Why Is Crown Used to Fix Broken or Damaged Teeth?
A tooth crown is an artificial tooth that covers a tooth that is badly damaged. The crown is strong, so you’ll be able to chew with the tooth once again. After getting a root canal, your dentist may suggest a crown. This is to ensure that the tooth wont break in its weakened state. Your crown should last anywhere from 10 to 25 years.
What Do Crowns Normally Cost?
Crowns are custom restorations, meaning the price will vary. We take into account the crown material used to fabricate the crown and the damaged tooth’s location when giving you an estimated price for a tooth crown.
Are Dental Bridges Fixed Restorations?
A bridge is a fixed restoration, meaning it cannot be removed. Our dentist will provide you with hygiene instructions to maximize the life of your bridge, including how to clean between the artificial teeth and your gum.
What’s the Average Cost of a Dental Bridge?
We base the fees for a dental bridge on the type of bridge needed, the number of teeth it replaces, and the quality of the materials that you select. If you would like an estimate of your cost for a tooth bridge, call our office and schedule a consultation.
Do Dentures Hurt?
Wearing dentures should not hurt. When you receive new dentures, they are custom-made for you and they should be comfortable. After three to five years, they may begin to hurt as you lose bone or your gums change. You can get new dentures or have your old ones relined if this happens to you.
What Do New Dentures Cost?
Your cost for new dentures depends on the type of denture you choose, whether you need any preliminary work completed, and your dental insurance coverage. If you call us and make an appointment for a consultation, our dentist can give you an idea of your anticipated cost.
What Do Full Dentures Look Like?
Full dentures look like your own teeth and gums. Once you get used to eating with them, you’ll find that they function as well as natural teeth.
Can I Keep Some of My Teeth with Partial Dentures?
Yes, partial dentures clamp on to two or more of your own healthy teeth so they do not move around in your mouth. Call our office for more information on partial dentures.
How Do Flippers Work?
Our dentist can provide you with a flipper to wear in between appointments. A flipper is a retainer like device containing teeth to replace ones that were pulled to make room for an implant, bridge, or partial denture. Flippers are removable.
What Are Immediate Dentures?
For immediate dentures, you will come in so that we can take an impression of your mouth and send the impression to the dental lab, so they can make your denture. We will schedule a follow-up visit to extract your teeth and place your denture, all in the same appointment.
Why Are Dental Fillings Important?
If you do not catch cavities when they are small and easy to fill, you may end up with a large painful cavity that requires work that is more extensive. Call our office to schedule an appointment. Our dentists want to see you make the most of our preventative care services.
How Much Is One Dental Filling?
We base your dental filling cost on the filling material used and your dental insurance coverage.
Are Composite Fillings Expensive?
Composite fillings do cost more than metal fillings. However, if you have dental insurance, you may only have to pay the difference between a metal and composite filling.
Why Would My Dentist Suggest a Tooth Onlay?
If our dentist is replacing a large filling, he or she may suggest a dental onlay that can cover one or more cusps. If you have a large filling that has come loose, contact our office to arrange a convenient appointment with our dentist to see if an onlay will work better for you than a large filling.
What Is the Typical Price for an Onlay?
Since an onlay is custom-made, the prices vary. Factors that affect the cost include the onlay material and the size of the area that it covers.
Are Dental Overlays Larger than Onlays?
Yes, overlays cover more of the tooth than onlays cover. Onlays are a conservative restoration compared to a crown.
How Much Are Overlays?
We strive to keep our prices affordable to give our patients access to the dental care that they need. Overlays are crafted to fit your tooth; therefore, prices will vary considerably.