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    An overwhelming majority of people will require restorations in their lifetimes. Decades of wear and tear along with exposure to cavity causing bacteria can cause serious damage to the outer structures of teeth, leaving the more vulnerable interior structures exposed. Restorative dentistry helps prevent the need for tooth extractions. It also thwarts the development of health complications such as abscesses. Our team at Parker-Nickolas-Read Dental strives to help our patients enjoy a lifetime of optimal oral health, and receiving restorations allows patients with damaged teeth the opportunity to enjoy renewed oral function and protection from tooth loss. The following is helpful information on common restorations. 
    Dental Crowns

    A dental crown is a restoration that covers an entire tooth. From its biting surfaces to all of its sides, a crown fits over a tooth like a cap. It is cemented around a previously diseased or broken tooth to bring it back to its original shape and size while protecting it from future damage. Crowns are custom restorations made in dental laboratories. They can be made from materials like metal alloys (gold or silver) and porcelain.
    Same-Day Crowns with CEREC
    Conventional dental crowns require some time for fabrication because they are sent to dental laboratories. Fortunately, Parker-Nickolas-Read Dental offers a faster alternative to conventional crowns with CEREC. Using CAD/CAM technology, our team can have your crown fabricated on site using a chair side milling machine and a solid block of ceramic. CEREC crowns are tooth-colored, natural looking and cut wait times by weeks.

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    Bridges are a common solution for tooth loss. These prosthetics are anchored between teeth to close the gaps in a smile. A bridge can replace up to three or four teeth in a row. It is made of dental crowns, which are cemented together and permanently attach to biological teeth on each side.
    Dental Implants

    Leading the way in durable and low-maintenance tooth replacement, dental implants are the closest thing a person can have to a biological tooth. These prosthetics replace the missing tooth structure below the gums so that a single crown or bridge can be attached to them. Multiple implants can be placed into the jaw to hold a denture, too. Dental implants are ridged metal components that resemble a screw. They are made from titanium and are only a few millimeters wide. After they are placed, bone will stabilize the implant.

    For more information about restorations, call Parker-Nickolas-Read Dental today.

    To schedule an appointment, contact Parker Nickolas Read Dental at your convenience.

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    Patient Reviews

    “To be honest I was almost afraid to rate Parker Nickolas Read because I don’t want them to get so popular that it’s hard for me to make an appointment, but they are so good they deserve the praise. I’ve been going to Parker Nickolas Read for about 20 years, minus 6 years I lived in Austin… Dr. Read is super friendly and always makes sure to let you know what’s going on and makes sure you are comfortable at all times. The staff is top-notch as well!”

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    “Dr. Read has the best hands in the Dental world.
    I just got a root canal and crown done all in one day. the staff is so friendly and everyone is incredibly knowledgeable. They even let me go in the back and watch their state of the art 3D printer build my fancy new crown. I was in and out in 2 hours feeling nothing but joy in my heart for God sent me to the best Dentist and Staff in Houston.”

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    “Parker-Nickolas-Read Dental is the best dental practice I have ever been to. I have been using Dr. Schleicher for many years and have and will always recommend him and Dr. Read to all my friends and family. Their staff is friendly and courteous and make visiting the dentist something to look forward to instead of something to avoid. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for great dental work in a friendly and pain free atmosphere.”

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    Common Questions

    A crown is a restoration that addresses damage to a tooth’s structure above the gums. Like a cap, a crown is made to fit over a person’s tooth so that the top and all sides are protected. Dental crowns allow a person to keep their biological tooth, even if it has extensive external damage. A crown can be used to prevent the loss of a weak tooth by protecting it from bacteria and wear and tear. These restorations are beneficial to those with worn dentition, deep or wide cavities, chipped or cracked teeth, or damaged tooth enamel. 

    Before the development of CAD/CAM technology, receiving a permanent crown took a few weeks because they had to be made in dental laboratories by technicians. This technology, however, allows our team at Parker-Nickolas-Read Dental to provide crown placement the same day as initial treatment. Having crowns placed same-day eliminates weeks of wait time, therefore allowing a person to enjoy a beautiful, natural restoration in as little time as possible.

    To produce crowns in one appointment, Parker-Nickolas-Read Dental utilizes the CEREC system, which includes very advanced computer software and an onsite milling machine. The software takes three-dimensional images to create the crown’s specifications. Then, the crown is milled from high-quality blocks of ceramic. At the end of treatment, patients enjoy a restoration that increases oral function, protects their teeth, and enhances their appearance.

    After tooth loss, you should come to a decision on your treatment as soon as possible. Leaving empty toot sockets without prosthetics for too long can negatively affect your oral function and health. Common tooth replacement options include bridges, dentures and dental implants.

    Bridges are prosthetics that close the gaps of a smile by filling in missing tooth structure between teeth with a series of crowns. These prosthetics anchor to existing teeth and can replace up to three or four teeth in a row. One of the oldest methods of replacing teeth are dentures. These prosthetics can replace all of the teeth in an arch or just a few missing teeth. Dentures are affordable and helpful to those who have suffered from gum disease or bone resorption. Dental implants are prosthetics that are surgically embedded into the jawbone to replace the missing roots of teeth. Once they are stabilized by bone fusing to them, dental implants can support prosthetics like crowns, bridges, and dentures.

    Dental implants can be used for different prosthetics. For instance, a dental implant can hold a crown for single tooth replacement. For edentulous patients, however, dental implants that are slightly smaller in diameter can be embedded throughout the jaw to support a full denture. Dental implants stabilize dentures and prevent their movement during oral function. 

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    Office Location

    9099 Katy Freeway Suite 180 Houston, Texas 77024

    (713) 932-0441

    Meet the Doctors

    Brent Parker, DDS

    Dr. Parker enjoys all aspects of dentistry and believes that comprehensive, caring treatment is the right of every patient.


    Christopher Read, DDS

    Dr. Read is a Baylor graduate and accomplished dentist who believes in serving his patients and pouring into his community.

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    Matt Nickolas, DDS

    Dr. Matt is a Texas A&M graduate with a strong passion for missionary dentistry, and serves both locally and internationally.


    Hans Schleicher,  DDS

    Dr. Hans is passionate about ensuring Parker Nickolas Read is a dental practice where he can foster a true bond with each patient.


    To us, for all of our patients, “Excellence is Everything.”