Crowns and Bridges


For teeth that have deteriorated badly or have been extensively damaged, a dental crown may be the best way to preserve natural structure. We do what we can to avoid extraction or tooth loss using restorations such as crowns and bridges.

Our patients appreciate the painstaking process we use to design well-fitting, natural-looking crowns. The use of quality ceramics leads to outstanding strength and durability that can last for several years. The process takes place over two visits, the first is focused on removing damaged tooth material. After taking impressions of the tooth, Dr. Saleem places a temporary crown to protect the tooth while your final restoration is being made in the dental lab. The creation of the permanent crown takes about ten days, after which we assess the fit and appearance of the restoration before bonding it to the prepared tooth.

A bridge can be made to replace one or more missing teeth. Many people choose a fixed bridge due to the convenience and stability it provides. This treatment requires only two visits. In order to fit the bridge, it is necessary for us to reduce the two teeth that will anchor the artificial tooth. After preparation, Dr. Saleem will place temporary crowns over these teeth to protect them from damage or sensitivity. In your follow-up visit about ten days later, your bridge will be evaluated to ensure stability, comfort, and attractiveness. When bonded into place, your bridge should feel very similar to natural teeth.

Bridges are suitable for many of our patients. However, there is also the option of replacing teeth with dental implants. These tiny posts can support a crown, bridge, or full upper or lower denture.

Before & After

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Quality materials for lasting results

Dr. Saleem and our team prioritize patient satisfaction. The highest quality materials complement our techniques that focus on the smallest details. We use ceramic crowns as well as e.max crowns. Metal free crowns offer several advantages, including a high degree of biocompatibility and a natural appearance that make them suitable for teeth at the front or back of the mouth.

Dr. Adnan Saleem best dentist in Carrollton, TX

Adnan Saleem, DMD - Hebron Smiles

Dr. Adnan Saleem, having graduated with a DMD degree from Temple University School of Dentistry began his career as a general dentist. For over a decade he has continued to advance his education and skillset through numerous training courses and his membership with Modern study club. Dr. Saleem is known for treating his patients both respectfully and compassionately. Connect with Dr. Adnan Saleem on Linkedin.

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What is a dental crown?
Crowns are wonderful restorations. We need crowns when the damaged area of the tooth is large, and doing a filling is not enough.

I usually tell my patients that if the damage is more than 25%, it is better to have something much stronger, and covers all-around your tooth and can absorb all the stresses such as chewing.

What are the benefits of dental crowns, and how are they placed?
Crowns are a great product, and it can increase the life of the tooth. Crowns come in different materials, and now we do a lot of white Zirconia crowns, which are durable and long-lasting.

The process is simple. We get you comfortable, remove the bad portion of the tooth out, shape the tooth, and place a temporary crown.

After that, we use our digital scanner instead of the gooey impressions and create the permanent crown. We check and make sure everything is perfect, and you are good to go.

What are the differences between a crown and a bridge?
Bridges are used when you are missing a couple of teeth, and the adjacent teeth are used as anchors or retainers. Crowns are used only to address the problem in a tooth, while bridges are used when you have to replace some missing teeth.

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Dental Briges Video

A bridge is a non-surgical way to replace one or many teeth. A bridge uses the adjacent teeth as anchors to support the missing tooth or teeth. With today’s dental advancements, a bridge can be fabricated in a fairly short period of time, using a metal or nonmetal foundation. Don’t let that missing tooth affect the way you speak, eat, and smile. Bridges yield immediate results that last a lifetime. Ask your dentist what type of bridge may be right for you.