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Premier Dental Alliance of Chantilly
25055 Riding Plaza Drive Suite 270, Chantilly, VA 20152

Are your teeth damaged due to injury or decay? If so, you may need to visit a dentist for restorative treatment. Dentists use tooth fillings, crowns, and bridges to restore decayed or broken teeth to their natural look and function.

What Are Dental Fillings?

A dental filling repairs a tooth that has been damaged by cavities. This restores the tooth to its natural state. Dentists place fillings by first removing the decay, leaving a clean hole for the filling material. The filling may be created with gold, porcelain, composite resin, or other durable materials.

What Are Dental Crowns and Bridges?

Both tooth crowns and bridges are fixed dental appliances. While some restorative devices can be removed daily, crowns for teeth and bridges are secured onto existing teeth or dental implants. Crowns serve as dental caps for teeth, covering the damaged tooth from top to bottom. On the other hand, a tooth bridge is a replacement for one or more teeth. Replacing your teeth is important, as failing to do so can result in jaw complications. If you have damaged or missing teeth, give us a call to explore your treatment options.

What Type of Dentist Offers Tooth Fillings, Crowns, and Bridges?

If you’ve been searching for affordable restorative dentistry, look no further than our general dental practice. We provide fillings, crowns, bridges, and other appliances that will improve your smile’s health and appearance.

How Much Will a Tooth Bridge, Dental Filling, or Tooth Crown Cost?

Fillings, crowns, and bridges are fully customized dental appliances, and because of this, the cost varies from patient to patient. The materials used to fabricate the appliance, the complexity of the placement, and the number of follow-up visits will determine your final charges. Some insurance plans offer partial coverage for restorative procedures if they are deemed medically necessary. For more information about the tooth filling, bridge, or dental crown cost, contact our office today.

Are There Different Options for Tooth Fillings?

Our dentists provide many options for those receiving a tooth filling. The different type of fillings include silver amalgam, gold, natural-colored composite, porcelain, and glass. Your insurance coverage and aesthetic preferences will determine what type of filling you choose as well as the tooth filling cost.

What Are the Different Types of Crowns?

There are four different types of crowns, each with different advantages. These include:

  • Ceramic: This type of tooth crown is popular due to its ability to blend with the natural color of your teeth. Dentists often use a ceramic crown to restore damaged front teeth.
  • Porcelain Fused to Metal: Those desiring a strong bond may choose a porcelain fused to metal crown.
  • Gold alloy: These crowns are fabricated using a blend of gold, copper, and other metals. Gold crowns are visible in the mouth and are often suggested as back tooth crowns.

What Are the Choices for Bridges?

Like crowns and fillings, permanent dental bridges are also available in different styles. Your dentist will help you determine which of these two types best suits your needs:

  • Traditional bridge: With a traditional bridge, the dentist creates crowns for either the adjacent teeth or a pair of supporting implants. Then, one or more pontic teeth are placed between the two supporting crowns or natural teeth. Bridges are typically made with porcelain or ceramics.
  • Cantilever bridge: When the patient only has adjacent teeth on one side of the affected area, the dentist may use a cantilever bridge. This type of bridge is not as common as the traditional type and is not recommended for the back of the mouth.

The Dental Crown Procedure

Getting a new crown usually takes place over two appointments. During your first visit, our dentist will shape the affected tooth, taking impressions to ensure a perfectly fitting crown. A temporary crown will be affixed in the mouth to protect your tooth while the final crown is fabricated. When the permanent crown arrives, you’ll return to our office to have the device cemented in place. You’ll then enjoy the benefits of a healthier, restored smile.

What to Expect During the Dental Bridge Procedure

If you are receiving a dental bridge, you’ll likely visit our practice twice. The first appointment involves recontouring the supporting teeth, which allows them to accommodate dental crowns. The dentist also will take impressions of the area to serve as a blueprint for the finished bridge and pontic teeth. Our dentist will provide you with a temporary bridge to wear while the final device is created – this process usually takes a few weeks. At your next visit, the dentist will fit the permanent bridge and make any necessary adjustments. Please contact us if you have any additional questions about the procedure for bridges or the dental bridge cost.

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25055 Riding Plaza Drive Suite 270, Chantilly, VA 20152

(703) 722-8443