3710 Old Milton Parkway, Suite 101, Alpharetta, GA 30005
If you have one or more teeth that are damaged by injury or decay, we provide high-quality restorations that can help you reclaim your smile. Our dentists will assess your dental issues and use fillings, crowns, or bridges to repair the damage and preserve your oral health. Call today to learn more about our dental restoration services or to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled dentists.
A tooth filling is used to restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay. The process begins with the dentist removing the diseased portion of the tooth to protect it from further damage. The dentist then fills the area with gold, porcelain, or another material. This helps to reinforce the structural integrity of the tooth.
Modern fillings come in a variety of materials. The most common materials used are porcelain, silver amalgam, gold, and composite. Fillings can even be made from materials that match the color of your natural teeth. Our dentist will help you find the best filling type for your dental issue and budget.
The cost of a filling can vary from person to person. Among the factors that will determine your final cost are the type of material used and the amount covered by your insurance. We will provide you with an estimate of your cost following your initial consultation.
A bridge is a prosthetic dental device typically used to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge consists of a row of artificial teeth called pontics that are supported by an implant post or attached to abutment teeth on each side. Unlike a traditional denture, a bridge is cemented into place and can only be removed by a dentist.
We offer several types of bridges designed to meet the different dental needs and budgets of our patients. A traditional bridge involves creating crowns for the implants or supporting teeth with pontics in between to cover the affected area. When it is not possible to have a supporting tooth on both sides of the affected area, a cantilever bridge may be used in which the supporting teeth are only on one side of the gap. Because cantilever bridges place more force on the supporting teeth, they should not be used in the back of the mouth.
Bridges are highly customized, so the cost can vary from patient to patient. The type of bridge required, the materials used, and the location of the bridge will all factor into the final price.
A tooth crown, commonly referred to as a cap, is used to improve the appearance and structural integrity of a damaged tooth. The cap covers the entire surface of the tooth and is secured in place using a high-bond cement.
Crowns come in a variety of materials, including gold alloy, porcelain fused to metal, and ceramic, and are typically made to blend in with the natural teeth. Ceramic crowns are a popular choice for front teeth, while gold crowns work well for back teeth.
Like fillings and bridges, the cost of a crown varies based on the material used, the location of the tooth, and the complexity of the dental problem. We will provide you with an estimate of your cost and discuss payment options following your consultation.
Our dentists are trained to perform dental restorations using fillings, crowns, and bridges. As part of a routine dental exam, the dentist will let you know if you need any restorative treatment and present you with the most appropriate treatment options.
A crown restoration typically involves two visits to our office. During the first visit, the dentist will prepare the tooth and make a dental impression that will be used to fabricate the prosthetic. The dentist will also provide you with a temporary crown that you will wear until the next visit. Once we receive your permanent crown, you will return to our office to have it attached to the affected tooth. Each visit takes approximately 30 minutes to one hour.
The dentist starts by removing a small amount of enamel from the abutment teeth, making the impression that will be used to create the prosthetic, and fitting you with a temporary bridge. During the second visit, the permanent bridge is secured in place and adjusted for comfort.
Please call us if you have any questions about bridges or any of our other restoration procedures.