About Dental Crowns
To heal and restore cracked teeth, yellowing enamel, substantial decay, and more concerns, dental crowns go over the whole tooth. At DentalWorks - Turkey Creek in Knoxville, TN, crowns (also called caps) are sturdy, long-lasting covers that fit securely over the visible area of the tooth above the gumline for patients where dental decay is too big to be healed with a composite-resin filling or if the patient's tooth is cracked and requires protection. Crowns can also be added to cover an off-color tooth or to increase the stability to a dental bridge. Crowns by our dentists at DentalWorks - Turkey Creek can be ceramic, porcelain, or metal, based on the location of the crown. The hind teeth generally need the added strength of metal, whereas the social teeth look more attractive with porcelain or ceramic crowns, which are shaded to blend with the patient's natural teeth.
"This dentist is very friendly , they speak with me with respect they understand my needs and helps me reach those needs. I can smile again and it feels great, for before I got my bridge done i hide myself from the world and couldn't be who I really was around people . I don't have no worries now :) Amazing staff, they are like my family."- C.P. / Google / Oct 08, 2017
"Fantastic doctor, love her. Very down to earth friendly and approachable. I switched when our previous dentist was way overpriced. Her rates are very good, our family has experienced a lot of dental work, from crowns to implants. But as important the staff is nice, competent and customer oriented-an important factor as I have left practitioners because of the office staff. (And I will again lol! No need here.)"- J.H. / Yelp / Oct 05, 2017
"Very fast and efficient service with friendly nurse and doctor/dentist. Also very reasonably priced with no insurance. Would recommend"- R.B. / Yelp / Sep 14, 2017
"We had a wonderful experience. My daughter has been afraid to go to the dentist again and everyone was so great with her throughout the visit. Now she's looking forward to the next time she gets to come back!"- T.K. / Google / Sep 04, 2017
"Love Cindy!!!! She's awesome, great experience. And love Dr Barole and Jessica. I think everyone is too notch!"- K.S. / Google / Sep 04, 2017
What to Expect
To craft a customized crown, our dentists first prep the tooth by taking off a slim layer of enamel before taking digital X-rays and physical impressions of the tooth, which will be delivered to a dental lab. A temporary crown will be placed over the tooth while the custom, permanent crown is being built. Once the custom, permanent crown is returned to DentalWorks - Turkey Creek in Knoxville, TN, our dentists will carefully secure and bond the crown over the tooth. Our dentists can modify the crown for a better fit.
Some patients can have short-term soreness or heightened tooth sensitivity, however on the whole patients don't experience any discomfort once the crown is complete. With correct home care and recommended dental exams and professional cleanings, a dental crown can remain in place for at least ten years, depending on the material and location of the crown. It is possible that a cavity or infection can cultivate in the tooth under the crown, which usually requires a root canal therapy or another procedure.
If the dental crown is deemed medically necessary, dental insurance companies usually cover a portion of the expenses, so our office staff at DentalWorks - Turkey Creek in Knoxville, TN will consult with the insurance company to calculate their coverage as well as the patient's personal costs. Estimated expenses, payment options, and financing plans are available in our office in Knoxville, TN and can be explained during the patient's meeting with our dentists.
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Strengthen and Protect
A cap or crown is used to shield a chipped or decayed tooth, or to mask a discolored tooth. To improve the appearance or health of a single tooth, schedule an appointment with our dentists at DentalWorks - Turkey Creek in Knoxville, TN and decide if a crown will work for your concerns and goals.