield office is adept at these procedures. If you’re looking for skilled restorative dentists in the Springfield area, call our office today. We can schedule an appointment for you to help you get back on the path to good dental health.
Is a Bridge, Crown or Filling Very Expensive?
Each dental procedure is unique to the patient. Consequently, no two procedures will cost the same because dental procedures are customized to the patient. Factors that will play a significant role in your final cost include your insurance plan benefits, the type and location of the procedure that you need, the materials used and any additional procedures you need. During your initial consultation, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive estimate of the work that you’ll need so that you’ll know the exact amount of your tooth filling cost, your dental crown cost or your dental bridge cost. If you need restorative dentistry, call our Springfield office for an appointment.
What Are My Options for Dental Fillings in Springfield?
We offer a variety of dental filling options for our patients, but the most popular include porcelain, tooth-colored composite, amalgam or gold. Certain types of fillings are more appropriate for some applications, but your dentist will recommend the best type for your unique needs.
What Are My Options for Dental Crowns in Springfield?
Like fillings, we offer a variety of crown options so that we can best accommodate our patients’ needs. The most popular include ceramic, gold, alloy, and porcelain-fused-to-metal. Gold is often used for back teeth and ceramic for front teeth, but your dentist will recommend the best type of crown for the application, since not all materials are suitable for all types of teeth.
What Are My Options for Bridges in Springfield?
We offer a variety of bridges to our patients, but the most commonly used is a traditional bridge, which uses custom-fitted crowns attached to a row of pontics. The crowns are affixed to abutment teeth on either end of the pontics. If an abutment tooth is available on only one end, then we can use a cantilever bridge, although this type of bridge isn’t recommended for molars. Your dentist will recommend the best type of bridge for your needs, so call us today for an appointment to get a bridge installed.
What’s the Procedure for a Crown Installation?
Three steps and two appointments are required for getting a crown installed. During the first step, your dentist will prep and shape the tooth involved, and then we’ll make an impression of it. The impression will be sent to the lab to fabricate your permanent crown. We’ll provide you with a temporary crown to wear in the interim and we’ll notify you when we receive your permanent crown. When it arrives, you’ll return for the installation. We’ll adjust it so that it fits snugly and is comfortable, and then we’ll affix it in place using a high-bond cement. You should allow between 30 minutes to an hour for each step of the procedure, although it may not take that long. If you need a dental crown in Springfield, then call us to schedule an appointment.
What’s the Procedure for a Bridge Installation?
Your bridge installation will require two office visits. During the first visit, your dentist will prep your abutment teeth and make impressions of the area, which will be used as the model for your permanent bridge. We’ll provide you with a temporary bridge to wear until we receive your permanent one. When it arrives, you’ll return to our office, and we’ll adjust it so that it fits correctly and is comfortable, then we’ll permanently install it. If you need dental bridges in Springfield, call our office to schedule an appointment.
If you’ve been searching for an excellent general dentist in the Springfield area who is skilled at restorative procedures, then call Gentle Dental of Springfield at (484) 810-1247 and schedule an appointment. We do our utmost to maintain our reputation in the local area. Our ever-increasing dental family is a testament to our dedication to our patients, so call us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to speaking with you and welcoming you to our dental family.