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Dental Crowns

Decayed or damaged teeth can detract from your appearance and interfere with your dental function and oral health.

Dental crowns are natural-looking, tooth-shaped caps that have the strength and durability necessary for long-lasting results.

At Imagecare Dental Group in Plano, TX, our dentists provide high-quality crowns to restore function, aesthetics, and health.

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The Benefits of Dental Crowns

Improved Oral Health

Dental crowns add strength and reinforcement to decayed, damaged, or broken teeth, reducing the risk of future problems.

Enhanced Aesthetics

Dental crowns can also be used to address cosmetic issues, including chipping, misshapen teeth, and deep discoloration.

Long-Lasting Results

Made from high-quality dental materials like porcelain, crowns can last up to 15 years with proper care – even longer in some cases.

Schedule Your Dental Crown Consultation Today

Do you have concerns about the health or appearance of your smile? Our skilled team of dentists can determine an appropriate treatment plan for you.

Imagecare Dental Group has been proudly serving the Plano, TX, area for over 25 years. As a patient-centric practice, we strive to provide high-quality, personalized care at a fair price. We enjoy fostering relationships with our patients, and we treat you like family. That is something you simply will not find at corporate dental offices.

To schedule a consultation, contact us or call us at

(972) 618-5000

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We look forward to welcoming you to our state-of-the-art office in Plano.

Protect A Compromised Tooth

Dental crowns are one of the best methods of protecting a damaged tooth after trauma, infection, or decay. Imagecare Dental Group offers incredibly natural-looking porcelain crowns that are just as durable as they are life-like. These trusted restorations can save your natural tooth and enhance the appearance of your smile.

"Great Positive Atmosphere!" Hear from Satisfied Patients

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Sharon Crowder

2020

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Great positive atmosphere!!! Amanda was very pleasant and attentive. They care about you as a whole. Everything was explained, no surprises, and you were allowed time to put your plan together. I would recommend Imagecare Dental for your dental needs. The experience from the time I got there until the time I left was very pleasant and so was the staff!  Thank you for a positive experience.

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Kenard Smith

2020

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As always I was pleased with Dr. Imperial's attention to the entire process from diagnosis to patient cost considerations and treatment timing.  Her team similarly is careful and kind.

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Dental Crown Candidacy

To qualify for this type of treatment, patients must be free from gum disease, as this condition can impede the long-term success of your restoration. Furthermore, individuals should have a full understanding of the treatment process and realistic expectations of outcomes. Dental crowns are often a wonderful solution for patients with:

  • Moderate to severe tooth decay
  • Enough healthy natural tooth structure to support a restoration
  • Broken, cracked, or fractured teeth
  • Missing teeth (in the case of implant-supported crowns)
  • Cosmetic concerns, such as chips, cracks, or discoloration

Dental Crown FAQ

Before you visit your dentist, here are answers to a few common questions:

Will It Hurt?

No! We will use a local anesthetic, injected into your gums, for a virtually pain-free dental crown placement.

Do You Have Additional Sedation Options?

We know that you've likely been dealing with a lot of discomfort lately. So, we want to make your visit as pleasant as possible.

At Imagecare Dental Group in Plano, TX, we offer oral conscious sedation, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation. Talk to your dentist about the right option for you.

What's the Relationship Between a Dental Crown and a Dental Implant?

You've likely heard the words "dental crown" and "dental implant" thrown around a lot. If you're not sure how they relate, we'll explain.

Dental crowns and dental implants pair well, but they're not the same thing.

Essentially, a dental implant replaces the root of a tooth. It's made of titanium, and it can support several types of tooth restorations. A crown placed on top of an implant replaces a lost tooth from the root to the chewing surface.

Types of Dental Crowns

Imagecare Dental Group in Plano, TX, is a restorative dentistry practice offering a variety of dental crowns to meet a range of needs:

Temporary Crowns

Temporary crowns are typically made from a composite resin or acrylic material. A temporary crown is intended for short-term use while the dental lab creates your permanent crown.

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Same-Day Crowns

You may not need a temporary crown! In some cases, we can use our iTero® digital scanner and CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) technology to create in-office, same-day permanent crowns in a single appointment for your convenience.

