Garden State Dental of Toms River
1200 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753
Are you looking for an affordable and effective way to restore damaged or missing teeth? We are proud to offer our patients a range of high-quality dental restoration services ranging from basic fillings to crowns and bridges. Call today for more information or to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists.
Fillings are a common restoration technique in which the dentist removes the damaged or diseased portion of a tooth, cleans away any infection or debris, and reinforces the remaining tooth with a dental-grade filling material.
We offer the most popular types of fillings, including amalgam, gold, porcelain, and composite resin. Each type of filling varies in price and durability, so your dentist will help you choose the most appropriate type of filling for your situation, budget, and aesthetic preferences.
As you might expect, gold fillings are by far the most expensive, while amalgam fillings are the least expensive. Both materials are extremely durable but are not necessarily aesthetically pleasing. Tooth-colored porcelain and composite fillings look natural, but they come with a higher price tag than amalgam fillings and do not tend to last as long.
If your tooth is too damaged or weakened for a traditional filling, the dentist may recommend a crown, which is also known as a cap, that is permanently bonded to the entire exposed surface of the tooth. A bridge may be appropriate if you have one or more missing teeth. Not only does a bridge immediately improve the appearance of your smile, but it can also prevent future tooth loss and difficulty chewing by preventing the remaining teeth from shifting out of place.
The location of the affected tooth will determine the type of crown you will need. For example, a gold alloy crown is a good choice for the molars since it can withstand greater chewing force. Porcelain or ceramic crowns are normally used for front teeth since they can be made to match the natural teeth.
A crown restoration is completed in stages, so you should expect to make a couple of visits to our office. The first visit involves preparing the affected tooth so the crown will fit properly, making the mold that the lab will use to create your permanent crown, and attaching a temporary crown to protect the tooth until your next visit. On your return visit, the dentist will attach the permanent crown. Each step can take up to an hour.
Each patient’s dental issues are unique, so the cost of a crown restoration can vary from patient to patient. Once the dentist has completed an assessment of your issues, you will receive an estimate based on the type of material to be used, how complex your dental issue is, and your insurance coverage. If you need help managing the cost, we do offer payment plan options.
A bridge is a prosthetic device used to replace missing teeth. Bridges come in several styles, including:
Our dentists will help you choose the best style of bridge for your dental issue and budget following your initial consultation.
To ensure the best results, we perform a bridge restoration over the course of two visits. The process starts with the dentist prepping the abutment teeth and creating an impression of your teeth for the lab to use when fabricating the prosthetic. You will also be provided with a temporary bridge to wear until we receive your permanent device. The second visit involves attaching your new bridge and making any necessary adjustments to ensure that it fits and functions normally.
We realize that budget is a major concern for most of our patients. In some cases, all or part of your dental bridge cost may be covered by your dental insurance. We also offer convenient payment plans to help patients manage any out-of-pocket expenses.
When choosing a dentist to perform a dental restoration, it is important to find a dentist who will take the time to understand your issues and concerns. Not only are our dentists experienced in a range of restoration techniques, but they will take the time to create a personalized treatment plan to address your unique needs. Call our office today for more information.