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Are You Embarrassed by Your Damaged Teeth? Our Trusted Dentists Offer Affordable Fillings, Crowns and Bridges in College Park.
Dental restorations, such as fillings, crowns and bridges, are an effective and affordable way to improve the appearance and function of damaged or missing teeth. We are proud to provide patients with a full range of affordable restoration options to preserve their oral health and repair or replace damaged teeth.
Why Should I Get a Tooth Filling?
Fillings are an effective way to preserve and repair a tooth affected by decay or that is structurally damaged. You may benefit from a tooth filling if you have a tooth that is damaged, decayed or worn down by teeth grinding.
How Does a Tooth Bridge Work Compared to Dental Caps?
Caps and tooth bridges are made from similar materials; however, they serve different functions. A cap, which is also known as a tooth crown, is used to improve the appearance and structural integrity of a weak or damaged tooth. A tooth crown covers the entire surface of the tooth and is typically used following root canals or when the damage to the tooth is too extensive for a traditional filling. Bridges are permanent prosthetics comprised of one or more pontic teeth with crowns on each side that attach to implants or abutment teeth. Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth.
How Do I Find a Local Dentist for a Dental Restoration?
When choosing a dental restoration dentist, it is important to find a dentist with extensive experience performing the type of restoration that you require and a practice that offers a wide range of restoration services. Our skilled local dentists will take the time to assess your dental needs and perform the necessary treatments to help you improve the function and aesthetics of your teeth.
Can I Get an Estimate of My Tooth Filling Cost or the Dental Crown Cost or the Dental Bridge Cost Before Agreeing to Treatment?
We will provide you with an outline of your cost once you and your dentist have decided on a treatment plan. Your final cost will be based on the following:
- the type of filling used;
- the location of the affected tooth;
- any additional treatments that may be required; and
- the percentage of the total cost covered by your insurance.
As with fillings, the cost of crowns can vary from patient to patient. We will discuss cost following your consultation. While many dental insurance plans cover at least part of the cost of crowns, some plans may not cover crowns made from certain materials. We suggest that you contact your insurer to verify your coverage before your consultation.
Since each bridge is unique, the cost can vary from patient to patient. Your final cost will be determined by the number of pontic teeth required, the amount of work necessary to prepare the tooth for the prosthetic and the type of materials used. In addition to accepting most major dental insurance plans, we also offer flexible financing and payment options that can help make the cost of your treatment more manageable.
What Kind of Dental Fillings Can I Get at Your Office?
We offer filling options in a variety of materials, including:
- Tooth-colored composite or porcelain
- Silver amalgam
- Gold alloy
In addition to the obvious aesthetic differences, each type of filling has pros and cons in terms of durability and price. Your dentist will recommend the best filling options for your needs and budget.
What Types of Tooth Crowns Do You Offer?
The most common types of crowns are gold alloy, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, and ceramic.
What Types of Dental Bridges Do You Offer?
We offer both traditional and cantilever style bridges. Traditional bridges are secured to abutment teeth or implants on each side of the affected area. Cantilever bridges, on the other hand, only attach on one side and are used when a traditional bridge is not feasible.
How Does the Dentist Attach Crowns for Teeth?
The crown process takes place over the course of two visits and involves the following steps:
- The dentist shapes and preps the affected tooth.
- The dentist makes a mold of your teeth that is used to customize your crown to the proper size and shape.
- A temporary crown is attached to the affected tooth to protect it until your next appointment.
- Once we receive your permanent crown, the dentist attaches it using high-bond adhesive.
What Is the Process for Attaching Bridges?
The bridge process is similar to that used for crowns. During the initial visit, the dentist preps the abutment teeth and makes the mold that will be used to make the final prosthetic. We also provide you with a temporary bridge to wear until your next appointment. During the second visit, the dentist attaches the permanent bridge and makes any necessary adjustments to ensure that it fits comfortably.
Call our office today to find out more about our dental restoration services or to schedule an appointment.