What Is a Tooth Crown?
Tooth crowns are restorations for teeth too damaged to function properly, such as a tooth that had a root canal or a tooth that cracked. Dentists place crowns over the damaged tooth, so the tooth looks and functions like a natural tooth. No one will be able to distinguish the crown from your natural teeth.
What Do Tooth Crowns Cost?
The location of the tooth needing the crown, the crown material and your dental insurance coverage all help determine the cost of a tooth crown. Our dentist will provide an estimate of your cost at your initial appointment. Call today to schedule yours.
How Long Will a Dental Bridge Last?
You can expect your bridge to last from 10 to 15 years if you practice good oral hygiene and get regular professional teeth cleanings. Our dentist will explain how you can clean between the bridge and gum. If you are interested in replacing one or more adjoining teeth, contact our office to make an appointment for a dental bridge consultation.
What Do Dental Bridges Cost?
We calculate the cost of your custom bridge by looking at the number of pontics (artificial teeth) used and the material that will be utilized to make the teeth. If you have dental insurance, it may partially cover the cost of your dental bridge.
Can I Eat Regular Food with Full Dentures?
Yes, but you should avoid sticky foods. Start out with soft food until you get used to eating with dentures. It may take you up to a week to learn how to eat with dentures, depending on what type you choose.
What’s the Cost for New Dentures?
Your cost for dentures depends on whether you are getting upper or lower dentures, the materials used, the style of denture you select, and your dental insurance coverage. You will find many dental insurance providers cover traditional dentures.
Do Full Dentures Appear Realistic?
Yes, advances in dental technologies allow patients to have dentures that are difficult to distinguish from natural teeth.
How Do Partial Dentures Work?
Our dentist will take an impression of your mouth and send it off to the dental lab. Once it comes back, the denture will have teeth where you were missing teeth so you will have your smile back. Our dentist will ensure that your partial denture fits well before you leave our office.
How Much Are Flipper Teeth?
Your temporary flipper teeth cost depends on the number of teeth in the flipper and the material used to fabricate it.
Are Immediate Dentures Worth the Extra Cost?
Only you can decide if you can live with your smile after having extractions to get dentures. Some people have been living with no teeth in their upper or lower jaw and are fine with that; immediate dentures don’t offer any benefit to these individuals. If you want to wait and have the extraction done the same day your dentures come in, then you’ll love the concept of immediate dentures. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.
Does It Hurt to Get a Dental Filling?
No, getting a dental filling does not hurt, since our dentist will administer a local anesthetic first. If you need a cavity filled, call our office to schedule an appointment with a compassionate dentist focused on providing you the dental services that you need.
What Should I Expect to Pay for a Dental Filling?
Your cost for a dental filling depends on whether you have a composite or metal filling and whether you have dental insurance coverage or utilize a dental discount plan.
Are Composite Fillings the Same as White Fillings?
Yes, but our dentist can darken the composite slightly so you don’t have a bright white spot in your mouth.
Why Are Onlays Used?
When replacing an old filling, our dentist may want to cover one or more of the tooth’s cusps or the entire chewing surface. He or she may suggest a lab-made onlay, which will provide a superior fit and larger area of protection compared to a filling.
What Do Onlays Cost?
The onlay material used, the total size of the onlay, and the final placement in your mouth all factor into your total dental onlay cost. If you call for an appointment, our dentist can provide you with an estimate of your cost after evaluating your tooth.
What Are Dental Overlays?
Overlays cover a larger surface of the tooth than onlays cover, but not quite as much as a crown covers. Dentists often call overlays partial crowns.
How Expensive Are Overlays?
We strive to keep our prices affordable. Overlays are custom-made; therefore, prices will vary.