If you have teeth that are broken, cracked or severely worn, you might hesitate to smile. Dr. Lowery at Avery Ranch Dental in Austin, Texas uses beautiful porcelain crowns that combine strength and beauty, form and function to give you a natural appearance and enhance your smile. We offer you a wide range of options to repair the damage and give you the confidence to smile again. Dr.Lowery is uniquely qualified to restore the smile you once had or give you the smile you’ve always wanted.
Dental crowns are used in cosmetic dentistry for a variety of purposes: to protect weak and decayed teeth from further breakage or decay, to restore broken or worn teeth to their natural appearance, to cover teeth with large fillings, to support dental bridges or as a replacement tooth over a dental implant.
There are several different types of crowns, which can be made from a variety of materials and even, in some cases, combinations of multiple materials. Which kind is best is usually determined by your dentist, and our dental and cosmetic specialists will consult with you on the best options for your restorative dental needs.
Various types of metals from stainless steel to gold alloy, palladium, nickel or other metal alloys are often used to create crowns. Stainless steel crowns are most often temporary solutions to protect a tooth while the permanent crown is being formed. Metal crowns overall are the sturdiest and longest lasting but do not look natural. Since everyone’s mouth is different, your dentist will be your best resource for finding the crown that best fits your needs.
The process of installing a traditional crown usually requires two visits and on occasion more visits to the dentist. On the first visit, your teeth and gums will be evaluated, and you will discuss your health with the dentist, who will advise you on the crowns available. The first crown related visit is when the tooth is prepared for the crown. The decay and structural damage are repaired and a temporary crown is placed with temporary cement in order to monitor the tooth. This allows the temporary crown to be removed easily as needed to check on the tooth. A couple of weeks later the final crown is delivered and affixed with a stronger cement or bonding agent. Some teeth are candidates for single visit crowns, where the crown can be prepared and delivered all in one day. This can be performed with CAD CAM Technology such as Cerec. On the cutting edge of dental technology, our staff makes this procedure quick and easy for any patient. For more information, call the Avery Ranch offices or request an appointment online.
At Avery Ranch Dental, our goal is to accommodate every patient to meet their financial and dental needs. Please contact our office for more information about the insurance policies we accept, and see how we can partner with you.
"Wonderful dentist office! They always bring me back on time, but I never feel like they won't take the time to talk to me."
"Went in for a checkup after a lapse in treatment. Everyone was very knowledgeable and friendly, and our treatment went painlessly!"
"Amazing assistants and hygienists. Friendly office staff and easy to get appointments... Trust me.....no better place to go"
"I've been coming to Avery Ranch Dental for many years and they are always, nice, caring and professional. What more can you ask for?"
"The best dental practice I have ever used. They are always on time for my appointment, which is very important. My hygienist is wonderfully thorough"
"Even though this was quite a drive for me it was completely worth it. The staff was very friendly and the dentist has great bedside manner"
"I have been going to Avery Ranch Dental for 6 or 7 years now, I've lost count:) I have never had a bad experience there."
This quite literally has been the best dental experience I have ever had and I am very appreciative of Dr. Lowery and her staff.
"Another Dentist caused severe problems when incorrectly setting a crown. After approximately a year, it cracked and Dr Lowery saved my tooth"
"Dr. Lowery's dental office is one of the nicest in town. She is a wonderful dentist who knows what she is doing and her staff is just as great."
"Dr. Lowery was very nice and the staff was exceptionally professional. The offices are brand new and have very high-tech equipment"
"Dr. Lowery is a very caring dentist. She went over my treatment plan tooth by tooth"
"I have been going to Dr. Judy for several years now and she's the best dentist I've ever had."
"Dr. Judy and her dental assistant Jen are great. They have always taken great care of me and my teeth. I trust them with all of my dental needs"
"Her attention to detail, pride in her work and outcomes, gentleness and friendliness is exceptional and very much appreciated."
"Dr Judy took really great care of me and were super patient with me as I'm not the bravest when it comes to the dentist."
"I've been coming to Avery Ranch Dental for a few years and have seen Dr. Judy. She is fabulous! Very sweet and compassionate and she cares about me and my teeth"
"Brought my 11 year old son for some dental work with Dr. Lowrance. She was very patient and spoke to him to ease his fears...Thank you Avery Ranch Dental"
"Dr Lowrance and her assistant were incredibly patient with me explaining. We could go as fast or as slow as I was comfortable with for my filling"
"We finally met Dr. Lowrance, she was so thorough, so sweet and super professional! I highly recommend this office!"
"Dr. Lowrance is absolutely the best dentist I have ever had. She is funny and makes it extremely easy to relax when you are having work done."