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If your self-confidence has plummeted because you have one or more teeth that are damaged or missing, then call our Burke office without delay. We specialize in restorative dentistry that will help you regain your self-confidence and the functionality of your teeth. Whether the condition of your teeth is due to injury or decay or poor oral hygiene, we can help. We strive to be one of the best in the Burke area for high-quality, affordable restorative dentistry, so call us today and let’s get started on restoring your beautiful smile and your good oral health.
What’s a Dental Filling?
A tooth filling restores the function and shape of a tooth that has been damaged by decay. Your dentist will remove the part that has decayed, the area will be cleansed and disinfected, and then the dental filling will be installed and you’ll regain the use of your tooth. Before installing the filling, your dentist will recommend the best type of tooth filling for your unique needs. Some types of fillings aren’t appropriate for some locations, so that will be a major factor in your choice of filling. Usually, gold, silver amalgam or porcelain are used, but other options are available as well. Call us today if you need an appointment for a dental filling in Burke.
Why Choose Dental Crowns or Bridges?
Both crowns and bridges are permanently installed dental prosthetics that replace damaged or missing teeth and help to retain the structural integrity of your jawbone and your other teeth. Dental crowns are often called dental caps because they cover the surface of the tooth and are frequently used when the patient needs a filling but the hole is too large. They’re also used to cover a damaged tooth when other repairs aren’t feasible. In most cases, they’re installed using a high-bond cement that can only be removed by your dentist. Bridges are used to replace missing teeth and they’re usually anchored to adjacent teeth or, if there are no adjacent teeth, they can be anchored to implants. Bridges use artificial teeth to replace missing teeth, and they function the same as your natural teeth. They’re permanently installed, you don’t need to remove them for cleaning or maintenance. If you need bridges or crowns, then call our Burke office and we can help you.
Does a General Dentist Provide Tooth Fillings, Crowns for Teeth, and Bridges?
Part of restorative dentistry includes crowns, fillings, and bridges, so if you need this type of dental work, call our Burke office for an appointment. We’re one of the best in the area for these types of treatments and we’d love to welcome you to our dental family. Your teeth are a vital component of your good oral health, so make sure that you keep them in good repair and good condition. Call us today and let’s get started on restoring your good oral health.
What Will Be the Cost of My Filling, Dental Bridge or Tooth Crown?
Restorative dental appliances are completely customized to the installation, so your cost will be unique to you. Factors that will determine your ultimate cost include the type of materials used for the appliance, its location, and your insurance plan benefits. During your first consultation in our Burke office, we’ll provide you with an estimate of the scope of work needed and the associated cost. This is to ensure you understand your dental crown cost, your dental bridge cost or your tooth filling cost beforehand. Call us if you need more information or to schedule an appointment in our Burke office.
Do I Have a Choice of Tooth Fillings?
We offer several types of fillings, but our most popular are tooth-colored composite, porcelain, gold and silver amalgam. Some types are more suitable than others for some applications, so your dentist will recommend the best type of filling for your unique needs.
What Types of Dental Crowns Are Offered?
Like dental fillings, dental crowns are available in several materials from which you can choose. Ceramic is often preferred for replacing front teeth, while gold is often chosen for teeth in the back. Your dentist will advise you of the type that is most suitable for your situation. Call us to schedule an appointment for a crown placement today.
Do You Provide More Than One Type of Bridge?
We want to ensure that our patients receive the dentistry that they need for their lifestyle, so we offer several types of bridges. Traditional bridges use a fabricated crown that’s attached to implants on either side or to natural teeth, and pontics are placed between them. Cantilever bridges are used when there are no teeth on one side, but they’re not recommended for use in the back of the mouth. If you need dental bridges, call our Burke office and we can help you.
What’s the Process for Getting a Dental Crown?
There are three steps involved in the installation of a tooth crown. During your initial appointment, your dentist will shape the tooth that’s to receive the crown and then prep the site. We’ll then take an impression of the tooth, which will be used as the mold for fabricating your permanent crown. We’ll provide you with a temporary crown to use until your permanent one arrives. When that happens, you’ll return and we’ll install the permanent crown with a high-bond cement, and we’ll adjust it for comfort and fit. Plan for each step to take about an hour for completion, and if you have questions, call our office and we’ll be happy to answer them.
What’s the Process for Getting a Tooth Bridge?
You’ll need two appointments to get a tooth bridge installed. During your initial appointment, your dentist will prep the abutments and then take impressions of the teeth and surrounding area. This will aid in the fabrication of your permanent bridge. We’ll supply you with a temporary bridge to use until your permanent one arrives. When that happens, you’ll return to our office for the installation of your permanent bridge, and we’ll adjust it so that it fits properly and is comfortable for you. If you need a bridge, then call our office for an appointment.