Do You Need Dental Crowns or Filling Treatment?
Not everyone needs restorative dentistry with dental crowns or fillings. However, whether you practice diligent daily hygiene and see the dentist regularly or have neglected professional oral healthcare for years, our caring team would like to restore and maintain your optimal oral health. You may need a few tooth-colored fillings or a dental porcelain crown. Perhaps your smile is missing teeth, in which case we can offer dental bridges, dentures, and partials, or dental implants. Even if your oral health is in a serious state of disrepair, we want to see you. Higginbotham Family Dental offers full mouth reconstruction and oral surgery in all of our conveniently located offices in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Missouri.
Our Dentists want to keep your smile healthy and beautiful. So when cavities sneak in to steal your smile, they may recommend tooth-colored fillings. In years past, dark, obvious amalgam was the filling material of choice. However, because of advances in modern dentistry, a cavity can now be replaced with tooth-colored fillings.
After gentle removal of decay, we will tint the composite resin filling to blend with your existing teeth. We will work with you to match your natural tooth color. We will place the resin material, then cure it with a special light and sculpt the tooth-colored filling to maintain your proper bite. Fillings will last a lifetime as long as you have regular cleanings and exam appointments thorough out the year. Tooth-colored fillings give patients the confident smile that they need. For patients with any dental anxiety, while getting their composites, they can request nitrous oxide or our free virtual reality goggles to help them relax.
Payment Plan Options For Crown and Filling Treatments
We understand dental treatment can sometimes be costly for some patients. Dental treatment for fillings can sometimes be financed through our in-house dental payment plan options or through Care Credit. You can apply online for both. Or you can wait until your examination appointment. An estimate will be given to determine if financing is needed to treat your cavities. Most payment plan options for restorative treatment will have an immediate approval or non-approval notice, so you can start your treatment right away. You will leave the appointment and know what your down payment and monthly payments will be. So you can start on the same day or a future date that works better for you.
Call or text one of our conveniently located dental offices to schedule your checkup today. We look forward to building and maintaining your beautiful smile!
Dental Bridge With Porcelain Crowns
Don’t let lost and missing teeth steal your spectacular smile. Missing teeth are not only cosmetically, unappealing, but tooth gaps can cause your teeth on either side to shift and loosen and be at risk.
Dr. Higginbotham and his associates may recommend a dental bridge to return you to a full, functional smile. After having a root canal or several dental extractions, bridges are a great option. We work with a trusted dental lab, which creates lifelike prosthetic teeth for our patients. First, patients will have impressions and molds taken at our office. Your bridge will then consist of a row of false teeth, that are custom-made to match your existing occlusion and tooth color. The bridge will connect to two abutment crowns placed on teeth that surround the gap. Inconspicuous clasps make the bridge appear natural. This process is completely safe and also non-surgical with minimal pain and recovery time.
If you need multiple bridges, you may want to consider a dental implant bridge. Dental implants use a titanium screw in the jaw bone to anchor a dental crown and are a more permanent option. A dental implant bridge can also cover several missing teeth with only one or two screws at a time as well.
Enjoy restored oral function and beauty with a dental bridge. If your smile is missing teeth, request an appointment today and schedule a comprehensive evaluation and consultation. We can’t wait to make your smile!
Dental Crowns, In-lays & On-lays
When a tooth incurs extensive decay, a crack, or significant damage, a crown, inlay, on-lay, or bridge can restore its function, structure, and strength. Dental crowns are created in a laboratory from materials that mimic natural tooth structure. Dr. Higginbotham and his associates place dental crowns, an established brand of great quality. A crown fits snugly over the portion of a tooth that extends above the gum line. Inlays and on-lays, also made in a dental lab, fit inside a hole left behind by tooth decay. We take pride in your new smile and make sure they look as natural as the rest of your teeth. From the shape, color, and length, no detail is too minor to ensure we restore your smile.
If your smile needs aesthetic or restorative repairs, call an office today to schedule a comprehensive evaluation and consultation.
Financing/Payment Options For Dental Crowns
We know crown treatment may not be in the budget during emergencies, so we offer dental payment plan options. So you can go to Care Credit and apply through their site if you prefer a third party for your financing. Or you can apply for our in-house dental plans on our Dental Payment Plans page.
If you do not have dental insurance to help with the cost of crown treatment, we recommend signing up to be a member of our Discount Dental Plan.
The discount plan can save you hundreds to thousands of dollars on your treatment and cleanings a year. For example, members can benefit up to $200 off per crown. Most importantly they can save over $500 in yearly cleaning, exams, -rays, and fluoride treatment. In addition, the plan can help members maintain cleaning visits twice a year, so the 5-year restorative warranty will stay valid.
Full Mouth Reconstruction With Porcelain Crowns
Full mouth reconstruction is the rebuilding and replacing of all teeth in a patient’s mouth. Emergencies, extensive decay, disease, or damage can destroy a smile. Whether your smile has fallen victim to injury or years of oral neglect, our dentists’ skills in restorative dental work can rejuvenate your smile and give you the confidence you deserve. Your smile makeover will begin with an extensive discussion of your smile goals. Dr. Higginbotham and his associates will then conduct a comprehensive exam to determine which procedures would be best for you.
Your full mouth reconstruction plan will be presented with digital images, X-rays, and/or models and diagrams, so you’ll fully understand their recommendations. We welcome your questions, because the more you know, the wiser your decisions will be. Full mouth reconstruction can give you the strong, healthy, comfortable, and functional smile you need to enjoy life.
Schedule a consultation at one of our 10 dental offices in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Missouri today. Don’t waste another day wishing for a strong and beautiful smile!
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