If you want to have the best smile possible or work towards restoring your teeth, you should know some common ways to achieve this goal. The benefits of having healthy teeth include being able to eat better and feel more confident about your smile. Knowing some of the most common tooth restoration methods may be helpful to any person who is in need of dental work.
Getting a dental filling is one of the ways to get rid of decay and restore your natural tooth. There is a variety of filling materials that are used which may include porcelain, anagram or even gold in some cases.
This process will involve the dentist evaluating the extent of your decay and then assigning a surface number to it from one to six. The number one is an indication that the cavity if small and will require little restoration, but a filling is necessary to prevent it from spreading.
The average cost of a dental filling for one to three surface filling is $50-$150, and you can expect to pay $120-$300 for a larger filling.
When a tooth is damaged beyond getting a dental filling, you may need to get a crown instead. This is a more extensive process, but it can typically be completed in two dental visits.
On the first dental visit, you can expect a full evaluation of the tooth. This will allow the dentist to determine the best material to use for a crown that will last as long as possible. The average amount of time a crown will last is five to fifteen years, but some may last longer.
Additionally, during the first visit you can expect to have all of the decay removed from your tooth. This is the time the dentist will also take an impression of your remaining tooth and send it to a lab for to be completed.
The second visit, you will have the crown placed on the tooth, and any necessary adjustments will be made for the proper fit.
The average cost of a dental crown is $500-$1,500 depending on the location where you're getting the work completed and the complexity of the dental work that is needed.
It's important to ensure the ongoing health of your teeth by getting the restorations you need throughout your lifetime. Be sure to discuss the details of your individual dental situation with a dentist (such as Christopher L. Schneider, DMD ) beforehand!Share