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Restorative dentistry can restore dental aesthetics and function to those who have missing or badly damaged teeth. Whether your teeth have experienced trauma, are forming decay and cavities, or whether they are cracked or broken, restorative dentistry can make a tremendous improvement in the quality of your life.
Teeth are important to the structural stability of your jaw and they provide the first stage in your digestive process. When your teeth are missing or damaged, you tend to smile less, which can have a psychological impact. Our skilled dentists in Mandarin can give you back your smile and have you eating your favorite foods once again. If you need a tooth bridge, a tooth crown or a tooth filling in Mandarin, call us today at (904) 638-7181 to schedule an appointment. We have a reputation as experienced and trustworthy dental providers in the area, so call us today if you need dental care.
Why Are Dental Fillings Used?
Tooth fillings are used to fill the indentation left in a tooth when a cavity is removed. If the decayed portion isn’t removed, the tooth will continue to deteriorate and will eventually fall out or have to be removed. A dental filling will restore the surface of the tooth and its function. If you have a cavity or decay and need a tooth filling in Mandarin, call us today at (904) 638-7181 to schedule an appointment.
Why Are Dental Crowns and Bridges Used?
Sometimes, a tooth needs a filling but the area is too large to accommodate a filling. When this happens, a dental crown is used. Dental crowns are also called dental caps. The tooth crown covers the entire tooth down to the gum line and is a permanent installation; it’s not meant to be removed. A dental bridge is used to replace a missing tooth. If there are teeth adjacent to the missing tooth, then the bridge will be anchored to them. If not, it’s anchored to implants. If you need a dental crown or a dental bridge, then call our office at (904) 638-7181 in Mandarin and we’ll schedule an appointment for you. If you have more questions, we’ll be happy to answer them.
Do I Need a Specialist to Get a Bridge, Crown, or Filling?
Dental bridges, crowns, and fillings fall into the category of general dentistry and all of the dentists in our office in Mandarin can provide you with any of these procedures. If you need a procedure such as a complex root canal, which may be outside of our purview, then we will refer you to a specialist. Most of the times, with our on-staff specialists we’re able to accommodate all of our patients’ dental needs. Call us today if you need crowns for teeth or want to make an appointment.
Will a Crown, Bridge, or Filling Be Really Expensive?
We realize that dental procedures can be expensive and we strive to keep our costs low while providing high-quality dental care to our patients. During your initial appointment in our office in Mandarin, you’ll be provided with a detailed cost estimate for your procedure so you’ll know the amount of your dental bridge cost, dental crown cost, or tooth filling cost. Whatever procedure you have done, we’ll always provide you with a fee structure beforehand. Call us if you need more information.
What Materials Are Used for Fillings?
The most commonly used fillings are composite, gold, porcelain or silver amalgam. The type of filling you receive will be based on your personal preference and your dentist’s recommendation. Not all types of fillings are appropriate for all teeth, so your dentist will advise you of the best type for your situation.
What Styles of Crowns Are Available?
Like fillings, crowns are available in different styles that are largely determined by the location of the tooth and personal preference. Front teeth usually receive ceramic crowns while gold or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns may be used for others. Your dentist will recommend the best type of crown for your needs and will answer all your questions during your visit to our office in Mandarin.
What Styles of Bridges Are Available?
Bridges are available in several styles and the type used is determined by the location of the bridge. Not all types of bridges will work in all locations. During your initial consultation in our office in Mandarin, your dentist will make a recommendation as to the type of bridge you need and will provide you with a cost estimate. If you need a tooth bridge, call us today at (904) 638-7181 to schedule an office visit.
What Happens When Getting a Crown?
If you need a dental crown, then you’ll need to make two visits to our office in Mandarin. During the first visit, your dentist will clean and shape the tooth and then take an impression of it. The impression will be used to fabricate both the temporary crown, which we’ll make in the office, and the permanent crown, which we’ll send out to a lab. When we receive your permanent crown, you’ll return to our office and the dentist will remove the temporary and install the permanent crown. A crown is a permanently installed appliance, you won’t need to remove it for cleaning. If you need a crown, call us today at (904) 638-7181.
What Happens When Getting a Bridge Installed?
Getting a bridge installed is very similar to getting a crown installed. You’ll need to make two visits to our office in Mandarin and you’ll receive a temporary bridge first and then a permanent bridge. The permanent bridge will be sent to a lab that specializes in them, so it can take up to several weeks for us to receive it. Each office visit should take between 30 minutes to one hour, whether you’re getting the crown procedure or the bridge procedure. If you need a bridge or a crown, call us at (904) 638-7181 to set up an appointment at our office in Mandarin. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions and get you back to good dental health.