Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns Dentist in Frisco, Texas

We are a premiere Dental Crowns Dentistry in Frisco, TX with services to infants, toddlers, teens and children with special needs. Sheer Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is located in Frisco, Texas and we proudly serve the surrounding cities of Little Elm, The Colony, Plano, Prosper, and Oak Point.




Dental Crowns Dentist in Frisco, Texas

We are a premiere Dental Crowns Dentistry in Frisco, TX with services to infants, toddlers, teens and children with special needs. Sheer Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is located in Frisco, Texas and we proudly serve the surrounding cities of Little Elm, The Colony, Plano, Prosper, and Oak Point.




Dental Crowns Dentistry Frisco, Texas

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth. The cap restores the tooth’s shape and size, strength, and appearance. The crowns are then cemented into place to cover the visible portion of a tooth.

What steps are involved in preparing a tooth for a crown?

Two visits to the dentist are usually needed. At the first visit, the tooth to receive the crown is examined and prepared. X-rays are taken of the tooth and bone around it. If decay is found or there is a risk of infection or injury to the tooth’s pulp, a root canal treatment may need to be done first.

To make room for the dental crown, the tooth to receive it is filed down across the top and sides. The amount of tooth filed away depends on the type of crown selected. All-metal crowns are thinner and don’t need as much tooth structure removed compared with all-porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. If too much tooth is missing, due to damage or decay, a filling material is used to “build up” enough tooth structure for the crown to cover.

When would a dental crown be needed?

A dental crown may be needed to:
After reshaping the tooth, a paste or putty is used to make a copy (also called impression) of the tooth that will be receiving the crown. Impressions of the teeth above and below the tooth to receive the dental crown are also made. This is done to make sure that the crown will not affect your bite.

The impressions are sent to a dental laboratory. The laboratory makes the crowns and usually returns them to the dentist’s office in 2 to 3 weeks. During this first office visit, your dentist will make a temporary crown to cover and protect the prepared tooth while the permanent crown is being made.

At the second visit, the permanent crown is placed. First, the temporary crown is removed and the fit and color of the permanent crown are checked. If everything is okay, a local anesthetic is sometimes used to numb the tooth and the new crown is permanently cemented in place.

When would a dental crown be needed?

A dental crown may be needed to:
Protect a weak tooth (for example, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
Restore a broken tooth or a severely worn down tooth
Cover and support a tooth with a large filling and not much tooth remaining
Hold a dental bridge in place
Cover misshaped or severely discolored teeth
Cover a dental implant
Cover a tooth treated with a root canal

About Dr. Solmaz Shir, DDS

Presently, Dr. Solmaz Shir is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. In addition, Dr. Shir, Received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of Texas at Austin, and her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) degree from University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Specifically, Dr. Solmaz Shir graduated from dental school with a distinction in academic teaching. After that, she received numerous leadership, academic, and dentistry awards. As a result, Dr. Solmaz Shir has held a position as part-time faculty at Baylor College of Dentistry while practicing general dentistry in private practice setting in DFW area.

Sheer Smiles participates with most PPO insurance plans. Medicaid and CHIP accepted.

thmp-logo
unitedhealthcare logo
united-concordia logo
mcna logo
maverest logo
dentaquest logo
delta-dental logo
metlife logo
humana logo
dentamax logo
guardian logo
tricare logo
connection3 logo
cigna logo
careington logo

No Dental Insurance???

Our plan is designed to provide greater access to quality
dental care at an affordable price.

Yearly maximums. None!
Deductibles. Whats that?
Claim forms. Nope!
Frequency limits? None!
No pre-authorization requirements.
Pre-existing condition limitations. None!
No one will be denied coverage.
No waiting periods (immediate eligibility).

For more details about what the plan includes, visit our Sheer Smiles VIP page


Same Day Pediatric Emergency Appointments!

Sudden dental injuries or severe pain can be frightening. In these emergency situations, we will be there to help your child, 24/7/365!

What Our Kids Parents Think About Us!

Dr. Shir was amazing!!

Dr. Shir was great in taking care of my little one’s tongue and lip tie. The staff here are very friendly and helpful. They definitely are thorough in explanations of the procedure that was going to be done and I would highly recommend them.

Vicky V. - Patients Mom

Best pediatric dental I have visited!

Everyone at Sheer Smiles is so welcoming. We felt like family from the first appointment. Dr. Shir was great with my two girls. The hygienists were wonderful as well as the front desk staff. Hands down – the best pediatric dental practice I have visited!

Meliha D. - Patients Mom

My two little ones love going to Sheer Smiles!

My two little ones love going to Sheer Smiles! The office is always nice and clean. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. There is never a long wait to be seen, so anxious and impatient little ones aren’t kept waiting. There are even TVs on the ceilings in the patient area with entertainment to… Read more “My two little ones love going to Sheer Smiles!”

Veronica C. - Patients Mom

Dr. Shir will provide the best Pediatric Dentistry services for your child!

What diet and nutritional advice can be offered for building strong teeth?

Experts agree that children need food from all the major food groups to grow properly and stay healthy. Too many carbohydrates, sugars (for example, from cake, cookies, candies, milk, fruit juice, and other sugary foods and beverages), and savory foods and starches (for example, pretzels and potato chips) can cause tooth decay. How long carbohydrates remain on the teeth is the main culprit that leads to tooth decay. Read more

The effects of fruit on kids teeth

We all know that fruit is full of vitamins and an important part of kids diets. But did you know that too much fruit (whether it's fresh fruit, fruit juices, dried fruit or canned fruit) can have a negative effect and contribute to problems such as cavities and erosion, especially if your kids are grazing on fruit all day? Read more

Are sports drinks okay for kids?

Statistics continue to show an alarming increase in the consumption of sports and energy drinks, especially among kids. Along with having the potential to cause various health problems, these beverages can cause irreversible damage to teeth. And sugar is only part of the reason — high acidity levels in these drinks erode enamel, the outer layer of teeth. Read more

Ready to receive great pediatric dental care?