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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.

We can craft a custom-made dental crown to fully restore your tooth in one appointment for $1,300–$1,500.

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

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If you have a broken tooth or signs of a potential root canal infection like a toothache, our dental team can help. We can treat your tooth and, if needed, protect it with a durable dental crown.

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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. The crown will then be placed over the tooth and firmly secured with dental cement.

The Benefits of Crowns

Repairing 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 can withstand as much pressure as a natural tooth. Typically, these crowns can last more than a decade before they need to be replaced by our dentists. However, patients should still maintain good oral hygiene and visit the dentist twice a year.

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The Dental Crown Timeline

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


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

Eliminate Infection

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

Reshape the Tooth

Our dentists will need to remove a small amount of material from the perimeter of the tooth for your crown to fit within your dental arch.


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


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.


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

Temporary Crown

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 who receive CEREC same-day crowns 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.

Find Out If Crowns Are Right for You Contact Pendergrass and Wilkie Dentistry

If your teeth are damaged, stained, or require substantial restorative work, dental crowns could be just what you need. The sure way to find out is to request a consultation with Dr. Pendergrass and Dr. Wilkie.

Our dentists can examine your teeth and recommend a suitable treatment option. To learn more, contact us today. You can also reach our Amarillo, TX, dental office by phone.

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Dental Bridges

Replace a Tooth Without a Dental Implant

A dental bridge is a restoration used to replace several consecutive missing teeth by bridging the gap between adjacent natural teeth or dental implants.

A traditional bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth anchored by dental crowns placed on the abutment teeth on each side of the gap. An implant bridge is anchored by implants rather than abutment teeth. Traditional bridges are less invasive compared to implant bridges; however, dental implants are a more durable and long-lasting solution that doesn't require altering adjacent healthy teeth.

We offer dental crowns, bridges, and implants at our Amarillo practice. You have options when it comes to restoring your teeth. 

Same-Day Dental Crowns A Convenient Solution

We are proud to use CEREC technology at our Amarillo office. CEREC brings the precision and quality you'd find at a dental lab to our practice. You don't always need to wait weeks for a new crown. With CEREC, you can get a custom dental crown in just one visit.

The advanced CEREC dental system uses CAD/CAM technology to take digital impressions of a prepped tooth. From this digital impression, our dentists can design a custom crown using the system's 3D software. They can make minor adjustments to ensure the crown fits the prepped tooth snugly and keeps the bite in optimal alignment. Once final tweaks are made, we can then fabricate the crown out of a solid block of porcelain here at the office.

The great benefit of CEREC same-day crowns is that they allow our patients to undergo dental crown treatment in just one appointment. There is no need to take extra time off from work if you want a beautiful smile.

CEREC fabricating a dental crown from porcelain

The Implant Placement Process

If you need a dental implant, either Dr. Wilkie or Dr. Pendergrass can complete the procedure. It takes about four to six months for the implant to fuse in place. We can place a fully functional temporary crown on your implant in the meantime. Once you are ready for your final restoration, you can come back to our office for your custom permanent crown.

Experience the Same Great Care All Under One Roof

Not sure which kind of treatment will be right for you? You'll have peace of mind at our versatile Amarillo office, whether you need implants or just a traditional dental crown.

Some dentistry offices will refer you out to specialists for implant placement. Our dentists, Dr. Wilkie and Dr. Pendergrass, perform implant surgery themselves, along with crown placements.

That means you can trust the same experienced team throughout your treatment. From explaining your candidacy, to placing a temporary crown, to revealing your final results, we can't wait to help you.

We also find ways to make your treatment more affordable, like accepting CareCredit financing and offering a 5% cash discount. If you're ready to get started, contact our friendly Amarillo, TX, staff or call:

(806) 358-8801

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One more benefit of visiting Pendergrass and Wilkie Dentistry? We perform general cleanings and exams, so you can always return to us for your regular dental appointments.

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Amarillo Patients Appreciate Our Dental Team

"I've been a patient at Pendergrass & Wilkie Dentistry for many, many years. I can't think of a better, more efficient and friendly dental firm. Dentists and techs there are well-trained, thorough, and dedicated to service. I recommend this outstanding practice enthusiastically." Jim Hutson

Dental Crown FAQ

How strong are CEREC dental crowns?

Same-day CEREC crowns are made from high-quality porcelain. They are able to withstand the normal pressures of biting and chewing. In fact, these in-office crowns are of comparable quality to restorations fabricated at a dental lab.

How long do dental crowns last?

Porcelain, zirconia, and metal crowns can last 15 years or more with proper care. 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?

Yes, dental crowns can be placed on the front teeth. When creating 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 a 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.

Why not pull a damaged or decaying tooth?

When you have a tooth that causes pain and looks unhealthy next to your healthy teeth, you mind may jump to wanting it extracted as soon as possible. However, extracting a tooth that otherwise could have been saved can lead to more problems. You'll likely need a dental implant to prevent jawbone atrophy in the area of the missing tooth, which will add time and money to your treatment. Whenever we can, we will try to save a tooth rather than extract it. Crowns make it possible to protect an otherwise healthy tooth structure. 

Did We Miss Your Question?

Feel free to call or contact us online to inquire further into the capabilities of dental crowns. You can also request a consultation at our Amarillo, TX, office to get started on your dental crown journey. 

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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

Pendergrass & Wilkie Dentistry 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 the:

  • American Dental Association
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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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