Dental Crown and Bridges

At McKinney Dental, we offer dental crowns and bridges as reliable and durable solutions for restoring damaged or missing teeth. Dr. Mary Zoe Collier DDS and our experienced team are dedicated to providing personalized care and high-quality restorations to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.

Dental Crowns:

Dental crowns, also known as caps, are custom-made restorations that cover and protect a weakened or damaged tooth. Made from durable materials such as porcelain or porcelain fused to metal, crowns are designed to restore the strength, function, and appearance of a tooth while enhancing its aesthetics.

When are Dental Crowns Needed?

•   To restore a tooth that has been severely damaged by decay, trauma, or fracture
•   To protect a tooth after root canal therapy
•   To anchor and support a dental bridge
•   To cover a dental implant and replace a missing tooth

The Dental Crown Process:

1.  Consultation: During your initial consultation, Dr. Collier will evaluate your oral health, discuss your treatment options, and determine if a dental crown is the right solution for you.
2.  Preparation: To prepare the tooth for a crown, Dr. Collier will remove a small amount of enamel to make room for the restoration. An impression of the tooth will then be taken to create a custom-made crown that fits seamlessly with your natural teeth.
3.  Temporary Crown: While your permanent crown is being fabricated in the dental laboratory, a temporary crown will be placed to protect the tooth.
4.  Placement: Once your permanent crown is ready, Dr. Collier will remove the temporary crown and place the permanent crown onto the tooth, ensuring a proper fit and alignment. The crown will be bonded securely into place using dental cement.
5.  Finishing: Dr. Collier will check the bite and make any necessary adjustments to ensure that the crown fits comfortably and functions properly. The crown will then be polished to achieve a natural-looking result.

Dental Bridges:

Dental bridges are custom-made restorations used to replace one or more missing teeth by anchoring artificial teeth (pontics) to adjacent natural teeth or dental implants. Bridges not only fill in the gaps left by missing teeth but also prevent adjacent teeth from shifting out of place, maintaining proper alignment and bite function.

Benefits of Dental Crowns and Bridges:

•   Restore the strength, function, and appearance of damaged or missing teeth
•   Improve bite alignment and chewing efficiency
•   Prevent adjacent teeth from shifting out of place
•   Enhance the aesthetics of your smile for a more confident appearance

Schedule Your Consultation:

Restore your smile’s health and beauty with dental crowns and bridges at McKinney Dental. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Mary Zoe Collier DDS today and discover how our custom-made restorations can enhance your smile and improve your quality of life