dental crowns

Dental Crowns

dental crownsServing Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN

Dental crowns help restore teeth back to their normal shape and size and add durability to prevent the tooth from extraction. The outer layer of a crown is made of porcelain so that it blends in with your natural teeth. Crowns sometimes have metal on the inside to add durability and strength. There is also a non-metal option as well, which would be an all-porcelain crown – most often used on front teeth.

If you need a dental crown in Nashville, Devine Dentistry can restore your tooth with a beautifully made, custom crown.

What is the purpose of a dental crown?

Crowns can be used for a variety of reasons including:

  • Cover a brittle tooth that has too much decay beyond what a filling can repair
  • Provide strength for a tooth following a root canal
  • Final step in a dental implant procedure
  • Cover a stained tooth that does not respond well to traditional whitening methods
  • Cover and strengthen a fractured or broken tooth

What can I expect when getting a dental crown?

The patient’s mouth is made numb so that you remain comfortable throughout your procedure. Impressions of your mouth are taken so that they can be used to fabricate your custom-made crown.

To prepare the tooth, the dentist removes any unhealthy portion of your tooth or areas of decay. When you visit your Nashville cosmetic dentist at Devine Dentistry, we can even make your crown while you wait. No wearing a temporary crown and waiting weeks for a dental lab! You can learn more about our Same Day Crowns here. Once your crown is finished, the dentist will permanently seat the crown to your tooth, and make any necessary adjustments. The result is a beautifully restored tooth that functions well and provides you with a complete smile and renewed chewing capabilities.

Following the procedure, your tooth will look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. No one will be able to tell that you have a crown. In fact, the high-quality dental porcelain that we use at Devine Dentistry mimics the same light reflecting qualities as your natural dental enamel. This means that your newly crowned tooth will be indistinguishable from your other teeth.

How do I care for my dental crown?

Your dental crown will be a permanent fixture in your mouth. This means you never have to worry about removing it for cleaning. Caring for your teeth after a dental crown is easy, brush and floss as normal, and follow through with your routine checkups and cleanings. You should expect your dental crown to last between 7-10 years, although some patients find that their crown lasts longer. To prolong your results, avoid chewing on hard candy or ice, as well as other hard objects like pens and pencils, which could damage the crown.

Dental Crowns in Nashville

If you would like to learn more about dental crowns, call the office of Devine Dentistry at (615) 269-4209 to schedule a consultation.

Devine Dentistry is proud to provide total oral care for patients in the middle Tennessee communities of Belle Meade, Green Hills, and Nashville.