Centerpoint Advanced Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry
Catharine M. Kwon, DDS, MSD
Prosthodontist & Cosmetic Dentist located in North Dallas, Richardson, TX
At Centerpoint Advanced Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry, many restorative dental care treatments are available to restore or replace missing or broken teeth. Dr. Kwon is an expert in the restoration of teeth with crowns or bridges.
Crowns and Bridges
What is a crown?
A crown covers a natural tooth that is broken providing the necessary strength to restore its necessary function. A crown can also correct discoloration and misshapen teeth. Crowns are fabricated from various materials, with all-ceramic crowns being the most esthetic due to its lack of a dark metal core, eliminating the dark margin that can be visible where the crown emerges from the gum tissue.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge spans the space where teeth are missing. The bridge is cemented to the natural teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth. These teeth are called abutments and they serve as anchors for the bridge. The replacement tooth, called a pontic, is attached to the crowns that are cemented to the abutments.
How are crowns and bridges made?
Two visits to the practice are necessary to have a crown or bridge placed. During the initial visit, an adequate amount of tooth structure is removed to support a new crown or bridge. The amount of tooth structure that is removed ensures that the crown or bridge will be strong enough to withstand chewing forces. An impression is made of the prepared tooth/teeth and sent to a dental laboratory for the fabrication of the crown or bridge. A temporary crown or bridge is cemented at the end of the initial visit. At the second visit, the temporary is removed and the permanent crown or bridge is cemented.
We accept ALL PPO Insurance Policies. We will bill your insurance companies as a complimentary service. Our Insurance Coordinator will be more than happy to check on your insurance policy for you and answer any questions you may have. Please call our office to make an appointment and we will make sure to take care of everything regarding your insurance for you.
Words from our patients
I definitely recommend that everyone comes here! Best dental experience I've ever had. Everything about my experience exceeded every expectation!
I usually get so nervous going to the dentist, but that's never the case with Dr. Kwon and her staff! Highly recommend!
Extremely talented Prosthodontist. The community is lucky to have her. Don't hesitate on making an appointment with Dr. Kwon.
Dr. Kwon and her staff were absolutely incredible. I highly recommend to every one, whether you have a dentist or not!