Crowns and Bridges

Family and Cosmetic Dentist located in Abilene, TX

Crowns and Bridges
About Crowns and Bridges

Missing, damaged, decaying, or extracted permanent teeth require dental treatments to restore the appearance and function of your smile. At Morris Dental Associates in Abilene, Texas, family and cosmetic dentist Amy Morris, DDS, and her exceptional team provide crowns and bridges to transform your smile into something healthy and beautiful. Schedule an evaluation by phone or request one online today to learn more about your options. 

Crowns and Bridges Q&A

What are crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges are dental restorations that repair or replace damaged, decaying, or missing permanent teeth. 


Porcelain crowns are tooth-colored caps that cover the entire surface of the affected tooth to strengthen, restore, and protect it. 


Bridges bond to adjacent natural teeth to improve their appearance, replace a missing tooth, and eliminate tooth gaps.

What are the benefits of crowns and bridges?

The dental experts at Morris Dental Associates are dedicated to helping patients achieve gorgeous, healthy smiles that feel and look natural. Crowns and bridges repair imperfect smiles, strengthening or replacing damaged teeth. These restorations function like real teeth and are strong, sturdy, and long-lasting.

Are crowns and bridges right for me?

The Morris Dental Associates specialists discuss your oral health history, examine your teeth and gums, and evaluate your dental X-rays to determine if you’re a candidate for crowns, bridges, or other dental restorations.

Minor tooth decay may simply require fillings, while extreme tooth decay or damage might warrant tooth extraction and dental implant placement before attaching crowns or bridges.

What happens during crown or bridge placement?

Morris Dental Associates places traditional crowns and bridges or replaces implant-supported restorations. The skilled team refers out to another specialist if you require new implants to anchor crowns or bridges. 

Your provider scans your natural teeth or takes a mold and sends the information to a dental lab, where technicians prepare your new custom-fitted crowns or bridges. 

Dr. Morris might remove some enamel from an affected tooth before bonding crowns or bridges. She ensures each restoration fits comfortably.

She can also replace implant-supported crowns, bridges, or dentures that become damaged.

How should I take good care of crowns and bridges?

Properly caring for crowns and bridges ensures they last a long time, typically up to a decade or longer. Brush and floss crowns and bridges the same way you do with your natural teeth. Brush after meals, floss every day, and don’t chew on hard objects. See the Morris Dental Associates team at the first sign of damage to a tooth restoration.

Schedule an evaluation at Morris Dental Associates by phone or request one online today to learn more about crowns and bridges and determine if they’re right for you.