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Crowns and Bridges

Dentistry located in Hurst, TX

Crowns and Bridges services offered in Hurst, TX

Crowns and bridges are among the most popular restorations at Dental Studio of Hurst. Residents of Hurst, Texas, who rely on Jeffrey Osborne, DDS, and the team for care have access to advanced treatment platforms that create beautiful and durable restorations. Explore your options during a face-to-face visit, which you can book online or by phone today. 

Crowns and Bridges Q&A

What are crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges are dental restorations that seek to preserve a happy smile and a functional bite. 



A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that covers all visible surfaces of your natural tooth tissue. Because crowns preserve the connection between your teeth and bone, they keep your jawbone healthy and strong.



A dental bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth held in place by a dental crown on each adjacent natural tooth. Bridges, or bridgework, help to fill a gap in your smile. 

If your dentist feels a crown or bridge is a good fit for your needs, you learn the pros and cons of all available options.   

What is the process for getting crowns and bridges?

When you have a dental crown, the first step is an exam and imaging to learn more about the health of your tooth. If you and your dentist decide to move forward, an injection of numbing medication ensures you rest comfortably during the procedure. 

Your dentist then removes a portion of your tooth tissue to make room for the dental crown. A set of impressions gathers information about the size and shape of your tooth and guides the fabrication process. 

A temporary crown protects your tooth until the permanent version arrives from the lab. You then return to have the new crown checked for fit and appearance before it’s cemented into place. 

Getting a bridge works in much the same way, except your bridge attaches to the two crowns. If you need to have one or more teeth extracted first, your treatment timeline might be a bit longer. 

How can I take care of my crowns and bridges?

Once you get your new crown or bridge, you’ll want to do all you can to preserve your smile. Crowns and bridgework don’t require special care — just continue your normal brushing and flossing routines to keep plaque and bacteria under control. 

As with your natural teeth, take care to avoid biting down on hard foods or non-food objects. Your dentist checks your crown or bridge during each routine dental exam, and lets you know if repairs are necessary. Eventually, your crown or bridgework will need to be replaced. 

If you have more questions about crowns, bridges, or other dental restorations, simply call the Dental Studio of Hurst office or book a visit online today.