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Restore Your Damaged Teeth Today with Affordable Fillings, Crowns and Bridges in Mishawaka
Are you embarrassed or experiencing pain because of damaged or missing teeth? We offer high-quality dental restorations that will help you eat comfortably and smile with confidence.
When Are Dental Fillings Required?
Fillings are used to repair and strengthen teeth that are decayed or damaged. Our dentist may recommend a filling if you have any of the following:
- visible holes or dark spots on your teeth indicating decay;
- pain, pressure, or sensitivity caused by decay or tooth damage;
- abnormally worn teeth; or
- chipped, fractured, or cracked teeth.
Should I Choose Dental Bridges or Dental Caps?
Our dentist will help you choose the most appropriate restoration for your unique dental issues. Caps, which are also referred to as crowns, are generally used to repair and reinforce teeth that are too damaged or decayed for traditional fillings. Bridges, which consist of one or more pontic teeth secured to implants or abutment teeth, are used to replace missing teeth.
How Can I Find an Affordable Dentist for a Tooth Filling, Tooth Bridge or Crowns for Teeth?
Most general dentists offer basic restorations. Our local dentists have extensive experience performing a wide range of dental restorations using crowns, bridges, and fillings. Call today for more information or to schedule an appointment.
How Do You Determine My Dental Restoration Cost?
Your dental issues are unique, so the cost of your treatment will be determined by the severity of your dental issue and the type of material used. The good news is that most dental insurance plans cover a substantial portion of the cost of minor restoration procedures, such as fillings. Feel free to contact our office to find out more about the insurance plans that we accept, and how that might impact your tooth filling cost.
With a crown, once you and your dentist have agreed on a treatment plan for your crown, we will provide you with an outline of your dental crown cost that takes into consideration the type of material used to fabricate your crown, the amount of work needed to prepare the tooth, the need for additional procedures, and your insurance coverage. Since a bridge is a customized dental device, the dental bridge cost varies from patient to patient. We will go over your cost in detail once the dentist has assessed the complexity of your dental issue and determined the most appropriate device for your situation.
Which Type of Tooth Filling Is Best for My Dental Issue?
Fillings come in a variety of materials, including gold, tooth-colored porcelain and composite resin and silver amalgam. We will help you choose the most appropriate filling based on your aesthetic preferences, dental issue and budget.
Which Type of Tooth Crown Is Best for My Dental Issue?
Crowns can be fashioned from gold alloy, ceramic or porcelain-fused-to-metal. Each type of crown has advantages and disadvantages in terms of durability, price and aesthetics. Your dentist will discuss your options in detail and help you choose the best one for your dental issues.
Which Type of Bridge Is Best for My Dental Issue?
We typically use a traditional bridge whenever possible. This type of bridge features the necessary pontic teeth as well as crowns that attach to implants or abutment teeth. If it is not possible to secure the bridge on each side of the affected area, the dentist may recommend a cantilever bridge that only attaches on one side. Cantilever bridges are not recommended for back teeth because of the tremendous force exerted during chewing.
What Are the Steps for Getting a Tooth Crown?
The crown procedure normally requires two visits to our office. Each step of the procedure takes approximately 30 minutes to an hour to complete. The first phase involves shaping and prepping the tooth so that the prosthetic will fit, making an impression of your teeth to ensure that the crown is the right size and shape, and fitting you with a temporary crown while you wait for your permanent crown. At your second appointment, the dentist will use a high-bond dental adhesive to secure the crown in place.
What Are the Steps for Getting a Tooth Bridge?
Similar to the crown procedure, getting a bridge normally requires two visits to our office. The dentist starts by removing a small amount of enamel from the abutment teeth, creating a model of your teeth so that the prosthetic can be fabricated to the correct size and shape, and attaching a temporary bridge. During the second visit, the dentist will secure the bridge in place and make any final adjustments to ensure that it fits and functions comfortably.
If you are hiding your smile because of missing or damaged teeth, call today to schedule a dental restoration consultation.