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Dental Crowns

When a tooth is damaged by decay or trauma, it compromises your comfort, chewing function, and overall oral health.

A dental crown can provide strength and reinforcement to a tooth as well as restore its shape and improve its appearance.

At our San Antonio, TX, practice, dentist Joseph Perry offers custom tooth crowns to restore health, function, and beauty to your smile.

Dental Crowns 
Restore and Protect Damaged Teeth

A dental crown, sometimes referred to as a cap, fits over an entire tooth so that, once the crown is cemented in place, it permanently protects the tooth at and above the gum line.

Whether you need to repair a large cavity, protect a root canal-treated tooth, or have replaced a missing tooth with a dental implant, a crown may be the right solution for you.

Real Patients. 
Real Results.

This patient was dissatisfied with the appearance of her two front teeth. We fabricated two dental crowns made from high-quality dental porcelain. Once bonded into place, these restorations brought more balance and symmetry to her smile. While crowns may be made from many different materials, porcelain has the closest resemblance to natural teeth, so it is used most often for crowns in the smile zone.
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After crowns

To learn more about crowns, root canals, dental implants, or any of our other restorative procedures, contact our dental practice...

Schedule Your Dental Crown Consultation

If you have sustained dental damage from trauma or decay, a dental crown may be the solution for you. To find out if you're eligible for this type of treatment, schedule a consultation at our San Antonio, TX, practice.

Our dentist, Joseph Perry, has over 30 years of experience providing top-tier dentistry to our community. He has the skill and expertise required to restore your smile, your health, and your confidence. Contact us online anytime or give us a call at:

(210) 349-3745

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Yolanda C.


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Everyone is attentive and customer friendly. I was shown in detail my x-rays and was able to determine the next step for preventive care. I hope to have a great relationship for many years to come with River City and everyone there.

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Laura Ramos


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I’ve been to this dental office for over 7 years. They are always friendly and professional. My whole family goes to this dental clinic because we love the staff. Thank you!

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What can crowns do for my teeth?

What should I expect during my dentistry appointment?

Dental Crown 
Treatment Process

Crown treatment can usually be completed in two appointments at our dental practice. During an initial consultation, your San Antonio, TX, dentist will assess your candidacy for dental crowns. In addition to a visual examination, we will also take X-rays or scans to determine the extent of damage and ensure that your tooth is healthy enough for a crown. 

Our dentist uses a local lab and lifelike, durable materials like zirconia to create custom dental crowns.
Our dentist uses a local lab and lifelike, durable materials like zirconia to create custom dental crowns.

Tooth Preparation

First, your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel and reshape the existing tooth to make room for the crown. In some cases, filler material may be used to build up a damaged tooth.

Tooth Impressions

Once the tooth is prepared, our dentistry team will take impressions. These molds are then sent to our trusted dental lab partner here in San Antonio where they will craft your restoration.

Temporary Crown

To protect your tooth in the meantime, your dentist will place a temporary crown. This restoration is typically made from acrylic or composite and bonded with temporary cement.

Dental Crown Fabrication

A lab technician will begin crafting your custom crown using medical-grade porcelain. The color will be custom-shaded to match your natural teeth and your crown will be hand-finished for lifelike results.

Dental Crown Placement

It takes about two weeks for the lab to create your crown and ship it back to our office. During a second appointment, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and bond the permanent crown into place.

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Excellent service! Love River City Dental Solutions. Dr. Perry and staff are so nice and very caring.

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Leah Helm


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Dr Perry and his staff are professional, kind, competent, and considered my concerns !

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Missing a Tooth? An Implant-Supported Crown Can Restore Your Smile

Get your full smile back! Traditional crowns protect damaged teeth, but crowns can also be used to fully restore a missing tooth. An implant-supported crown replaces the entire tooth structure, filling the gap in your smile with a functional, natural-looking prosthetic.

Dental implants are threaded titanium rods that are placed in the jaw where they act as artificial tooth roots. Implants fuse with your jawbone to create a stable base for restorations. Traditional approaches to restoring a single missing tooth require modifications to nearby healthy teeth, but an implant-supported crown allows a missing tooth to be replaced without impacting the rest of your smile. At River City Dental Solutions, Dr. Joseph Perry can perform the entire implant placement process from start to finish – something many dental offices don't offer.

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How Much
Do Crowns Cost?


The cost of a dental crown is as unique as the tooth being treated; many factors can influence cost, such as the material used and if associated procedures such as a root canal were needed. Thankfully, dental insurance often covers dental crowns. However, patients considering implant-supported crowns should note insurance doesn't cover the cost of dental implants, though it may cover the restoration. 

For patients without insurance, we offer membership plans through Smile Advantage. This can help ensure treatment is accessible to all our patients. 

Considering a Crown?  Request a Consultation

Whether you're looking to repair a damaged tooth, improve the appearance of a discolored or misshapen tooth, or fill a gap in your smile, dental crowns offer a natural-looking solution. Learn more about how a crown can transform your smile during a dental consultation. Dr. Perry will examine your mouth and discuss the best treatment options for your unique needs. 

With over 30 years of experience and specialties many dentists can't match, you're in great hands with Dr. Perry. Take the first step towards a better smile. Request a consultation by contacting our San Antonio practice online, or call: 

(210) 349-3745

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Cheryl Walthour


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I have been going to River City Dental Solutions for Many Years, dating back to Dr. Shield. One thing that always appeals to me is their please attitude as I walk into their office! Always greeting with a smile as they work with me to keep my teeth healthy!!! Thank you for being apart of my Dental History!!!

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Austin Zeigler


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I was scared to death to go to the dentist and very worried about what I would find out when I got there. The staff is amazing and took the time to make sure I was comfortable and all of my questions were answered. I really cannot say how much I appreciate how kind and understanding they were with me!

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The team at River City Dental Solutions

River City Dental Solutions

The team at River City Dental Solutions serves the needs of the greater San Antonio, TX, area with state-of-the-art technology and the latest innovative techniques. We can provide you and your family with beautiful smiles through a variety of procedures including:

  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Veneers
  • Root Canals
  • Dentures

To schedule an appointment at our San Antonio dentist office, contact us online or call (210) 349-3745.

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