Dental Crowns Solve Dental Dilemmas

Cosmetic Dental Solutions in Rockwall

A dental crown is a strong, natural-looking tooth restoration that covers the top of a damaged tooth. At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX, we use dental crowns to solve a number of dental dilemmas.

Crowns can remedy the following issues:

  • A broken tooth with decay
  • An ill-fitting existing crown
  • A decayed tooth that has lost a considerable amount of tooth structure
  • A tooth that has had a root canal
  • A tooth that is too small or misshapen
  • A tooth that causes bite misalignment

Before we can attach the crown, we must prepare the tooth. Any decay is removed, and the tooth is shaped for the ideal fit. Then, a mold is taken before a temporary crown is placed. The final, permanent crown is made in a dental lab from the mold.

At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX, dental crowns are a reliable and versatile restoration. We’ve placed them on people from Royse City, Backland, Heath, and Fate, who also come to us for complete cosmetic dentistry services and much more. Request an appointment today!

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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How Long Will A Dental Crown Last?

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Dental crowns from Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX are a versatile restoration. A crown adds strength to a tooth that has a large filling or been damaged. It is usually necessary after a root canal. In a dental implant procedure, a crown is the final step.

Dental crowns are made from a variety of materials that vary in appearance and strength:

  • Porcelain ceramic
  • Porcelain fused to metal
  • Gold alloys
  • Base metal alloys

Dental crowns can last for many years, but they are not designed to last indefinitely. A crown can last for about fifteen years. But when they are well taken care of, crowns have been known to last much longer: as long as twenty-five or thirty years.

At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX we place a lot of dental crowns. Patients from Royse City, Backland, Heath, and Fate come to our practice for crowns and other restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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Crowning Achievements In Dentistry

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This message from Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX looks at one of the miracles of modern dentistry: the dental restoration.

Let’s pretend you are a biomedical engineer working in the field of dentistry before the introduction of dental restorations. The men and women of your generation who have missing or damaged teeth want to repair or replace them with a man-made substitute. You have been hired to find or create a material that can be used to create fillings, crowns, and dental bridges.

It must be bondable to living tooth structure as well as other materials necessary for specific appliances. It must be biocompatible with the soft tissues in the mouth as well as tooth enamel, dentin, and bone. It can’t create allergic reactions in the wearers.

It must be corrosion-resistant to the chemicals in saliva, foods, and beverages. It must resist infection, regardless of ever-present bacteria in the mouth. And it can’t contain toxic chemicals that could be absorbed into the bloodstream.

A tall order? Luckily, such a thing already exists: dental restorations have been around for a long time. Nowadays, there are numerous materials used alone or in combination including porcelain, ceramic, and metals such as gold and silver amalgam. Though the metals are extremely strong and malleable, they don’t meet some patient’s esthetic requirements and are used mainly for back teeth.

At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX, dental crowns are a versatile restoration. People from Royse City, Backland, Heath, and Fate come to our office for complete general dentistry. Request an appointment today!

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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Five Fast Ways to Improve Your Smile

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Do you have a special event coming up? Perhaps a wedding, graduation, milestone birthday, anniversary, or reunion? These celebrations usually involve a lot of photographs and, of course, you want to look nice. You may not have time to lose 20 pounds, but you can significantly transform your smile with cosmetic dentistry.

Here are five cosmetic dental procedures that can usually be performed in one office visit.

1. Veneers
Porcelain veneers have been a successful treatment for decades but we never fail to be amazed by the outstanding results they deliver. A veneer is a super-thin layer of porcelain bonded permanently to the tooth. A veneer can cover a chip, hide a crack, make discoloration disappear, or fix a misshapen tooth.

2. Gum Contouring
Perhaps your teeth are beautiful and healthy but you have a gumline that is too low or too high and detracts from the presentation. Gum contouring can reshape the gumline and perfect your smile. Book a consultation with dentist Williamson today for an intensive examination and savvy guidance regarding your gumline.

3. Enamel Shaping
Just one slightly misshapen tooth can downgrade the characteristics of a smile even if all the other teeth have a pleasing appearance. (Your mouth is no place for a sore thumb, right?) Let dentist Williamson reshape the tooth so it blends in seamlessly.

