We Are Open – Safety is Our Top Priority!
We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
When one or more teeth have been lost or damaged due to decay or trauma, then restorative dentistry can help you regain both the use and the appearance of a full set of teeth.
Teeth aren’t just for aesthetics, they play an important role in your overall health. If you have missing or damaged teeth, no matter the reason, then restorative dentistry in our Flint office can help you regain good oral health as well as overall good health. Call our office for an appointment.
Why Would I Need a Tooth Filling?
Your teeth are very important to your oral health as well as your overall health, so you need to have a full set of functional teeth so that you can retain your health. If one or more teeth have lost their function due to decay, then you need restorative dentistry so that you can have a full set of functioning teeth. When you come to our Flint office for a dental filling, your dentist will remove the decayed part and disinfect the area, then we’ll install a filling that will be made of amalgam, porcelain, gold or another type of material. The filling will inhibit the formation of decay and you’ll regain the function of your tooth. You’ll also regain your beautiful smile, so call our office today if you need a dental filling in Flint.
What the Purpose of a Bridge or a Dental Crown?
Dental bridges and dental crowns are permanently installed dental prosthetic devices that are used to repair or replace damaged or missing teeth. They don’t need to be removed, nor can they be. They’re permanently installed using a high-bond cement that can only be removed by a dentist. Dental caps are also called dental crowns and they cover the entire surface of a tooth. Usually, they’re used to restore functionality to a tooth that has a cavity that’s too large for a filling to be feasible. A tooth bridge is one or more pontics that are secured to abutment teeth on either side of one or more teeth that are missing. Either implants or natural teeth can be used to anchor the bridge. If you have missing teeth and need a bridge installed, then call our Flint office for an appointment.
Do I Need a Specialist to Install a Crown, Bridge or Tooth Filling?
You don’t need a specialist for restorative dentistry such as bridges, crowns or fillings. All of the dentists in our Flint office are skilled in providing these types of dental treatments, so call us if you need any of these procedures. Don’t delay in regaining your good oral health. The sooner you call, the less work you’ll need.
Will My Bridge, Crowns for Teeth or Filling Be Expensive?
Your tooth filling cost, dental crown cost or dental bridge cost will be unique to you. Items that will affect the cost of your procedure include the amount of work that you need and its location, the type of prosthetic device you need and the materials used to create the device, and your insurance coverage. When you come to our office for your first appointment, we’ll provide you with an estimate of the amount of work to be done and your costs. If you have questions in the interim, then call our Flint office and we can help you.
Do I Have a Choice for Tooth Fillings?
We offer several types of dental fillings, but our most popular are tooth-colored composite, porcelain, gold or an amalgam. Some types are better than others for particular installations and your dentist will recommend the best type for your needs.
Do I Have a Choice for Tooth Crowns?
We offer several types of tooth crowns, including ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal, gold, and alloys. Ceramic is usually used for front teeth and gold is popular for back teeth, but your dentist will recommend the best type for your installation, so call us if you need a tooth crown in Flint.
Do I Have a Choice for a Tooth Bridge?
Several types of bridges are available, one of the most common is a traditional bridge. Traditional bridges use fabricated crowns at either side of one or a row of pontics, and the crowns are used to permanently affix the pontics to the abutment teeth. Cantilever bridges are used when there is an abutment tooth on only one side, but they’re not recommended for teeth in the back. Your dentist will recommend the best type of bridge for your needs during your appointment in our Flint office.
What Should I Expect When Getting a Crown?
Three steps are involved in getting a new crown, two of which will take place during your first appointment. When you come to our Flint dental office for the first time, your dentist will prep and shape the tooth involved. We’ll take an impression of the tooth and surrounding area, then we’ll install a temporary crown for you to use in the interim. When your permanent tooth crown arrives in our office, you’ll return for the installation. We’ll adjust it so that it fits well and is comfortable, and then we’ll affix it using a high-bond cement. We’ll need between 30 minutes and an hour for each step of the procedure, so call us today if you need an appointment for your first two steps.
What Should I Expect When Getting a Bridge?
Two office visits are involved in getting a bridge installed. During the first appointment, your dentist will prep your abutment teeth and take an impression of the site, which will be used as a mold for your permanent bridge. We’ll install a temporary bridge for you to use until we receive your permanent bridge. When it arrives, you’ll return to our office, we’ll adjust it for fit and comfort, and then we’ll permanently affix it to your abutment teeth. If you need a bridge, then call our office to schedule your first appointment.
If you need reconstructive dental work, then call Family Dental Group at (810) 515-8952. We’re committed to providing high-quality reconstructive dentistry in the Flint area. One of our skilled dentists can help you regain your good oral health. We look forward to speaking with you and adding you to our ever-expanding dental family, so call us today.