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If you’re reluctant to smile because you need fillings or crowns or a bridge, then restorative dentistry may be able to help you regain your beautiful smile.
All of the dentists in our Westminster office are skilled at restoration dentistry and they can help restore your damaged or decayed teeth to good dental health. If you need restorative dentistry, call us at (410) 970-0292 and we can help you. Your smile is one of your greatest assets, so let us help you get it back to beautiful.
Why Would I Need a Tooth Filling?
A dental filling can restore function and appearance to a tooth that’s deteriorated due to decay. If left untreated, decay can reach the pulp, and then you’ll need a root canal or an extraction. A tooth filling is a much simpler method for restoring damaged teeth, but don’t wait too long. If the decay is too great, you may have a greater tooth filling cost or you may need a crown or cap. To schedule an initial consultation with a restorative dentist in our Westminster office, call us today at (410) 970-0292 and let us help you.
Why Would I Need a Dental Crown or Bridge in Westminster?
If you have a tooth that needs to be filled, but the area is too large to accommodate a filling, then your dentist can cover your tooth with a dental crown, which will restore its function and prohibit further decay from forming. If you’re missing one or more teeth, then a bridge can replace the missing tooth or teeth. The bridge will be anchored to adjacent teeth or to implants if there are no teeth available. Crowns and bridges are considered permanent dental prosthetic devices, and they are attached to your teeth with a professional-grade cement that can only be removed by your dentist. Crowns are also called dental caps because they cap the entire tooth. If you need crowns or a bridge, call us today at (410) 970-0292.
Can a General Dentist Provide Tooth Fillings, Crowns, And Bridges?
All of the dentists in our Westminster office can provide you with dental prosthetic appliances. During your initial visit, you’ll receive an estimate of your cost and the work that needs to be done and we’ll be happy to answer all of your questions. We realize that dental work can cause you some apprehension, but we have an excellent reputation for putting our patients at ease. Call us today at (410) 970-0292 and let us help you.
What’s the Cost of a Filling, Tooth Bridge or Crown?
The cost of your dental prosthetic device will vary depending on several factors. The type of work that’s done, the materials you choose, the location of the work, and any insurance coverage you have will all affect the final cost of your dental procedure. During your initial visit, you’ll be given a detailed dental crown cost estimate of your procedure and it will list all the work that’s to be done. To schedule a consultation, call our Westminster office at (410) 970-0292.
Are There Different Types of Fillings?
Dental fillings come in several materials and the type you select will depend on the location of the filling and your personal preference. Not all types of fillings are appropriate for all types of teeth, but your dentist in Westminster will advise you of the best type for your situation. Commonly used fillings include amalgam, composite, porcelain, and gold.
Are There Different Types of Crowns?
Different types of crowns are used depending on the location of the teeth involved. Commonly used crown materials include ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and gold. Not all crown materials are suitable for all teeth, but your dentist in Westminster will advise you of the most suitable type for your application. If you want more information, call our Westminster office at (410) 970-0292 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.
Are There Different Types of Dental Bridges?
Like crowns, different types of bridges are used for different types of teeth. Traditional bridges are used when there are adjacent teeth on both sides. A cantilever bridge is used when there are adjacent teeth on one side only, but it’s not used in the back of the mouth. Your dentist in Westminster will recommend the best type of bridge for your application, and we’ll provide you with a detailed dental bridge cost estimate.
What Should I Expect If I’m Getting a Tooth Crown?
Getting a tooth crown will require two visits to our Westminster office. During the first visit, your dentist in Westminster will shape and prepare the tooth, and will then take an impression of it. We’ll fabricate your temporary crown from the impression, and then we’ll send the impression to the lab so that they can make your permanent crown. When it arrives in our office, you’ll return and your dentist will remove the temporary crown. We’ll then install the permanent crown and cement it into place. You should allow between 30 minutes and an hour for each appointment.
What Will the Tooth Bridge Procedure Be Like?
Getting a bridge installed is very similar to getting a crown installed. During your first visit to our office in Westminster, your dentist will prepare the site by cleaning it and removing some of the enamel on the adjacent teeth. We’ll then take impressions of the area and use this to make your temporary crown. We’ll send the impression to our lab, and they’ll make your permanent crown. We’ll notify you when we receive it and you’ll return to our Westminster office to have it installed and adjusted. Each office visit should last between 30 minutes and an hour. If you need a dental bridge or crowns for teeth in Westminster, call our office at (410) 970-0292 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions and make an appointment for you.