4. Bonding
Dental bonding just gets better and better as additional advanced materials are developed. Bonding is used in a multitude of applications to fix teeth with cosmetic and structural issues. The newest prep processes are minimally invasive – leaving you with more of your own tooth structure.

5. Teeth Whitening
Make your smile pop with professional in-office teeth whitening. There is nothing like an outstanding white smile to give you complete confidence.

Cosmetic dentistry is an investment that will bless you with increased confidence every day. We look forward to getting your smile ready for all those hugs, laughs, and, of course, pictures.

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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How Does Your Overall Health Affect Your Smile?

Educating Rockwall Dental Patients About Little-Known Risks Hi! I’m dentist Karen Williamson, DDS. Most every day, I can be found at my Rockwall dental practice treating dental patients with tooth and gum problems or helping patients prevent them. There are many common medical conditions that pose a risk to oral health.

1) Rockwall diabetes patients with high blood glucose often have a higher risk of dental issues. If you have diabetes, let’s talk. My number is 469-402-0024.

2) A persistent dry mouth due to an inadequate amount of saliva can accelerate tooth decay, cause or contribute to gum disease, and trigger chronic bad breath. Many medications used by thousands of Royse City and Backland folks, including those for high blood pressure and depression, cause dry mouth. This side effect is not only unpleasant, but it is also dangerous. Anti-depressants (especially SSRI’s) and antipsychotic drugs can also trigger tooth-grinding (bruxism).

3) Acid reflux in children and adults is associated with a host of dental problems such as decay and periodontal disease.

I help many Heath, McLendon-Chisholm dental patients prevent problems associated with medical conditions that sometimes seem unrelated to dental health. Regular professional dental care is essential for oral health and an important part of your overall physical health.

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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Royalty At Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A

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When dentist Karen Williamson crowns one of our patients, the coronation is a celebration of a stronger smile.

The necessity of a dental crown is usually readily apparent. Based on how much tooth is available to hold in a filling, sometimes a crown is required to add more support and to keep the tooth from falling apart or breaking. Crowns are also necessary as a sturdy support for dental bridges.

A crown restores your tooth to normal shape, size and strength, and allows it to resume its proper place as a team player with the other teeth.

Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A, located at 560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX in Rockwall, Texas 75032, opened their doors in 1993 and has been serving patients throughout Texas with extraordinary efficiency, expertise and personal attention since 1993. You could be our next royal to smile and wave for the paparazzi.

Consult with dentist Williamson to find out if you are a candidate for advanced restorative procedures meant to increase the life of your precious permanent teeth such as a fabulous crown. Keep in mind that crowns come in a variety of strong, reliable materials. Matching the natural color of your teeth increases the beauty of your smile. Gold crowns are incredibly strong and have the “bling” factor. But there are certainly other options.

In addition to restorative services, we would love to talk to you about cleanings, cosmetic services, teeth whitening, braces, veneers, and other smile makeover possibilities.

We are equipped to offer restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, porcelain veneers, and a long list of other procedures. Schedule your visit today with our friendly staff at 469-402-0024.

A crown can return your tooth to all its former glory as a smiling, glowing, expert chewing machine.

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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5 Tools For Tooth Transformations

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Too-small teeth. Misshapen teeth. Cracked teeth. Chipped teeth. Spacing irregularities. These problems are all-too-common. But you don’t have to live with them! With the advances in cosmetic dentistry, there are fixes for these vexing tooth issues!

1. Veneers. (Also called dental laminates or porcelain veneers). These extremely thin shells are custom-made so the size, shape, and color are perfectly matched to your surrounding teeth. The veneers are securely cemented to the front of the teeth to dramatically improve your smile.

2. Bonding. This procedure uses a strong tooth-colored resin to close spaces, correct chips and cracks, or change the shape. The resin is molded into place and then a light is applied to harden the material for secure adherence to the tooth.

3. Recontouring. Minimally-invasive reshaping of a tooth by removing tiny bits of enamel to improve the shape or length. This cosmetic dentistry procedure is sometimes called odontoplasty or slenderizing.

4. Crowns. Most people are familiar with this durable multi-purpose restoration. Natural-looking dental crowns are fabricated in the shape and color of the tooth and cemented into place to fully cover the part of the tooth visible above the gumline.

5. Braces. Patients of all ages are transforming their smiles with revolutionary orthodontia. Before you dismiss this option as too time-consuming or pricey, learn about the new braces now available. Braces are more convenient and discrete than ever before.

