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Restorative dental treatment can be a lifesaver for those with many missing or badly damaged teeth. Whether your teeth have been injured due to trauma or you have genetically poor teeth, it’s important to get them in good shape again. Teeth are important to your overall health, and restorative dentistry can get them back to optimal condition.
If you need a tooth bridge, dental fillings or crowns for teeth in Tampa, call us at (813) 701-3088 and we’ll schedule an office visit for you. We are considered a reliable and experienced restorative dental practice in the area and strive to provide our patients with high-quality affordable dental care. If you’re worried about your dental bridge cost, your dental crown cost or your tooth filling cost, we’ll provide you with a detailed breakdown of the cost for each of these procedures or any other procedure you may need. Call our Tampa office today for more information.
Do I Need a Dental Filling?
If you have one or more teeth that have cavities or decay, then you may need a tooth filling in Tampa. Your dentist will clean and prep the tooth and apply a filling that will help restore the functionality of the tooth and stave off future decay. Your dentist will discuss your tooth filling options with you and recommend the best one for your needs. Call our Tampa office today at (813) 701-3088 for more information about tooth fillings or to schedule an appointment.
Do I Need a Dental Crown or a Bridge?
If you have a tooth that needs a filling but the cavity is too large, then your dentist may recommend a dental crown. Dental crowns are also called dental caps and they completely cover the tooth. If you have one or more missing teeth, you may need a dental bridge. A bridge replaces missing teeth and is affixed either to adjacent teeth or to implants that are surgically placed into the jaw. Your dentist will discuss your options during your initial appointment in our Tampa office, so call us today to set up an office visit or if you need more information. Both dental crowns and dental bridges are permanently installed appliances, they don’t need to be removed for cleaning; you care for them as you would your natural teeth.
What Dentist Do I See for Placement of Bridges, Crowns, and Fillings?
All general dentists in our Tampa office can provide you with bridges, crowns, and fillings. If you need a complex root canal, for instance, we might refer you to a specialist, but usually we’re able to accommodate the needs of our patients.
Will It Be Very Expensive to Get a Crown, Bridge, or Filling?
We know that dental procedures can be very expensive and we do our best to keep our overhead low so that we can provide the best dentistry to our patients at the lowest possible price. Factors that will influence your fees include the type of materials you select and the procedure you’re having performed, your overall oral health, and any insurance benefits you have. During your initial visit, you’ll be provided with an itemized breakdown of the costs for the procedures you need. We don’t want our patients to forego needed dental procedures because of budgetary limitations so we endeavor to work with you to make your payments affordable. Call our Tampa office to schedule your initial consultation or for more information.
What Choices for Fillings Do I Have?
Fillings are available in several materials, but the most commonly requested are silver amalgam, composite, porcelain, and gold. Not all types of fillings are appropriate for all types of teeth so your dentist will recommend the best material for your needs. If you have questions, your dentist will be happy to answer them. Call us at (813) 701-3088 to set up an appointment.
What Choices for Crowns Do I Have?
Dental crowns are available in several different materials including ceramic, gold, and porcelain-fused-to-metal varieties. Usually, patients request ceramic for their front teeth because it most closely resembles their natural teeth color. If you want a different material, let your dentist know and they’ll let you know if it’s feasible for the location. Not all types of crowns are appropriate for all types of teeth.
What Choices for Bridges Do I Have?
You have several choices for crowns but the ultimate choice primarily depends on the location of the tooth and the number of teeth involved. Your dentist will recommend the most suitable type of crown for your needs and will answer all your questions. Call our Tampa office at (813) 701-3088 if you need more information or want to set up an appointment.
How Long Does It Take to Have a Tooth Crown Installed?
Getting a tooth crown installed will require two dental appointments of up to an hour each. During the first appointment, your dentist will clean and prep the tooth and will then make an impression of it. A temporary crown will be installed and the permanent crown will be ordered. When it arrives, you return to our office in Tampa and your dentist will remove your temporary and install your permanent crown. A strong cement will be used because this is a permanent installation, your crown doesn’t need to be removed for cleaning.
How Long Does It Take to Have a Bridge Installed?
Getting a tooth bridge installed is very similar to the procedure for getting a crown installed. It will require two appointments of up to an hour each and it may take a few weeks for your permanent bridge to arrive in our office. Your dentist will clean and prep the area during your initial office visit, and then will make an impression. Your temporary bridge will be installed pending arrival of the permanent bridge, at which time you’ll return to our office, your dentist will remove your temporary bridge, and then install the permanent one. Call us at (813) 701-3088 to schedule your initial consultation or if you have more questions.