What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are caps that are cemented to your damaged, misshapen, or weakened teeth. The crown strengthens your tooth so you can eat and drink normally.
Does Insurance Cover Dental Crown Costs?
Many dental insurance providers cover some permanent crown costs. For more information about your coverage, check with your insurance provider.
Which Type of Dental Bridge Is Best?
There are many different styles of bridges such as a single-tooth bridge, a cantilever bridge, a dental implant bridge, and a traditional fixed bridge. Each kind of bridge is used in different situations, and our dentist in North San Antonio can talk to you about the type that will work best for you.
How Much Are Dental Bridges?
The style of bridge you choose may affect your dental bridge cost, as will the number of artificial teeth used in making your bridge. Dental insurance may cover part of your costs.
When Are Dentures Recommended?
Your dentist may recommend dentures if you are missing several teeth or all of your teeth on your upper and/or lower jaw. There are several denture options, each designed to address a particular need. Our dentists can review your options at your consultation.
What’s the Total Cost of Dentures?
Your style of dentures determines your total new dentures cost. We’ll give you a thorough treatment plan and cost estimate at your consultation in our office.
Do Full Dentures Require Maintenance?
Your full dentures are made to fit your mouth using a metal framework and a natural-looking acrylic resin. Since full dentures are customized, you may need occasional adjustments so that the denture continues to fit your mouth as time goes by. Your daily routine will likely consist of thoroughly cleaning the denture and using an adhesive to secure it in place.
Are Partial Dentures Secure?
Partial dentures are a good option if you are missing just a few teeth. To fill in the gaps created by missing teeth, most dental partials have artificial teeth and acrylic “gums” that are attached to a metal framework. This metal framework attaches to your adjacent teeth using metal clasps or brackets for a secure fit. Flexible dental partials are equally secure, conforming to the shape of your mouth, teeth, and gums for a stable fit.
What Material Is Used to Make Flipper Teeth?
Prosthetic teeth are attached to a retainer to create your flipper teeth. The device is lightweight, removable and usually a temporary restoration.
When Are Immediate Dentures Available?
For dentures to fit correctly, any remaining teeth you have on your upper or lower jaw need to be removed. Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are available at the same time that your teeth are extracted so you always have a gap-free smile.
Are Dental Fillings Painful?
Our dentists ensure your comfort throughout the cavity filling process by using a local anesthetic to numb the affected area. There may be some slight discomfort after the procedure, so talk to your dentist about after-care.
Are Dental Fillings Expensive?
Dental fillings are one of the most cost-effective ways to preserve and protect your natural teeth, depending on the type of filling you and your dentist choose. Insurance coverage can also help reduce the cost.
When Are Composite Fillings Appropriate?
Your dentist may recommend a composite filling for small or medium cavities. Since they can be colored to match your teeth, composite fillings are also ideal for teeth that are visible when you smile.
How Long Do Onlays Last?
Onlays are customized to fit your tooth, and they can last longer than most crowns and dental fillings. With attentive care, onlays can be expected to last for 20 to 30 years.
How Much Does an Onlay Cost?
Onlays are an economical and effective restoration of your decayed or damaged tooth. Your dentist will outline your expected onlay costs after a thorough assessment of your tooth.
What Are the Benefits of Overlays?
A dental overlay is very durable, and the dental onlay cost tends to be less than the cost of a crown. For a crown to fit well, your dentist may need to remove much of your natural tooth, but with an overlay, more of your natural tooth can be preserved. There are many other benefits to overlay restorations, so schedule your consultation today.