Crowns and Bridges

Cosmetic dentistry involves a number of procedures and special restorations in order to beautify your smile. Two commonly done restorations for patients of Schleicher-Read-Parker are crowns and bridges.

Crowns and bridges are often made of porcelain or porcelain-fused to metal due to the strength and durability that metal will provide. These restorations are custom-fabricated for each patient, and are bonded over natural teeth in order to stay in place. They can last several years when properly cared for, and can address dental problems and concerns that may make you feel self-conscious or unsure about the appearance of your smile.

Crowns are created for patients that have teeth that require protection. Perhaps a tooth is cracked, chipped, or broken and needs protection from further damage and even extraction. A crown can be bonded over the top to protect the tooth, while still appearing natural. Teeth that have undergone root canals will also require crowns, as root canals can leave the natural tooth dry, brittle, and more susceptible to damage.

Bridges are used in order to fill in gaps from missing teeth. They attach to the adjacent teeth in order to offer support, and are essentially an artificial tooth fabricated between two crowns. These crowns are then bonded to the teeth on each side of the space, which helps hold up the replacement tooth in the middle. Bridges are utilized as an alternative to dental implants and partial dentures.

At Schleicher-Read-Parker, crowns and bridges are two restorations that are commonly done within the practice. With years of experience and expertise in cosmetic dentistry, you can rest assured you are working with the best!

Call Schleicher-Read-Parker today to schedule a consultation appointment and find out if crowns and bridges can help restore the beauty of your smile!

Dental Crowns Houston - Dental Crowns Before
Dental Crowns Houston - Dental Crowns After
"Awesome staff and facility - all digital stuff. I was really anxious and Dr. Schleicher used some medicine to relax and sedate me so the crown and root canal procedure went real smooth and I just slept through it. Rosanne explained all my insurance coverage. Highly recommend - my whole family goes there now. M Deer Houston, Texas 77024 "
~ Anon
"I moved to Houston from Canada a few years ago. I have always been scared of dentists, but Dr. Schleicher makes you feel comfortable and at ease during the procedures. I like that they show videos and explain about the procedures in advance, giving you options. I had a root canal recently with Dr. Reid and Dr. Schleicher. Both are very knowledgeable and really care about their job. I recommend Schleicher-Read-Parker to anyone looking for a great dentist. "
~ Eurocana at Citysearch
"Root Canal - I was a nervous wreck b/c who likes anyone digging around their mouth. Anyway, I've found this office on this website as a matter of fact, and what appealed to me was their light sedative during the procedure. Worked like a charm. Definitely recommend them. I still need to go back for the crown. Also want to mention that he went as far as putting a temp cap/filling? on a different a different tooth to stave off another costly root canal procedure until i can get enough funds to get that one taken care of as well. He even called me the next day to check on my teeth. How many dentists does that? "
~ M. S Houston, Texas
"I was in some pain due to a back tooth that was screaming at me. I called Dr. Schleicher's office and got an appointment at 2PM that Monday. I arrived 90 minutes early. They were great and got me back to a room to help get me comfortable. I had a root canal early that afternoon. Dr. Parker and his assistant were great!! It was a stressful time, but they did a terrific job and I appreciated the follow-up calls and finishing touches the following Monday. I am grateful for the terrific care I received and would highly recommend The Schleicher-Read-Parker to anyone needing great dentistry! "
~ R. S Houston, Texas
"When I got to the office, I was in horrific pain with an abscess. The staff immediately took care of my pain and diagnosed a necessary root canal. They started immediately, and within an hour, I was fixed up and on my way. Dr. Schleicher is a "Magic Man". His staff really cares about your comfort and well-being. Tell your friends! "
~ S. L Houston, Texas
"I am 23, live on my own and have no insurance. I had a top rear molar that was rotting and was half hollow that I wanted to get extracted but didn't have the money. After calling about 6 different dentists looking for help my mother told me about Schleicher-Read and said they had great reviews so I called in. A complimentary initial exam was set up for that SAME day! Once I arrived I was very impressed with the office, I sat down with Dr. Read and was immediately convinced to save the tooth. He said he wouldn't let me leave in pain even though he knew my situation. Now every time I have been to the dentist before I was terrified and it was excruciating pain to the point that I wouldn't return 1/2 way through my root canal/crowns. Well this procedure was absolutely stress free and painless to say the least! I absolutely recommend Dr. Christopher Read 100%, he made me totally comfortable, explained the entire process to me before and while it was happening, made sure I was comfortable the entire time, and best of all the work he did was definitely the best I have had thus far. To top it off once I got to the reception desk and received my bill (remember, no insurance or assistance) it was only $50! Your a saint Dr. Read! "
~ T. J Houston, Texas
"I have been a patient for 20 years. I highly recommend Dr. Schleicher. I have had major work done such as front teeth crowns and people often comment how wonderful my teeth look. Dr. Schleicher has always taken the time to answer all my questions and always made sure I was comfortable with any procedure that was performed. The staff is very courteous and the office clean and well kept. I have the utmost trust in Dr. Schleicher and his staff.. "
~ K. S Houston, Texas
Related Articles

Video Gallery

Watch Our
  • Houston Dentist, Houston Cosmetic and General Dentistry
  • Houston Dentist, Houston Cosmetic and General Dentistry
  • Houston Dentist, Houston Cosmetic and General Dentistry
  • Houston Dentist, Houston Cosmetic and General Dentistry
  • Houston Dentist, Houston Cosmetic and General Dentistry
  • Houston Dentist, Houston Cosmetic and General Dentistry
  • Houston Dentist, Houston Cosmetic and General Dentistry
  • Houston Dentist, Houston Cosmetic and General Dentistry
  • Houston Dentist, Houston Cosmetic and General Dentistry
  • Houston Dentist, Houston Cosmetic and General Dentistry


Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Rating: 5Houston Dentist - 5 Star Reviews
Schleicher Read Parker Reviewed by Zelle Hutchinson

The best Dental office I have ever been to. I've been going to Dr. Schleicher for 20+ years now and he is always very professional and gives an honest answer for everything. The thing I liked the most is that they are very experienced and the work is exceptional. I have TMJ and other problems so their patience in working with me is very important. I would highly recommend Dr. Schleicher and his staff.
Top Dentists 2005 - 2014
Houston Dentist - Houston's Top Dentists 2013
Schleicher-Read-Parker has been recognized as "Top Houston Dentist" every year for the past 9 years
9099 Katy Freeway
Suite 180
Houston, Texas 77024
Phone: 832.413.6987