Dental Crowns

Having a damaged or decayed tooth can be painful and make it difficult to eat or speak. 

Our Hewitt dental practice, located just outside of Waco, TX, can craft beautiful and natural-looking dental crowns to restore your tooth. 

Learn how our skilled dentists can help you achieve a beautiful smile with same-day crowns in as little as one appointment.

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped shell made of porcelain that fits over a damaged tooth or over a decayed tooth following treatment like root canal therapy. A crown restores the tooth's function and provides strength and protection to maintain the structure, eliminating the need for extraction. A dental crown can also be paired with a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth.

Crowns in One Visit

Our Hewitt dental practice is proud to offer same-day porcelain crowns using CEREC® technology. This allows us to craft your custom porcelain restoration in as little as an hour. At our practice, you can save both time and money because there is no need to wait weeks for a permanent crown, or hassle with a temporary crown.

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The Benefits of a Crown From Central Texas Dental Care

Restored Function

A damaged or decayed tooth can not only be painful, but also make it difficult to properly chew or speak. Dental crowns can renew your oral function, so you can get back to everyday activities.

Restored Appearance

Dental crowns also provide cosmetic benefits. Our crowns are shade-matched and designed to look natural alongside your other teeth. In addition to their practical benefits, our crowns can be used to conceal cosmetic imperfections such as cracks and chips. 

Restored Oral Health

Once our dentist addresses decay or trauma with treatments such as root canal therapy, a crown can protect the tooth to prevent further damage.

Determining Which Type of Crown
Is Best for You

Traditional Crowns

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Patients who require treatment for broken teeth, decayed teeth, or root canal therapy commonly need traditional crowns. This option is supported by your natural tooth.

We invest in high-quality materials like porcelain, IPS e.max®, and zirconia to ensure that no one but you will know that you have a crown.

Implant-Supported Crowns

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If you have a gap in your smile, we can help. A dental crown can also be paired with a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth. Essentially tiny screws secured in your jaw, implants offer impeccable stability. They can also improve your health by stimulating your bone tissue. For patients who aren't initially good candidates, we can improve your health with supplementary procedures like periodontics.

Have More Extensive Needs?

With a variety of dental options available, we can work with you to find a solution. For example, if you have two or more teeth needing care, you may be better suited for a dental bridge. Have widespread loss or trauma? Consider full or partial dentures. Finally, we can address the root cause of your troubles with treatments like TMJ oral appliance therapy or endodontics.

Proudly Serving Hewitt and Waco, TX With Expert Dental Care


Ken Hollingsworth

Hewitt, TX


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I've been seeing Dr. Cooper there for years now and am extremely pleased with the services he and staff have provided. They are professional but still personable as well. Kuddos to his assistant Bethany on my last visit as she offered excellent care and made me feel at home. Thank you all!

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I had a crown put on and the experience was outstanding. All the staff were very helpful and friendly. I was in and out in less than two hours. Highly recommend.

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Struggling With Tooth Decay or Damage? Let Our Team Assist

If you suffer from a damaged or decayed tooth, Dr. Michael J. CooneyDr. Monte B. Cooper, and Dr. Nicholas Sager, are here to help. Our dentists use state-of-the-art technology to craft beautiful crowns in a single appointment. We also provide comprehensive and personalized treatments so you can get all the care you need in one convenient location.

Get started on your smile journey today. Request a consultation by filling out our online form or by calling our Hewitt office just outside of Waco, TX at

(254) 666-1686

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We Stand Out From the Competition

It can be hard to decide which Waco dentist to see, especially if you're in the middle of an emergency. To take some of the stress out of your experience, we'll explain why we're the clear choice.

A Qualified Implantologist

Considering a crown supported by a dental implant? You've come to a dental office known for its innovative professionals. Dr. Sager isn't just a board-certified implantologist — he's also a part of the group of dentists who initially brought the treatment to our city. As a result, we can conduct every step of your care.

Sedation Dentistry

From anxiety to repetitive motions, there are plenty of reasons why patients need help remaining calm at the dentist. Our caring team can walk you through safe choices like IV sedation, nitrous oxide, and oral conscious sedation.

State-of-the-Art Equipment

Worried your restoration won't look or feel lifelike? Our Primescan scanner is up for the task. Worried about uncomfortable imaging? You'll appreciate our even smaller Omnicam scanner. Don't want a temporary crown? We have a CEREC same-day crown machine.

