Our Services Quality Dental Crowns

Crown Procedure

When decay or damage to the surface of a tooth becomes significant, the recommended treatment option for saving the tooth is the placement of a dental crown.

With a dental crown, the damaged tooth structure is reduced and a custom-made tooth (or "cap" or "crown") is bonded to its surface. Crowns are also often used to anchor dental bridges -- structures that replace missing teeth.

At times, damage to the tooth may be too severe to restore with a crown. If the nerve of the tooth is involved a root canal may be needed. In severe instances the damage to the tooth may extend to the foundation (root) of the tooth to such a degree that the tooth cannot be saved and has to be extracted. In these cases a bridge or dental implant may be recommended to replace the tooth that was lost. We will discuss your options for restorations with you after your initial examination.

Crowns are most commonly made of porcelain or porcelain fused to metal (usually gold). Dr. Hendrix typically recommends a very durable porcelain called Zirconia for back teeth. While not extremely esthetic, they are extremely durable and are the perfect choice for most patients. On front teeth where less force is typically applied to the teeth and the esthetic demands are higher he typically recommends the crowns be made out of a variety of other materials. He will discuss your options and the characteristics of the different materials in depth and help you decide on which material is best for you. In either case, his crowns are fashioned in a dental laboratory by trained technicians to provide the utmost in strength and appearance.

Procedure

First, Dr. Hendrix will remove any decay and shape your tooth to receive a crown. The crown must be thick enough to withstand chewing, which means that the natural tooth below the crown must be reduced.

We will then take an impression of your tooth and note how your teeth fit together. You will then be fitted with a temporary crown while the permanent one is constructed in a dental lab. Our lab is now able to make crowns that fit perfectly with your bite, and look like natural teeth. They will match the color of the crown to your own natural tooth color.

On a second visit, your temporary crown will be taken off and the fit of the new crown carefully checked. The final crown is then cemented in place, restoring the tooth to its ideal shape.

Our Services

     
Glenn Hendrix, DMD is rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 209 reviews from around the Web.
  • 10/19/2020
         
    I am very pleased with the work done and the healing process has been a breeze thanks to Dr. Banas. Dr. Banas is second to none! :)
    10/15/2020
         
    Dr. Hendrix and the entire staff are absolutely wonderful. They take extra time and do not seem to rush through the visit. Great team, great experience.
  • 09/24/2020
         
    I had a great experience. Very professional. The entire staff was kind and helpful.
    09/03/2020
         
    Dr. Hendrix is an amazing dentist. I’m so glad that my family found him! I love the staff and the office is very clean. What else can I say?
  • 08/13/2020
         
    Dr.Hendrix and his staff were extremely helpful, they made my visit quick and easy.
    07/30/2020
         
    My experience was great here!! The entire staff was very professional and made me feel at ease.
  • 07/16/2020
         
    Always timely. Great service.
    07/01/2020
         
    Took care of my special needs as a stroke survivor and was an unexpected pleasure to go to the dentist.
  • 06/18/2020
         
    6 month checkup during COVID outbreak — they made it safe and comfortable. Dr. Hendrix and his staff are professional and caring.
    06/11/2020
         
    Wonderful experience.. They explained everything thoroughly.. The front desk receptionist was very helpful as well..
  • 06/09/2020
         
    Dr. Hendrix and Lori are always professional.
    05/18/2020
         
    Very informative and makes you feel well at least I'm not a very good dentist person but I feel very comfortable and staff was wonderful thank you
  • 05/12/2020
         
    I cannot say enough good things about this office! I am a total wimp with dental work and this office from front to back is top notch.
    03/04/2020
         
    Small office but professional, courteous & answered all my questions. Top notch!
    02/13/2020
         
    They almost always get you in very quickly and are very accommodating if you happen to have to bring a little one with you.
    02/10/2020
         
    He was very attentive and thorough. I was also impressed at how quickly I was able to be seen on such short notice. I think I’m here to stay!