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 82 reviews from around the Web.
  • 09/11/2017
         
    Such welcoming people who treat you like you're stepping into their home, not some clinic!Also super fast procedures and you can tell the staff really cares...
    09/03/2017
         
    Dr. Hendrix provides an excellent service and has an amazing bedside manner that kept me informed and comfortable at all times during the procedure.
  • 08/16/2017
         
    I knew I had dental issues and Dr. Hendrix and Lori made me feel so comfortable with their explanations as to what procedures are open and ahead for me....
    08/03/2017
         
    Dr Hendrix and staff are always so kind and I feel I am getting the best treatment and advise on my dental care. I give them five stars.
  • 08/02/2017
         
    My daughter had her braces removed on 8-1-17, a cavity developed on her front tooth I was devastated, school is to start on 8-4-17. I called several...
    08/01/2017
         
    Dr Hendrix and his team are compassionate and caring. I am very happy to be one of his patients!
  • 08/01/2017
         
    I woke up in extreme pain and within a hour the staff and Glenn hendrix had me in office. They made me feel comfortable and took care of me. I would...
    07/29/2017
         
    By far one of the BEST dentist I've been to. Dr Hendrix is so nice and knowledgeable. His examination is thorough and you know exactly the areas or...
  • 07/25/2017
         
    this is a great follow-up service
    07/18/2017
         
    Dr. Hendrix is always gentle and takes his time to answer any questions I have. I highly recommend him to friends and family. He's the best dentist I've...
  • 07/11/2017
         
    My time at the appointment was not rushed. The entire time was in a relaxed atmosphere and time was taken to make me as comfortable as could be. The work was...
    06/28/2017
         
    I love this dentist office! They have always been very good to me.
  • 06/22/2017
         
    Pleased with the one-on-one with the Dr. Hendrix and the explanation of my checkup.
    06/15/2017
         
    Thank you for the completely painless root canal. As a nervous patient I was very comfortable and you were extremely professional explaining everything as we...
  • 06/01/2017
         
    Every member of the staff,from medical receptionist to Dr. Hendrix himself, was receptive, knowledgeable and understanding. I had a dental emergency and they...
    05/25/2017
         
    Always the friendliest staff! And Thank you for taking care of me!
  • 05/17/2017
         
    Dr. Hendrix and his staff are highly professional and efficient. They take really good care of you. One of the things I like is that you don't have to wait...
    05/17/2017
         
    great staff and dentist!!