A crown is a dental appliance that is custom made for your specific tooth. Also called a cap, a crown covers and protects the tooth after part of the tooth has been lost or removed. Crowns are made of a variety of materials including metal, porcelain, or a combination of both. It depends on the specific tooth and reason for the crown being placed as to which is the best material to use.
A bridge is a method used to fill the space created by a missing tooth or teeth. An artificial tooth (one or more) is placed in the missing space and supported by the crowns placed on either side of the missing space. The bridge is cemented onto the adjacent teeth.
Fillings are the common term used to define a material that replaces missing tooth structure. A portion of the tooth may be missing due to the need for decay removal or due to fracture. Fillings can be made of several materials such as:
A complete denture is a removable dental appliance that is designed to replace all the teeth in the arch, either all the upper teeth, all the lower teeth or both. Though most people seem to learn to speak and chew well with upper dentures, lower dentures can be a challenge. For that reason, we greatly encourage the use of dental implants to stabilize lower dentures.
A removable partial denture is used when some natural teeth remain. It consists of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored acrylic (plastic) base which fits around the remaining teeth.
A dental implant is an artificial “root” placed within the jawbone. Dental implants are very versatile and can be used to help replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or even stabilize a denture. Implants are usually made of titanium which is extremely well tolerated by the body, and does not decay. Dental implants are the closest thing that you can get to a natural tooth! In the case of a single tooth replacement, an implant is placed, then a post (abutment) is placed on the implant and finally a crown is placed over the abutment. With multiple missing teeth, different connectors can be used to build upon the implant to connect them to the final appliance, whether it be removable or non-removable. Successful dental implants require planning on the part of both the dentist placing the implant and the dentist building upon that implant. We work as a team to make this happen and the end result is that dental implants are one of the most successful long term services dentists can provide.
Dental treatment is an excellent investment in an individual’s medical and psychological well-being. Financial considerations should not be an obstacle to obtaining this important health service. Being sensitive to the fact that different people have different needs in fulfilling their financial obligations, we are providing the following payment options.
Flexible Monthly Payment Option
Care Credit can be used by the entire family for ongoing treatment without having to reapply. CareCredit offers a comprehensive range of plan options, for treatment or procedure fees from $1 to over $25,000, and it only takes a few minutes to apply for CareCredit. To learn more about CareCredit, call 1-800-839-9078, or visit their web site at www.CareCredit.com. We will be happy to assist you by applying for Care Credit from our office.
In some cases we can make short term in-office payment arrangements. Call our office to learn more.
We will be happy to answer all of your questions and call your insurance provider to verify benefits. We are participating providers with:
As a courtesy to you, we are happy to bill your insurance company for you.