Your Tooth Deserve a Crown!
Having cavities, cracked teeth, misaligned teeth, missing teeth, discolored teeth, and other teeth problems can be easily fixed! A visit to the dentist can help remedy the situation. One of the ways a dentist can fix problems facing our teeth today is through dental crowns.
I am terrified every time I step foot in a dentist office. I have gone to the same dentist for years. I had an emergency and needed to be seen. I called this office and they had me scheduled for the SAME day. I told Andrea how nervous I was and she calmed me over the phone. When I arrived I almost immediately went into the patient room. I told Dr. Zaher how my regular dentist does things and told him how scared I was to try someone new. He assured me I was in good hands. I trusted him. He did exactly how my normal dentist did and went above and beyond with my treatment and care! He made me feel as comfortable as possible and I felt no pain! His staff was friendly and checked on me regularly. I would highly recommend this facility! They made me feel like welcomed and comfortable with their exceptional hospitality!
March 29, 2020
I normally do not post reviews but Longview Family and Emergency Dental care deserves recognition for honesty and integrity. I went there for a 2nd opinion and ended up paying much- much less. I was misdiagnosed at the previous dentist. This is really one of the best dental experience I have ever had. Everyone was so nice, the place is very clean and I was very comfortable in a dentist office for the first time in a long time. Highly recommend!!
May 30, 2021
Wow, as someone super afraid of the dentist, this was an awesome experience. I'd never been to any dentist before, had lots of dental problems and they made it really easy on me. They got me in quickly and I had literally no pain through multiple procedures. Any time I even felt a little uncomfortable sensation, they were sure to give me more local anesthetic. Just be communicative. They kept me literally painless through multiple intense procedures!!! This dentist is very skilled with local anesthetic & obviously very competent in general. Did not over sell what I needed and addressed everything in the way that worked best financially for me. On top of that, he has a great bedside manner. He is a gem. His staff was very kind to me. I have only good things to say about this place. If you're in pain and need a dentist, come here. Don't be worried about it hurting or something going wrong - this dentist is really good and you won't feel any pain. The recovery has been really easy too. I drove from quite a bit to come and glad I did. It was well worth it, he's got to be the best in the area. Thank you for fixing my teeth!!
July 27, 2022
I would highly recommend this place for all you dental needs. I had no idea there were places that stayed open this late for people like me I couldn’t wait any longer to go. I was in so much pain.. Ms. Andrea, Ms. Alma and Dr. Zaher are now my favorite people lol. They were patient with me. I have a fear of dentist. They made me feel like family. I’ll surely be back to get all of my work done! You guys are Amazing! Thank you again!
May 30, 2020
This place is amazing! Worked with me with everything!! Will be coming back in the future for sure and recommending to anyone and everyone. 😀
August 24, 2020
Went in for a emergency wisdom tooth extraction last night and had a wonderful experience! Dr Adam made sure to lay out all my options for me treatment wise and let me go with my decision with confidence. He did the whole procedure on his own and my husband and I were more than impressed. Would definitely recommend!!! 💕
September 3, 2020
Dr. Adam and his staff are amazing. He always takes his time to explain all available options not just the most expensive. His staff is always friendly, and his prices are very reasonable No matter how many questions I ask. Emily is amazing!
March 31, 2021
Very friendly staff. I had a filling break loose and they got me right in. Highly recommend them to anyone.
September 11, 2020
I highly recommend Dr. Adam Zaher and his staff. They saw me on short notice on a Saturday night. I was very nervous about having my tooth pulled, however they went above and beyond to make me comfortable. The office is nice and extremely clean. And to top it off Andrea periodically checks up on me to make sure I am healing properly. This is definitely my new family dentist 😁😁😁
March 6, 2020
Dr. Zaher is AMAZING! Called late on a Saturday and was seen on Sunday! He was able to find my pain and extracted it so quickly, with no pain! Didn't even feel the tooth being removed. He was very attentive and sensitive to my needs. The girls were great as well! They gave great aftercare procedures and details and sent rx directly to pharmacy so I didn't have to worry about papers or waiting. I took my daughter in later for routine cleaning and check up. Dr made her feel very comfortable with conversation and explained things to her. He went above and beyond for us both. We are happy to have found our families primary Dental care. Thank you Dr. and staff!!
