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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.
Missing, damaged or decayed teeth can adversely impact both your self-confidence and your overall health. If you have teeth that need dental work, contact our Thorndale office without delay.
We can help restore your beautiful smile and your ability to eat your favorite foods, and we can eliminate the pain that usually accompanies damaged or decayed teeth. Our office staff is experienced in restorative dentistry, and we’d love to help you regain your oral health. Call us today for an appointment for restorative dentistry in Thorndale, and let us help you.
What If My Tooth Can’t Be Filled?
Sometimes, a tooth will have a cavity that’s too large for a tooth filling. When this happens, there are alternatives, so we can still restore your tooth. However, maintaining good dental health is the best method for preventing large cavities. If your tooth has a small or moderate amount of decay, then we may be able to fill it. During your appointment, your dentist will remove the decayed part of your tooth and clean the area. The tooth filling, which is usually gold, porcelain, amalgam or another material, will be installed, and then you’ll have a functional tooth once again. You should also be free of the pain that usually accompanies a cavity, so call our Thorndale dental office today if you need an appointment for one or more dental fillings.
What’s the Purpose of Crowns and Bridges?
Crowns for teeth and bridges are both permanently installed dental devices that replace or restore function to missing or damaged teeth. Whether the teeth are damaged due to decay or trauma, a crown can help. Neither crowns nor bridges can be removed, except by a dentist. They’re affixed with a strong-bond adhesive that won’t allow them to slip or move, so you don’t have to worry about them falling out. Crowns, which are also called dental caps, cover the entire surfaces of teeth to protect them from further damage or decay. A tooth bridge is used to replace missing teeth and enable you to chew properly once again. It’s comprised of pontics that are affixed to abutment teeth on either side, and the abutment teeth can be either natural teeth or implants. If you need a bridge or crown, call our Thorndale office for an appointment to regain your good oral health.
Which Types of Dentists Provide Bridges, Crowns and Tooth Fillings in Thorndale?
Installation of bridges, crowns and fillings fall under the purview of general restorative dental techniques, so general dentists can install them. If you need restorative dental techniques in Thorndale, call our office for an appointment. We provide restorative dentistry in Thorndale, and we can help you regain your beautiful smile and the full function of your teeth, so call us today.
How Much Does a Crown, Filling or Dental Bridge Cost?
Each dental procedure is unique to the patient, so no two patients will pay the same for the same procedure. Your tooth filling cost or dental crown cost or bridge cost will be influenced by your insurance benefits, the location and type of procedure you’re having, the materials used, and any additional work that you need. We’ll provide you with a comprehensive estimate during your first appointment so that you’ll know exactly the work that you need and the associated costs. Call us today to schedule your first appointment and get started on regaining your good oral health.
What Choices Do I Have for Tooth Fillings in Thorndale?
We offer several types of tooth fillings to our Thorndale patients, and many closely resemble the color of your natural teeth. Our most popular options include tooth-colored composite, gold, amalgam and porcelain. Since some types of fillings are more appropriate for certain types of teeth, your dentist will recommend the type that’s best for your particular needs.
What Choices Do I Have for Tooth Crowns in Thorndale?
Like tooth fillings, tooth crowns are available in a variety of materials, including those that closely resemble your natural tooth color. Our most popular options include porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic, gold and alloy. Ceramic is a popular option for front teeth, but your dentist will recommend the best type for your unique needs.
What Choices Do I Have for Tooth Bridges in Thorndale?
We strive to offer a comprehensive selection of dental bridges to our patients, but a traditional bridge is the most commonly used. A traditional bridge uses a custom-made crown at either end of a row of pontics. The crowns are used to permanently affix the pontics to abutment teeth at either end of the bridge. If an abutment tooth is available on only one end, then a cantilever bridge can be used, but it’s not recommended for molars. Call us today if you need an appointment for a bridge in Thorndale.
What Should I Expect When Getting a Tooth Crown Installed at Gentle Dental of Thorndale?
Installation of a tooth crown requires three steps and two office visits. During your first visit, your dentist will prepare and shape the tooth involved, and then make an impression of it. The impression will be used to fabricate your permanent crown, and when it arrives in our office, you’ll return to have it installed. We’ll make any adjustments necessary so that it fits well and is comfortable, and then we’ll attach it using a high-bond cement. Each step will require up to an hour to complete. If you need a dental crown in Thorndale, call us today to schedule an appointment.
What Should I Expect When Getting a Tooth Bridge Installed at Gentle Dental of Thorndale?
Getting a bridge installed requires two office visits. During the first visit, your dentist will prep the abutment teeth and then take impressions of them, which will be used to fabricate the crowns for your bridge. We’ll provide you with a temporary bridge to wear in the interim, and when your permanent bridge arrives, you’ll return to have it installed. During your installation, we’ll adjust the bridge so that it’s comfortable and fits properly, and then we’ll permanently install it. If you need a dental bridge in Thorndale, call us today for an appointment.
We’ve earned a reputation for a quality reconstructive dental office in the area. If you need bridges, crowns or fillings in Thorndale, call Gentle Dental of Thorndale at (610) 590-1798 to schedule an appointment. We do our best to continue to earn the trust our patients place in us, so you can be assured you’ll receive the best dental treatments we can provide. Call us today to schedule an appointment and join our ever-expanding dental family. We look forward to speaking with you soon.