Countless Rockwall dental patients have achieved dazzling smiles with a smile redesign from Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A!

My name is dentist Karen Williamson of Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A in Rockwall. I am devoted to helping my patients have optimum oral health and beautiful smiles. If you have any questions about veneers, bonding, recontouring, or crowns, I invite you to call us at 469-402-0024 to make an appointment today.

Your Dental Home

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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Not Happy With Your Dentist?

Rockwall Cosmetic Dentisty Hello! Whether you stumbled upon this blog by mistake or clicked here on purpose, welcome!

In the Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A dental blog, we post informative articles about dentistry. This includes general dentistry, cosmetic dental treatments, preventative dental care, and news about our dental practice. Many of my patients visit my blog regularly and I hope you will also find beneficial dental information here.

If you are in need of a dentist or are not happy with your current dentist, I invite you to visit my Rockwall office, meet my friendly staff, and discuss your dental needs.

We are devoted to exceeding our patients’ expectations.

Before we can provide dental treatment, however, dentist Williamson must become familiar with each patient. That is why your first initial consultation will take some time. We can’t get to know each other in five minutes.

How are you doing? What is the current condition of your teeth and gums? What are your concerns and expectations about dental treatment? Do you have financial concerns about the cost of treatment?

I recognize that each one of my patients has a unique set of circumstances.

At Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A, we emphasize preventative dental care. When restorative dental treatment is necessary, we advise the most conservative service.

If you have pressing dental needs, let’s discuss your options and consider the long-term consequences of each treatment. We are committed to your well-being and want you to receive the best possible care.

Please call us at 469-402-0024 to set up a consultation. We are confident that you will feel good about choosing Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A for your dental care.

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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Filtered Rockwall Water And Oral Health

Filtered Rockwall Water And Oral Health

A simple way for Rockwall residents to choose beverages that won’t harm their teeth is to keep it simple and make water their go-to drink. However, for safety, thrift, and convenience, many dental patients choose to drink bottled water or filter it themselves at home.

Filtered water can be detrimental to oral health if it doesn’t contain fluoride, which is a great tooth decay preventer.

If you choose bottled water and are wondering if any naturally occurring fluoride has been removed, you can check the label. If you prefer to filter your own tap water, look to see if the American Dental Association has given the filter its seal of approval.

 

Water filters that carry the ADA seal don’t remove fluoride, so you can be sure that the fluoride is still in your water and benefitting your teeth.

I’m dentist Karen Williamson, an experienced Rockwall dentist serving the Royse City, Backland, and Heath, McLendon-Chisholm areas. I am passionate about helping my patients have healthy mouths and beautiful smiles. Contact us today at 469-402-0024 and we can answer any questions you have about dental health, cosmetic dentistry, or smile makeovers.

We have been serving the Rockwall area since 1993, and we would love to make you another one of our satisfied patients. If you’re wondering about fluoride and tooth decay, or dental veneers and teeth whitening in Rockwall, we’d be happy to schedule a consultation for you. Call now!

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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Helping Rockwall Love Dental Visits

Helping Rockwall Love Dental Visits

It’s no secret that many Rockwall people dread going to the dentist. Everyone knows it and despite your best efforts, even your Rockwall area dentist knows it. But when you start visiting your dentist for the latest cosmetic dental treatments, you may find that you LOVE going to the dentist!

Dentists in the Royse City, Backland, and Heath, McLendon-Chisholm areas have so many procedures and advanced materials at their disposal to make your smile as beautiful as it can be. Dental crowns, veneers, implants, teeth whitening, bonding, inlays and onlays, and short-term braces are some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures in and around Rockwall.

Many Rockwall residents are surprised to find that most of these procedures are more convenient than they supposed and more affordable than they expected.

I’m dentist Karen Williamson a dentist in Rockwall and I want to help you love your dental visits and love your smile. I’ve practiced dentistry since 1993, and I find it especially rewarding when Royse City, Backland, and Heath, McLendon-Chisholm residents find renewed confidence after a smile makeover.

At my Rockwall practice, we offer Family & General Dentistry, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening. If you have any questions, the friendly staff here at Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A would be happy to answer them and schedule an appointment to see what cosmetic dentistry procedures would be right for you.

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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