Affiliations You Can Trust

With three different implant-related affiliations to our name, Central Texas Dental Care remains dedicated to maintaining high standards and giving patients reputable treatment.

International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry
Misch International Implant Institute
American Board of Oral Implantology

What Is Crown Treatment Like Here? Let Our Patient Explain

"Dr. Cooney and his staff, especially Kristin, are absolutely the BEST!! I recently needed to have 2 teeth repaired, both needing crowns. The procedure was pretty extensive and I had some tooth sensitivity following the procedure. Dr. Cooney and his staff have been absolutely wonderful. We have done a handful of adjustments on my bite since the initial crown placements. Dr. Cooney welcomes me back each time with a smile and is more than interested and really wants to make sure I am as comfortable as possible. He always tells me to come back anytime I have any discomfort."

Amy Ashcraft

Concerned About Costs?

The cost of your porcelain crown treatment will vary based on a number of factors, such as the need for preparatory treatment (such as dental implant placement or root canal therapy) and the number of teeth that need a dental crown.

We want to make expert oral health care accessible to patients in Hewitt, Waco, and surrounding communities. Here is how we help make our treatments a comfortable fit for your budget:


We accept most insurance plans to help reduce your out-of-pocket treatment costs. We will help file the needed paperwork to maximize your dental insurance benefits.


To help patients without insurance, or to cover costs not covered by dental insurance, we accept CareCredit®. This allows you to pay for treatment in affordable monthly installments.

Payment Options

We accept multiple payment options, including cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. You can combine them with insurance or financing, or use them to cover all your costs.

See How Dental Crown Placement Works

When it comes time for treatment, one of our dentists will reshape your natural tooth. This allows your crown to fit properly and blend in with your other teeth. 

Dental Crown Treatment Timeline

Unlike some other Waco practices, we provide same-day crowns, allowing you to quickly receive the care you need.
Unlike some other Waco practices, we provide same-day crowns, allowing you to quickly receive the care you need.


During your initial consultation at our dentistry practice near Waco, your dentist will examine your mouth and discuss your needs and goals to determine if a dental crown is right for you.

Preparatory Treatment

If you need preparatory treatment such as root canal therapy or implant placement, this must be done first. 


Your dentist will begin your dental treatment by numbing the area. We also offer sedation dentistry options to help those who need an extra level of comfort. 

Tooth Prep

Once you are thoroughly numbed, your dentist will reshape the tooth. This allows the dental crown to fit and blend with your other teeth.  


Next, your dentist will take impressions. This allows us to precisely craft your porcelain crown. 


Using CEREC technology, we will begin to create your crown right in our office.  Same-day crowns are made of durable porcelain. This takes as little as an hour and eliminates the need for a temporary crown.


Once your dental crown is ready, your dentist will bond it to the tooth structure (or implant). All that is left to do is enjoy your newly restored smile. 

Have questions about dental crown treatment?

Waco, TX, Patients Are Thankful That They Chose Us for Their Crowns


Lisa Hull

Hewitt, TX


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Dr. Cooney has been my dentist for many years and he has done a lot of complicated work on my teeth, from bridges to implants. He is very skilled and his associates are friendly and professional.

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A Valle-Mata

Hewitt, TX


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Impressed with the clinic's quick scheduling, payment options fit my financial needs (as I do not have insurance at this time) and a lightning speed team of professionals. Highly recommend for emergencies, same day root canal and crown.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How long will my crown last?

A. Our crowns are made with durable porcelain. With proper care and maintenance, your crown can last for 15 years or more. If you choose an implant-supported crown, the implant itself can potentially remain in place for the rest of your life.

Q. Does dental crown treatment hurt?

A. No. Your dentist will thoroughly numb the area before your treatment. We also offer sedation options for those with dental anxiety or phobia, or for those who simply need extra pain management. 

Q. Are there alternatives to crowns?

A. Depending on your needs, there are a few alternatives to dental crowns. Our dental practice offers porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dentistry procedures that can conceal superficial imperfections, as well as tooth-colored fillings that can repair small cavities. During your initial consultation, your dentist will explain your options. 

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Central Texas Dental Care provides comprehensive and personalized dental care using state-of-the-art techniques and technology. Some of our featured services include:

To request an appointment, please fill out our online form or call our office today at (254) 666-1686.

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