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Dental Crowns

Do you have a damaged tooth? Is it affecting the comfort, function, and appearance of your smile?

A dental crown can be placed over a damaged tooth to provide strength and protection, while also enhancing its appearance.

At Dental Works in Scottsdale, AZ, we place natural-looking dental crowns to restore your smile.

Dental Crown Before and After Photos

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After photo of dental crowns patient
Drs. Terry Lee and Mary Ann Work are proud to showcase the beautiful results they have achieved with porcelain crowns. This patient experienced a dramatic improvement in the health and appearance of their smile following treatment.

How We Produce High-Quality Dental Work

Precise Planning

Drs. Terry Lee and Mary Ann Work understand that precise treatment planning helps us achieve excellent outcomes. That is why we use digital impressions to capture the most accurate images of your teeth. The skilled ceramicists at our partner lab use these high-resolution images to craft crowns that match our design specifications and offer the most precise fit possible.

Natural-Looking Materials

The crowns we place are made of high-quality materials such as e.max®, zirconia, porcelain, and more. Our dentists will choose the material depending on whether the crown is being placed on the front or back teeth, your cosmetic goals, and your budget. We will also design the crown to complement your surrounding teeth.

More Than 25 Years of Experience

Both of our dentists have been in practice since 1993, and they are committed to continuing education so they can remain skilled in the use of the latest dental tools and technology. They have placed hundreds of dental crowns at their practice serving Scottsdale and Phoenix, giving them the hands-on experience they need to provide you with beautiful results.

"Thank You!" 5-Star Google Reviews by Satisfied Dental Crown Patients


Catherine Carlisle


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I had a broken tooth. They saw me right away and were so caring and concerned. Had the tooth prepared and came back for a crown. I will be getting more work done here as needed. Have already referred them to a few folks as well. THANK YOU!

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Greg Uphold


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DentalWorks is great And I recommend them to anyone who needs great dental work done conveniently at a good price. I only had a week left of dental insurance when I called them needing a crown and they got me in the same week to get it done. Dr.Work and his staff were very friendly and they certainly are good at making a patient feel at ease.

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Schedule Your Free Consultation

Our dentists are committed to helping patients from Scottsdale, Phoenix, and surrounding areas achieve their best oral health. To help make that possible, we offer free consultations. During these appointments, patients can get a free recommendation regarding ways to meet their needs and goals.

Contact our dentistry practice online today to ask a question or request a consultation. You can also reach us by phone:

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Candidates for Treatment

Anyone with a damaged tooth may need a dental crown to improve their dental health. Some of the problems a crown can address include:

  • Cracked tooth
  • Chipped tooth
  • Large fillings or cavities
  • Root canal infection
  • Worn tooth
  • Misshapen tooth
  • Discolored tooth
  • Missing tooth

How a Crown Can Repair Your Smile

How a Crown Can Repair Your Smile

Treatment Timeline Placement of Traditional Dental Crowns

At Dental Works, serving patients from Scottsdale, Phoenix, and surrounding areas, patients can expect the following when having a dental crown placed:

Numbing Medication

To begin treatment, our dentists will administer local anesthesia for your comfort. This medication completely numbs the tooth and surrounding tissues so you don't experience any pain.

Address Decay

Next, we will remove any signs of decay from the tooth. If you have a cavity, our dentists will remove any decayed portions of the tooth. If you have a root canal infection, endodontic therapy will be performed to clean and fill the root canals and all other inner areas of the tooth.

Prepare the Tooth

Since a dental crown completely encases a tooth, some of the natural structure needs to be removed to achieve a proper fit. This allows the crown to fit over the tooth and sit flush with surrounding teeth.

Digital Impressions

Next, we will take digital impressions of the treatment area to guide our dentists and lab technicians in designing and fabricating a natural-looking dental crown.

Temporary Crowns

To protect your tooth while your custom crown is being made, we will place a temporary crown over your tooth. The temporary crown will be in place for about two weeks. During this time, it is important to take extra care when flossing and avoid chewing on particularly hard foods to avoid dislodging the temporary crown.


Our dentists will work with our partner lab in designing a crown that complements your features so no one can tell you have a dental restoration in place. 


Next, the ceramicists will craft your crown out of e.max, zirconia, porcelain, or other materials. This process takes about two weeks.


To complete treatment, you will return to our Scottsdale office. Our dentists will remove the temporary crown and then secure your custom crown to your tooth with durable and long-lasting dental cement.

Dental Crowns to Replace a Missing Tooth

Dental crowns have many uses in dentistry. In addition to restoring a badly damaged tooth, a dental crown can also replace a single missing tooth. This treatment process involves the placement of a dental implant in the jawbone. Over the next three to six months, the dental implant integrates with the surrounding jawbone, replacing the lost tooth roots and becoming a part of the patient's anatomy.

Once the healing period is complete, a piece of hardware called an abutment is attached to the dental implants. About two weeks later, a custom crown can be attached to the abutment, replacing the missing tooth from the root to the chewing surface.

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Another 5-Star Review from a Happy Patient

"Highly recommend Dental Works for all your dental needs. A family dental business with full dental services from cleanings to implants. I've been a patient for years and have always felt appreciated, informed and well taken care of by Drs. Work and their staff. Great service and workable payment options for what ever care you or your family need." Rosie Cooke

Contact Us Today Restore Your Oral Health and Comfort

A damaged or missing tooth can cause pain, difficulty eating, and insecurity. It can also make your surrounding teeth and other tissues more vulnerable to dental problems. To find out if a dental crown can restore your smile, contact our dentistry practice and request a free consultation. You can also reach us in Scottsdale, AZ, by phone at (480) 391-0099.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

Crowns that are made out of porcelain materials can last 15 years or more with proper care. That said, the dedication with which patients maintain their oral health has a major impact on the lifespan of a crown. During your appointment at our Scottsdale, AZ, practice, we will discuss how you should care for your crown and oral health in the months and years ahead.

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We Care for Special Needs Patients

At Dental Works, we offer compassionate care to patients with special needs. We understand that some patients have difficulty sitting for long periods or have other needs that require special accommodations. Whether your loved one needs a routine exam or treatment to restore his or her oral health, we are here to help. We also offer sedation services to keep patients relaxed and comfortable during their visits with us.

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Sandi Bartlett


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Always a pleasant experience going to Dental Works. The staff is friendly and timely. Terry and Mary Ann do exceptional work. I highly recommend Dental Works.

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Dave Mason


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Very Professional. I was very comfortable my whole visit. New technology I have never seen. Excellent.

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Dental Works

Drs. Terry Lee Work and Mary Ann Work are the dentists of choice for many families throughout Greater Scottsdale. That's because our dentists:

  • Are affiliated with ICOI and the American Dental Association
  • Provide sedation dentistry for improved comfort and accommodation of special needs
  • Offer CareCredit® and Sunbit financing
  • Provide comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (480) 391-0099.

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