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If you’re missing one or more of your teeth, whether due to injury or disease, then you can restore the functionality of your teeth with restorative dentistry from a Peoria dentist. Technological advances in the field of dentistry have provided artificial teeth and other dental appliances that look like your natural teeth and can provide you with a beautiful smile and a full set of functional teeth. If you need a dental filling in Peoria, then call us and schedule a consultation.
What Are Tooth Fillings?
Dental fillings repair teeth that have been damaged due to decay or trauma and they restore function to the tooth. When you come to our Peoria office for a filling, your dentist will first remove the damaged part of the tooth. Then, your dentist will clean the area and fill the tooth with one of several materials. Usually, porcelain or gold is used but a variety of other materials are available, and your dentist will advise you of the best type of filling for the tooth since not all fillings are appropriate for all types of teeth. A tooth filling protects the tooth from further decay or damage and restores it to pain-free function. If you need a tooth filling in Peoria, then call our office to schedule an appointment.
What Are Dental Bridges and Crowns for Teeth?
Bridges and crowns are prosthetic devices that can restore the aesthetics and function of your teeth, and they’re permanently installed appliances; you won’t need to remove them for cleaning or maintenance. Your dentist will attach your crown or bridge with a high-bond cement that can only be removed by a professional. Crowns are often referred to as dental caps because they cap the entire surface of your tooth. Bridges are pontic teeth that are placed between two abutment teeth, and they can be attached to your natural teeth or to implants. If you need a tooth bridge or a crown, then call our Peoria office for an appointment.
Do All Dentists Provide Restorative Dentistry?
All general dentists can provide restorative dentistry although not all of them do. For particularly complex cases, we may need to refer you to a specialist, but most of the time, we complete the procedures in our office. During your initial exam, your dentist will determine the scope of work needed, and we’ll provide you with an estimate of the procedures and the associated costs. If you need restorative dentistry but are unable to afford it, we can help you afford the treatments you need. We accept most types of insurance and we have flexible financing and payment plans available, it’s our goal to be able to provide you with the high-quality, affordable treatments that you need. Call our Peoria office to schedule your initial consultation.
What’s the Cost for Restorative Dentistry?
Your restorative dentistry procedures will be unique to you, so your cost will be unique to you. During your initial consultation, we’ll provide you with a detailed estimate of the work that you need and your dental crown cost, your dental bridge cost or your tooth filling cost. Items that will affect your final cost include the type and location of the tooth or teeth to be repaired or replaced, any dental appliances that you need, the materials used to fabricate them, and your insurance coverage. We’ll work with you to ensure that you receive the treatments you need at a price that you can afford, so call us today to schedule an appointment.
Is There More Than One Type of Filling?
We offer several types of tooth fillings to our patients, and the type you need will be determined by the type and location of the tooth or teeth, and your dentist’s recommendation. Not all fillings are appropriate for all types of teeth, so your dentist will recommend the best options for your needs. Some of our more popular fillings include tooth-colored composite, gold, silver amalgam or porcelain. Give us a call if you need more information.
Is There More Than One Type of Crown?
Like fillings, crowns are available in a variety of materials including alloys, ceramic, and porcelain-fused-to-metal varieties. Usually, some patients prefer ceramic for the front teeth and gold for the back teeth, but this is a personal preference and will be influenced by your dentist’s recommendation. If you have questions or want to schedule an appointment, then call us.
Is There More Than One Type of Bridge?
We provide our patients with a choice of several types of bridges, but your dentist will recommend the best type of bridge for your unique needs. A traditional bridge uses a crown for each abutment tooth and uses pontic teeth between. Cantilever bridges are used when there’s an abutment tooth on only one side, but cantilever bridges aren’t recommended for molars.
What Should I Expect When Getting a Tooth Crown?
When you get a tooth crown, you’ll need two visits to our Peoria office and three steps are involved. During your first visit, your dentist will prepare the affected tooth and then take an impression of it. This will be used as the mold for both your final and your temporary crown. We’ll install the temporary crown for you to use until your permanent crown arrives. When we receive it from the lab, you’ll return to our office and we’ll fit and adjust it so that it’s comfortable and secure. Then your dentist will cement your crown into place using a high-bond cement. Each step of the procedure will take from 30 to 60 minutes.
What Should I Expect When Getting a Tooth Bridge?
You’ll need two office visits to get a bridge installed. During your first appointment, your dentist will prepare both abutment teeth and then take impressions of them. This will be used as the mold for both your temporary and your permanent bridge. We’ll install the temporary bridge for you to wear until we receive your permanent bridge. When we receive it, you’ll return to our office for the final installation. We’ll install your bridge, adjust it for fit and comfort, and then we’ll secure it in place using a high-bond cement.
If you have any questions, please call Maple Shade Dental of Peoria at (309) 740-3901 and we’ll be happy to answer them. We’re known for providing quality reconstructive dentistry in Peoria, so call us if you need fillings, crowns or bridges in Peoria.