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Restorative dentistry can help you achieve great teeth and a great smile if you have missing or damaged teeth. When teeth have become damaged due to genetic conditions, lack of care, or for any other reason, restorative dentistry can repair these ill effects and provide you with a healthy mouth and a great smile. A tooth bridge, a tooth crown, and dental fillings are all considered restorative dentistry and they can replace missing teeth and repair those that are damaged. If teeth are too badly damaged to salvage, then a bridge can be the solution. For damaged teeth, fillings and crowns can be the solution. If you have missing or badly damaged teeth and would like to have a great smile and be able to eat your favorite foods again, then call our office in Clearwater at (727) 286-3945 and let us schedule a consultation for you.
What’s Meant By a Tooth Filling?
A tooth filling is a substance that fills in the top surface of a tooth when it’s been subjected to decay. The dentist will clean the decayed part and then fill the indentation with a filling of either silver amalgam, composite, gold or porcelain. If the tooth has decayed too much for a filling, then a dental cap may be necessary. If you have a cavity or decay in one or more of your teeth, call us at (727) 286-3945 in Clearwater and schedule an appointment. Don’t delay because it could cost you your tooth.
In Which Situations Are Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges Necessary?
Both crowns and bridges are methods of salvaging teeth and they enable you to keep your natural teeth with a minimum of repair. Crowns are placed over the entire tooth down to the gum line and are used when the damage is too extensive to use a filling. They’re sometimes called dental caps. Tooth bridges are used to replace missing teeth, which is important for both structure and function of the surrounding teeth. If there are adjacent teeth, the bridge will be anchored to them. If not, then it may be secured by implants. Your dentist will advise you of the procedure that’s necessary during your first consultation in our office in Clearwater. Call us at (727) 286-3945 to schedule an appointment or if you have more questions.
Who Places Bridges, Crowns, and Fillings in Clearwater?
All of the dentists in our office in Clearwater can install bridges, crowns, and fillings. If you have an unusual case, such as a complicated root canal, we may refer you to a local specialist. In most cases, we can usually take care of our patients’ dental needs. If you need a bridge, crown or filling, call us at (727) 286-3945 in Clearwater to schedule an appointment.
What’s the Price for Crowns, Bridges, and Fillings?
The price for a dental procedure will be different for each individual because each person has unique needs. Factors that will influence the price of your procedure include your overall health, your oral health and any dental issues you have, the type of procedure selected, the materials chosen, and any insurance benefits you may have. During your initial visit, your dentist will provide you with a detailed estimate of your tooth filling cost, your dental bridge cost or your dental crown cost as well as the cost for any other procedures you may want or need. Call us at (727) 286-3945 to schedule a consultation in our office in Clearwater.
What Type of Filling Do I Need?
The type of filling your dentist uses will be determined, in part, by the location of the tooth to be filled, but your personal preference and the materials cost will also factor in. Your dentist will provide you with a cost estimate during your visit. Call us at (727) 286-3945 for more information on this or to schedule an office visit.
What Type of Crown Do I Need?
The type of crown your dentist recommends will depend on the location of the tooth and the type of materials you select. Your dentist will provide you with a recommendation for the best crown. Not all crowns are suitable for all teeth. Call us at (727) 286-3945 if you need more information.
What Type of Bridge Would I Need?
The type of bridge you need will depend on the location of the missing tooth. Some bridges are anchored to adjacent teeth but if there are none, then implants may be needed. Your dentist will provide you with a recommendation for the best type of bridge for your circumstances.
What Happens During a Tooth Crown Installation?
You can expect two visits to our office for a crown installation. During the first visit, your dentist will shape and prep your tooth and then take an impression. Both your temporary and your permanent crowns will be fabricated from the impression. The dentist will then install the temporary crown and we’ll order the permanent one. When the permanent crown arrives, you’ll return to our office. We’ll remove the temporary and install the permanent one with a high bond cement. Each visit should take between 30 minutes and an hour. Call us at (727) 286-3945 if you need crowns for teeth. We look forward to helping you achieve better dental health.
What Happens During a Tooth Bridge Installation?
Installing a bridge is very similar to installing a crown. Two office visits are required and each will take between 30 minutes and an hour. Your dentist will prep the adjacent teeth and then make an impression of the area. We’ll install a temporary bridge for you to use until the permanent one arrives. Both the temporary and permanent bridges will be fabricated from the impression. When the permanent bridge arrives, you’ll return to the office and the dentist will remove the temporary. The permanent appliance will be installed and adjusted. A third visit is not usually necessary. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (727) 286-3945 in Clearwater.