WHAT ARE DENTAL CROWNS?
A dental crown is a type of restoration that is designed to fit over a damaged or compromised tooth. If a tooth has fractured, broken or has been recently root canaled, we may recommend that it be crowned. Crowns both protect the tooth from further damage as well as improve its size and shape. You can expect the restoration to last for many years before it'll need to be replaced.
WHY ARE DENTAL CROWNS NEEDED?
There are a couple of reasons for why you might benefit from a new dental crown. The most common reason is because a tooth has cracked, fractured or broken. You might need a crown if you've recently underwent a root canal, which can leave the tooth more prone to breaking. If a tooth has a large filling in it or a deep area of decay, we might recommend simply crowning it to protect and restore it.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR DENTAL CROWNS?
Dr. Campbell will examine your teeth to determine if a crown is necessary. If it's found that you do need a crown, it is best to have the work done right away to prevent further damage to the tooth. If you have an older crown that needs to be replaced, we can do this easily in our office at your own convenience. Crowns can be placed over virtually any tooth within the mouth in need of restoration.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE DENTAL CROWN PROCEDURE?
The first step is to numb the area of the mouth that needs the crown. Dr. Campbell will administer a local anesthetic to make the appointment more comfortable for you. The tooth is then filed down appropriately so that there is enough room for the restoration. We take impressions and use these to make the new crown. You will come in for a second appointment so that the final crown can be placed. You can expect the restoration to last for many years while providing you with a full and healthy-looking smile.
If you'd like to learn more about how dental crowns are made and placed, call us today to speak with one of our friendly staff members for further information.
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Travis Campbell
I was born a Texan and love it! I decided to become a dentist at the age of 3, always my goal, and still my passion.
I graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry here in the Dallas area. Before graduating, I built a vision and business plan for 380 Family Dentistry.
Prosper was still early in its growth phase, and at the time there were cows living across highway 380 from our first office! As Prosper has flourished, grown and gained a great reputation, so have we. At 380 Family Dentistry, we have patients referred not only from Frisco and McKinney, but from surrounding cities all over Collin County!
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Maryam Fazal
Hi, I’m Dr. Maryam Fazal, and I’m excited to be part of the 380 Family Dentistry Team!
I’m definitely a Texan, raised for the most part in the Dallas area. I earned my DDS degree from the University of Pittsburg, then returned to Texas to complete a hospital-based residency at UT Health Science Center in Houston and begin practicing dentistry back in my hometown! I’ve worked at several dental practices in the greater Dallas area over the past 5 years, providing me the opportunity to treat all age groups and types of dental situations. I’m happy to be near family and enjoying life with my husband and new baby daughter, Zara.
Above all, I’ve learned that what’s most important to me is to make you, the patient, feel welcome and not afraid of being in the dental chair. Coming to a dental office can be daunting for some, and I’m proud of anyone who can overcome their fear and take the positive steps to receive oral care. I promise that I will be here to guide you through every step of the process, answering all questions you may have along the way.
I am proud to be part of a family-oriented practice like 380 Family Dentistry and I can’t wait to get to know you!
You can expect comprehensive dental services in one location - we have an in-house dental membership program for those without insurance, plus state-of-the-art technology, like digital imaging!
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