There are very few damaged teeth that a dental crown can’t repair. When used with dental implants or a dental bridge, they can even repair missing teeth. That’s why dental crowns and bridges in Plano are among the restorations we use most at 1st In Smiles. If you have at least one badly damaged or missing tooth, we’ll replace it using crowns or bridges that look like real teeth.Dr. Barfield on Dental Crowns and Bridges Read Transcript
People need crowns for various reasons. If somebody has ever had a root canal on a tooth, we need to restore the tooth with a crown. Also if (people) someone chips a portion of their tooth, we can restore the tooth by putting a crown on it and the crown will strengthen the tooth and help prevent the tooth from breaking down further. A bridge is a fixed restoration which restores missing teeth. If a person is missing a tooth, we can place a crown on the tooth on either side of the missing tooth and there is a fake tooth between them. It is all bonded together in one piece and it is cemented in place and it restores a missing tooth.
Our dental restorations will:
- Help you avoid extraction of damaged teeth
- Fill gaps left by missing teeth
- Prevent your teeth from suffering further damage
- Give you a great-looking smile
- Last for many years, with proper care
To find out more about dental crowns or bridges, call 972-905-9266.
Dental Crowns Repair Many Kinds of Damage
When a filling isn’t sufficient to fix your tooth, a crown is an excellent option to strengthen and repair it. A crown covers your original tooth to restore it to its natural shape and size. Once it’s in place, you’ll be able to comfortably bite and eat again. In addition to repairing large cavities, it can:
- Fix a cracked or broken tooth
- Cover cosmetic flaws like severe staining
- Replace a missing tooth, when used with a bridge or implant
In just two visits, we can fit you for a long-lasting crown and restore your smile. After our lab has created your custom crown, you’ll come back a second time for Dr. Barfield to place it. The process is relatively quick and pain-free, but if you’re anxious, 1st In Smiles offers sedation to calm you and keep you from feeling anything at all.
Previously, dental crowns were nearly always made with a metal foundation. Though durable, the metal revealed to everyone that your restored tooth was artificial. Today we use natural-looking crowns made of porcelain or other ceramics that match your other teeth. If we’re restoring a tooth in the back of your mouth, we may suggest using a metal crown because it will hold up better than porcelain without being seen.
Fill a Gap in Your Smile With a Dental Bridge
When you lose one or more teeth, your remaining teeth may shift and make it hard for you to chew and speak. A dental bridge solves this problem by replacing your missing tooth with an artificial tooth, filling in the gap where that tooth had been. The bridge consists of an artificial tooth supported by two or more crowns, which fit over the natural teeth on either side of the missing tooth. To prevent modifying your healthy teeth for crowns, we can attach a bridge to dental implants instead.
For dental crowns and bridges in Plano, call 972-905-9266.