December 10, 2021
I had a wisdom tooth taken out the same day I called within an hour. The visit was quick and Dr. Zaher was actually really easy during the removal. I felt no pain at all and they really cared about where I could pick up my medication late in the evening. If you need dental work, I would highly recommend, especially with wisdom tooth removal.
October 4, 2021
I had a toothache in a tooth that was part of a bridge. As the day went on Saturday the pain got worse. I called the emergency office and spoke to Anna. She said come right in. After X-ray , Dr Adam showed me the infection and the root canal that was not good. He discussed everything he was going to do. He knew I was stressed so he gave me several breaks to get myself a rest. It was a removal that was ,to me, a little tricky. Dr Adam did a great job. I will go back again to implants. I have confidence that all will go fine. The experience was a good one. Anna caked to check on me today. That shows that they care about their patients. Thank you both for making me feel at ease!!!
May 3, 2021
I had a Tooth that was giving me trouble and When nobody could get me in, Dr. Adam and his staff got me the same day and took care of my issue. They were quick, very respectful, and knowledgeable. I fully recommend using Dr. Adam Zaher, DMD
January 27, 2022
Dr. Adam and the staff makes me feel right at home immediately when I walk in the door. Everything was on time and it was an extremely professionally run office. Dr. Adam was very nice and informative. He provided excellent service and I couldn’t be happier with the results.This is a fantastic experience and a great place to go take care of your teeth and I would highly recommend to anyone!!
December 18, 2020
I had to go in on Sunday very last minute for a tooth extraction and I was terrified but Dr. Adam and Alma were excellent and kept me calm and were very reassuring! Dr. Adam is very funny and he kept me laughing as much as possible and it really helped me to feel more comfortable!
August 30, 2020
I had a dental emergency on a Friday and found Longview Family & Emergency Dental, and I'm so glad I did!! Dr. Adam and his team are amazing! If you have any anxiety, they are very reassuring, understanding and the little bit of anxiety I had immediately went away upon meeting them. Also, you know how there are people that are good at things and you think "WOW, that's talent"? Dr. Adam has such incredible skill and talent!! I had a root canal, temp & permanent crown procedure. From the 1st appointment for the root canal and temp, through the last for the crown he was so thorough and wanted it to be perfect. The atmosphere is professional but also fun which I loved. The music was great too lol! 😄 They make such a great team!! I give them 10 stars! 🤗
June 17, 2022
Every one was so nice and they helped out. Ill send friends an family to these guys. Again the staff was so nice and they help u out in need.
October 21, 2021
Wow Dr.Adam and Alma did a wonderful job. THE DENTIST was the best ever, he really cared and explained and answered every little question I had. He took care of things I've neglected for years due to price but with my insurance and him not price gouging the procedures I was able to have 2 wisdom teeth pulled,root canal,and filling and a deep cleaning. He truley cares and its quality work! 👍👍
July 31, 2020
Had to have 2 emergency extractions done late last night. They stayed open late just to see and take care of me. I absolutely recommend this place to anyone who is having any dental issues as my experience here was great. The staff is wonderful, the surgeon is nice and talks with you and makes sure your aware of what is going on. Thank yall so much for helping me in a pinch.
April 22, 2021
The best place to go if you need dental work done! I got one of my wisdom teeth extracted it took him 5 seconds to pull it out. Quick and painless! And the woman at the desk was extremely nice and very helpfull! Thank you guys so much!
March 16, 2021
I came in on a Saturday in a ridiculous amount of pain after searching far and wide for an open dentist office. The receptionist/assistant was an extremely kind, funny, sweet girl who instantly made me feel at ease. She’s prompt, knowledgeable, and super easy to talk to! The dentist was just as wonderful! He understood that I was a little nervous and did his absolute best (and succeeded) to talk me through everything. He answered all of my dumb questions very attentively and with a smile. I’ve finally found a dentist that I actually like! The office is an hour drive away from where I live, but the quality care and kindness more than makes up for the long drive! Thank you so much, Dr. Adam! I’m forever grateful to you for being open on a Saturday!
March 22, 2020
This was my first time at Longview family and emergency dental care and I will definitely be making this my primary dental office! The dentist,Dr. Zaher, assistant, and receptionist were all very helpful in answering all my questions and very hands on with their explanations. Nothing ever felt rushed, and they made sure I understood everything as they went through different processes. And another pro, they gave me a free electric toothbrush for my first visit! No other dentist office has ever gotten my teeth this clean or educated me so well on dental hygiene. Highly recommended. By the way, the office is super cute, modern and clean. Best overall dentist experience I’ve ever had in my whole life. Thank you so much longview family and emergency dental care.
