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Dental Crowns & Bridges in Plano Repair Teeth in Need

Smiling man and woman outdoors Do you have a tooth (or teeth) that is injured, badly decayed, worn-down, incomplete, or even missing altogether? A custom-made restoration is the best way to bring back its full vitality and confidence here at Legacy Family Dental. Dr. McConnell will take the time to design the ideal dental crown or bridge that feels as comfortable and functional as just another part of your natural smile. We also now offer E4D technology, which allows us to design, craft, and place a brand-new permanent crown in just one appointment for added convenience! Contact our Plano, TX practice today to schedule a first appointment.

What is a Dental Crown?

Model smile with dental crown

A dental crown (sometimes referred to as “cap”) is a restoration that’s placed over a single tooth in order to both restore its natural appearance and preserve what remains of the natural structure, preventing further deterioration. Crowns are very versatile and may be recommended in a number of situations, including:

  • When a tooth is experiencing advanced decay that cannot be treated with a regular filling
  • When a tooth has suffered a serious injury or fracture or has had a root canal.
  • When a tooth has become weakened and has a high risk of fracturing in the near future
  • When a tooth has a significant cosmetic imperfection that needs to be corrected
  • When a natural tooth has been lost and replaced with a dental implant that requires restoration

Crowns can be crafted from several different materials, including dental metals, porcelain, or a combination of both. Dr. McConnell will help you decide on an option that’s right for the location of the new crown, and any specific preferences you may have.

What is a Dental Bridge?

Model smile with fixed bridge

Dental bridges consist of artificial teeth that are connected to two dental crowns. They are designed to literally “bridge” the gap left by consecutive missing teeth. The crowns attach to healthy adjacent teeth, holding the bridge sturdily in place. Dr. McConnell also offers implant-retained bridges, which are anchored to placed dental implants instead; this is a healthier and longer-lasting choice that we highly recommend. In both cases, patients will need to attend at least two appointments to receive a new, custom-made bridge.