We Are Open – Safety is Our Top Priority!
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.
Your healthy teeth and mouth are vital to your healthy body so it’s as important to maintain good oral health as it is to maintain good physical health. Your teeth are important for proper facial structure and jaw alignment and they aid in your digestive process.
They are designed to properly masticate your food so that it’s ready for the second stage of the digestive process. A great smile is good for your self-confidence, and if you have poor teeth, then you won’t smile much. If you need a tooth bridge, a dental filling, or crowns for teeth in South Ocala, then call our restorative dental office at (352) 433-4934 and we can help you. We’re proud to be a reliable choice for dental care. Out dentists are experienced in providing restorative dentistry. Call us today if you need dental work.
Is It Important to Have My Teeth Filled?
Maintaining healthy teeth includes keeping them free from cavities and decay. If you notice dark areas or if you’re having toothaches or swollen gums, you may need a tooth filling. Your dentist will clean the area and then put a filling in it, which will preclude the onset of further decay. Several options are available for tooth fillings, so call our South Ocala office at (352) 433-4934 if you need to schedule a tooth filling.
Is It Important To Get a Dental Crown or Bridge?
Getting a crown or bridge is as important as getting a filling. If your tooth needs a very large filling, a dental crown is often used. Dental crowns are commonly called dental caps and they cover the entire tooth down to the gum. A dental bridge will replace one or more missing teeth and it’s anchored to the teeth on either side or, if there are none, to dental implants installed in the jawbone. If you need a dental crown or a dental bridge, call our South Ocala office at (352) 433-4934 and we’ll gladly answer all your questions and schedule an appointment.
Can Any Dentist Install Bridges, Crowns, or Fillings?
Tooth bridges, crowns, and fillings are all considered restorative dentistry and all of the dentists in our South Ocala office can provide you with these procedures. If you need a specialty procedure, we can refer you to a specialist but we’re usually able to meet our patients’ dental needs. Call us at (352) 433-4934 if you have more questions or want to make an appointment for an office visit in South Ocala.
Will Crowns, Bridges, or Fillings Be Very Expensive?
Dental procedures can be expensive, and because we want to offer affordable care, we do our utmost to make ours affordable. We don’t want our patients to forego needed dental treatments because of budgetary constraints. The cost of each procedure is unique to the individual and will be influenced by the materials used, any additional issues that require repair, the type of procedure, and any insurance coverage you may have. During your initial consultation in our South Ocala office, your dentist will provide you with a detailed breakdown of your dental crown cost, your dental bridge cost or your tooth filling cost. You’ll know exactly what the final bill will be. We will work with you to keep your fees affordable while still maintaining our quality service to you. Call us at (352) 433-4934 to make an appointment.
What Does The Dentist Use For Fillings?
A variety of materials are used for dental fillings but the most common are porcelain, gold, composite, and silver amalgam. Your dentist will recommend the best filling for your situation because not all fillings work well in all teeth. Call us at (352) 433-4934 to make an appointment in our South Ocala office.
What Material Does the Dentist Use for Crowns?
Dental crowns are available in porcelain-fused-to-metal versions, gold for the back teeth, and ceramic for the front teeth. Other materials are available, but your dentist will recommend the best type for your crown. Not all materials are suitable to crown all teeth. Call us at (352) 433-4934 for more information or to schedule an office visit in South Ocala.
What Does the Dentist Use for Bridges?
Several styles of dental bridges are available, but the style used for your bridge will depend on the number and location of the teeth involved and whether there are adjacent teeth that can serve as anchors. If not, dental implants may need to be installed. Your dentist can answer all of your questions during your initial office visit in South Ocala.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Tooth Crown?
Getting a tooth crown installed requires two office visits, each lasting up to an hour. During the first visit to our office in South Ocala, your dentist will shape and clean your tooth. An impression will be made and the temporary crown will be installed. We’ll order the permanent crown and when it arrives, you’ll return to our office and your dentist will remove the temporary and install the permanent crown. You won’t need to remove the crown for cleaning. Call us at (352) 433-4934 to schedule an appointment or if you want more information.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Bridge Installed?
Installing a bridge is very similar to installing a crown. You’ll need to make two visits to our office, each lasting up to an hour. Your dentist will clean and prep the area and then make an impression of it. You’ll get a temporary bridge installed and we’ll order the permanent one. When it comes in, we’ll notify you and you’ll return for your second appointment. Your dentist will remove your temporary and install your permanent bridge with a very strong cement. You won’t ever need to remove your bridge for cleaning. If you need a tooth bridge or need more information, call our South Ocala office at (352) 433-4934 and we’ll be happy to help you.