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Dental Crowns

Major cavities and fractures cause pain when you bite and chew. Fillings, inlays, or onlays are not always enough to fix damaged teeth.

Dental crowns will cap, protect, and strengthen seriously damaged teeth. They may be the right dental restoration for you.

Find out how Drs. Steven and Tonya Fuqua, serving Keller, Colleyville​, and Southlake, TX, can save your smile with a crown...

A Trusted Treatment Option

Thanks to our state-of-the-art on-site dental lab, our team can ensure you reap the greatest rewards from this effective procedure. A custom dental crown:

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Restores the Ability to Bite and Chew

Fractured teeth and severe cavities can make eating some foods difficult. By capping a damaged tooth with a crown, you should be able to eat your favorite foods and enjoy meals just like you used to.

Prevents Further Tooth Damage

Chips, cracks, and decay weaken a tooth's structure. Without treatment, root canal infections and further damage are possible. Getting dental caps can prevent these and other oral health problems.

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Avoids the Need for Tooth Extraction

Given the dangers of structurally weakened teeth, extraction may be needed to prevent further wellness issues. Dental crowns help patients keep their natural teeth, which is better for their health.

Improves the Look of Your Smile

If a damaged front tooth needs capping, we can use a porcelain crown. This tooth-colored cap is carefully matched with the rest of your teeth. That means seamless, aesthetically pleasing results.

How Is a Dental Crown Placed?

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Experience a Beautiful & Healthy Smile

Don't let tooth decay or fractures keep you from enjoying life. These problems shouldn't keep you from smiling around the people you love either. Your smile can be restored and all it takes is a trip to the dentist. 

Drs. Steven and Tonya Fuqua have 25 years of experience in dentistry, are committed to ongoing education in the field, and can craft a durable, natural-looking dental crown that lasts for years. We even have an on-site lab to ensure the most lifelike, durable results.

The team at Fuqua Advanced Dental, serving Keller, Colleyville, and nearby areas, looks forward to hearing from you. You can request a visit to our Southlake dental office online. You can also reach us by phone at:

(817) 410-8765

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We want our patients to feel confident about the appearance and overall condition of their smiles.

Experienced Family Dentists Who Put Patient Satisfaction First

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Terri Kennedy

December 27, 2019

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I do not know where to start, Dr. Steve has helped me through a very long, up and down journey to a healthy, confident smile. All the while with encouragement and kindness. Dr. Tanya and all the staff have been the best! The hygienist, Amanda, really cares about each one of her patients and works diligently to make her patients comfortable! Thanks to Fuqua Dental, my family doesn’t mind so much going to the dentist and our smiles are brighter for it!

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Beth Copeskey

November 20, 2019

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Dr. Fuqua and staff are absolutely amazing!! We came from Mississippi, and they made us feel like family from day one. Mrs. Robin and Mrs. Peggy are amazing and build relationships with each Patient. Dr. Fuqua is AMAZING!!! He is very thorough in his work, asks questions, and makes sure each person is comfortable, and at ease before a procedure or just a check up. I HIGHLY recommend this office. Mrs. Cherie is the front desk coordinator and she does a great job at answering any questions I or anyone else may have. Love love love this office .

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Why Dental Crowns Are Essential  for Treating Decay, Fractures, and More

Dental crowns are a crucial part of different restorative dentistry procedures. This includes general health needs and complex full mouth reconstructions. A dentist can use crowns in a number of ways to enhance a patient's dental health.

Advanced Restorative Care

Dental crowns are very versatile. We can use them to treat a serious tooth fracture or address severe decay on multiple teeth. Dentists use metal and porcelain crowns for all sorts of issues. Crowns are a reliable restorative treatment, putting an emphasis on the immediate needs of a patient as well as long-term results.

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Root Canal Therapy

If you do need to undergo endodontic care, crowns will prove essential for finishing the job. During root canal therapy, a porcelain or metal dental crown will be used to cap the treated tooth. This will allow patients to bite and chew again. The crown also protects the tooth from future structural problems down the road.

