Dental Crowns | Longview TX
Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing dental crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.
Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain “pasted on gold” crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite.
We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.
You may also read patient reviews below from our dental crown patients »
Dental Crown FAQ
How long does it take to fit a dental crown?
Fitting a crown requires two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal.
On the subsequent visit, we will remove the temporary crown and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.
What are the best benefits of Dental Crowns?
- Missing teeth replacement
- Support of misshapen or badly broken teeth
- Completely natural look and feel
- Smile and functional chewing problems are fixed
What are the capabilities of crowns?
Dental crown and bridgework combination is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, dental crowns and/or dental bridges can be used as a long-term solution.
Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.
How much do dental crowns cost?
Patient Reviews: Dental Crowns
Please read testimonials from our patients, below. If you wish to rate your experience with Mapes Dental, we invite you to fill out an online patient review. Call our office if you would like more information: Call Us Today! Phone Number 903-297-6022.
Patient Review by Daryl R
As always dr Mapes and staff are superstars
- Daryl R
Patient Review by Larry B
This staff is exceptional and few dentist offices could come close to their professional conduct!
- Larry B
Patient Review by Kellye S
Great staff, kind understanding. Dr. Mapes assistant stayed in the room with me while my numbing medication was working to make sure I was ok, since I was having a major panic attack.
- Kellye S
Patient Review by Heather N
- Heather N
Patient Review by Kathy H
Dr. Mapes and Kelly are efficient and get this over with as quick as possible.
- Kathy H
Patient Review by Stephanie F
Dr. Mapes and his staff are wonderful! They are kind, considerate and make you feel relaxed. Highly recommended!
- Stephanie F
Patient Review by Lana A
Very pleasant. Very efficient
- Lana A
Patient Review by Steve D
Dr. Mapes and his staff take good care of their patients. We have been going for years and appreciate the friendly atmosphere and professional services.
- Steve D
Patient Review by Kathy H
- Kathy H
Patient Review by Christie D
Dr. Mapes has been my dentist for more than 10 years. I highly recommend him! I could write a book about how awesome Dr. Mapes and his staff are! They all truly care about their patients as if you were a member of their own family. They do everything they can to make you comfortable and receive the best dental care in East Texas! Dr. Mapes always asks how my Mom is doing and even came to check on my sister's teeth when she was bedridden at our home. He is absolutely amazing and we are blessed to have found a dentist like him. Thanks Dr. Mapes!
- Christie D
Patient Review by Terri H
Dr Mapes and his staff are extremely nice and courteous. I am NOT a fan of a dentist but Dr Mapes and his staff have been wonderful to me and my husband. If anyone needs any dental procedures THIS is the dentist your looking for
- Terri H
Patient Review by Mia L
Having had everything from general cleanings to crowns, I highly recommend Dr. Mapes and his staff.
- Mia L