Staying Open-Minded About Your Healthcare

When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I didn't know what I was going to do. After the devastation subsided, I decided to take a very standard, western approach to my healing. Although initial efforts were successful, my cancer recurred a few months later. I endured many additional months of treatment before I started focusing on myself. I decided it was time to incorporate complimentary alternative treatments into my healing regimen, including massage therapy. I can't even begin to tell you how much it changed my life. My healing became a process, instead of something I simply had to endure. I hope that the articles on my website can inspire you to stay open-minded about your own healthcare.

3 Methods For Restoring Damaged Teeth

Health & Medical Blog

If you are faced with tooth decay, you will want to address this issue quickly. The key to being able to save your tooth will rest in restoring the tooth before too much damage is done. There is a variety of dental restorations techniques that can help you avoid a tooth extraction. Knowing common ways to restore decayed teeth can help you when faced with this situation.

Method #1:  Dental fillings

One of the most common ways to restore teeth is with dental filings. This usually only requires one visit to the dentist and the tooth is evaluated and put into a classification. The classifications range from one to six with six being used for the most severe type of decay.

This process will involve the dentist removing the decay and using a composite material that is made of porcelain, anagram or gold to fill the tooth.

The average cost of a dental filling for decay that is classified as one or two is $50-$150. If you are restoring a tooth that is classified as a three and up, you can expect to pay $120-$300.

Method #2: Dental Crowns

Teeth that are decayed past the classification of a six may require a dental crown to be restored. This process usually requires two visits to the dental office for completion.

Listed below are the steps for getting a dental crown:

1. The dentist will remove all of the decay from the tooth.

2. There will be an impression made of the natural tooth and sent to a dental lab.

3. Once the crown is completed, the patient will go back into the dental office and have it cemented onto the tooth.

Crowns are durable and can last 15 years or longer in some cases. The average price of a crown is $500-$1,500, based on the location where you get it completed.

Method #3:  Dental Bridges

If you have one or more teeth missing, you may need a dental bridge. This process involves using crowns to restore the teeth that need to be replaced.

The exact cost of a dental bridge will depend on the number of crowns that you need to restore the missing teeth.

Finally, dealing with a dental issue is important to be capable of keeping your teeth healthy. Be sure to schedule an appointment with a dentist to evaluate your individual dental needs and work to get any tooth fully restored. (For more information on dentists, contact Smile Designers Family Dentistry)


9 January 2015