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If you suffer from the embarrassment that’s caused by missing or damaged teeth, then we can help you. The dentists at our East Detroit office are proficient in reconstructive dentistry services, and we can replace or repair your teeth so that you have a fully functional and beautiful set of teeth.
Your teeth are essential to your overall good health, they’re the first stage of your digestive system and they provide structural support for your face and jaw. If you have missing teeth, your remaining teeth may shift and eventually fall out. Decayed or damaged teeth are also at risk for infections and more severe issues, so if you need replacement teeth or need to repair your natural teeth, call us today.
What Is a Tooth Filling?
A dental filling is an artificial substance that fills a decayed or damaged tooth so that it regains its functionality. Fillings are usually made of amalgam, porcelain, composite, gold or another material that has been approved for use by the FDA. When you come to our East Detroit office for your appointment, your dentist will remove the decayed part of the tooth and sanitize the area. We’ll then fill the tooth with the material of your choice, and then the tooth will be usable once again. Don’t suffer from the pain and embarrassment of missing or decayed teeth, call us today to schedule a tooth filling and we can help you regain your self-confidence.
What Are Bridges and Dental Crowns?
Dental bridges and crowns are dental prosthetics that repair or replace teeth that have been damaged due to decay or trauma. Both are permanently installed using a high-bond cement that can only be removed by a dentist. Neither requires special maintenance, you care for them the same as you do your natural teeth. Dental crowns are also referred to as dental caps because they cover the surfaces of the teeth and are usually used in lieu of a filling. A bridge is a row of pontics or a single pontic that are affixed to abutment teeth at either end. Abutment teeth can be natural teeth or implants, both work equally well. If you need a bridge or a crown, then call our East Detroit office for an appointment, and we’ll help you regain your good oral health.
Will a General Dentist Provide Bridges, Crowns and Tooth Fillings?
Dental fillings, crowns and bridges are considered reconstructive dentistry, and all general dentists can provide them. We specialize in reconstructive dentistry, so if you need a bridge, crown or filling in the East Detroit area, then call our office and we can help you.
What Will a Bridge, Crown or Filling Cost Me?
All dental procedures are customized to the patient, so no two procedures will cost the same. Factors that will help to determine your dental bridge cost, your dental crown cost or your tooth filling cost include any insurance benefits you have, the type and location of the procedure, the materials used, and any additional work that you may need. During your initial consultation, we’ll provide you with a detailed breakdown of the treatments you’ll need and their cost. Call our East Detroit office if you need more information specific to your situation.
What Types of Fillings Do You Offer?
We offer several types of fillings, many of which will closely resemble your natural teeth. Our most popular include tooth-colored composite, porcelain, gold or amalgam. Since some types are preferable for certain locations, your dentist will advise you of the best type for your unique needs. Call us today if you need more information.
What Types of Crowns Do You Offer?
Crowns, like fillings, are available in a variety of materials and some of our most popular crown types include ceramic, alloy, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and gold. Ceramic is the most popular for the front teeth, while gold is popular for back teeth, but your dentist will recommend the best type for your needs. Call us today to schedule an appointment for a tooth crown in East Detroit.
What Types of Bridges Do You Offer?
We strive to accommodate the needs of all our patients, so we offer a variety of bridges. A traditional bridge is the most common, and it uses crowns at either end of a row of pontics to anchor the bridge in place. When an abutment tooth is available on only one side, then a cantilever bridge can be used, but it’s not appropriate for back teeth. Your dentist will recommend the best type of bridge for your needs. Call us today to schedule an appointment for a dental bridge in East Detroit.
What Should I Expect When Getting a Crown?
Three steps and two dental appointments are required when getting a tooth crown installed. During the first appointment, your dentist will prep and shape the tooth, then we’ll take an impression of it, which will serve as the pattern for the permanent crown. We’ll provide you with a temporary crown to wear until we receive your permanent crown. When it arrives, you’ll return to our office, we’ll adjust the crown for fit and comfort, and then we’ll permanently install it using a high-bond cement. Each step will take between 30 minutes and an hour to complete, so call us if you want to schedule your first appointment.
What Should I Expect When Getting a Bridge Installed?
You’ll need two appointments in our office for your bridge installation. During the first appointment, your dentist will prepare your abutment teeth and then take an impression of them, which will serve as a mold for your tooth bridge and crowns. We’ll provide you with a temporary bridge to wear until we receive the permanent one. When your permanent bridge arrives, you’ll return to our office to have it installed. We’ll adjust it for fit and comfort, and then we’ll install it. If you need a bridge in East Detroit, then call us for an appointment.
Our experienced restorative dentists in the East Detroit area are available to help you get your dental health back on track, so if you need fillings, crowns for teeth or a tooth bridge, call Gentle Dental at Gratiot Avenue at (313) 925-3090 and schedule an appointment. We’d love to add you to our ever-increasing dental family, so call us today to schedule an appointment or for more information. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you.