Durable Dental Crowns & Bridges
in Cedar Park, TX

A dental crown is a tooth-colored cap that is placed over a single tooth to repair its functionality and restore its appearance. Dental bridges are essentially three or more dental crowns that are attached together, and they can be used as a minimally-invasive tooth replacement method. Think a custom dental bridge or crown may be right for your smile? Please get in touch with our office, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions or schedule a consultation for you.

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What can crowns and bridges be used for?

Dental crowns and bridges can be used for a variety of restorative and cosmetic purposes, including:

  • Protecting teeth from further damage
  • Supporting weak teeth
  • Holding damaged teeth together
  • Covering discolored or misshapen teeth
  • Replacing missing teeth (bridges)
illustration of a dental crown

How are bridges and crowns created and placed?

Before a custom crown or bridge can be designed and placed, the tooth or teeth must be reshaped so the new restoration can fit perfectly and won’t look bulky. A local anesthetic is injected into the gums to completely numb the mouth before this is done. Then, impressions are taken and sent to the lab so that your restoration can be customized for your smile. A temporary crown or bridge will be placed in the meantime. The follow-up visit is when the temporary restoration is removed, the permanent one is placed, and any necessary modifications are made.

Which restorative option is right for me?

If you aren’t sure whether you need a dental crown or bridge, we recommend contacting our office and scheduling a visit with our team. If you only have one tooth that needs to be restored, dental crowns are often preferred because they do not require the nearby teeth to be modified in any way. Dental bridges are placed over three or more teeth at a time, which makes them a good option for restoring many teeth at once or replacing missing teeth without oral surgery. Both are excellent choices for different reasons, and we’d be happy to discuss them with you.

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illustration of a dental bridge