Crowns and Bridges

A dental crown restores a tooth’s shape, size and strength. A crown refers to a single tooth and a bridge refers to multiple teeth. A bridge or a crown fully encases the visible portion of your tooth or teeth. Once it is bonded, only a dental professional can remove it.

With proper care a crown can last 5-15 years. Crowns and bridges require one office visit, but extensive needs can call for additional visits to complete the procedure. Same-day CEREC services are available at our Forney and Heartland locations.

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Do dental crowns hurt?

At all of our dental offices we use the latest technology to minimize pain. Some discomfort is likely, but the pain should be minimal.

How long with a dental crown last?

Crowns vary in life-span based upon dental hygiene the types of foods you eat and other factors. The average person will have a crown function for 5 to 15 years. Those with poor dental hygiene will likely be closer to the five year time frame.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is really just a cap that goes on the top of tooth. Crowns and bridges are installed to strengthen the tooth or teeth. They can mimic the appearance of your teeth, making them unnoticeable.

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