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Missing or damaged teeth can adversely affect both your health and your self-confidence, and it doesn’t matter whether the issue occurred as a result of trauma or decay. Fortunately, crowns for teeth, tooth fillings, and bridges can restore the functionality of your teeth and enable you to eat your favorite foods once again.
They can also restore the self-confidence and self-esteem that accompanies a beautiful smile. Your good oral health is vital to your overall health, so if you have missing or damaged teeth, let us repair your teeth and help you regain good oral health. We provide restorative dentistry services in Rockefeller Plaza, allowing you to get the high-quality, affordable restorative dental solutions you need, so call our office today to schedule an appointment.
Why Would I Need a Tooth Filling?
If you have one or more teeth that have cavities, then you need to have a dental filling placed in each tooth that has a cavity. Left untreated, cavities will spread to other teeth and throughout your body, so it’s essential that you have them repaired. Your dentist will remove the damaged part of the tooth, clean and disinfect the area, and then place the filling. Options usually include gold, porcelain or silver amalgam, but your dentist will recommend the best option because not all types of fillings are appropriate for all types of teeth. The procedure usually takes one office visit and is covered by insurance, so if you need one or more fillings, then call our Rockefeller Plaza office today.
How Do I Know If I Need a Dental Crown or a Tooth Bridge?
If you have one or more damaged teeth or teeth that have large cavities, then you may need dental crowns. Also called dental caps, crowns cover the surface of your natural teeth and protect them from further decay or damage. Crowns are permanent installations, you needn’t worry about them coming loose. When a tooth has a cavity that’s too large for a filling, then a cap can be used to restore functionality to the tooth and protect it. Crowns are affixed to the natural tooth using a high-bond glue that can only be removed by a dentist. If you need a crown, then call our Rockefeller Plaza office today and we can help you. A bridge is also a permanent installation and it’s comprised of one or more pontics that are anchored to natural teeth on either side. If no natural teeth are available, implants can be used to anchor the bridge. A bridge doesn’t need to be removed for maintenance or cleaning, it requires only the same good oral hygiene that you use on your natural teeth. If you need crowns or a bridge or more information on a good oral hygiene regimen, then call our office in Rockefeller Plaza.
Do All Types of Dentists Provide Tooth Fillings, Crowns and Bridges?
General dentists who provide restorative dentistry can provide fillings, crowns and bridges. If you need this type of work, then call our Rockefeller Plaza office for an appointment and your dentist will let you know the scope of work needed to restore your dental health and tooth function. We’re one of the best offices in the Rockefeller Plaza area for restorative dentistry. Call us today and let’s get started on giving you back your dental health.
How Much Will I Have to Spend for a Tooth Crown, a Tooth Filling or a Dental Bridge?
Your cost for each of these customized restorative dentistry items will be unique to you but will be influenced by the amount of additional work that you need, the location of the work, the materials used, and your insurance coverage. During your first visit, we’ll provide you with a detailed estimate of the work that you need. This will include information about the tooth filling cost, dental crown cost or dental bridge cost that you’ll incur. Call our Rockefeller Plaza office for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Do I Have a Choice for Tooth Fillings?
Our most popular dental fillings are a silver amalgam, gold, tooth-colored composite, and porcelain. However, your dentist will recommend the best type for your situation since not all fillings are suitable for all types of teeth. If you need more information, call our Rockefeller Plaza office and we’ll be glad to answer all of your questions.
What Are the Different Materials Used for Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are available as porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic, and gold alloy. Although ceramic is the most common for front teeth, gold is popular for rear teeth. Your dentist will help you decide which dental crown will best address your issues. Call our Rockefeller Plaza office to make an appointment.
What Types of Dental Bridges Are Available?
We know that our patients have many different needs, so we offer several types of bridges. A traditional bridge uses a crown on each end to anchor the bridge and places pontics between the crowns. Cantilever bridges are used when there’s only a natural tooth or an implant on one end, although this type of bridge isn’t recommended for back teeth.
What’s the Procedure for Getting a Tooth Crown?
It takes three steps to install a crown. During your first consultation, your dentist will shape the tooth that’s to receive the crown. We’ll then make an impression of it, which will be used to fabricate your permanent crown. We’ll install a temporary crown that you’ll wear until your permanent crown is completed. When we receive your permanent crown, you’ll return for the third step. We’ll adjust your crown for fit and comfort, and then we’ll cement it into place using a high-bond glue. Each step will take from about 30 minutes to an hour. If you have questions or want to schedule an appointment, give us a call.
What’s Involved in Getting a Tooth Bridge Installed?
Usually, the process for getting a bridge requires two office appointments. During the first appointment, your dentist will prepare the teeth that will be used as the abutments and will then make impressions of them. This will be the mold that’s used to make your permanent bridge. We’ll provide you with a temporary bridge, which you’ll wear until your permanent bridge is fabricated. When we receive your permanent bridge, then you’ll return to have it installed. We’ll adjust it so that it fits properly and is comfortable, and then we’ll use a high-bond adhesive to cement it in place. If you want more information or want to schedule an appointment, be sure to call our office and we’ll be happy to help you.