We are excited to announce that we are back to a normal schedule!
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Our office will be one of the most sterile places you will visit! That was true before the COVID-19 crisis but we felt it is more important now than ever for our dental family to know. Additional precautions will also be taken to ensure the well-being and safety of our team and patients. They will include but are not limited to:
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  1. Limiting the number of patients in the practice at one time
  2. Implementing digital forms/paperwork and payment options
  3. Scheduling more time between patients to perform disinfection practices above the standard protocols
  4. Having all patients rinse with Oracare (prescription anti-viral mouthwash) prior to any treatment
  5. Using advanced intraoral suction systems that drastically reduce aerosols
  6. Introducing medical grade H13 filters to enhance air particle filtration
These are just to name a few. At Elite Smiles, we will always have your best interest in mind to promote optimal oral and overall health. This starts with getting everyone's oral hygiene regimens back on track as SAFELY as possible.

We know many were affected financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. Those without dental insurance should not have to suffer, so that is why we have taken measures to decrease the price and have increased the discount of our in-house membership plan!

If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any additional questions, please give us a call at 512-252-4655 or email us at info@elitesmilesdds.com
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Dental Crowns

Giving teeth the royal treatment with Pflugerville, TX dental crowns

You have a cracked tooth, or maybe a very large cavity. It’s too much for a filling, but you don’t want to lose your tooth. Fortunately, there is a dental restoration designed for just such a situation – the dental crown. Dr. Jordan Tucker offers a variety of dental crown options at Elite Smiles of Pflugerville.

What is a dental crown?

Dental crowns are essentially porcelain teeth, which are hollow in the middle. They fit over natural teeth, restoring oral health, functionality, and aesthetics. The root and core tooth structure remain intact, but it is encased in a thick layer of high strength material, usually porcelain. This type of restoration is sometimes called a tooth cap.

Versatile, convenient, and long lasting: the many benefits of dental crowns

The idea of crowning teeth is not new. It is a tried-and-true technique, which has been successfully used by generations of dentists. That is not to say advances in modern dentistry have passed by the simple crown. In truth, today’s dental crowns are better than ever, with lifelike appearance and superb longevity. Additionally, modern high-tech instruments facilitate exacting precision for an ideal fit with maximum preservation of tooth structure.

Uses of dental crowns include:

  • Correct a misshapen tooth
  • Repair a broken or cracked tooth
  • Restore a tooth with severe decay
  • Protect a weak or brittle tooth, especially after root canal therapy
  • Support a dental bridge
  • Replace a missing tooth (this is a special type of crown that is supported by a dental implant)

About the procedure

A standard dental crown usually takes two appointments, a couple of weeks apart.

  • During the first visit, Dr. Tucker will prepare the tooth by removing any damaged or diseased material and shaping the structure for optimal restoration retention. He will take impressions, which are used to create your permanent crown. Last, a temporary restoration is added in order to protect the tooth while the dental laboratory creates your permanent crown.
  • The second appointment is timed after your new crown is ready. Dr. Tucker will remove the temporary and try in the new one. If there are any concerns about the fit or appearance, adjustments are made. When you and the dentist agree that the crown is perfect, he will cement it in place.

Let us give you a reason to smile

You don’t have to live with the pain, inconvenience, and embarrassment of damaged teeth. Call us at (512) 273-7790 for an appointment.

Meet Pflugerville, TX Best Dentist Dr. Jordan Tucker, DDS

Dr. Jordan Tucker, DDS - Elite Smiles of Pflugerville

A graduate from West Virginia University, Dr. Tucker is renowned for his consistent ability to achieve the best possible results for his patients and surpass their expectations. An exceptional student at school, he received extensive training and education in oral surgery, endodontics and periodontics.

With over a half a decade’s experience in professional dental practice, Dr. Tucker still continues to update his wealth of knowledge on modern dental treatment methods and technology to ensure that he provides his services to the best of his ability. His specialties include full mouth rehabilitation, implant dentistry, cosmetic services and the management of dental anxiety in his patients. His approach to professional dentistry is a patient-centered one, where attention is paid to the client’s specific medical history, concerns and requirements as opposed to handing out a generic solution that is effective on most patients.

Dr. Tucker is a firm believer in building a trusting and comfortable relationship with his patients which will allow him to perform better at his work whilst aiming to make himself available to his clients as much as possible and is keen on taking an active role in their dental experience with him instead of delegating or handing down tasks.

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