Dental fillings are often the best way to treat cavities. During treatment, Dr. Pham will remove any damaged, decayed tooth material and replace it with either metal amalgam or composite dental resin. This will restore the form and function of your damaged tooth. If you choose a composite filling, this material can be matched perfectly to look natural and blend in with the rest of your smile. Metal amalgam fillings, while durable and long-lasting, may discolor your teeth and leave a gray appearance. During your appointment, Dr. Pham will go over both options and help you decide which type of filling is right for you and your unique needs.
Dental crowns are false teeth that are designed to fit over your existing tooth structure to strengthen and protect it from further damage. Crowns cover up the entire structure of your tooth, all the way down to the gum line. They are usually recommended to treat large cavities or damaged/broken teeth. At SmileSpot, we work closely with a trusted lab to create your custom crown and ensure that it fits perfectly and looks completely natural.
Root canal therapy is typically the best way to treat an infected tooth. During the procedure, Dr. Pham will open up a hole in your infected tooth and remove the damaged “pulp” from the inside. Then, your tooth will be cleaned and disinfected, and filled with an inert material. After this part of the procedure is complete, your remaining tooth structure will be covered up with a filling or a crown.
Partial dentures consist of multiple false teeth supported on metal and plastic framework, which is held into place with clips that attach to your remaining healthy teeth. Partial dentures are a good option if you are missing several teeth, but most of your remaining teeth are healthy.
In contrast, full dentures replace the entire upper arch, lower arch, or both arches of your teeth. They require all of your remaining teeth to be extracted, so we typically only recommend them if most or all of your teeth are missing or damaged.
The cost of your specific treatment will depend entirely on which procedure you need, the extent of the damage to your teeth, and your overall level of oral health. For an accurate cost estimate, schedule a consultation with Dr. Pham today. He will thoroughly assess your smile to determine which restorative options are right for you, and we will give you both space and time to decide how to move forward with your treatment plan. For your convenience, we are in-network with a wide range of insurance companies and we offer flexible financing options to keep the cost of care within your budget.
"I want to empower patients by providing compassionate, quality dental care."
– Dr. David Pham