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Dental Crowns

Patients throughout Sun City West, AZ, have struggled with broken or decayed teeth — and they've found relief with dental crowns.

Dr. Paul G. Culver has treated patients since 1982 and Dr. Keith Cooper is board certified, making our dentists a team you can trust.

Emergency Care Available

Have you broken a tooth or noticed bleeding or pus? You may be having a dental emergency. Luckily, our Sun City West team offers emergency treatment, including crown placement. Acting fast makes it likelier that we can save your tooth without a crown or extraction.

Exploring the Benefits of Dental Crowns

If you suffer from pain and other symptoms of a compromised tooth, the team at our dental office in Sun City West, AZ, has everything needed to provide you with relief and restore your smile. Here are some of the most notable advantages of dental crowns:

Restored Function

Infected, damaged teeth can make your day-to-day life challenging and uncomfortable. A dental crown restores your dental function, letting you eat all of your favorite foods again and speak with clarity.

Added Protection

A weakened tooth is susceptible to further damage, such as chipping or cracking. A dental crown provides additional support for the natural tooth structure, preventing the need for extraction.

Improved Aesthetics

Decay or trauma can cause a tooth to appear dark or discolored, taking a cosmetic toll in addition to putting your oral health at risk. Our dentists can color-match your new crown to your surrounding teeth.

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Every Detail Counts

With Our Dental Crowns

Our zirconia dental crowns are strong and lifelike, offering results that last. We choose to send our measurements to a trusted lab, where your high-quality crown will be created. For a beautiful final touch, each dental crown is completed using hand-finishing.

Can't Make It to Our Office? Let Us Come to You

Our dentists know that not every patient has the ability it to make it to our Sun City West office — but that doesn't have to stop you from getting treatment.

We truly care about the community here, which is why we can coordinate transportation to bring you to our accessibly-designed office. Or, we can simply have a professional come to you, so that you can have a helpful consultation from the comfort of your own home.

Best of all, your initial consultation is completely free. To learn more about the process, contact our friendly Sun City West team or call us at:

(623) 214-7898

Why We're Sun City West's Trusted Dental Office


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From my first consultation to my completion of having all my teeth capped the AZ dental was extremely professional...if you're needing your teeth capped please don't hesitate, make an appointment with Dr Culver. Your smile will thank you.

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Janet Siirola


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Yes, FIVE star!  Terry took care of a reline in no time at all. Excellent work and friendly service.  I would definitely return to AZ Denture Center in the future, and will recommend to others.

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Dedicated to Excellent Materials: We Choose Zirconia Over Porcelain for a Reason

Why do Dr. Culver and Dr. Cooper use zirconia crowns, as opposed to porcelain ones? Simple — restorations made from zirconia are:


Chewing exerts a huge amount of force, and so does teeth grinding — a common reason why patients need dental crowns. Zirconia restorations are far stronger than porcelain ones, making them an excellent choice.

More Conservative

After breakage or decay, we want to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible. Zirconia crowns do just that, since their thin but tough material allows us to shave away less of your tooth than we would for a porcelain restoration.


Both zirconia and porcelain crowns are beautiful and natural-looking. However, their strength and easier placement are what help zirconia crowns stand out compared to porcelain crowns.

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Paying for Your Dental Crown

We believe financial hurdles shouldn’t stand in the way of getting the dental care you need. Our Sun City West, AZ, dentistry practice offers several ways to pay for your treatment:

Dental Insurance

Crowns are often necessary to protect the health and structure of your tooth. That means most kinds of dental insurance will cover a percentage of the cost.

Cash, Check, or Credit

You're also welcome to pay for dental treatment using cash, checks, or major credit cards like Visa, American Express, or Discover.

CareCredit Financing

Have additional costs not covered by dental insurance, like implant placement? Our dental team accepts low-interest financing from CareCredit®.

Looking for a More Comprehensive Solution? We've Got You Covered

Dental crowns are a great choice if you want to improve the condition of a compromised tooth. However, if you’re looking to further rejuvenate your smile, we have a range of restorative and cosmetic dentistry solutions available.

Are you curious about incorporating dental implants into your treatment plan? Do you think you might qualify for a smile makeover or full mouth reconstruction? Get in touch with our friendly team in Sun City West, AZ, today. We’ll discuss your dental health concerns and smile goals with you.

