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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 poor teeth due to heredity, trauma or neglect, don’t delay getting restorative dental treatment. Not only will beautiful teeth make you smile more, they’ll improve your overall health and enable you to eat your favorite foods once again. Many people put off needed dental treatments because they dread the cost and the experience. We do our utmost to ensure that we provide our patients with affordable, quality dental care and that we make them as comfortable as possible during their procedure. If you lack a good set of teeth, call our office in Citrus Park today at (813) 448-3957 and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions. We can also schedule an appointment for you so that you can start improving your health today.
Why Would I Need a Dental Filling?
If your tooth has started to decay, then you need a filling. If it’s been a while and you have a large cavity, a filling might not work which is why it’s best to catch decay at an early stage. Several options are available depending on your preference, so call us today at (813) 448-3957 and we’ll answer all of your questions.
Are Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges the Same Thing?
A dental crown and a dental bridge are two different procedures and have two different applications. A crown is used to completely cover a tooth that has decayed beyond the point that a filling can be used. Crowns are sometimes referred to as dental caps. A dental bridge is used to replace a missing tooth and is anchored either to implants or to adjacent teeth if there are any. Call us today at (813) 448-3957 in Citrus Park if you need either of these devices and we’ll be happy to schedule an appointment for you.
What Type of Dentists Do Dental Bridges, Crowns, or Fillings?
All the general dentists in our office in Citrus Park can provide you with a bridge, a crown, or a dental filling. The dental fillings will require one office visit usually, while a crown or bridge will usually require two office visits. If you need any of these procedures, call our office at (813) 448-3957 and we’ll schedule an appointment for you.
What Does a Dental Crown, Dental Bridge or Tooth Filling Cost?
The cost of any dental procedure is unique to the individual and is affected by several different things. Factors that will influence the ultimate cost of your procedure include the type of procedure you’re having, any additional dental work that’s needed, the materials selected, and the extent of any insurance coverage. During your initial consultation, your dentist in Citrus Park will provide you with a detailed breakdown of your dental crown cost or your dental bridge cost or the cost for any other procedure you’re having done. To schedule an initial consultation, call us at (813) 448-3957 and we’ll be glad to answer your questions.
What Are My Tooth Filling Options?
The most commonly used tooth fillings include silver amalgam, gold, porcelain, and composite. The type used will depend on your preference and the location of the tooth filling, but your dentist will make a recommendation as to the best type for you. If you need a tooth filling, call us at (813) 448-3957 to get on the schedule.
What Are My Tooth Crown Options?
Crowns for teeth are available in several different materials and the type used may depend on the location. Ceramic is usually used for front teeth but gold or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns can be used for other teeth as well. Your dentist will advise you of your options during your visit to our office in Citrus Park.
What Are My Tooth Bridge Options?
The type of tooth bridge used will depend primarily on the location of the tooth because certain types of bridges don’t work well in certain locations. Your dentist will explain your options during your consultation in Citrus Park, so call us today to schedule an appointment.
What Will Happen When Getting a Crown?
When you come to our office in Citrus Park to get a dental crown installed, you should expect to make two visits of about 30 minutes to one hour each. Your dentist will shape and then clean the tooth in order for it to accept the crown. An impression will then be taken and a temporary crown will be installed. We’ll then order your permanent crown and when it comes in, you’ll return to our office in Citrus Park. Your dentist will remove the temporary crown and install the permanent one with a very strong cement. Call us at (813) 448-3957 if you have more questions or want to schedule an appointment.
What Will Happen When Getting a Bridge?
Getting a tooth bridge will follow the same procedure as getting a tooth crown. Your dentist will prep your teeth, make an impression, and install the temporary. When the permanent bridge comes in, you’ll return to our office where your dentist will remove the temporary and install the permanent one. Each visit should take between 30 minutes and an hour.