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.


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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