April 5, 2021
Thank you all for the warm, friendly, and welcoming atmosphere during my visit. I broke a molar, and the office was able to squeeze me in. Dr. Zaher is an amazing dentist, extremely patient, easy to talk to, takes the time to know his patients. He is passionate about his job, takes his time to explain things to you thoroughly in a way that you understand, readily and happily answers all questions, and is just so knowledgeable about his profession and it shows in his work. I couldn't be more pleased with my experience — very friendly staff. Thanks to the whole staff at Long View Family and Emergency Dental care from a grateful new patient.
January 22, 2020
I had to have an emergency root canal on a Sunday. After calling around I found Longview Family and Emergency Dental Care, they were able to see me within 2 hours of calling. Dr. Zaher and his staff took excellent care of me during my root canal. When I went back for my crown fitting I was in and out within 15 minutes! I will be going back to him for any future dental work, well worth the hour drive to me.
September 24, 2021
What are dental crowns?
A dental crown is a cap shaped like a tooth that is placed over a damaged tooth to cover it. This tooth covering also helps restore its shape, size, strength, and helps to improve its appearance. The crown is put into place using cement and it fully encases the portion of the tooth that is visible at and above the gum line.
Dental crowns are used for many purposes. It can be used to replace a large filling when there is very little tooth remaining. It can protect a weak tooth from being fractured. It can be attached to a dental bridge. It can cover a dental implant. If your tooth is discolored or poorly shaped, a dental crown can cover it. After a root canal treatment, it is required that a dental crown be placed on the treated tooth. And dental crowns are great for cosmetic modifications.
When there are missing teeth, the remaining teeth can move into the space. This results in a bad bite. Missing teeth can also create an imbalance that can lead to gum disease and TMJ disorders.
This gap between the missing teeth can be bridged with a dental bridge. A dental bridge consists of 3 or more dental crowns and pontics or false teeth, that are fused and placed over several teeth. This helps fill the missing teeth. When the bridge is cemented in place, the visible portion of the anchor teeth will be fully encased.
When there are natural teeth on both sides of the gap created by the missing teeth, traditional crown bridges can be used. But there is a downside to this. The dentist will need to reshape the adjacent teeth by removing their enamel so that the crowns can be cemented on top. These teeth will then have to always be protected with crowns since their enamel will never grow back.
The Procedure For Getting a Crown or Bridge
A topical anesthetic will first be applied by the dentist to the general area to make it numb. Then local anesthesia is applied to the gum and around the areas where the prep work will take place.
When getting the first shot, the patient will feel a slight pinch in the area. And since the area gets numb quite quickly, the succeeding shots are seldom felt at all. When the patient is adequately numbed, the dentist will begin the crown or bridge prep. There will be no pain felt at all by the patient.
After the prep, impressions of the prepped tooth or teeth will be taken so that it can be sent to the lab. Your dentist will consult with you regarding the shade and material to be used for your crown or bridge before the case is sent out to the lab.
It will take some time before your crown will be manufactured so the dental team will make a temporary tooth crown or bridge until the permanent crown or bridge arrives. You don’t wear a temporary tooth crown or bridge for a very long time. As soon as your permanent crown or bridge arrives, it should be removed.
When the procedure is completed, you will still feel numb for quite a while. You shouldn’t eat until the numbness wears off so you don’t get a chance to bite your tongue or lip. When the anesthesia wears off, you may feel a slight pain where the shot was given. This is just normal and will soon pass away. No pain medication is usually given. You should consult your dentist if you remain in pain for hours after the procedure.
Dental implants replace the roots of teeth. Attached to dental implants are dental crowns. The only part you see in the mouth is the crown. The implant is surgically placed in the bone of the jaw to which it fuses.
Dental crowns are attached to the implant with the use of screws. To properly connect the implant to the crown, they must be properly placed, so that the crowns emerge through the gum tissues in exactly the right direction.
Maintenance of screw-retained implant crowns is easy. They can keep the implant crown in place and implant-crown components can easily be removed, repaired, or replaced without damaging the implant.
