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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.
If you have one or more teeth that are in very bad condition, restorative dentistry can help you regain the function and appearance of your teeth. All the dentists in our office in Bradenton can perform general dentistry procedures like dental fillings, dental caps, and dental bridges that can restore badly damaged teeth. Your teeth are important to your overall health, they’re not just meant to provide a great smile. Your teeth help maintain the structural integrity of your jawbone and they are the first step in your digestive system, so they have an impact on your overall health. We know that dental procedures can be expensive, so we strive to keep our costs affordable while providing effective treatments to our patients. Call our office in Bradenton today at (941) 357-1292 to learn how you can get your smile back at a price you can afford.
Why Would I Get a Tooth Filling?
If you have a cavity or if you notice decay starting to form, call us immediately before it gets worse. We can remove the damaged area, install a tooth filling and save the tooth before you need a tooth crown or tooth bridge. Several options are available for fillings and your dentist will discuss them with you and made a recommendation during your initial consultation at our office in Bradenton. Call us at (941) 357-1292 to set up an appointment.
Why Would I Need a Dental Crown or a Bridge?
If you have a tooth that has decayed past the point that a filling can be used, then a dental crown can be applied. A crown covers the entire tooth from top to bottom and is applied with a high-bond cement that can only be removed by your dentist. A dental bridge is used when one or more teeth are missing. The bridge is anchored to the adjacent teeth or if there are none, then it may be anchored with an implant, depending on the location of the missing tooth. If you need caps or a dental crown, then call our office in Bradenton and schedule a consultation. We’ll be happy to answer all of your questions when you call us at (941) 357-1292.
Can a General Dentist Place Bridges, Crowns, and Fillings?
All of the general dentists in our office in Bradenton can install caps, bridges, fillings, and crowns for teeth, and we do hundreds of these procedures each year. If you should need a complicated procedure you might be referred to a local specialist, but we don’t usually need to do that. Call us today to schedule an appointment and get your good oral health restored.
Does a Tooth Crown, a Tooth Bridge or a Tooth Filling Cost a Lot?
We know that cost is a big factor in any dental procedure so we do our best to keep our costs low while providing the best possible dental care to our patients. Factors that will influence the ultimate cost of your procedure include the type of work to be done, the materials you select, your overall oral health, and any insurance coverage you have. Each patient is unique in their dental needs so each cost will be unique. When you come to office in Bradenton for your initial visit, we’ll provide you with a detailed estimate of your dental bridge cost or your dental crown cost or the cost of any other procedure, and we’ll work with you to make the cost affordable. Call us today at (941) 357-1292 for more information.
What Are My Options for Fillings?
Fillings are available in several different materials. Some of the most common are silver amalgam, composite, gold, and porcelain, and the type you select will depend on the location of the tooth being filled and your dentist’s recommendations. If you have questions, please call us and we’ll be glad to answer them.
What Are My Options for Crowns?
The material for a dental crown depends on the location of the tooth, your preference, and your dentist’s recommendation. For a front tooth, we usually use ceramic because it’s closest to your natural tooth color. Gold or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns can be used for back teeth but your dentist will recommend the type they feel best. Call us today at (941) 357-1292 to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists in Bradenton.
What Are My Options for a Bridge?
Bridges are available in several different styles because different styles are used for different locations. Certain styles of bridges won’t work in certain locations, but your dentist will advise you of the best type of bridge for your particular needs. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a consultation.
What’s Involved in Getting a Crown?
Getting a dental crown involves two visits to our office in Bradenton. During the first visit, your dentist will shape and clean the tooth and then take an impression of it. The impression will be used to fabricate both your temporary and your permanent crown. We’ll install your temporary and then order your permanent crown. When it comes into our office, we’ll notify you and during your second visit, your dentist will remove the temporary and install your permanent crown. Each procedure should take anywhere from 30 minutes to about an hour. Call us today at (941) 357-1292 to schedule an appointment or if you have questions.
What’s Involved in Getting a Bridge Installed?
The procedure for getting a bridge is very similar to that for getting a crown. You’ll need two visits to our office, rarely is a third required, and you’ll be provided with an interim bridge while your permanent one is being fabricated. Call us at (941) 357-1292 in Bradenton if you have additional questions or want to schedule a consultation.