COVID-19 Safety Message: Visit our practice with confidence – your safety is our top concern.
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 cracked or broken teeth, missing teeth, or teeth that have severe decay and cavities, then restorative dentistry can help you restore both your great smile and your oral health.
Good oral health is vital to good overall health, so it’s important that you don’t procrastinate if you need dental work. Your teeth are integral to the structural integrity of your jaw and they are the first step in your digestive system. Properly chewed food improves digestion and helps you to maximize the nutrients you obtain. Knowing you have a great smile can help your self-esteem, too. Call our dental office at (941) 306-1818 for more information or to schedule an office visit in Sarasota.
How Do I Know If I Need a Tooth Filling?
If you’re experiencing toothaches or notice a dark spot on your teeth or if the area is inflamed, then you might need one or more dental fillings. Call our office at (941) 306-1818 and we’ll make an appointment for you. Don’t procrastinate because the issue won’t resolve on its own, you’ll need professional help to alleviate it.
How Do I Know If I Need a Tooth Crown or a Bridge?
If you have a very large cavity or area of decay then you may need a tooth crown. Dental crowns are also referred to as dental caps and they cover the entire tooth. Crowns are used when the area to be filled is too large for a filling to be used. If you have one or more missing teeth, then you may need a tooth bridge. A bridge replaces one or more missing teeth and is anchored either to adjacent teeth or to implants that are placed in the jaw. If you need a bridge or crowns for teeth, call our Sarasota office at (941) 306-1818 and we’ll set up an office visit. We’ll also answer any questions you may have.
Do I Need a Specialist If I Need a Tooth Bridge, Crown, or Filling?
Dental bridges, crowns, and fillings are all considered to be general dentistry and can be performed by all the general dentists in our office. We can refer you to a specialist if you need a complex specialty procedure but we are usually able to accommodate our patients’ needs. We look forward to hearing from you.
Will It Be Very Expensive for Me to Get a Crown, Bridge, or Filling?
We realize that cost is very important when considering whether to get dental procedures or not. We don’t want our patients to sacrifice their good dental health because they think that the dental bridge cost, the tooth filling cost or the dental crown cost will be more than they can afford. We do our utmost to keep our prices affordable while maintaining our high level of quality service. Call us at (941) 306-1818 if you need restorative dentistry and we can work out a plan that will provide you with the services you need and still stay within your budget.
What Choices Do I Have for Fillings?
Fillings are available in several materials and the most commonly used are porcelain, gold, composite, and silver amalgam. The type of filling your dentist uses will depend on your preference and the location of the tooth to be filled because not all fillings are appropriate for all teeth. If you need a tooth filling, call us in Sarasota to schedule an appointment or if you have additional questions.
What Choices Do I Have for a Crown?
Like fillings, crowns are available in several styles and materials. The style and material used for your crown will depend on your preference and the most suitable style and material for your crown. Not all styles and all materials are suitable for all teeth, but your dentist will recommend the best option for your needs. Call us today at (941) 306-1818 if you need a dental crown or have more questions.
What Choices Do I Have for a Bridge?
One of the primary considerations for your bridge is the location of the tooth or teeth that it is being replaced and whether there are adjacent teeth that can serve as anchors. If not, then the bridge will need to be anchored to dental implants. Your dentist will explain all of your options during your visit to our Sarasota office. You can reach our office by calling (941) 306-1818 to schedule a visit.
How Does the Dentist Install a Crown?
If you’re getting a crown installed at our office in Sarasota, you’ll need two appointments, each lasting about an hour approximately. When you come to our office in Sarasota for your first appointment, your dentist will clean and shape the tooth and then make an impression of it. We’ll fabricate and install a temporary crown and then order your permanent crown. When it arrives, you’ll return for the installation. Your dentist will remove the temporary crown and install the permanent crown with a very strong cement. Your crown is a permanent appliance, it’s not meant to be removed for cleaning.
How Does the Dentist Install a Bridge?
The procedure for installing a bridge is very similar to the procedure for installing a crown. It will require two office visits and each will take about an hour approximately. Your dentist will clean and prep the area and make an impression of the area. A temporary bridge will be installed and the permanent one ordered. When your permanent bridge arrives, you’ll return to our office in Sarasota to have the temporary one removed and the permanent one installed. Your bridge is permanently affixed, it’s not meant to be removed for cleaning.