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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 decay or trauma has caused the deterioration of one or more of your teeth or if you have lost them completely, then restorative dentistry can help you regain both the aesthetics and the function of a full set of teeth.
Our Detroit office specializes in restorative dentistry and we can help you. Your teeth are integral to both your good oral health and your overall good health, so if you need restorative dentistry in Detroit, then call us today for an appointment. Missing or damaged teeth can be an embarrassment and they can adversely affect your health and your self-confidence, so don’t suffer any longer, call our office today.
Why Would I Need to Have a Tooth Filling?
Your teeth are an important part of your overall health, so if you want good overall health, then you need to have good oral health. When one or more of your teeth have decayed and need to have a tooth filling, it’s important to have them fixed quickly. They can become infected and the infection can spread throughout your body, which will adversely affect your health. If you have one or more teeth that need dental fillings, then call our Detroit office for an appointment. Your dentist will remove the decayed part and disinfect the area, then we’ll install a filling of porcelain, amalgam, gold or a different material selected by you and your dentist. After this, your tooth will once again be functional. Don’t suffer through the pain of tooth decay, call us for an appointment.
What Are Bridges and Crowns Used For?
Dental bridges and crowns for teeth are permanently installed devices that repair or replace your natural teeth that have been damaged due to injury or decay. They are permanently affixed to your teeth with a high-bond cement that can only be removed by your dentist. Crowns are also called dental caps because they cover the surfaces of the teeth, and are used when the hole is too large for a filling to be feasible. A tooth bridge is a device containing one or more pontics that are attached to natural teeth or implants on either end, and they take the place of missing teeth. A bridge is a permanent installation, it doesn’t need to be removed for cleaning, you maintain it the same as you do your natural teeth. If you need a bridge or crown, then call our Detroit office for an appointment.
Which Dentists Provide Tooth Fillings, Bridges and Crowns?
These types of procedures fall under the purview of general dentistry and can be provided by a general dentist. If you need a bridge, crown or filling in the Detroit office, then call our office for an appointment. We have an excellent reputation in the local community and we strive to maintain it, so you can be assured you’ll receive the best service we can provide.
How Much Does It Cost to Get a Crown, Bridge or Filling?
Each dental procedure is unique to the patient. Overall, your tooth filling cost, dental crown cost or dental bridge cost will be determined by the type and location of the procedure, any additional work that you need, the materials used, and any insurance benefits you may have. During your initial visit, after a thorough examination and consultation with a dentist, we’ll provide you with an estimate of the work that you need and the associated costs. We want you to know exactly what your total will be so you can prepare. If you need more information specific to your circumstances, then call our Detroit office and we’ll be happy to help you.
What Choices Do I Have for a Filling?
Some of our most popular types of fillings include porcelain, tooth-colored composite, gold, and an amalgam. Some types are more appropriate than others for specific types of teeth, but your dentist will recommend the best type for your needs, so call us today if you need a filling.
What Choices Do I Have for a Crown?
Tooth crowns, like fillings, are available in a variety of materials and the most popular include ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal, gold, and alloys. Usually ceramic is used for front teeth, but your dentist will make a recommendation for your needs. Call us today if you need to have a crown installed.
What Choices Do I Have for a Dental Bridge?
We offer a variety of bridges to meet our patients’ needs, but the most common is a traditional bridge. Traditional bridges use a fabricated crown on either end of one or a row of artificial teeth. The crown affixes the bridge to the abutment teeth, which restores functionality to the area. A cantilever bridge is used when there’s an abutment tooth on only one end of the missing tooth, but they’re not recommended for back teeth. If you need a bridge, then call our Detroit office for an appointment, and your dentist will recommend the best type of bridge for your situation.
What’s the Procedure for Installing a Tooth Crown?
If you need a crown installed, you’ll need two office visits that will involve three separate steps. During the first step, your dentist will prep the affected tooth and shape it to receive the crown. We’ll then take an impression of the tooth, and this will be used to fabricate your permanent crown. We’ll provide you with a temporary crown to use in the interim, and when your permanent crown arrives, you’ll return to have it installed. We’ll adjust it so that it fits securely and is comfortable and then we’ll affix it in place using a high-bond cement. Each step takes between 30 minutes and an hour, so if you need a tooth crown, call us today.
What’s the Procedure for Installing a Tooth Bridge?
You’ll need two appointments to have a bridge installed. During your first appointment, your dentist will prep the abutment teeth and then take impressions of the teeth and the area. We’ll provide you with a temporary bridge to wear while your permanent bridge is being fabricated. When we receive it, you’ll return to our office for the permanent installation. We’ll make any adjustments necessary so that it fits well and is comfortable, and then we’ll permanently affix it to the abutment teeth. If you need a bridge, then call our Detroit office to make your first appointment.
If you need a bridge, crown or filling in Detroit, then call Gentle Dental at Grand River Avenue at (313) 651-7260 to make an appointment. Our dentists are experienced in providing reconstructive dentistry and we can help you restore your good oral health and the self-confidence that comes from a beautiful smile. We’re very proud of our reputation in the local area and we strive to maintain it, so call us today to schedule your first appointment for reconstructive dentistry in Detroit. We look forward to speaking with you and adding you to our dental family, so call us.