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Find Your Best Smile with Fillings, Crowns, and Bridges in Holyoke
Damaged, decayed, or missing teeth not only affect the appearance of your smile, but they can also lead to serious dental issues, such as pain, infection, and difficulty chewing. If you are looking for a way to restore the look and function of your smile, call today to find out about our affordable dental restoration services. Our dentists can help you develop a customized treatment plan using fillings, crowns, bridges, or other restoration techniques to give you a smile that you will be proud to share with others.
What Are Dental Fillings?
Fillings are a common type of restoration used to repair small to moderate areas of decay in a tooth or to reinforce or reshape teeth worn down or damaged by trauma. The process involves the dentist carefully removing the diseased or damaged portion of the tooth, cleaning out the affected area, and repairing the area with metal, porcelain, or composite resin.
Do You Offer Different Tooth Filling Options?
We offer traditional gold and amalgam fillings as well as modern, tooth-colored porcelain and composite fillings. The different fillings vary in terms of cost, aesthetics, and durability, so your dentist will help you choose the most appropriate type of filling for your unique dental needs.
What Is the Average Cost for a Tooth Filling at Your Office?
We will go over the cost of your restoration once the dentist has assessed the complexity of your dental issue and you have decided on a treatment plan. If you have dental insurance, all or part of your tooth filling cost will likely be covered. We do recommend that you speak with your insurer prior to your appointment to determine if there are any limitations on the types of materials that are covered.
What Types of Issues Are Treated with Dental Bridges or Crowns for Teeth?
Crowns and bridges are more advanced restorations used to repair or replace heavily damaged or missing teeth. Crowns are also known as caps since they cover the tooth’s entire surface. They can be used to correct aesthetic issues and to reinforce the structural integrity of a tooth weakened by decay or trauma. Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. Both crowns and bridges are permanently bonded into place and only a dentist can remove them.
Do You Offer Different Types of Dental Caps?
Just like fillings, crowns come in a variety of materials and price points. For example, a ceramic crown may be used to restore front teeth because of their natural appearance. A gold crown may be used for molars because it is more durable. Your dentist will help you determine the most appropriate type of crown.
How Does the Dentist Fit a Tooth Crown?
To ensure that your crown looks natural and functions comfortably, the dentist will prep the existing tooth by removing a thin layer of enamel. They will also take a mold of the tooth, which will be used to make the permanent prosthetic and fit you with a temporary crown to protect the tooth until your next visit. During your second visit, the dentist will attach the crown to the affected tooth using a high-bond dental cement.
Can You Provide an Estimate of My Dental Crown Cost?
After assessing your dental issues, your dentist will estimate your cost, taking into consideration the complexity of the restoration, the type of crown used, and any amount covered by your insurance.
What Is a Tooth Bridge?
A bridge is a dental prosthetic used to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges consist of a row of crowns (called pontic teeth) that are secured to implant posts or abutment teeth. Like crowns, bridges come in a variety of materials and styles. Traditional bridges attach to abutment teeth on both sides of the affected area. A cantilevered bridge, which only attaches to an abutment tooth on one side of the affected area, may be used based on the location of the restoration and the health of the surrounding teeth.
How Does a Dentist Fit a Tooth Bridge?
During the first visit, the dentist will prepare the abutment teeth, make a mold that will be used to create the permanent bridge, and fit you with a temporary bridge to wear until your second appointment. The second appointment involves attaching the permanent bridge and making minor adjustments for comfort and fit.
How Is My Dental Bridge Cost Determined?
The types of materials used, the location of the restoration, and your dental insurance all play a role in the final cost of your bridge.
What Type of Dentist Should I See for a Tooth Crown, Filling, or Bridge?
Our team of dental professionals has extensive experience performing smile restorations using fillings, crowns, and bridges. Call today to schedule your consultation and begin your journey toward a more beautiful smile.