(623) 214-7898

What Patients Are Saying About Our Sun City West, AZ, Practice


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I will be going back for all of my dental needs. I would give more stars if I could.

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Bud Merkel


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Definately five stars. Terry and Dr. Paul are Caring and professional.

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Replace Your Missing Tooth
With an Implant-Supported Dental Crown

Your dentist can pair a dental implant with a dental crown to replace a single missing tooth. The dental implant replaces missing tooth roots to stimulate the jaw and prevent jawbone atrophy. Implants protect your bone health while restoring oral function and enabling you to speak and eat properly once again. 

How Does Crown Placement Work?

If you need help with a damaged tooth or teeth, Dr. Culver and Dr. Cooper are here. Crown treatment at our Sun City West, AZ, dentistry practice will look something like this.
Lost a tooth? Need an extraction? You could be eligible for an implant-supported dental crown. Though healing takes 3-6 months, implants can last a lifetime.
Lost a tooth? Need an extraction? You could be eligible for an implant-supported dental crown. Though healing takes 3-6 months, implants can last a lifetime.

Dental Consultation

You can come to our Sun City West dentistry office, or we can have a team member visit you. During your free dental consultation, they'll listen to your symptoms, examine your tooth, and explain your options, like dental implants and traditional crowns.

Traditional Impressions

We use accurate traditional dental impressions to ensure that your crown will fit securely over your natural tooth. This also lets us create a more lifelike restoration — one that blends in easily with your unique smile.

Crown Creation

Once Dr. Culver or Dr. Cooper has taken traditional tooth impressions for your crown, we will send them to our trusted dental lab in nearby Tempe. The fabrication process takes two weeks, allowing technicians to attend to every detail — including hand-finishing each restoration.

Crown Preparation

In order to make sure that your zirconia crown fits as snugly as possible, we will reshape your natural tooth. You shouldn't feel any discomfort. Because you've chosen a dentistry practice with zirconia crowns, you also will need less material removed, due to their thin but strong composition.

Crown Placement

Once your zirconia crown has been made, you can return to our office for placement. Our dentists will securely attach your crown using a reliable material like dental cement. Once it's set, we'll give you a look at your crown, so we can make sure you're happy with your teeth.

Is It Time To Replace Your Existing Dental Crown?

While high-quality dental crowns are designed to last, there will come a time when you’ll need a replacement. Here are some signs your dental crown may be failing:

Noticeable Wear and Tear

A fracture is one of the most common reasons for replacement. If your crown is fractured, you may see visible damage, such as chips or cracks.

Loose Crown

This indicates the bonding material used to attach the dental crown to your teeth is weakened. With further use, your crown could become dislodged and fall off.

Pain or Swelling

This can indicate a faulty crown or improper placement. It may also be a warning sign of an infection.

Diminished Aesthetics

There may be a difference in color between your dental crown and the surrounding teeth. Those with porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns may notice dark edges along the gum line, as well.

Whether your current dental crown is not adequately protecting your tooth or negatively impacts the aesthetics of your smile, get in touch with us today to talk about your treatment options.

Sun City West, AZ, Patients Trust Us When They Have Tooth Troubles


Daniel & Juana Shifrin


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Had a dental apparatus emergency… AZ Denture Center was able to take care of my situation and quickly fix the problem! Thank you!

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Kim Allen


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Very professional, knowledgeable, accurate and all my questions were answered. The staff is pleasant, considerate and went above & beyond to help me. I highly recommend them!!!

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Emergency Care Available


Have you broken a tooth? Noticed looseness, excessive bleeding, or pus? You may be having a dental emergency. Luckily, our Sun City West team offers emergency treatment, including dental crown placement. The faster you act, the likelier it is that we can save your tooth without need for a crown or extraction.
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AZ Implant & Denture Center

AZ Implant & Denture Center

Dr. Paul G. Culver and the team at AZ Implant & Denture Center are committed to improving the oral health of Sun City West and helping the community feel confident with their smiles. Some things that set our practice apart include:

  • Free consultations
  • Same-day denture repair
  • Financing options
  • Emergency services
  • In-house dental lab
  • Handicap-accessible facility

To request an appointment at our comfortable modern office, please fill out our simple online form or call (623) 214-7898.

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