Dental Implant Restoration

When a patient is missing just one tooth, a crown can be used to cap a dental implant for individual tooth replacement. Dental implants are artificial roots that are surgically anchored into the jawbone, preventing bone loss and gum recession. Porcelain crowns mean the treatment will not only be healthier than a traditional bridge but also look flawless.

Porcelain and Metal Crowns  Which Kind Should I Get?

There are two basic kinds of dental crowns: porcelain and metal. Both are effective in their own way, but each type has its own unique advantages. We can discuss if a metal crown, an all-ceramic crown, or another type of restoration would be ideal at our Southlake office. A customized treatment plan is essential.
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Tooth-Colored Porcelain Crowns

A crown crafted from porcelain is designed to blend in imperceptibly with your surrounding teeth. This has numerous cosmetic benefits. Thanks to modern materials and techniques, a ceramic crown appears totally natural. It is common for these kinds of crowns to be used for the front teeth given how prominent they are in your smile. What they might lack in sheer durability, they more than make up for in looks.

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Metal Dental Crowns

Metal and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are stronger than their porcelain counterparts. This is why they tend to be used as a dental restoration for the molars and premolars. Discomfort while chewing will no longer be an issue, even with your favorite tough and crunchy foods. While metal crowns may not be as aesthetically appealing as porcelain ones, their durability is a much more important consideration.

What Sets Fuqua Advanced Dental Apart And Why Patients Love Us

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July 3, 2014

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We love Dr. Steve and his staff! We have recommended many friends to this practice and have not heard a single negative thing. We go to them even though the practice is out of our network. Good dentists are hard to find. We are happy we found Dr. Steve and his crew.

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Claudia Howley

February 7, 2020

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I came to Dr Fuqua after my 4th cancer surgery on my upper jaw...My husband researched tirelessly to find a prostadontist that could help me. Then Dr Fuqua came into my life. I would have accepted anyone, but he was soooo sweet and listened to my story and when he told me he could help me, I cried all the way home! It's been 5 years ago. Dr Fuqua made it to where I can work and smile pretty! Thank you thank you thank you Dr Fuqua!

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The Dental Crown Procedure  A Step-by-Step Guide

The dental crown procedure is relatively straightforward. You will need at least two dentist appointments to complete the treatment process, including follow-up visits to ensure the procedure was successful.
Dental crowns will cap, protect, and strengthen seriously damaged teeth.
Dental crowns will cap, protect, and strengthen seriously damaged teeth.

The Consultation

Your dentist will check your teeth and gum tissue to determine if you are a good candidate. It's important that you have enough healthy tooth structure.

Prepping Teeth

Your dentist will prep the damaged tooth or teeth. This involves the removal of weak tooth enamel so that only the healthy structure gets capped.

Taking Impressions

An impression is taken of the prepped tooth or teeth. This information will be used to fabricate the custom dental restoration at our on-site lab. In some cases, we might recommend your restoration is created at an off-site dental lab.

Temporary Crown

Patients will have a temporary crown placed. The temporary crown helps reduce discomfort while waiting for the permanent restoration.

Custom Fabrication

Skilled lab technicians will use the impressions provided by the dentist to create a custom crown. Crafting the final restoration can take up to two weeks.

Checking the Fit

Once the crown is completed, we can schedule your second appointment. Your dentist will remove the temporary crown and check the permanent one for fit and appearance.

Final Bonding

If you and your dentist are happy with the look and feel, the permanent crown will be attached. Though you may experience some slight sensitivity in the following days, the capped tooth will provide an immediate improvement.

See How a Small Amount of Enamel Is Removed for a Seamless Fit

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The friendly team of compassionate professionals at Fuqua Advanced Dental provides cosmetic, restorative, and general dental procedures for your entire family. Drs. Steven and Tonya Fuqua are members of numerous professional associations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • American College of Dentists
  • American College of Prosthodontists
  • Academy of Osseointegration

To schedule an appointment at our Southlake, TX, dentist office, contact us online or call (817) 410-8765 today.

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