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If you need dental fillings, crowns for teeth, or dental bridges, call our office in Orlando to schedule an appointment for restorative dentistry. Badly damaged or missing teeth can adversely affect your entire health so it’s important to have dental issues addressed as soon as possible. You’re more likely to smile when you have nice teeth, and smiling has been proven to be good for you. You’re also more likely to eat a healthy diet when you can chew your food properly. If you need restorative dentistry in Orlando, call us at (407) 545-3810 to schedule an appointment and we’ll be glad to answer all your questions.
What’s the Purpose of a Tooth Filling?
A tooth filling is used to restore the surface of a tooth that has been partially removed due to damage, decay or other circumstances. Your dentist will remove the decayed portion, clean the area, and then install a filling in order to protect the tooth and restore functionality. You usually have several options for fillings but your dentist will recommend the best type for your application because not all fillings are appropriate for all types of teeth. Call us today at (407) 545-3810 if you want to schedule an appointment or if you need more information.
What Are Dental Crowns and Bridges Used For?
A tooth crown is used when a tooth needs to be filled but the area is too large to accommodate a filling. Dental crowns are commonly called dental caps and they cover the entire teeth down to the gums. They usually require two office visits and are permanent installations. Bridges are used to replace missing teeth and usually require two office visits. Bridges are anchored to adjacent teeth or to implants if there are no teeth next to the missing ones. Call us at (407) 545-3810 in Orlando if you need restorative dentistry and we’ll schedule an appointment for you.
Do I Need to See a Specialist to Get Bridges, Crowns, or Fillings?
Bridges, crowns, and fillings are all considered restorative dentistry and can be performed by any of the general dentists in our office in Orlando. Occasionally, we might need to refer you to a specialist, but usually our dentists can accommodate most of our patients’ dental needs. Call us at (407) 545-3810 if you need restorative dentistry and we’ll answer all your questions and make an appointment for you.
Are Crowns, Bridges, and Fillings Expensive?
We know that cost is always a factor when you’re considering dental procedures. We strive to keep our fees affordable while maintaining our high quality of dental care. During your initial appointment, we’ll provide you with a detailed estimate of your tooth filling cost, your dental bridge cost, or your dental crown cost. We don’t want our patients to forego needed dental treatment because of cost. We will do our best to help you find ways to make your dentistry affordable. Call us at (407) 545-3810 if you need more information or want to schedule an office visit.
What Types of Fillings Are Typically Used?
The most common types of fillings used are composite, silver amalgam, gold, and porcelain. Not all types of fillings are appropriate for all installations so your dentist will make a recommendation as to the best type for your situation.
What Types of Crowns Are Available?
Different types of teeth need different types of crowns, but we usually use ceramic for the front teeth and either gold or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns for other teeth. Your dentist will recommend the best type of crown for your teeth so call us at (407) 545-3810 to schedule your visit to our office in Orlando.
What Types of Bridges Are Available?
The type of bridge that’s available will depend on the location of the missing tooth or teeth. The tooth bridge will need to be anchored either to adjacent teeth or to implants, and your dentist will advise you of the best type of tooth bridge for your missing teeth. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions and schedule a visit to our dental office in Orlando so call us at (407) 545-3810.
What Should I Expect When Getting a Tooth Crown?
If you need a crown in Orlando, you’ll need two office visits. During the first visit, your dentist will clean and prep the teeth that are getting crowns and then will take an impression of them. Both the temporary and the permanent crowns will be ordered from the impression; we’ll make the temporary and we’ll send the impression out to a lab for the permanent fabrication. Your temporary crown will be installed and when the permanent one arrives, you’ll return for your second visit. Your dentist will remove the temporary and install the permanent crown with a very strong cement. Crowns are permanently installed appliances, they don’t need to be removed for cleaning. If you need tooth crowns in Orlando, call us at (407) 545-3810 to schedule your first office visit.
What Should I Expect When Getting a Bridge Installed?
The procedure for getting bridges installed is similar to that for getting dental crowns installed. You’ll need two office visits, each lasting from about 30 minutes to about an hour. Your dentist will then prep the area that needs a bridge, take an impression of the area, and install a temporary bridge. We’ll order the permanent bridge from the impression and when it arrives at our office in Orlando, you’ll return to have it installed. Call us at (407) 545-3810 for more information or to set up your first office visit to get your dental bridge installed.