Are Dental Crowns Painful?
Getting a dental crown is not painful. With the local anesthetic our dentist administers, you should not feel anything as he or she prepares your tooth for the crown. Once the crown comes back from the dental lab, you will not feel any pain as our dentist places the crown and ensures that it fits properly.
Are Dental Crowns Expensive?
We strive to keep our prices for dental crowns affordable. Call to arrange a consultation and our dentist can provide you with an estimate after performing an examination.
Will People Know I Am Wearing a Dental Bridge?
Dental labs fabricate bridges from impressions made by our dentist. The bridge will look like the surrounding teeth, without standing out. No one will know that you have replaced your missing teeth with a fixed appliance.
How Much Do Tooth Bridges Cost?
We base your price for a dental bridge on the number of artificial teeth used in your bridge and the materials used. Your dental insurance coverage will also affect the cost that you pay for a tooth bridge.
Does Getting Dentures Hurt?
Before you get dentures, our dentist may have to extract a few unhealthy teeth. Extractions do not hurt at all with a local anesthetic that numbs the area. Afterwards, our dentist will take an impression of your teeth, which does not hurt, and then he or she has the dental lab create your dentures while the extraction site heals. You may feel minor pain after the extraction, but our dentist will tell you how to alleviate the pain.
What Is the Price for Dentures?
Our dentist will go over the total cost with you during your initial visit. Call our office to schedule your appointment today and discover how affordable dentures can restore your self-confidence.
How Long Do Full Dentures Last?
Your dentures will last a long time, but they may need relining or replacing every three to five years because your jawbone will deteriorate without tooth roots or implants to provide stimulation. Call our office to schedule an appointment if you have older dentures that no longer fit properly or you are looking to get dentures for the first time. We can help.
Do People Always Need Flippers?
No, flippers are an option for patients who had one or more extractions in the front of their mouth where the gap is noticeable. A flipper is like a temporary partial denture that fills in the gaps until the patient’s next appointment.
Are Partial Dentures Practical?
Dentists do not like to pull healthy teeth; they help you retain your facial features. Your healthy teeth will help hold the denture in place as well.
How Fast Can I Get Immediate Dentures?
You can have immediate dentures in as little as two appointments; although it is likely you will have to come back for adjustments as your gums heal. With immediate dentures, our dentist extracts your unhealthy teeth and puts the denture on immediately. If you would like to know if you are a good candidate for immediate dentures, call our office to schedule a consultation.
How Long Does a Tooth Cavity Filling Last?
You can expect a metal tooth filling to last a decade or more, while composite fillings may not last as long. Having regular dental check ups allows your dentist to inspect your fillings for cracks or chips, so he or she can repair the filling.
What Do Dental Tooth Fillings Cost?
We base our fee for a dental tooth filling on the filling material used. If you have dental insurance, plans typically cover metal fillings. Our dentist can let you know your expected cost beforehand.
Will People Notice a Composite Filling?
Composite fillings are tooth-colored; people normally will not notice them. If you suspect you have a cavity, contact our office to schedule a convenient appointment.
What Do Tooth Onlays Do?
Onlays can replace a large filling and an onlay can extend over the points of the tooth as well, since it is created in a dental lab to your dentist’s specifications. The onlay will last longer than a traditional filling.
What Should I Expect to Pay for a Dental Onlay?
During your initial appointment, our dentist will evaluate the tooth and provide you with an estimate for the costs associated with the onlay.
How Is an Overlay Different from an Onlay?
An overlay provides coverage that is more extensive. Like an onlay, overlays are lab-fabricated.
What’s the Cost for an Overlay?
Factors that affect your overlay cost include the material used, the amount of material needed, and the difficulty of placing the onlay. If you are interested in a more conservative treatment than having a crown placed on a damaged tooth, call our office to schedule an appointment.