Dental Crowns

Without timely intervention, dental damage and decay can weaken your tooth, cause severe pain, and eventually require a tooth extraction.

Dr. Clint Newman and Dr. Thomas Underwood provide lifelike dental crowns to protect your tooth and restore the aesthetics of your smile.

Why are porcelain crowns considered a reliable restorative solution for many of our Nashville, TN, patients?

Dental Crowns Can Repair & Restore Your Smile

Our dentists often recommend dental crowns because of their many benefits. When placed properly, crowns can: 

Protect Your Tooth

Whenever possible, our dentists will attempt to preserve your natural tooth structure. By placing a crown over the remaining portion of the compromised tooth, our dentists can prevent further damage and prevent the need for an extraction.

Last for Many Years

Crowns are made from medical-grade dental porcelain, which is a natural-looking ceramic material that is also incredibly sturdy. At our Nashville, TN, practice, we use premium porcelain designed to withstand normal biting forces. In many cases, our crowns last up to a decade.

Seamlessly Blend with Your Smile

Crowns have come a long way since the gold and metal crowns of the past. Modern porcelain crowns are highly realistic. Your dental crown will also be shade-matched to surrounding teeth to provide the most natural-looking results.

Placing Crowns

The Dentistry You Deserve: Request Your Consultation Today

If you need a dental crown, consult with our Nashville, TN, dentists. Dr. Newman and Dr. Underwood are renowned for their cosmetic and restorative dentistry results. Together, they are also members of the: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes 
  • Nashville Dental Society
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

If you are struggling with pain or difficulty chewing due to damaged or decayed teeth, our dentists want to help. To find out if a porcelain crown is right for you, request an appointment online or call us: 

(615) 385-3507

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2020

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What Is a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are often called "caps." These caps cover the entire tooth for the purpose of restoring teeth to their original shape and size. There are several types of dental crowns, but porcelain crowns are the most popular type offered at our Nashville, TN, office. Thanks to the properties of porcelain, these crowns resemble your natural teeth in color and texture. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth, giving you a natural-looking, long-lasting solution. Additionally, crowns are highly durable and can last for many years. Dr. Newman and Dr. Underwood provide all-porcelain, metal-free crowns that look absolutely natural while providing excellent durability.

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Dental Crowns Can Address Many Dental Issues

Extensive Damage & Decay

When a tooth is too severely damaged or decayed for a filling, inlay, or onlay, a crown is typically recommended to restore structure and function to the tooth. Repairing a damaged tooth can improve your comfort, chewing ability, and much more.
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Providing Strength after a Root Canal

Once an infection has advanced to the soft tissue within a tooth, a root canal is usually the only way to save the tooth. A crown is usually placed over the weakened tooth to provide added strength and protection.

Concealing Cosmetic Imperfections

In some cases, patients have cosmetic concerns that solutions such as bonding and veneers cannot conceal. Crowns are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment because they can conceal imperfections such as an inconsistent shape to restore a beautiful appearance.

Replacing a Missing Tooth

A dental crown can be attached to a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth. Implant-supported crowns are highly recommended because they also prevent jawbone atrophy. Fortunately, Dr. Newman can both place and restore dental implants at his Nashville, TN, office.

Finding the Best Solution for You

While porcelain crowns can provide distinct advantages, there are some cases in which they may not be the best solution:

Bite Issues

If you have a deep overbite, crowded teeth, or a tendency to clench or grind, a porcelain crown may not be able to withstand the excessive force. Dr. Newman and Dr. Underwood will thoroughly examine your bite at our Nashville office to determine whether you qualify for an all-ceramic crown or if you require an alternative crown material. Although aesthetics are important, strengthening and protecting your smile should be the priority.

Tooth Root Damage

A crown can be placed as long as the tooth root is healthy. If a decayed tooth is not treated in time, infection can spread below the surface of the tooth and result in the need for root canal treatment or tooth extraction. By placing a permanent crown before infection progresses to its advanced stages, our dentists can help you avoid an extraction as well as more serious and expensive dentistry.

We Use Advanced Materials for the Most Realistic Results

At our Nashville, TN, practice, Dr. Newman and Dr. Underwood use IPS Empress® to create custom porcelain crowns. This advanced glass-ceramic material has been designed to mimic the translucency of teeth, reflect light the same way natural teeth do, and achieve the most realistic results. IPS Empress has also been refined for greater strength and durability to provide you with the highest level of protection. Our dentists will ensure that your crown is fabricated using the utmost attention to detail for a comfortable fit. 

