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Regain Your Smile with Quality Fillings, Crowns and Bridges in Yonkers
Missing or damaged teeth are more than just an aesthetic issue. They can also lead to other oral health problems, including infections, chewing difficulties and tooth loss. If you need a dental restoration, contact our office today.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Fillings?
In general, fillings are used to repair and reinforce damaged or decayed teeth. If you have decayed, fractured, cracked or worn teeth, you may benefit from a filling. Our local dentists can perform a comprehensive dental exam to determine if you have dental issues requiring a filling or one of our other restoration procedures.
When Are Dental Bridges Used Versus Dental Caps?
Although made from similar materials, bridges and caps serve different purposes. Caps, which are also known as crowns, cover the entire tooth and are used to improve the appearance and stability of a heavily damaged or weakened tooth. Bridges are permanent prosthetics designed to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges typically consist of a row of pontic teeth that are secured to abutment teeth or implant posts on each side.
Do I Need to See a Dental Specialist for a Tooth Filling, Tooth Bridge or Crowns for Teeth?
Most general dentists are able to perform basic dental restorations. At our practice, we are proud to offer quality fillings, crowns, and bridges at prices that work for most budgets.
How Do You Calculate My Tooth Filling Cost, My Dental Bridge Cost or My Dental Crown Cost?
All of our dental restorations are personalized, so the cost will depend on the exact nature of your dental issue, the type of materials used for the restoration, and the extent of your insurance coverage. To make our services as affordable as possible, we accept most major dental insurance plans and offer financing and payment options for qualified patients. We will provide you with a detailed outline of your cost and discuss payment options following your initial consultation. For a crown, your final price will be based on the type of material used to make the crown, the location of the affected tooth, and the complexity of the procedure. We do offer convenient payment and financing options if you need help managing the cost of your restoration.
Which Type of Tooth Filling Should I Choose?
We offer traditional gold and amalgam fillings as well as tooth-colored composite and porcelain fillings. Your dentist will recommend the best filling option based on the location of the tooth, your budget, and your aesthetic preferences. Call today to schedule your consultation.
Which Type of Tooth Crown Should I Choose?
When choosing a crown, it is important to consider price, durability, aesthetics and any coverage limitations imposed by your insurance carrier. For example, gold alloy crowns are exceptionally durable and tend to work well for back teeth. Ceramic or porcelain crowns are typically preferred for front teeth since they look more natural; however, they are more expensive. Our dentist will help you choose the most appropriate crown for your needs and budget.
Are There Different Types of Bridges?
The two primary types of bridges are traditional and cantilever. A traditional bridge features a row of pontic teeth that attach to implants or abutment teeth on each side. A cantilever bridge, on the other hand, is only secured on one side.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Tooth Crown?
The crown process is completed in stages over the course of two visits. Each step takes approximately 30 minutes to an hour to complete. The first visit involves prepping and shaping the tooth, making the mold that will be used to create the permanent crown, and attaching a temporary covering to protect the tooth. The second visit involves attaching the final crown using special, dental-grade adhesive.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Tooth Bridge?
Getting a bridge is a multi-step process that requires a couple of visits to our office. During the first visit, the dentist will make an impression of your teeth that will be used to fabricate your permanent bridge, prep the abutment teeth by removing a small amount of tooth enamel and fit you with a temporary bridge. During the second visit, the dentist will attach the prosthetic and make any necessary adjustments to ensure that it fits and functions comfortably.
We believe that everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile. If you are living with damaged, decayed or missing teeth, call us today to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled dentists.