When it comes to weighing the cost factors of dentures, you may have asked yourself, "Can I afford them?" Social Circle, GA dentist Dr. Jones and the team at his office do all they can to ensure denture treatment is affordable. The equally important question to ask is, "Can I afford not to have dentures?" Dr. Jones will explain the cost factors of dentures and the importance of seeking treatment for tooth loss.
Explaining the cost factors of dentures
It is important to check your dental insurance plan because most providers cover some to all of the costs of dentures. The type of dental materials used is one of the factors included in the treatment cost. Additional procedures can increase the overall price of dentures. Regardless of the type of treatment, our team is always available to assist you with insurance coverage questions.
Meeting the unique needs of patients with dentures
Just as we do all we can to meet the individual financial needs of patients, we provide various treatment options to meet patients' needs. We provide partial and full dentures to restore health and beauty to the smile. Partial dentures can replace one or more missing teeth. Full dentures can replace an arch of lower or upper teeth or both arches of teeth. With either type, patients can enjoy restored ability to speak and eat the foods they love.
The importance of seeking treatment for tooth loss
When tooth loss is untreated, several issues can develop. Teeth can shift into gaps from missing teeth. Tooth decay and gum disease may develop. Patients can experience difficulty pronouncing certain words. They also may have to eat softer foods due to tooth loss. In severe situations, the gums may begin to shrink. As a result, the facial structure can collapse.
Ask yourself, again, if you can afford to live with tooth loss. The answer is most likely, "no." Tooth loss can be detrimental to your physical as well as emotional health and wellbeing. It can cause embarrassment and affect your self-esteem. Fortunately, you do not have to live this way. Dr. Jones can help. Schedule a consultation appointment with him by calling 770-464-1900.
According to the dictionary, a crown is the highest part of something or a circular ornamental headdress. Either definition gives you an idea of the appearance of a dental crown. It is a cap fabricated from a strong material. A crown encircles a tooth, covering the portion that shows above the gum line. While materials and techniques continue to improve, crowns have been around for a long time because they are sound, reliable dentistry. Let's take a look some of the situations where Dr. Don Jones of Social Circle Dental might recommend crowns to patients in the Covington area.
For strength, support, and protection
When a tooth is cracked, has a large area of decay, or has required root canal therapy its structure becomes weakened. A crown holds the tooth together, providing the support needed for biting and chewing, and affords protection from further damage.
A crown is shaped just like a natural tooth. It reinstates appearance and chewing function for a tooth that has broken off or is severely worn down. A crown is a good solution for a decayed tooth that already has a filling and there isn't enough tooth structure left to hold more filling material.
For dental prosthetics
A crown and bridge unit is used to replace a missing tooth. A fixed bridge is an artificial tooth held in place by dental crowns on adjacent teeth. A dental implant is a replacement root for a missing tooth. An implant is also topped with a dental crown.
For cosmetic improvement
Sometimes a tooth is misshapen or has deep discoloration that does not respond to whitening. A dental crown improves the aesthetic impact of that tooth on the rest of your smile.
Dr. Jones offers the convenience of same-day crowns with CEREC in-house technology. With a CEREC crown, after your tooth is prepped, Dr. Jones takes precise measurements and three-dimensional images of your mouth. A robust computer program uses that information to design your crown. Those directions go to an in-house milling machine that carves your crown from a small, solid block of porcelain, while you wait. There's no need for the expense of a temporary crown, and you don't have to return for a second visit.
Do you have additional questions about dental crowns? Call Social Circle Dental today at 770-464-1900 for a consultation with Dr. Jones. He will be happy to answer them.
Social Circle Dental is a holistic dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures, while focusing on your overall health and well-being.