Clint Newman, DDS

Dental Crown

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

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

Why are dental crowns considered a reliable restorative solution?

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Dental Crowns  Can Repair Your Smile

Protection of Your Tooth

Preserving the natural tooth structure is ideal. By placing a dental crown over the remaining portion of the compromised tooth, it can be protected from further damage.

A Durable Restoration

At our Nashville, TN, practice, we use premium porcelain designed to withstand normal biting forces and last for many years.

Seamlessly Blends with Your Smile

Modern porcelain crowns are highly realistic. Your dental crown will also be shade-matched to the rest of your teeth to provide the most natural-looking results.

Placing Crowns

Are crowns durable?

What issues can dental crowns address?

Dental Crowns Are Versatile

Extensive Damage & Decay

When damage or decay is too severe for a filling, inlay, or onlay, a dental crown is typically recommended to restore structure and full function to the tooth.

Providing Strength after a Root Canal

Once an infection has advanced to the soft tissue within a tooth, a root canal is needed. A dental 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 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.

Is a porcelain crown right for your needs?

An All-Ceramic Crown May Not Be the Best Option for Every Patient

While all-ceramic dental crowns can provide distinct advantages, there are some cases when they may not be the best solution. For patients who suffer from a deep overbite, teeth that are exceptionally overcrowded, or conditions such as clenching or grinding, a porcelain crown may not be able to withstand the excessive force. Dr. Newman 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.

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How does a dental crown repair your tooth?

Illustration of crown placement

Why should you receive your tooth-colored crown from Dr. Newman?

We Use Advanced Materials for the Most Realistic Results

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

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What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are casings that cover the entire tooth surface with the exclusive purpose of restoring teeth to their original shape and size with a natural shine. Dental crowns protect and strengthen the tooth structure more successfully than any other type of dental restoration. However, some patients may be better candidates for inlays and onlays.

There are several types of dental crowns, but porcelain crowns are the most popular. Thanks to the properties of porcelain, they resemble your natural teeth in color and sheen. Highly durable, dental crowns can last for years, but, depending on the frequency of proper care and personal diet, may eventually need to be replaced. We can review the advantages and disadvantages of all-ceramic crowns with you during your consultation. 

Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size and color of your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting, beautiful smile. Dr. Newman provides all-porcelain, metal-free crowns that look absolutely natural while providing excellent durability.

Dental Crowns Benefits

Another benefit of dental crowns is that they can be used to save a severely infected tooth and prevent the need for tooth extraction. A dental crown can be placed as long as the root is still healthy. If a decayed tooth is not treated, infection can spread below the surface of the tooth and result in the need for root canal treatment or removal of the tooth. By placing a dental crown before infection progresses to its advanced stages, Dr. Newman helps you avoid the need for more serious dental treatments. Overall, a dental crown can strengthen your tooth, improves your overall oral health, eliminates any pain or sensitivity that the damaged tooth was causing, and enhances the tooth’s appearance.

Dental crowns can restore function, comfort, and aesthetics.

Dental Crowns Risks

There are not many risks associated with dental crowns.
First, if the underlying infection is not completely removed, the dental crown will need to be removed and replaced; if this happens, the decay that remains under the dental crown can spread and cause further dental health problems.

A second risk of treatment is a dental crown that is placed incorrectly. In these cases, the dental crown may not fit well because the tooth was not sufficiently prepared to accommodate the dental crown. Having a poorly fitted crown can leave a patient more vulnerable to new decay because bacteria will be able to work its way underneath the dental crown. Fortunately, Dr. Newman is very experienced in placing dental crowns so our Nashville patients can avoid dental crown risks and be sure that they will receive a thorough and successful treatment.

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.​

Understanding the Procedure

The procedure to place dental crowns usually requires two appointments at our Nashville office. During the first appointment, several molds will be made in order to create your custom crowns. The mold 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.

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. Your temporary crown will be provisionally cemented and your bite will be checked to ensure that you are biting down properly.

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

The Cost of Dental Crowns

Because crowns can be made from many different materials, the final cost will often depend on your specific needs. During your consultation, you and Dr. Newman will have the opportunity to options for your treatment. Based on this discussion, he can provide a cost estimate. His staff can also explain your payment options to help you budget for your dental crown.

A Closer Look Factors Affecting Cost


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 also 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.

Paying for Your Crown


We accept most major insurance plans. Our staff will work with your provider to secure maximum coverage.

Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards

We accept most major credit cards. Patients are also welcome to pay by cash or check for any out-of-pocket expenses.

Third-Party Lenders

There are a number of third-party lenders who can finance treatments with low-interest loans, depending on the borrower's credit score.

Clint Newman, DDS

Dr. Newman

To schedule a consultation at Clint Newman, DDS, request an appointment online today.

Dr. Clint Newman is a renowned cosmetic dentist and Porcelain Veneer Master 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 part of several organizations, including the: 

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

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