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Dental Crowns

A damaged, broken, or misshapen tooth can affect your day-to-day well-being, causing discomfort and making you hesitant to smile and laugh.

At Pendergrass & Wilkie Dentistry, we can craft a custom-made dental crown to fully restore your tooth in one appointment.

Why do so many patients choose to have porcelain crowns placed at our dentistry practice in Amarillo, TX?

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paula sarrett

2021

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I love this office, from the receptionist, Sandra, to my Dental hygienist, Stacy, to my wonderful dentist, Dr. Wilkie. I wouldnt go anywhere else and always tell people about him! Caring, knowledgeable, trusting! Can't say enough, but thank you for being there for me!. I don't know what I would do without yall!

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Emily Huber

2021

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Honestly, this is the best and friendliest office in town. I had to bring my toddler with me to my teeth-cleaning appointment today and the staff was all so kind and understanding with her, they even sent her home with her own princess toothbrush. They go above and beyond to get to know their patients and it's always a positive experience.

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What Happens during Dental Crown Treatment?

A small amount of the tooth's structure will be removed in order to make room for the crown.

Benefits of Crowns

Repair Your Natural Teeth

A dental crown, or cap, covers the entire exposed surface of your tooth, protecting it from further decay or damage that could require a tooth extraction. Following a serious infection or tooth fracture, a crown can preserve your tooth structure as best as possible. If you do require extraction, we can secure a crown to a dental implant.

Long-Lasting Coverage

Today's dental crowns are made from medical-grade dental ceramic or zirconia that is made to withstand pressure just like a natural tooth. Typically, crowns can last more than a decade before needing to be replaced by our dentists. However, patients must maintain good oral hygiene and visit the dentist twice a year.

Step-By-Step The Dental Crown Treatment Process

We might recommend a same-day or traditional crown, which takes about a week to be fabricated.
We might recommend a same-day or traditional crown, which takes about a week to be fabricated.

Anesthetic

To begin the dental crown treatment process at our Amarillo office, our dentists will administer local anesthetic to numb the teeth and surrounding treatment area.

Eliminate Infection

Once the anesthetic has taken full effect, we will remove any infected areas of the tooth. For some patients, this step may include root canal therapy.

Reshape the Tooth

For the crown to fit within your dental arch, our dentists will need to remove some tooth structure from the perimeter of the tooth.

Impressions

Next, we will take digital impressions of the tooth and surrounding area so the crown can be fabricated to your unique specifications.

Design

Our dentists will design a custom crown, taking tooth size, shape, and color into consideration. At this time, we will also decide if a ceramic material like porcelain or zirconia should be used, or if metal materials are the better option.

Fabrication

Depending on your needs, we will fabricate the crown in-house using CEREC technology, or we will send your teeth impressions and design specifications to the lab.

Temporary Veneers

If your crown is made at the lab, we will place a temporary crown to protect the tooth and maintain your appearance while the restoration is crafted. After about one week, you will return to our Amarillo office. Patients that have same-day crowns placed skip this step altogether.

Crown Placement

During the final step of the treatment process, our dentists will secure your crown over your tooth using strong and durable dental cement.

Same-Day Dental Crowns

We are proud to use CEREC technology at our Amarillo office. This advanced dental system enables us to take digital impressions of the treatment area, design a custom crown using the system's software, and fabricate the crown out of a solid block of porcelain.

The great benefit of this option is that it allows our dental patients to undergo dental crown treatment in just one appointment.

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Dental Crown FAQs

What Conditions Can Porcelain Crowns Treat?

Crowns can treat teeth that have been damaged by large cavities, root canal infection, severe tooth wear, or tooth breakage. They can also be attached to a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

Porcelain, zirconia, and metal crowns can last 15 years or more with proper aftercare. Brushing the teeth twice a day, flossing the teeth daily, and seeing the dentist every six months are key elements of good oral health and hygiene.

Can Dental Crowns Be Placed on the Front Teeth?

Dental crowns can be placed on the front teeth. When crafting crowns for this highly visible area of the smile, we will make every effort to craft a restoration that looks as natural as possible. This may involve the use of high-quality materials and fabrication at our trusted lab.

Will I Experience Pain during Treatment?

Patients will not experience discomfort during treatment because we administer local anesthetic to completely numb the area. If anything, treatment relieves pain that the patient may have experienced due to a cavity or root canal infection.

Will I Experience Pain after Treatment?

After treatment, patients may experience slight sensitivity; this can be alleviated with over-the-counter pain medication. You should also avoid chewing in the treated area for a couple of days.

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Reva Tilley

2021

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Best experience I have had with a dental office! I put off going to the dentist for years due to bad experiences in the past. I enjoy Pendergrass & Willkie Dentistry so much that I look forward to my cleanings.  The moment you walk into their office you are greeted by a friendly face. The staff are gentle and attentive to your needs. If you are new to town or you are looking to make a change, this is the place to be!!!

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Bill Jacobs

2020

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The staff - hygienists, appointment scheduler, insurance clerk , and dentists - is always courteous and devote full attention to the patient.  I live in Mesa, AZ but try to come all the way to Amarillo twice a year to get my teeth cleaned.  I have had some other procedures done and Dr. Pendergrass constantly asking if I am having any pain, and more than willing to make sure I am totally comfortable throughout whatever procedure he is doing.  I highly recommend this practice to anyone!

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Pendergrass & Wilkie Dentistry

The Pendergrass & Wilkie Dentistry team is committed to helping you achieve excellent oral health through compassionate, professional, and personalized dental care. Drs. Tyler L. Pendergrass and Eric S. Wilkie are highly trained, trusted doctors who belong to leading organizations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Texas Dental Association

To experience our advanced level of technology and welcoming dental office, call us at (806) 358-8801 or request a consultation online.

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