Clint Newman, DDS

Dental Crown

Without timely intervention, damage and decay can weaken your tooth, cause severe pain, and lead to the need for 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.

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.

The Best Candidate for a Dental Crown

Crowns can be placed on one or more teeth, depending on their health. If a tooth is missing or suffering from substantial decay, it may be necessary to place an implant before mounting the crown.

Ideal candidates for a crown meet any or all of the following conditions:

  • Cover teeth with root canals
  • Protect weak teeth at risk for breakage
  • Fix broken, cracked or fractured teeth
  • Meet cosmetic needs
  • Protect decayed or rotten teeth
  • Cover fractured or old fillings
  • Hide large, overflowing fillings
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Use in a dental bridge
  • Root canal is required
  • A tooth cannot be restored through filling, bonding, or similar means.

Each of Dr. Newman’s patients is unique in his or her need for dental crowns, and he is committed to creating the best treatment plan specific to each of his clients. During your consultation, the options that best suit you will be discussed at length. If you have a tooth that is healthy, but has severe aesthetic issues that a porcelain veneer cannot conceal, you may want to consider a crown.

Practical and Aesthetic Benefits

before dental crowns
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. 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.

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 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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3796 Bedford Ave
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Nashville, TN 37215

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