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Restore Your Smile with Quality Fillings, Crowns, and Bridges in Wayzata
Severely decayed or damaged teeth affect the aesthetics of your smile, as well as your overall oral health. Our dentists are trained in the art of dental restoration using fillings, crowns, and bridges. If your teeth are not as healthy as you would like, contact us today to find out how a dental restoration can help you reclaim your smile and oral health.
When Is a Tooth Filling Restoration Used?
A filling is a common restoration technique used to repair the shape and function of a decayed tooth. The process starts with taking out the diseased area in the tooth and cleaning out the cavity. The area is then filled, using porcelain, gold, or other material to strengthen the tooth’s structure.
What Types of Materials Are Used to Make Dental Fillings?
Our patients can choose from various filling options. Porcelain and tooth-colored composite are among the most popular since they blend in with the natural teeth. We also offer fillings made from gold or silver amalgam. The dentist will recommend the type of filling that is best for your needs and budget.
Does a Tooth Filling Cost a Lot of Money?
We will give you the estimated cost, along with payment options, during your consultation. The material we use for the filling and the extent of your dental insurance coverage are among the factors that will determine your final cost.
What Is a Tooth Bridge?
A dental bridge is a prosthetic that is used to replace at least one tooth—or a number of missing teeth. Whereas a denture is removable, a bridge is permanently bonded into place using special dental cement.
Are There Different Types of Dental Bridges?
In most cases, the bridge will consist of a row of artificial teeth, which will be attached to implants or natural teeth on both sides. If there are no supporting teeth on both sides of the bridge, a cantilevered bridge can be used. Because cantilevered bridges exert more pressure on the teeth supporting them, they are not normally used with back teeth.
How Much Will My Dental Bridge Cost?
Because bridges are customized for each patient’s individual needs, the cost varies. We will provide you with an estimate following your consultation that takes into consideration the placement of your device and the material that is used. We also encourage patients to consult their dental insurance provider to find out how much of the cost may be covered under their plan.
What Is a Tooth Crown?
As the name suggests, a crown covers the entire tooth and is used when a tooth is too damaged for a traditional filling. The crown not only improves the tooth’s aesthetics, but it also protects the underlying tooth from further damage.
What Types of Materials Are Used to Make Crowns for Teeth?
Like other dental restorations, crowns are available in various materials, including ceramic, gold alloy, and porcelain that is fused to metal. Ceramic is preferred for crowns replacing front teeth, but gold is often used to replace back teeth.
Why Same Day Dentistry?
If you have a weakened or damaged tooth, waiting to get a dental crown can be a bothersome and tedious pain. Typically, getting a dental crown requires at least two visits to the dentist, where patients must wait 1-3 weeks for their crowns to be made. At Lake Minnetonka Dental in Wayzata, our same day dentistry process creates your ideal dental crown in minutes, so you can leave in one just appointment, without need for a temporary crown!
What is a Dental Crown?
In the past, a damaged tooth was simply removed. Thankfully, modern dentistry enables patients to receive dental crowns or “caps” to effectively cover a broken, cracked or damaged tooth and restore it to its natural-looking shape, size, and color. Using CAD/CAM and CEREC technology, same-day crowns are custom designed and placed in a gentle and effective process.
Benefits of Same-Day Crowns
Same-day crowns in Wayzata offer our patients a number of timely, cosmetic and health-related benefits:
- Convenient, same-day dental care
- Exceptional accuracy and customized detail
- Colormatched, natural looking dental crowns
- Precision dentistry preserves more of your healthy tooth
How Do Same-Day Crowns Work?
Thanks to our state of the art computer-aided system, CEREC, we’re able to personalize and mill your natural-looking crown in minutes. Because everything is done in office, there’s no waiting days or weeks on a dental lab to make your crown, and no need for repeat visits to the dentist. Our personalized crowns while you wait are effortless and convenient for you.
Does a Dental Crown Cost a Lot of Money?
The location of the affected tooth, the material that is used to fabricate the crown, and the extent of your insurance coverage will determine your final cost. We accept numerous dental plans and offer flexible payment options to help our patients manage the cost of their restorations.
What Is the Process for Getting a Tooth Crown?
Receiving a new crown involves several steps, and each part of the procedure takes anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour. During your initial visit, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth and prepare the affected tooth so that the crown will look and feel as natural as possible. You will also receive a temporary crown to wear while your permanent one is being fabricated. During your second visit, the dentist will secure the permanent crown into place using a dental-grade cement.
What Is the Process for Getting a Tooth Bridge?
The procedure begins with the dentist removing a little enamel from your abutment teeth and making an impression of your teeth so that the bridge will fit properly. You will also have a temporary bridge fitted. At your next visit, the dentist will bond the bridge into place and make any necessary adjustments.
Where Can I Find a Dentist in Wayzata for a Tooth Filling, Bridge, or Dental Caps?
Our dentists have extensive experience in performing dental restorations. If you are tired of living with decayed or damaged teeth, call our office to schedule a consultation. Our dentists and staff will help you find a restoration option that works for your needs and budget. We are also happy to answer any questions that you may have about insurance and payment options.