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We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
If your good oral health has been compromised because of missing or damaged teeth, then we can help you. Our Virginia office is known in the area for providing high-quality restorative dentistry. We can help you regain the functionality that a full set of teeth provides as well as the self-esteem that accompanies a beautiful smile. Whether you need a bridge, a tooth filling or a crown, we can help you with solutions that will fit your budget and your lifestyle. If the current condition of your teeth was due to neglect or decay, then we can help you establish a routine of good oral hygiene that will preserve your new smile. Call us today for an appointment and let’s get started on your new smile.
What Are Tooth Fillings?
A tooth filling is used to replace an area of a tooth that has been damaged by decay. The cavities are removed and the area is cleaned and disinfected, then the filling is placed. Filling options include porcelain, silver amalgam or a gold alloy, but your dentist will recommend the best type for the tooth. Not all types of fillings are used for all types of teeth. The procedure is usually accomplished in one office visit and most often is covered by insurance benefits. If you need one or more cavities filled, then don’t delay in calling our Virginia office for an appointment. Left untreated, cavities can cause significant damage to the surrounding teeth and gums, and they can adversely affect your physical health. If you need fillings in Virginia, call us today.
Are Dental Crowns and Bridges Right for Everyone?
Not everyone will need a crown or a bridge. However, if you have damaged teeth or missing teeth, then these devices may help to restore the function and aesthetics of your teeth. When a tooth has a cavity that’s too large for a filling, then a crown can restore function to the tooth and protect it from additional decay or damage. Crowns for teeth are often called dental caps because they cap the entire surface of a tooth. If a tooth has been damaged and can’t be effectively repaired by other means, then a crown can restore the aesthetics of the tooth and prevent further damage. A crown is affixed to your natural tooth by a high-bond cement that can only be removed by a professional, so you don’t need to worry about it falling out. If you’re missing teeth, then a bridge may restore structural stability to your jaw and the remainder of your teeth. A bridge is comprised of one or more pontics and it’s attached to the teeth on either side. If no teeth are available, then implants can be used. If you need crowns or bridges in Virginia, then call our office to schedule an appointment. Let us help you restore the functionality and aesthetics of your teeth.
Where Can I Get Tooth Fillings, Crowns and Bridges?
Most neighborhood dentists can provide fillings, bridges and crowns. If you need this type of restorative dental work, then call our Virginia office today. Our dentists are experienced in placing fillings, crowns and bridges, and they would be delighted to help you regain your beautiful, healthy smile.
What Will My Cost Be for a Tooth Crown, a Dental Bridge or a Filling?
The cost of restorative dentistry is unique to each patient. The work is completely customized to the individual and no two individuals will require exactly the same treatment protocol. During your initial appointment, you’ll receive an estimate of your dental bridge cost or tooth filling cost or dental crown cost. The factors that will influence your ultimate cost include the location of the work to be done, the type of material used and your insurance benefits. We’ll be happy to answer all of your questions. Call our Virginia office to make an appointment or to get more information on the procedures.
What Types of Dental Fillings Are Available?
A variety of fillings are available, but our most popular are tooth-colored composite, porcelain, silver amalgam, and gold. Your dentist will recommend the most appropriate type of filling for your application since not all types are suitable for all installations. Call our Virginia office if you need more information or have additional questions.
What Are My Options for Dental Crown Material?
Our most popular options for dental crowns include ceramic, a gold alloy, and porcelain-fused-to-metal. Ceramic is most often used for front teeth, but gold is popular for back teeth. Your dentist can make a recommendation, so call our Virginia office if you want to schedule an appointment.
Do I Have Options for Getting a Tooth Bridge?
We want to ensure that we’re able to meet our patients’ needs, so we offer a variety of dental bridges. A traditional bridge uses two teeth to anchor the crown on either end with pontics in between. Cantilever bridges are used when one end lacks a tooth, but they’re not recommended for use on back teeth.
What Happens When I Get a Crown Installed?
There are three steps to the tooth crown procedure, and it will require two office visits. During your first visit, your dentist will prep the site and shape the tooth that’s to be crowned. Next, your dentist will take an impression of the tooth and we’ll use that to fabricate your permanent crown. We’ll install a temporary crown for you to use until your permanent crown arrives. When that happens, you’ll return for the final installation. We’ll adjust your crown so that it fits properly and is comfortable, and then we’ll cement it in place using a high-bond adhesive. You should allow up to an hour for each step. If you need more information or an appointment, call our Virginia office and we’ll be happy to help you.
What Happens During the Tooth Bridge Procedure?
You’ll need two appointments to get a bridge installed. During the first appointment, your dentist will prepare the teeth that are to act as abutments, and then we’ll take impressions of them, which will be used as the mold for your new bridge. We’ll provide a temporary bridge to wear until your permanent bridge is completed. When we receive your permanent bridge, you’ll return to have it installed. We’ll adjust it so that it fits comfortably, and then we’ll cement it in place using a high-bond adhesive. If you have any questions or need to schedule an appointment, please call our office and we’ll be glad to help you.