Made of durable, tooth-colored materials, today’s dental crowns and bridges can restore damaged or missing teeth so patients enjoy better oral health, more attractive smiles, and greater self-confidence. As a top-rated dentist in Frisco, Texas, Catherine Koo, DDS, has extensive experience creating and applying state-of-the-art crowns and bridges so that patients at Dentistry In Frisco can enjoy optimal results customized for their needs and treatment objectives.
A dental crown is a restoration that fits over the entire visible portion of a tooth, like a protective, tooth-colored jacket. Crowns are used to restore teeth that have large areas of decay or breakage or to hide large, dark fillings or deep stains. Crowns are also used to strengthen teeth treated with root canals and protect teeth supporting a dental bridge.
Crown application usually takes two visits. At the first visit, the tooth is prepared for the crown, a process that begins by removing a small portion of the tooth surface material to make room for the thickness of the crown material. Then an impression or mold is made of the tooth and sent to the lab where the crown will be created from durable, tooth-colored material. A temporary crown will be applied to protect the tooth until the second visit. At that appointment, the temporary crown will be removed and the permanent crown will be applied using a very strong adhesive, then buffed for a comfortable fit.
A dental bridge is a restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges are made of a strong metal framework designed to support one or more artificial teeth (or crowns). While dentures rest on top of the gums, a bridge uses special clips or adhesives to attach to the teeth on either side. These teeth must be protected with crowns to help them bear the extra pressure exerted on the bridge. Bridges tend to be more popular than dentures because they offer a secure fit that’s not likely to slip or slide like a denture. You can also remove dental bridges to make brushing and flossing easier.
First, the neighboring teeth are prepared for crowns and an impression is taken of the entire area, including the gap and supporting teeth. The impression is sent to a lab and temporary crowns are placed on the supporting teeth to protect them from damage. At the second procedure, the crowns and bridge will be placed at the same time and adjusted for a comfortable fit.
With proper care including regular dental checkups, crowns and bridges can last for a decade or longer.
"Dr. Koo made me feel at ease and I am so happy my family of 5 has found her here in Frisco. She is compassionate and explains everything very thoroughly."
"My appointment started on time, the staff was amazing, and I had a great cleaning experience! Definitely recommend."
"Dr. Koo has been our family dentist for 10+ years now, and we highly recommend her services for all dental needs."
"Dr. Koo pays very close attention to every oral detail and is thorough, professional, and gentle with her care. The staff is extremely well-educated and sincere."
"She takes no shortcuts when it comes to making sure her patients are comfortable and as pain-free as possible."
These ladies are great. Quick and painless. Wonderful work !!
I have had very good results with Dr Koo. I think the staff does an excellent job!! I am very impressed with all my dental needs! I am glad I came to Dr Koo!!
Dr. Koo is professional and knowledgeable. Family friendly waiting room with friendly staff is an added bonus. Highly recommend.
Professional and caring staff
Just had a checkup with Dr. Koo. Needed 3 fillings. Dr. Koo knocked them out in no time with no pain. Excellent job as always. Very thorough and professional.
Everyone very friendly and very clean. Highly recommended!
Always a good result with a visit to Dr. Koo. She is thorough, honest about the condition of my teeth, and provided a detailed explanation of her services and my needs. D
Super sweet and friendly staff, dentist is detailed and attentive!!
I absolutely love this place. Dr Koo and her staff are great. Dr Koo is the best dentist our family has ever had.
I went to Dr. Koo after a rough visit in a doc in the box. She made me feel very comfortable and showed me photos of my teeth and explained my situation with my teeth.