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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.

Our Dentists Protect Compromised Teeth With Dental Crowns

Our dentists will often use a porcelain crown to reinforce a compromised tooth that has been affected by trauma or decay. They prefer porcelain crowns because they're a versatile dentistry solution that is durable and blends in seamlessly with surrounding teeth.

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 since 1979. 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 request 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.

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Donna Silliman


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I highly recommend Image Dental Care.  Dr.Thompson and Shey were amazing.  Very professional and reassuring.  Shey kept me at ease while Dr. Thompson, painlessly and quickly, replaced an old filling with a crown.

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Front. staff are very friendly and efficient Assistants have always been very gentle and kind.  Dr Imperial is also kind and always explains to me what is happening which helps a ton. Been going there for years , very happy.

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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

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. Your temporary crown can help you maintain a normal appearance, enunciation, and chewing efficiency during this time.

Same-Day Crowns

Same-Day Crowns

In many cases, we can use our iTero® digital scanner and CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) technology to create same-day permanent crowns in a single appointment for your convenience.

Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain Crowns

These permanent crowns are made from porcelain and mimic the natural translucency of dental enamel, making them virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. Same-day crowns are made of porcelain; more premium grades of porcelain may require having the crown made by a partner lab.

Implant-Supported Crowns

Implant-Supported Crowns

Instead of covering teeth, these crowns are attached to dental implants to completely replace a lost tooth from the roots to the chewing surface.

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.

An Office Designed With Your Comfort in Mind

When you visit our Plano dentistry office, you'll walk into what feels more like a living room than a waiting room. Our friendly staff will greet you like family and make sure that everything is in order for your appointment.

Feel free to grab a complimentary refreshment from our coffee bar and relax in front of our large-screen TV while your dentist prepares to meet you.

We're here to make sure your crown treatment process is smooth and comfortable every step of the way. To get started, request an appointment by calling us at:

(972) 618-5000

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Our goal is to make your experience at our office as easy and comfortable as possible.

Patients Keep Coming Back to Us "They do everything to make you feel safe."


Christine Douville


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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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Sharon Goldgar


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Love Dr. Imperial and all the staff at Imagecare Dental Group. They are all very friendly and professional. I'd recommend the practice to everyone!!! They do everything to make you feel safe.

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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

Receiving Your Crown What to Expect

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.


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

This helps determine if any decay or infection has spread to adjacent teeth and confirms whether dental crowns are the most appropriate treatment option.


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 to reshape your tooth. This creates a solid foundation for your new restoration.


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. This is a more comfortable alternative to traditional putty impressions.

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 two to three 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 aim to create results you love — and we'll make sure you're satisfied.

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 place about 2.3 million implant-supported crowns each year.

They also note that of all the restorative dental procedures, adding an implant-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 you! 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

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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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Todays visit was an initial consultation, and I’m VERY happy so far. Extremely clean office, EXTREMELY polite and informative office staff. I will definitely be returning and recommending anyone in need of dental care to this office.

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Dental Crown FAQ

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

Will treatment hurt?

No! We will gently inject a local anesthetic into your gums for virtually pain-free dental crown placement.

Do you offer sedation?

Yes! At Imagecare Dental Group in Plano, TX, we offer oral conscious sedationnitrous oxide, and IV sedation. We know that you might have been dealing with a lot of discomfort lately, so we want to make your visit as pleasant as possible. Talk to your dentist about the right sedation option for you.

What's the relationship between a dental crown and a dental implant?

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 replaces or repairs the tooth above the gumline. When placed on top of an implant, a dental crown replaces a single missing tooth from the root to the chewing surface.

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Imagecare Dental Group

At Imagecare Dental Group, we are uniquely equipped to handle all your dental needs in one location. Dr. Thompson is affiliated with several leading organizations:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • North Texas Dental Society
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists

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

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