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Ben Stennis

2019

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I’ve been a patient of Dr Newman’s for about18 years. Hands down he’s the best.   He restored my smile and I can’t thank him enough!

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2019

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What to Expect during the Crown Procedure

In most cases, crowns are placed in two office visits. During these visits, you can expect:
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Dental Exam

At our boutique dental office in Nashville, TN, Dr. Newman or Dr. Underwood will examine your teeth and perform any necessary imaging to determine whether a porcelain restoration is right for you.

Preparatory Dental Treatments

If you have existing oral health issues such as gum disease, these will need to be treated before a cap can be placed. Because we offer a comprehensive list of cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry treatments, one of our dentists can perform the preparatory care you need right here in our office.

Preparing the Teeth

While the teeth are numb, Dr. Newman will prepare them for crowning by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown.

Impressions

During the first appointment, we will also gather several impressions of the prepared tooth made in order to create your custom crowns.

Temporary Crowns

The impressions will also be used to create temporary crowns made to stay on your teeth for approximately two weeks until your permanent dental crowns are completed by a dental laboratory. Your temporary crown will be placed and your bite will be checked to ensure that you are biting down and chewing properly.

Receiving Your Permanent Crown

During the second appointment, your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your permanent crown will be carefully placed to ensure that your bite and spacing are correct.

Practical and Aesthetic Benefits

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Before This patient had grown dissatisfied with the appearance of her crowns.​
After dental crowns
After Dr. Newman upgraded her smile with new crowns made of advanced dental porcelain.​

Life with Dental Crowns

Upon completing your dental crown procedure, you can expect:

  • Restored Function: Without tooth pain, you can bite and chew with confidence once again.
  • Improved Oral Health: Eliminating dental infection can improve and protect the health of your teeth and gums. 
  • Less Discomfort: A crown eliminates any pain or sensitivity that the damaged tooth was causing. 
  • Better-Looking Smile: Crowns can also be combined with other cosmetic dentistry treatments for the most dramatic results. 

What Are You Waiting For? A Crown Can Save Your Smile

If you are experiencing pain or sensitivity due to severe tooth decay or trauma, a porcelain restoration can provide long-lasting relief. Don't delay. Postponing a visit to the dentist can worsen your oral health and require more costly dental treatments. 

To talk to our dentists about crowns, request your appointment online or call us: 

(615) 385-3507

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2019

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How Much Do Crowns Cost? 

There are many variables when it comes to treating compromised teeth with crowns, including:

Materials

While a crown made of premium material like IPS Empress will be exceptionally strong and natural-looking, it typically costs more than a crown made of non-premium material. On the other hand, you can expect a higher-grade material to last longer. During your consultation, Dr. Newman will help you choose the right material for your needs.

Why You Need a Crown

If you need a crown for medical reasons, your insurance policy should cover at least a portion of treatment. However, if you are receiving your crown for cosmetic reasons, you can expect to pay for treatment out-of-pocket.

Traditional or Implant-Supported Options

While dental bridges are traditionally used to replace single lost teeth, many patients are turning to dental implant-supported crowns due to the one-of-a-kind benefits implants provide. This solution can still qualify for insurance coverage of the crown itself, but implants are rarely covered.

Are There Any Risks?

Crowns carry minimal risks.

First, if the underlying infection is not completely removed, the crown will need to be removed and replaced. If this happens, the decay that remains under the restoration can spread and cause further dental health problems.

The second risk of treatment is incorrect placement. If a crown is not placed correctly, it may not fit well. Having a poorly fitted crown can leave a patient more vulnerable to new decay. The surest way to avoid this issue is to trust your care to a reputable and experienced dental practice.

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Dr. Clint Newman, DDS

Clint Newman, DDS

Dr. Clint Newman is a renowned cosmetic dentist who combines advanced technology with a keen eye for detail to provide his patients with outstanding results. In addition to being the preferred dental provider of the Tennessee Titans, Dr. Newman is a member of prestigious organizations, including: 

  • American Dental Association 
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes 
  • Nashville Dental Society 
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 

To schedule a consultation at Clint Newman, DDS, request an appointment online or call (615) 385-3507 today.

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