If you have one or more teeth that are damaged because of decay or trauma, then restorative dentistry may be able to restore the aesthetics of your teeth.
Damaged teeth can look like new again with dental fillings, crowns for teeth, and dental bridges. Your beautiful smile will be restored and your self-confidence and self-esteem will also get a boost. If you need restorative dental treatment, call one of our 12 dental offices for an appointment. We’re among the best in the Baltimore area and we can provide you with the restorative dental work that you need.
What’s the Purpose of a Dental Filling?
If your tooth has decayed, we can remove the damaged part of the tooth and fill it with either amalgam or a tooth-colored material, which will alleviate your pain and restore function to the tooth. A filling will prevent further decay and help save the tooth.
Why Would I Need a Dental Crown or Bridge?
Both crowns and bridges are considered to be permanently affixed, dental prosthetic devices. They’re secured to the teeth using a high bond cement and won’t fall out; only your dentist in Baltimore can remove them. Crowns are also referred to as dental caps because they cap the entire tooth. If you’re missing one or more teeth, then a bridge might help you. A bridge is anchored to the teeth on either side or to implants if there are no adjacent teeth. If you need a bridge or crown or caps, call one of our 12 offices so we may schedule an appointment for you.
Do I Need a Specialist to Get Tooth Fillings, Crowns, and Bridges?
Your dentist can provide you with a tooth crown, a tooth filling, or a bridge. After your dentist has completed your exam, you’ll be advised if you need restorative dental work. You’ll be provided with a detailed cost estimate so you’ll know how much your dental bridge cost or your dental crown or your tooth filling cost will be. If you need prosthetic devices, give us a call and we’ll schedule an appointment for you.
How Much Will a Tooth Filling or Bridge or Dental Crown Cost in Baltimore?
Fillings, bridges, and crowns are customized appliances, and the cost for your unique situation will be determined by the complexity of the procedure, the type of appliance you need, the materials used, and the location of the device. Any insurance benefits you have will also factor into the final cost. During your initial consultation, we’ll provide you with a cost estimate for your procedure so you know exactly what you’ll be paying. Call one of our 12 offices to schedule your initial consultation and let’s get started restoring your beautiful smile.
What Types of Tooth Fillings Are Available?
Fillings are available in several options, some are intended to blend in with your natural teeth and others are intended to stand out. The most commonly requested types of fillings are tooth-colored composite, gold, porcelain or silver amalgam. Your dentist will discuss your options and help you decide on the type of material to use; not all materials are suitable for all types of teeth.
What Types of Crowns Are Available?
Like fillings, crowns are available in several different materials and the type you choose will depend on the location of the teeth and your preferences.
What Types of Bridges Are Available?
Several options are available for tooth bridges including traditional bridges and cantilever bridges. The location of the bridge and the number of teeth involved will be a factor in the type of bridge that will be used.
What Should I Expect If I’m Getting a Dental Crown?
Getting a crown will involve two separate trips to your Baltimore dental office. During the initial visit, your dentist will prepare the tooth and take an impression of it. We’ll fabricate a temporary crown from the impression, and then we’ll send the impression to the lab for them to make the permanent crown. Your temporary crown will be installed and when the permanent one arrives in our office, you’ll return for your second visit. Your dentist will remove the temporary crown and install the permanent one. Each appointment should take between 30 minutes and an hour, so call us if you need a tooth crown. We’ll be happy to help you.
What’s the Procedure for Getting a Tooth Bridge?
The procedure for getting a tooth bridge is similar to the procedure for getting a crown. You’ll make two trips to our office, each should last between 30 minutes and an hour. During the initial visit, your dentist will prepare the site by removing a small amount of enamel from the adjacent teeth that are going to anchor the bridge. We’ll take an impression of the area and fabricate a temporary bridge from that. We’ll send the impression to a lab for fabrication of your permanent bridge, and when it arrives in our office, you’ll return. We’ll remove your temporary bridge and install your permanent bridge and adjust it so that it’s comfortable. If you need a bridge or crown in Baltimore, call us and we can help you regain your beautiful smile.
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