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Porcelain Crowns

Unlike temporary crowns, these permanent crowns are made from porcelain and mimic the natural translucency of dental enamel. They are often placed on front teeth.

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Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal Crowns

Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns offer both optimal strength and aesthetics. Porcelain is baked onto a strong metal substructure for maximum resilience.

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Implant-Supported Crowns

Instead of covering teeth, these crowns are attached to dental implants. They are attached a few months after implant placement, when the jawbone tissue and dental implant have completely integrated.

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You're Not Alone. We Can Help!

The idea of placing a new dental crown — or replacing an older one — can sound daunting.

So, it may comfort you to know that the American College of Prosthodontics determined that dentists will place about 2.3 million implanted-supported crowns throughout the year.

They also note that of all the restorative dental procedures, adding an implanted-supported crown to your smile is the most frequently-practiced one.

In other words, like many other people, you can benefit from this helpful procedure.

If you're ready to smile confidently again, we can assist! If you still have questions, don't hesitate to reach out! Contact Imagecare Dental Group in Plano, TX or call us to request your consultation at 

(972) 618-5000

Treatment Timeline

Placement of a dental crown can be completed in one or two visits, depending on your specific needs. Here are the basic steps you can expect during treatment at Imagecare Dental Group in Plano, TX.

If you opt for a same-day crown, our milling machine can produce a custom-designed crown in less than an hour.
If you opt for a same-day crown, our milling machine can produce a custom-designed crown in less than an hour.

X-Rays

To determine the extent of damage, one of our dentists will take digital x-rays of the affected teeth.

This helps determine if the decay or infection has spread to adjacent teeth and confirms whether or not dental crowns are the most appropriate treatment option.

Preparation

Your dentist will remove any decayed or damaged portions of the tooth structure. If necessary, we will remove infected tissue through root canal therapy.

Next, we will carefully and conservatively remove small amounts of enamel. This creates a solid foundation for your new restoration.

Impressions

After tooth preparation, your Plano dentist will take impressions of your prepared tooth. At our practice, we use a handheld wand to digitally capture these images.

Crown Fabrication

If you opt for a same-day crown, we can upload these images directly to our milling machine, which can produce a custom-designed crown in less than an hour.

Otherwise, we will send your impressions to our in-house lab, where a skilled ceramist combines layers of porcelain to achieve the right look. This process can take a few weeks.

Final Placement

Patients who choose a same-day crown can receive their cap during that very same appointment. If you decide on a traditional crown manufacturing process, we will schedule you for another visit for placement.

Before attaching the cap, our dentist will assess its fit, color, and appearance. We will then remove any temporary restoration and replace it with your permanent crown.

Prior to cementing the crown in place, we will always allow you to take a look in the mirror and make sure you approve of your new smile.

We also aim create results you love — and we'll make sure you're satisfied.

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"Patients for 25 Years!" Read why people keep coming back
to Imagecare Dental Group in Plano, TX

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Debbie H.

2007

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Dr. Thompson is an expert in the field of cosmetic dentistry. He performed crowns and veneers on all of my teeth which gave me the beautiful smile I have today.

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​Christine Douville

2022

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Our family has been patients of Steve Thompson of ImageCare for 25 years. We have continually been provided 5-star dental and orthodontist care. His staff is professional and engaging. I will gladly continue to refer his practice as excellent.

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"This Is a First Class Operation" More 5-Star Reviews

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Amanda Robison

2020

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Dr. Imperial  is my dentist. I love her. The support staff are great. They have state of the art imaging equipment and tools. How  many people can say that they actually enjoy their dental experience? This a first class operation. High ratings for caring, and professionalism.

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Kris Gillard

2019

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Dr. Imperial and her staff were just awesome!  I had two crowns done.  Had no pain throughout the procedure.  And her staff was extremely friendly and had a bit of a sense of humor.  What a great experience.  I'd recommend 100%.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

Imagecare Dental Group in Plano, TX, used dental crowns and other treatments to transform Sandy's smile. Now, her confidence is greatly improved.
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At Imagecare Dental Group, we are uniquely equipped to handle all your dental needs in one location. Our doctors are affiliated with several leading organizations:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists

For more information, schedule a consultation online or call (972) 618-5000.

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