Crowns & Bridges
At Fresh 32 Family Dentistry, our mission is to provide excellent dental care and educate and empower patients to make decisions that support excellent oral health. By offering dental exams and cleanings and patient education, we help our Mesquite patients avoid problems like cavities and gum disease.
Even so, we place many demands on our teeth over a lifetime that takes their toll on even the healthiest smile. Most adults at some point find that they need solutions to restore damaged, broken, or missing teeth.
Dr. Lalani is pleased to offer custom-crafted dental crowns and bridges so that your teeth look healthy, feel great, and function comfortably.
The Importance of a Healthy Smile
A healthy smile looks attractive and functions comfortably because you shouldn’t have to live with dental pain or give up on nutritious foods because it hurts too much to chew them.
Smile function goes off track when one or more teeth are broken, damaged, or missing. Other teeth compensate for the lost function of a missing or compromised tooth, subjecting them to greater forces than they were meant to absorb.
This can result in further wear and breakage to your teeth and destructive habits like teeth grinding resulting from a bad dental bite.
How We Use Dental Crowns
Dental crowns or “caps” are custom-crafted to slip over a compromised tooth to strengthen and protect it from chewing forces and further damage. At Fresh 32 Family Dentistry, Dr. Lalani customizes crowns using porcelain materials that are indistinguishable once placed on your tooth.
There are numerous reasons our Mesquite dentist recommends dental crowns:
- Restore a tooth when a filling isn’t enough to protect it
- Strengthen a damaged, worn, or broken tooth
- Support an artificial tooth for dental bridgework
- Strengthen and protect a tooth after root canal therapy
- Improve a tooth’s aesthetics by altering its appearance
Steps for Placing Your New Dental Crown
Placing a new porcelain crown usually requires two appointments at our Mesquite dental office, spaced about three weeks apart. During the first, Dr. Lalani removes some tooth enamel so that the crown fits properly. The next step is taking impressions of the prepared tooth that we use to create your new crown.
Our dentist places a temporary crown on the tooth to protect it, and about 2-3 weeks later, your final crown will be ready. Dr. Lalani adjusts the crown for fit, checks that it doesn’t interfere with your dental bite, then polishes it and cements it securely on your tooth.
Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Bridges
Dental bridges replace one or two missing teeth in a row. They consist of crowns attached to teeth on either side of the gap and an artificial tooth placed in the space.
A bridge solves the aesthetic problem of missing teeth and helps prevent adjacent healthy teeth from shifting due to tooth loss. You will be able to speak, eat, and smile confidently again, and no one will suspect that you have had any dental work done.
Do You Need a Dental Crown or Bridge in Mesquite, TX?
Broken, damaged, or missing teeth make it difficult to enjoy life fully, but there’s hope for your smile. Call Fresh 32 Family Dentistry in Mesquite to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lalani to learn about our customized crowns and bridges.