Crowns & Bridges in Dallas, TX
Durable, Natural-Looking Crowns & Bridges
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over the visible part of a tooth. Crowns are used to restore broken-down teeth or cosmetically change their appearance. A dental bridge is a series of connected crowns used to fill a gap in your smile left by one or more missing teeth.
As a prosthodontist, Dr. Rodriguez is a dental specialist in restoring teeth and replacing missing teeth. He is an expert at providing crowns and bridges that are durable, aesthetic and function like natural teeth. He will ensure your restoration fits comfortably and aligns with the rest of your bite.
Our doctor works closely with our on-site lab’s experienced ceramist to achieve the highest possible restoration quality. He uses a digital impression scanner for comfortable impressions that are more accurate than those obtained using traditional impression paste.
Our High-Quality, All-Porcelain Crowns and Bridges
All of our crowns and bridges are made from porcelain and are metal-free. Porcelain is the most biocompatible material available for restorations and closely mimics the behavior of natural tooth structure. It can also be precisely crafted to have the translucence and color of natural teeth. Our doctor uses high-quality porcelains that are very durable and aesthetic.
On-Site Dental Lab and Ceramist for Precision Design and Fabrication
Our doctor partners with our in-house ceramist in our on-site dental lab to create crowns and bridges that meet their exacting standards of aesthetics, durability and fit. The combination of our doctors’ skill in guiding the design, along with our ceramist’s artistry, gives you the most ideal end result.
Computerized design and milling system
We digitally design and fabricate our crowns using a state-of-the-art computer-aided design and milling system. This gives us the highest level of quality control.
The Purpose of Crowns
- To protect and repair a decayed or damaged tooth
- To cover and protect a tooth from future fracture after root canal therapy
- To correct bite misalignment
- To cosmetically correct a misshapen or discolored tooth (in cases where a veneer is not recommended)
- To be the replacement tooth secured onto a dental implant
Onlays and Inlays – Partial Coverage Crowns
For minor tooth damage, our doctors will sometimes fabricate and place “onlays” or “inlays”. These are small restorations used to repair damage to your tooth that is too extensive for a filling but does not require a full crown. Inlays are placed on the bite surfaces of the tooth in the grooves between the cusps (highest points), and onlays are fitted over one or more cusps.
About Dental Bridges
A dental bridge replaces one or more missing teeth. It consists of a porcelain false tooth or teeth that is cemented to crowns on at least two abutting natural teeth. Dental implants are another method for replacing missing teeth. The best indications for doing a bridge rather than implants is when the adjacent teeth have or need crowns, if there isn’t enough bone or soft tissue for an implant, or the patient doesn’t wish to opt for implant surgery. Our doctor will evaluate what would be best for your circumstances.
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