Dental implants can last a lifetime but most implant crowns don’t. Sometimes they need to be replaced or repaired. if they are attached with screws, then it is much easier to replace or repair them. If the crowns are cemented, then it will be more difficult to remove. To facilitate removal, a weaker cement can be used but this can lead to a crown falling off during use because it is insecurely attached.
Types of Dental Crowns
Stainless steel crowns are mostly used for temporary measures. They are prefabricated and used on permanent teeth. While a permanent crown is being made, a stainless steel crown can protect the tooth temporarily.
Metal crowns are made of alloys with high gold or platinum content. Or they can also be made of base-metal alloys. Metal crowns can withstand the forces of biting and chewing and it takes the longest to wear down. They don’t usually chip or break. Its disadvantage is that it is metallic in color and when it is made of gold, then you can expect a high price. These types of crowns are ideal for molars that are out of sight.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns can easily match the color of adjacent teeth. This cannot be said of metallic crowns. But the teeth adjacent to this crown can experience more wearing. The porcelain portion of the crown can also easily chip or break. However, this type of crown looks more like normal teeth. But the metal underlying the crown’s porcelain tends to show through as a dark line at the gum line. It is, however, ideal for front or back teeth and for long bridges that need strength from the metal.
All-resin dental crowns are the cheapest kinds compared to other crown types. Over time, they wear down and are more prone to fractures than porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.
All-ceramic or all-porcelain dental crowns have a great natural color match compared to other crown types. This is ideal for people who are allergic to metals. You can use all-ceramic or all-porcelain crowns for both front and back teeth.
Zirconia crowns are getting very popular today. They are extremely durable and have a very natural look. They are also the strongest among all types of dental crowns. It is colored white but transformations to any shade are allowed so that you can match it with the rest of your teeth. It doesn’t have metal lining at the gums so you can smile with all confidence with it. Zirconia crowns adhere well to your teeth.
BruxZir Zirconia crowns
BruxZir zirconia crown is a brand of Zirconia crown for patients who have the habit of grinding their teeth and who may be prone to break their natural teeth or porcelain restorations. The material has tooth color and is not fused with porcelain. It doesn’t break, chip or crack easily like porcelain. It looks very natural and blends with the surrounding teeth easily.
If you have had porcelain crowns before that has cracked or if you have had metal crowns that have worn out due to continuous chewing or has become very sensitive, consider a BruxZir zirconia crown for a replacement. BruxZir is a strong and aesthetic alternative to traditional crown types.
BruxZir zirconia crowns are made of solid zirconia with no porcelain overlay and so it is very resistant to chipping. The surface of a BruxZir zirconia crown is also very smoothly glazed and helps to reduce the accumulation of plaque. It is virtually unbreakable and is an ideal restoration for bruxers and grinders.
If you want to have a healthy and aesthetically pleasing smile, then this brand of a crown, BruxZir zirconia crown, is your ideal option.
When you need a crown, talk to your Longview Family and Emergency dental service. They provide dedicated family care and emergency services professionally.
Dental Crown Emergencies
Since permanent dental crowns are bonded to your tooth, you can hardly tell that they are there for years. However, when the crown becomes unstuck or debonded, this can come to an end. If you have undergone dental crown treatment and you are having issues with it, then you need to have immediate medical attention from your dentist. If you lose a crown or if your dental crown gets removed, then it qualifies as a dental emergency.
When you reach the dental office, they will quickly assess the condition of your teeth and the crown. Depending on what has caused your crown to fall off, you may need a new crown, a different type of crown, or a simple replacement. Whatever it is that needs to be done, what is most important is that you don’t delay in going to your dentist. Your Longview Family and Emergency dental service will be there to assist you in your dental needs.
Call Us For Inquiries
If you want to check out our procedures and other services, call us at (903) 759-2221 and schedule your appointment. We are available for all kinds of inquiries and questions. It is our pleasure to assist you at any moment.
Longview Family and Emergency Dental is the ultimate solution for all your dental needs. We also do all other kinds of dental procedures, so you can find our team whenever you need dental improvements.
With our careful selection of materials and our professional well experienced Dentists and the use of latest technology, we will provide you with the best solution according to your needs. Our procedures are highly effective and ensure complete satisfaction. If you need any kind of suggestion or a professional opinion about your future dental intervention, contact our team and tell us what you need to be done. We will be happy to assist.