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If you’re unhappy with your smile because of missing or damaged teeth, then the restorative dentists in our Bradenton office can help you regain your smile and your self-confidence.
Teeth are important not only for their aesthetic appeal but also for your overall good health. They function as the first step in your digestive process so that you can prepare your food for the rest of your digestive process. They also help maintain the structural stability of your jaw which is integral to proper facial alignment. If you need a tooth bridge, a tooth filling, or a tooth crown then give us a call at (941) 584-4356 and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions and schedule a consultation for you. We’re available in the Bradenton area for restorative dentistry. Contact us today to get the quality, affordable dental treatment that you need.
What Are Tooth Fillings Used For?
When the surface of a tooth has deteriorated to the point that it’s no longer functional, a tooth filling can restore function to the tooth and eliminate the pain and discomfort from toothaches and inflammation. The tooth is cleaned and prepared before the filling is installed and this prevents the proliferation of more decay. Although, you’ll need to practice good oral hygiene in order to prevent decay from recurring. Several options are available for tooth fillings and your dentist will recommend the best option for the location and type of the tooth to be filled. Call our Bradenton office at (941) 584-4356 if you want more information or to schedule your initial consultation.
What Purpose Do Dental Crowns and Bridges Serve?
If you have a tooth that needs to be filled but the area is larger than is recommended for a filling, then your restorative dentist can install a dental crown. Dental crowns are also known as dental caps and they cover the entire tooth from top to gum. If you have one or more missing teeth, a dental bridge can replace them and restore function to that area of your jaw. The type of bridge used will depend on the location and number of teeth involved and whether there are adjacent teeth that can anchor the bridge. If not, then you may need dental implants so that the bridge can be anchored to them. If you want more information or want to schedule an office visit in Bradenton, call us at (941) 584-4356 and we’ll answer all your questions and put you on the schedule.
Can Only a Specialist Supply Me with a Bridge, Crown, or Filling?
Although a specialist may be required for procedures such as a complex root canal, all of the restorative dentists in our Bradenton can install dental bridges, tooth fillings, and crowns for teeth. If you need any of these procedures in Bradenton, it’s important not to delay in receiving them so call us today at (941) 584-4356.
Will A Crown, Bridge, or Fillings Be Prohibitively Expensive?
The cost of dental procedures is always a factor when you need them but we do our utmost to keep the cost of our dental procedures as affordable as possible while still maintaining the quality of our dental care. If you need a crown, a bridge, or a filling, call us for an appointment. During your initial consultation, you’ll receive a detailed account of the fees you’ll incur, so don’t put off needed dental treatment because you dread the unknown tooth filling cost, dental crown cost or dental bridge cost. We want you to have healthy teeth and gums and we’ll work with you on the cost. Get in touch with us today at (941) 584-4356 with all of your questions.
Are There Different Types of Fillings?
Dental fillings are available in several materials and the type used will depend on your preference and the type of tooth. Not all fillings are suitable for all teeth. After examining your teeth, your dentist will recommend the best type of filling for your situation, so call us today to schedule an appointment.
Are There Different Types of Crowns?
Restorative dentistry uses several types of crowns depending on the location and size of the tooth or teeth that need to be crowned. Typically, ceramic is used for the front teeth because it’s closest to your natural tooth color, but this is personal preference. If you want different types of crowns, be sure to inform your dentist but be aware that all types of crowns aren’t suitable for all teeth. Call us today at (941) 584-4356 to schedule an appointment with a restorative dentist in Bradenton.
Are There Different Types of Bridges?
Like crowns, restorative dentistry uses several types of bridges but each must be suitable for the size, type, and location of the tooth. Another determining factor is the presence of adjacent teeth for anchoring the bridge. After examining your teeth, your dentist will advise you of the best option for your situation. Call us at (941) 584-4356 if you have more questions or want to schedule an office visit in Bradenton.
How Will My Dentist Install My Crown?
The procedure for installing a crown will require two appointments that will last up to an hour each. During the initial appointment, your dentist will clean and prep the tooth and then make an impression of it. Then, you’ll get a temporary crown installed and we’ll order your permanent one. When it arrives in our office, you’ll return for your second visit. Your dentist will remove the temporary and install the permanent crown with a very strong cement. Crowns are permanent installations, you don’t need to remove them for cleaning. If you need a dental crown, call our Bradenton office at (941) 584-4356 to schedule your initial appointment.
How Will My Dentist Install My Bridge?
The procedure for installing a tooth bridge is very similar to that for installing a tooth crown. A dental bridge will require two appointments at our Bradenton office. During the first appointment, your dentist will clean and prep the area and make an impression of it. Your temporary bridge will be installed and we’ll order the permanent one. When it comes in, which can take up to a few weeks, we’ll notify you that it’s in. You’ll return to our office, your dentist will remove your temporary bridge and install the permanent one. Like crowns, bridges are permanent installations and don’t need to be removed for cleaning. Call our Bradenton office at (941) 584-4356 to make an appointment for your dental procedures.