Dental Crowns and Bridges

If a tooth is severely worn-down or prematurely goes missing, at Rio Dental & Orthodontics, we can repair or replace it with a custom-crafted crown or bridge. We want every patient’s mouth to function naturally and be protected against further damage, which is why we offer these restorative services! Getting a dental crown in Irving for your child may seem daunting, but one of our pediatric dentists will make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. We’re focused on giving little ones the treatment and care they need to maintain their beautiful smiles into adulthood, and we look forward to helping by providing your son or daughter with the high-quality service they deserve.

What is a Dental Crown?

Dental Crowns Farmers BranchMany parents wonder why it’s necessary for their children to get a dental crown if their teeth are just going to fall out anyway. Well, if baby teeth go missing before their time, it can cause oral health problems and misalignment issues down the road. So, if your child has a damaged or weakened tooth that’s vulnerable, dental crowns can help.

During the procedure, their pediatric dentist in Irving will inspect their oral health to decide if this restoration is necessary. They’ll then treat and prepare the tooth for the crown. After taking impressions of your child’s tooth to send to a dental lab, the next step is to wait for their permanent restoration to arrive. Once it does, one of our skilled dentists will permanently place it.

What Do Crowns Do?

Dental Crowns and Bridges Farmers BranchThese custom-crafted caps placed atop your child’s treated tooth will restore its shape, function, and strength.

Dental crowns come with countless benefits for your little one’s growing mouth including:

  • Strengthening their damaged tooth to minimize discomfort.
  • Restoring the natural shape, size, and look of their tooth.
  • Protecting a broken or fractured tooth from further damage.
  • Attaching a bridge.
  • Holding a large filling.

What is a Dental Bridge?

Dental BridgeDental bridges are restorations that are custom-crafted to literally bridge the gap between missing teeth. When you visit your children’s dentist in Irving for a bridge, it’ll most likely be to keep their permanent teeth from growing in misaligned if they’ve lost a baby tooth too early. It consists of two dental crowns that anchor replacement teeth in between to fill in the gap left by missing teeth. Typically, bridges are made from dental porcelain to look natural.

How Do Bridges Work?

Dental Bridges Farmers BranchDental bridges replace teeth that go missing prematurely. When your son or daughter is young, they’re learning how to perform basic tasks like eat and speak.

Losing a tooth too early can impact this process.

Dental bridges can help them by:

  • Restoring their smile.
  • Improving their chewing and speaking ability.
  • Keeping their permanent teeth from growing in crooked and misaligned.
  • Evenly distributing their bite force by replacing gaps in their smile.

Although replacing missing baby teeth may not seem necessary, it can have a huge impact on their growth and development. To learn whether a dental bridge is the right restoration for your child, don’t hesitate to contact or visit us for a consultation.

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You can play a part in preparing your child for his or her first visit to our office. Informing your child of the visit as an exciting experience for both of you can ease any hesitations. As a parent try to act relaxed, since your child may sense any anxiety on your part.

Explain to your child that the doctor will “count, brush, and maybe take pictures of their teeth”. We also ask that you assume the role of a silent observer. Cooperation and trust must be established directly between the doctor, staff, and your child and not through you. Your child may become confused if receiving instructions from multiple sources.

We recommend bringing your baby in for their first dental appointment by their first birthday, or within 6 months of their first tooth appearing (whichever comes first). During this appointment, we will examine your baby’s mouth to track their dental development and discuss age-appropriate dental care.

It’s easy to make appointments to visit our office online or over the phone. Rio Dental sees patients both for checkups and dental emergencies. Using our online scheduler, you can select the location and time slot that works best for you for either type of appointment. If you have any questions regarding our practice, or simply prefer to make your appointment with a live member of staff, please don’t hesitate to call!

Rio Dental Group accepts most PPO insurances. We recommend that new patients and returning patients with new insurance policies reach out to us before their appointment to confirm coverage. Our Fort Worth location also sees patients who are covered by Medicaid and CHIP programs.

We don’t like surprises, either! Our staff is prepared to discuss the cost of dental services before you undergo treatment so that you know what to expect in terms of fees. The cost of your services will be due at the end of your appointment. Our office accepts payment by cash, credit card, or check.

Rio Dental Group allows patients to pay with their CareCredit card. CareCredit is a healthcare credit card designed to cover out-of-pocket costs at over 225,000 providers nationwide. After leaving the office, card holders will be able to make convenient monthly payments towards their balance. To learn more, visit the CareCredit website.

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