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When your teeth are damaged or missing, your self-confidence may diminish and your overall health can be adversely affected. Your teeth aren’t in your mouth merely to provide a beautiful smile, they’re an integral part of your good health.
If you have missing or damaged teeth, call our New Baltimore office as soon as possible to schedule a consultation for restorative dentistry. With the aid of fillings, crowns and bridges, you’ll be able to eat your favorite foods again and smile with self-confidence. If you need restorative dental work, then call our New Baltimore office today and we can help you.
When Is a Tooth Filling Necessary?
If you have a cavity, then you need a dental filling. The dental filling will restore your tooth’s function, and you’ll be able to eat and drink without pain. If you do not repair your decayed tooth and your tooth becomes abscessed, the infection can spread to other parts of your body and adversely affect your physical health, even your heart. A dental filling will eliminate the decayed part of your tooth that’s causing the pain. The filling will seal the tooth which will deter the formation of additional decay. To fill your tooth, your dentist will remove the decayed part of the tooth and cleanse the area, then either gold, porcelain, amalgam or another material will be installed. At the end of the procedure, your tooth will be restored to pain-free function. If you need one or more teeth filled, call our New Baltimore office today for an appointment.
When Would I Need a Bridge or Crowns for Teeth?
If you have one or more missing teeth, then a bridge can replace them and restore function to the area. If you have one or more teeth that are damaged due to decay or trauma, then dental crowns may help restore the area to functionality and alleviate your pain. Crowns are commonly referred to as dental caps because they cap the entire surface of the tooth. If you need a large filling, a cap is usually used since there are size limits for a tooth filling. Both crowns and bridges are permanently installed dental appliances, you don’t need to remove them for cleaning or maintenance. If you need either of these types of procedures, then call our New Baltimore office to schedule an appointment.
Which Dentists Provide Bridges, Crowns and Tooth Fillings?
Fillings, bridges and tooth crowns are all considered part of the field of general dentistry and can be provided by a general dentist. We’re skilled providers of restorative dentistry, so if you need one of these types of procedures, call our New Baltimore office today for an appointment. We can help you back on the road to good oral health, so call us today.
Is a Bridge, Tooth Crown or Filling Very Expensive?
Your procedure cost will be unique to you and will depend on the type of restorative device selected and the location of the treatment needed. We’ll also take into account the materials used and any insurance benefits you have. During your initial visit, your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth, mouth and gums. Based on your needs, we will provide you with a detailed estimate of the treatments that you need and your tooth filling cost, dental crown cost or dental bridge cost. If you need more information in the interim, call our New Baltimore office and we’ll be happy to help you.
What Choices Do I Have for Tooth Fillings?
Tooth fillings are available in several materials, but our most popular are porcelain, tooth-colored composite, amalgam, and gold. Since some types are more suitable for certain applications, your dentist will recommend the type that will work best in your situation. Call us today if you need dental fillings in New Baltimore.
What Choices Do I Have for Dental Crowns?
Like fillings, crowns are available in a variety of materials, but our most popular are ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal, alloy and gold. Ceramic is typically used for front teeth and gold for the back because it is less noticeable. Ultimately, the choice is up to you and your dentist. Call us today if you need dental crowns in New Baltimore.
What Choices Do I Have for a Dental Bridge?
Several types of dental bridges are available to meet our patients’ needs, but a traditional bridge is the most common. A traditional bridge uses a row of pontics flanked by a crown on either end. The crown is affixed to abutment teeth on either end of the pontics, and either a natural tooth or an implant can be used. If an abutment tooth is available on only one end, then a cantilever bridge can be used, but they’re not recommended for back teeth.
What’s the Procedure for a Crown Installation?
Getting a new crown is a three-step procedure that includes two office appointments. During your first appointment, your dentist will shape and prep the tooth involved. At this point, we’ll make an impression of the tooth to be crowned which will be used to fabricate the permanent crown. We’ll provide you with a temporary crown to wear until we receive your permanent one. When it arrives, you’ll return to our office, we’ll adjust your new crown for comfort and fit, and then we’ll install it using a high-bond cement. If you need a tooth crown in New Baltimore, call us today for more information.
What’s the Procedure for a Bridge Installation?
Getting a new bridge will require two appointments at our New Baltimore office. During your first appointment, your dentist will prep the abutment teeth and make an impression of them, which will serve as the mold for the crowns at either end of your bridge. We’ll provide you with a temporary bridge to wear until we receive your permanent bridge. When it arrives, you’ll return to our office, we’ll adjust your new tooth bridge so that it fits well and is comfortable, and then we’ll install it. If you need a tooth bridge in New Baltimore, our dentists would be delighted to speak with you.
If you’re searching for restorative dentistry in New Baltimore, then call Gentle Dental of New Baltimore at (586) 933-5521 to schedule your appointment. Our dental professionals are experienced in installing bridges, crowns and fillings. At Gentle Dental of New Baltimore, we can help you regain your oral health and your beautiful smile. We’d love to add you to our dental family, so call us today. We look forward to meeting you.