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Welcome to

Affordable Dentistry

& Orthodontics

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Why Choose Affordable Dentistry

& Orthodontics?

Modern Facility and Tools

In-House Dental Lab

Extensive Dental and Orthodontic Services

Experienced Dentists

Friendly Staff

Beating The Competition’s Prices!

Beating The Competition’s Prices!

Beating The Competition’s Prices!

Affordable Dentistry and Orthodontics Works With These

Major PPO Insurance Carries To Provide You The Best Prices Possible

Creating beautiful smiles SERVING THE CITIES OF
  • Dallas, TX
  • Irving
  • Grand Prairie
  • Oak Cliff
  • Fort Worth
  • West Dallas
  • Cedar Crest
  • Duncanville
  • Arlington

Bridges and Crowns

What Are Crowns and Bridges?

Both crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist.

How Do Crowns Work?

A crown is used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Other materials include gold and metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic. These alloys are generally stronger than porcelain and may be recommended for back teeth. Porcelain bonded to a metal shell is often used because it is both strong and attractive. Your dentist may recommend a crown to: Replace a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining Protect a weak tooth from fracturing Restore a fractured tooth Attach a bridge Cover a dental implant Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment.

How Do Bridges Work?

A bridge may be recommended if you’re missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Bridges are commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth. They span the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These teeth, called abutments, serve as anchors for the bridge. A replacement tooth, called a pontic, is attached to the crowns that cover the abutments. As with crowns, you have a choice of materials for bridges. Your dentist can help you decide which to use, based on the location of the missing tooth (or teeth), its function, aesthetic considerations and cost. Porcelain or ceramic bridges can be matched to the color of your natural teeth.

Before and After Pictures

 

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Bridges and Crowns Before And After 1
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Bridges and Crowns Before And After 3