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Your teeth are an integral part of your overall good health, so keeping your teeth looking and functioning at their best is one way to remain healthy. If you have missing or badly damaged teeth, restorative dentistry can help you regain the function and aesthetics of your teeth.
When you have a great smile, you’re more likely to smile and that’s been proven to have beneficial impacts on your health. You’re also more likely to eat a balanced, nutritious diet when you can chew your food properly. If you need a tooth filling, crowns for teeth, or a tooth bridge in Quail Meadows, call our dental office at (352) 533-4159 and let us help you. We can schedule an appointment with one of our restorative dentists and start you back on the way to strong, healthy teeth, and a great smile. Our patients rate us as among the best in the area, so call us for an appointment.
Why Do Dentists Use Tooth Fillings?
When one or more teeth have experienced decay or trauma and the surface has been compromised, dental fillings can restore the surface integrity of the teeth and prevent further decay or damage to their exterior surface. There are several options available for tooth fillings and the location of the damaged tooth will partly determine the type of filling that’s used. To schedule an office visit for a tooth filling, call us at (352) 533-4159 in Quail Meadows and we’ll gladly answer all your questions and make an appointment for you.
Why Do Dentists Install Crowns and Bridges?
Teeth that need a large filling often receive a tooth crown because a filling can’t be used over a very large surface area. Dental crowns are commonly referred to as dental caps and they cover the entire tooth down to the gum. This stops the spread of decay and restores functionality to your tooth. If you have missing teeth, a tooth bridge can replace the tooth and restore its function. Different types of bridges are used depending on the location of the missing tooth. Dental bridges are anchored to adjacent teeth if there are any. If not, they’re anchored to implants. Your dentist will advise you of the best procedure for your dental bridge installation.
Can a General Dentist Install Bridges, Crowns, and Fillings?
Bridges, crowns, and fillings all fall under the purview of general dentistry and all of the restorative dentists in our office in Quail Meadows can provide you with these services. If you need restorative dentistry, call our office in Quail Meadows at (352) 533-4159 and we’ll set up an appointment for you and answer all your questions.
What Will a Dental Crown, Bridge or Filling Cost?
We realize that cost is an important factor when considering dental work so we strive to keep our fees competitive while maintaining our high-quality dental care. Our patients tell us we’re among the best in the Quail Meadows area and we want to maintain that reputation. During your initial visit, your dentist will provide you with a detailed breakdown of the fees for your dental crown cost, your dental bridge cost, or your tooth filling cost so there won’t be any surprises. We don’t want our patients to sacrifice their dental health because of cost, which means we’ll work with you to secure different payment options. Call us in Quail Meadows for more information.
What Are the Types of Fillings That Dentists Use?
The most commonly used fillings are porcelain, composite, silver amalgam, and gold. The type of filling your dentist uses will depend on your preference and the location of the tooth. Not all fillings are appropriate for all types of teeth. Call us at (352) 533-4159 in Quail Meadows if you want additional information.
What Are the Types of Crowns That Dentists Use?
Crowns, like fillings, are available in a variety of options and materials, and the type of tooth crown your dentist uses will depend on the location of the tooth and the number of teeth involved. We usually use ceramic for the front teeth but that can be changed. Your dentist will make a recommendation for the type of crown that’s installed but be sure to ask any questions that you may have. Call us in Quail Meadows for additional information.
What Are the Types of Bridges That Dentists Use?
The type of bridge that’s used will depend on the location of the missing teeth and whether there are adjacent teeth to which the bridge can be anchored. Your dentist will be happy to answer all of your questions during your initial appointment in our Quail Meadows office. Call us at (352) 533-4159 to schedule your office visit.
What Will Happen When I Get a Crown?
Getting a crown in our office will require two appointments. When you come to our office for the first visit, your dentist will clean and prep the tooth and then make an impression of it. Both your temporary and your permanent crowns will be made from that impression. The temporary will be fabricated in our office and the permanent will be sent to a lab. Your dentist will install your temporary crown and we’ll call you when your permanent crown arrives. During your second visit, your temporary crown will be removed and your permanent one will be affixed using a very strong cement. Crowns are permanent installations, they don’t need to be removed for cleaning. Each appointment should take between 30 minutes and an hour.
What Will Happen When I Get a Bridge?
The procedure for getting a bridge in our Quail Meadows office is very similar to the procedure for getting a crown. Getting a bridge will require two office visits, each lasting between 30 minutes and an hour. During the first appointment, your dentist will clean and prep the area and then make an impression. A temporary bridge will be installed and the permanent bridge will be ordered. When it arrives in our office, which can take up to a few weeks, we’ll call you to come in for your second appointment. Your dentist will remove your temporary bridge and install your permanent bridge with a very strong cement. A bridge is a permanent installation, it’s not meant to be removed for cleaning. If you need a bridge or a crown in Quail Meadows, call our restorative dental office at (352) 533-4159 for an appointment and let’s get started on getting you back to good oral health.