Bridges, Crowns & Veneers


pic-crownsDental crowns are a common type of dental restoration used to restore both the functionality and beauty of a damaged tooth. Our dentists work hard to guarantee each dental crown fits properly and looks natural with the rest of your smile. A tooth may require a crown to:

  • Hold a broken tooth together
  • Repair severe tooth decay
  • Prevent a cracked tooth from breaking further
  • Complete a dental implant
  • Support a large filling or root canal treatment

We recommend a crown when a large portion of your original tooth structure has been lost or damaged. With the advances in technology, we are able to design, create, and place your dental crown in just a single visit to our office. Our system will take a digital image of your tooth, create a model of your new crown, and then fabricate the crown chairside for you. No more messy impressions. No more frustrating temporary crowns. No more missed days of work or school. Ask about this time saving process today!


If you are missing one or more teeth, Dr. Higson or Dr. Snyder may recommend you consider dental bridges. A dental bridge is a permanent dental restoration that uses the strength of your remaining teeth and is ideal for replacing a single tooth or multiple teeth that are missing in a row. Our bridges are made using the same technology that we utilize to fabricate our crowns. A traditional bridge uses two dental crowns to anchor a false tooth, known as a pontic, in place. The dental crowns are placed on the teeth on each side of the gap.


If you are looking to change your smile because of multiple dental flaws, or if you are looking for a more permanent restoration to cover large fillings on your front teeth, Dr. Higson or Dr. Snyder may suggest porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front of your teeth to perfect the shape, size, alignment, and color of a damaged tooth; veneers are ideal for our patients looking to make more dramatic changes to their smiles.

Higson & Snyder Family Dentistry in Killeen, TX - Serving the Central Texas Area
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