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Are Tooth Fillings Common?
A tooth filling can be made of amalgam, gold, composite, or porcelain and it’s used to repair a tooth that has been damaged due to disease, decay, trauma, or a genetic defect. It’s often a simpler solution than dental caps or a tooth crown and can be just as effective. If you need additional information about tooth fillings in Springfield, be sure to call our office.
Are Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges Used for the Same Reason?
A dental crown can be made of amalgam, gold, porcelain, or a composite, and it covers the entire tooth down to the gum line. Many blend in with natural teeth and are virtually indiscernible. A tooth bridge replaces a missing tooth and is anchored on at least one side to another tooth or a dental implant. Bridges are available in a variety of options, so call our office in Springfield for more information.
Do You Need a Specialist for Fillings, Crowns, and Bridges?
All of the general dentists in our office in Springfield can install fillings, tooth crowns, and tooth bridges. Many of them have specialty areas such as pediatrics or geriatrics, and all keep current on the latest trends in dentistry. If you have questions unique to your situation, be sure to call our office.
How Much Do Dental Fillings, a Tooth Bridge, or Crowns for Teeth Cost?
Each situation is different, so each tooth filling cost, dental bridge cost and dental crown cost will be different for each patient. We would be happy to provide an estimate after you have visited our office for a consultation. Call us today.
What Should You Know About Different Types of Tooth Fillings?
Tooth fillings can be amalgam, which is the most common, composite, porcelain, or gold. Each type of filling has benefits and areas for which it’s best suited. Your dentist in Springfield will make a recommendation based on your situation and your preferences.
What Should You Know About Different Types of Crowns?
Dental crowns are available in four types and the type of tooth crown you receive will depend primarily on the location of your dental crown. Crowns used for front teeth are different than those used for back teeth and your dentist will recommend the best type for your needs.
What Should You Know About Different Types of Dental Bridges?
The location of your bridge will determine in great part which type of bridge you receive. There are four types of bridges available: traditional, cantilever, Maryland, and implant-supported. Your dentist will recommend the bridge that is best suited for your situation. Call our office in Springfield if you have additional questions about getting a bridge or want to schedule an appointment.
What Should You Know About the Dental Crown Procedure?
The procedure for installing a dental crown involves two office visits. On the first visit, your dentist will prep your tooth or teeth for the permanent installation, then will take measurements and impressions, and then install a temporary crown. On your second visit, the temporary will be removed and the permanent crown installed, and you’ll be done. Your dentist will, of course, ensure that your permanent crown sits well and is comfortable. If you want to learn more about our dental crown procedure in Springfield, please call our office.
What Should You Know About the Dental Bridge Procedure?
The procedure for installing a dental bridge is the same as that for installing a crown, we’re just preparing your mouth for a different type of dental appliance. You’ll need to schedule at least two office visits, you’ll be supplied with a temporary bridge and measured for your permanent bridge. Once your permanent bridge has arrived, we’ll call you. When you come in, we’ll install your permanent bridge and you’ll be ready to enjoy your radiant smile again. For more information on our bridge and crown installation procedures, be sure to call our office in Springfield. Call us today at (413) 306-4371 or book an appointment online. We look forward to hearing from you.