Fix Damaged Teeth With Dental Crowns & Bridges in Plano
There are few restorative dentistry treatments that can’t be accomplished with dental crowns and bridges in Plano, TX. Crowns cover your entire tooth, which makes them an incredibly versatile dental restoration. They can:
- Mend a broken or cracked tooth.
- Repair a severely decayed tooth.
- Seal a tooth following a root canal procedure.
- Cover a badly stained or misshapen tooth.
- Replace a missing tooth when attached to a dental implant or used as part of a dental bridge.
If you have a problem you think can be solved with a dental crown, call us today.
Enjoy Incredible Convenience With a Same-Day Crown
We’ve invested in sophisticated CAD/CAM technology so you can get a quality dental crown in a single visit to our office. Dr. Dickson uses 3-D software to design your crown, then manufactures it using our in-office milling machine. You can relax in one of our massage chairs and watch TV or listen to music while you wait. He’ll ensure the fit is perfect. If it’s not, he can easily and quickly make any needed changes.
Compare that to the usual process where the manufacture of a crown is outsourced to an outside dental lab. You’ll wait at least several days for your restoration while wearing a temporary crown. If there are problems with fit, it will require back-and-forth communication with the lab to resolve the problem.
Dental Crowns and Bridges Reviews
"I had a temporary crown done and about 3 cavities filled. The work was done on both sides of my mouth. I warned Dr. Dickson I take awhile to get numb and I wanted nitrous oxide. I had all that work done. Dr. Dickson and his assistants were GREAT!! I felt no pain. He did not rush. He gave plenty of time for the numbing medicine to work. If a dental appointment can possibly be pleasant, this one was. I will be going back for the crown next week and also to start my Invisalign process. Oh, Dr. Dickson texted me the evening of my dental work to see if I was doing ok. The only misunderstanding was on the payment. I had a Free consultation a few days after my cleaning to discuss all the work that needed to be done. At the end, I was told if I pay upfront I would get a discount. I did not understand that pay upfront meant that day. My thinking was if I paid for crown, fillings and about $3000 worth of Invisalign the day of my appointment. I guess I got pay in full confused with pay a week ahead. Anyway, they worked it out with me. I believe Dr. Dickson and his staff are very professional and well trained. I would certainly recommend them to anyone who might need a dentist. I found him through a new homeowners mailer."- P.S. / Google / Jul 30, 2019
"I have been a patient of Dr. Dickson's since 2010. I have had many dental procedures done, from fillings,bridges,crowns and an implant, all were done with the most knowledgeable caring staff. I also like that My Dentist in Plano offers affordable dental insurance. I would and have recommended Dr. Dickson to anyone who needs a dentist."- J.H. / Facebook / Feb 05, 2018
"After seeing the same dentist for 20 years, I switched to Dr. Dickson a year ago. After 4 crowns, fillings and a checkup in between I think I can share a thought or two about them. This is a great practice with a beautiful office and efficient and friendly staff at a reasonable price. I highly recommend My Dentist in Plano."- C.B. / Google / Aug 30, 2019
"Dr. Dickson and his lovely staff— personally, I have had more than just a a pleasant experience with My Dentist in Plano, granted I had a couple of crowns done, and it was a little painful for me, however, not per Dr. Dickson’s fault— when he learned I was not doing well...his staff and Dr. Dickson kept in touch with me to make sure I was okay. They suggested I return to the office the next day— reluctantly I went back only because I have two young kids (4 & 1 year old) and I was not able to get a sitter— right after I shared with them my dilemma...they quickly said: bring your babies with you— I, worried they might not behave, but they were oh so helpful; quite patient with my little darlings and myself— they were kind. I am forever grateful with Dr. Dickson and his staff ..."- D.D. / Google / Jul 30, 2018
"Same Day Crown I am a long-time patient at My Dentist in Plano and recently had an older crown that needed to be replaced. My appointment was at 7:00 AM and after arriving I learned that they now have the equipment on-site to produce same day crowns. Every step went as smooth as possible. My new crown was designed, fabricated, and placed in less than two hours. I highly recommend this service that Dr. Dickson offers."- D.T. / Google / Nov 28, 2021
Am I A Candidate for A Crown or Bridge?
Crowns can protect a decaying tooth to prevent it from breaking, hold together a cracked tooth, or repair a loose or worn-down tooth. This option can also help reinforce a tooth with considerable decay that won't hold a tooth-colored filling or dental bridge in place. Crowns may be joined to the tooth or linked to a dental implant. If these apply to you, Dr. Dickson and the My Dentist in Plano team will discuss your choices and help you pick the best dental crown for your needs and budget.
If you're missing a tooth, you would likely benefit from a bridge. With time, a missing tooth can lead to unstable teeth that move around. This can cause bite problems (overbite, underbite, crossbite) and gum or jawbone decay, which makes it necessary to replace several teeth. A dental bridge requires that the surrounding teeth be healthy enough to support the restoration, with good density in the jawbone and gum tissue. Dr. Dickson will examine your teeth, jaw, and gums during your consultation at our Plano, TX office to help you decide on the best bridge type and material.
With or Without Implants, a Bridge Replaces Missing Teeth
You can replace a single missing tooth with a dental crown attached to a dental implant. To replace several teeth in a row, we can attach a bridge to implants. If you’d prefer not to get implants, we can attach a fixed bridge to two dental crowns bonded to your teeth on either side of the gap. Unlike dentures, you don’t have to remove a bridge for cleaning.
To see what our Plano, TX dental crowns and bridges can do for your smile, call us today. You’ll find our office on Preston Road, near the Legacy Shops.
Dental Crowns And Bridges FAQ
Is getting a dental crown painful?
No, most patients don't experience discomfort during a dental crown procedure. Dr. Dickson will completely numb the treatment area with a local anesthetic before he begins. Sedation dentistry options are also available to help ensure your comfort during the entire procedure. After their dental crown is placed, some people may have mild tooth sensitivity as the tooth adjusts to the crown, but this is usually temporary and easily controlled with an OTC pain reliever.
Do dental crowns look like real teeth?
Yes, My Dentist offers dental crown options that look natural, like the CEREC same-day crown made from porcelain that is the same shade as your natural teeth.
How long can a dental crown last?
Many patients can expect a dental crown to last up to 20 years or longer, barring any damage or injury. With good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups with Dr. Dickson, patients can help to extend the lifetime of their dental crown.
How many teeth can be replaced with a bridge?
Most dental bridges will replace up to four teeth. Any more than four teeth on a bridge can make it unstable. To replace more than four teeth, Dr. Dickson may recommend dental implants or a full denture. During your consultation, he will examine your teeth, talk to you about your goals, and help devise the best treatment plan for you.
How long do dental bridges typically last?
A dental bridge can last up to 15 years or longer with proper care, maintenance, and dental checkups. Over time, our teeth can shift and change, often requiring dental appliances like bridges to be adjusted to ensure a snug, comfortable fit.
Does dental insurance cover dental bridges?
Many dental insurance plans cover at least part of the cost of a dental bridge. During your consultation, our staff can consult with your insurance provider to determine coverage and any possible out-of-pocket costs.
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