Frisco Elm Dental has cultivated loyal patients through the years due to how we take care of the “whole person.” We understand that you are more than your teeth and gums. We also account for your lifestyle, personal preferences, goals, schedule, and budget in everything we do. So, dental crowns and bridge treatment in Little Elm, TX, at the office of Dr. Vidya Suri fits well into your active life and with your other financial obligations. Crowns and bridges are competitively-priced, and we never cut corners on quality. Moreover, the way we partner with patients also allows us to help you save money, time, and trauma as toothaches and other symptoms of dental conditions can result in missed workdays or school days.
To maintain the health and beauty of your smile, home care and professional care at our office are all that’s required. Both early-stage enamel erosion and early gum disease can also be resolved with modifications to hygiene. However, with some oral conditions, tissue is damaged and must be replaced with restorative treatments. A cavity may be treated with a filling, whereas more extensive decay may be treated with inlays, onlays (partial crowns), or full-coverage crowns. If there isn’t sufficient healthy natural tooth structure to support a crown, even root canal therapy may not resolve deep decay and preserve the tooth. The affected tooth must be extracted, and we encourage prompt replacement with a dental bridge.
Services to prevent decay and other destructive oral conditions may be 100% covered by insurance plans. Even if you must pay for these services out of pocket, treatment is affordable compared to restorative treatments. For instance, a few sealants to seal out bacteria and food debris from decay-prone back teeth cost around half of what one white filling applied to a back tooth would cost. For more extensive needs, the average crown in our area costs at least seven times more than the cost of an average white filling. And tooth replacement, such as a three-unit bridge, costs thousands of dollars more than a crown! Plus, your insurance plan may only pay for a portion of your filling, crown, and other restorative treatment. It really does pay to be on top of regular check-ups and to maintain excellent home care.
Of course, when we talk about the dollars and cents associated with these treatments, we aren’t taking into account all of the other benefits of proactive treatment. Generally, preventive services like dental sealants and fillings to resolve earlier-stage decay only require one visit to our office. Crowns and bridges require at least two visits. As decay progresses, you may also experience pain that leads to missed productivity at work or poor performance at school. You may lose sleep or not eat due to the pain and other symptoms, such as swelling. The comfort and pleasure you get from eating your favorite foods or getting quality sleep are priceless.
Dr. Suri strives for you to continue to enjoy that comfort, functionality, and healthy-looking smile for years to come. She uses quality materials, such as high noble metals like palladium or gold, to strengthen the crown or bridge. Durable restorations mean that you get more out of the crown or bridge. In other words, you get your money’s worth! We also partner with quality dental labs who take our exacting plans and designs and use them to fabricate a restoration that blends in beautifully with the rest of your smile and that can withstand the test of time.
Call (214) 705-7100 to schedule an appointment at our office. We’re happy to discuss any concerns you may have over the cost of treatment. We accept many insurance plans (including Medicaid and CHIP) and offer financing as well as an in-house Dental Savers Plan for patients without insurance.
A graduate from University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry, Dr. Vidya Suri is an established dentist who prioritizes her patients and strives to provide them with the best possible dental care. She brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and skills including her ability to pay close attention to the details to provide her patients with the most optimal outcomes that exceed their expectations.
Dr. Suri treats patients of all ages. In order to ensure that she is doing her best, she regularly participates in continuing education courses to stay abreast of new practices, technology, and advancements in the industry. Dr. Suri is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association.