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Crowns and Bridges services offered in Richardson, TX

Crowns and bridges are dental restorations that can enhance your tooth function and appearance. At Smile Makeover in Richardson, Texas, Osama Siddiqui, DMD, uses crowns and bridges to rebuild and protect damaged teeth or replace missing teeth. These restorations can improve your chewing abilities and help you feel more confident with your smile. To learn more about crowns and bridges, call Smile Makeover or schedule an appointment online today.

Crowns and Bridges Q & A

What are crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges are replacements for damaged or missing teeth. While crowns can function on their own to repair broken or misshapen teeth, they can also replace missing teeth by connecting to a dental bridge.

How are crowns and bridges different?

Crowns and bridges are similar treatments, but they serve different purposes in restoring your smile:

Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cover that fits perfectly over your tooth. Crowns are ideal for restoring the shape, size, and color of your natural tooth. They’re custom-made appliances, so your crown blends seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.

Bridges

A bridge is a device that replaces one or more missing teeth. 

There are several types, but the most common is a traditional bridge. This consists of two dental crowns with an artificial tooth in the middle. While the artificial tooth, or pontic, replaces your missing tooth, the crowns fit over your surrounding teeth, also called abutments.

What can crowns and bridges treat?

The primary role of a bridge is to replace missing teeth, but crowns can treat a variety of dental concerns, such as:

  • Fractured teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Teeth with large fillings
  • Teeth treated with root canal therapy
  • Severe tooth discoloration
  • Weakened teeth

Crowns, which are available in several materials, can also connect to dental implants.

What is the treatment process for crowns and bridges?

Creating crowns and bridges typically takes 1-3 appointments at Smile Makeover. If you opt for a same-day crown or bridge, Dr. Siddiqui can plan and place your restoration in one visit.

For traditional crowns and bridges, Dr. Siddiqui prepares your teeth by filing and reshaping them. Next, he takes highly accurate digital impressions to create your restorations. He then sends these impressions to an outside lab for fabrication. 

Since restorations can take 2-3 weeks to create, Dr. Siddiqui can fit you with temporary devices in the meantime.

When you return for your final visit, Dr. Siddiqui removes your temporary crown or bridge and places your permanent restorations. Once cemented in place, crowns and bridges can fully restore the appearance and function of your damaged teeth.

To learn more about crowns and bridges, call Smile Makeover or schedule an appointment online now.