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Great cosmetic dentists help enhance or improve the appearance of the teeth, gums, or jaw while making it appear very natural. When patients are not happy with their smile, whether from chipped, discolored, missing, or misshapen teeth, cosmetic dentistry can help give you a perfect smile. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the overall appearance of a patient’s smile including the color, position, shape, and size of the teeth. Understanding what a cosmetic dentist can do will help you decide what type of dentist you may need.

Cosmetic dentistry offers many services to enhance your smile. We offer a detailed consultation process that allows our team to examine your teeth and mouth to determine the recommended treatment. We also take the time to let the patient explain their concerns, and what they like or dislike about their smile. Our team is there every step of the way to help guide our patients and choose a cosmetic treatment that works best for them.

What Cosmetic Services Are Available?

Cosmetic dentistry can help brighten your smile, straighten your teeth, and make your teeth look more uniform and natural. If you have damage or an injury, you do not need to live with these issues. Cosmetic dentistry can help fix these imperfections. Missing teeth can be corrected, and you can enjoy a beautiful smile without anyone knowing you had missing teeth. Leaving missing teeth in your mouth can lead to bone loss or other complications, so it is important to address your issues as soon as possible.

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Take Your Smile to New Heights with the Best Cosmetic Dentist!

At Definitive Dental, we’re known for Dentistry Done Right. With over 300 five-star reviews, we have developed a reputation for being the best dentist in Grand Prairie, TX, due to the unparalleled quality of our dental services.

At our office, we stand out for genuinely listening to our patients and guiding them to complete oral health. In addition, we stand behind all of the work we do and are committed to consistently delivering an excellent patient experience.
Call us at (972) 646-0660 or reach out via our contact form to request an appointment today!

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A dental crown is a type of dental restoration that places a cap over a natural tooth or dental implant. Crowns help keep the underlying tooth from breaking apart and can be used to help fix an area on a tooth that is broken. Crowns are typically made of hard materials such as porcelain or ceramic to match the color of your natural teeth so no one ever notices it, but can also be made of gold, resin, or stainless steel.

Dental Crown Pros and Cons: The Pros

Dental crowns improve your appearance as well as function and can help correct any cosmetic issues in the mouth. There are many benefits to dental crowns, and crowns are commonly used today.

  • Crowns are used to replace large or worn-out fillings in the teeth
  • Restore dental implants
  • Restore cracked, injured, or damaged teeth
  • Correct discoloration or alignment
  • Reshape your teeth
  • Keep cracked or damaged teeth from breaking down further
  • Protect the underlying tooth after a root canal
  • Crowns are durable and last for 5 or more years, oftentimes 20+

Dental Crown Pros and Cons: The Cons

With any dental procedure, there are always some disadvantages patients should consider. It is not uncommon for crowns to need to be repaired or replaced every 5-10 years. Crowns can still get decay underneath them and more commonly at the edge where the crown and tooth connect. This can be avoided with regular checkups and great home care. During a crown procedure, the tooth has to be shaved down slightly to ensure the crown can be securely placed without feeling too bulky. If a crown is not fitted properly from the lab the first time, additional time in a temporary crown will be necessary. This is important to do, however, as an improperly fit crown will allow bacteria to enter underneath the crown and may cause the need for a root canal or extraction with time. Although uncommon, patients may become more sensitive to hot or cold for several weeks or months after their crown is placed. Our office typically recommends sensitive toothpaste to help with this issue.

If patients ever have an issue with a crown we encourage them to contact our office right away. Leaving a damaged crown untreated can lead to further issues or complications. Overall, dental crowns have several benefits and give patients a beautiful natural white smile.

Here’s a Quick Recap: Dental Crown Pros vs Cons

Pros Cons
Restore cracked or damaged teeth May need to be repaired or replaced 
Correct discoloration or alignment May become more sensitive to hot and cold
Replace worn-out fillings before they break Requires minor tooth reduction
Restore dental implants Can still get cavities underneath
Protect the tooth after a root canal before the tooth breaks

Dental Crown Pros and Cons: The Next Step

If you are interested in finding out more about dental crowns, or if you have a damaged or discolored tooth, a dental crown may be the right solution. Our team is available to help you take the next step towards that perfect smile.

To schedule your consultation with our team contact our office, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you!

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