Do you have broken, chipped, or missing teeth?
At Gulch Dental Studio, our dental crowns restore function and appearance. Used with dental implants, they can even replace lost teeth.
So what makes a dental crown a good treatment option for many patients at our Nashville, TN, dental office?
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The Benefits of Our Metal-Free Cosmetic Crowns
Preserve Your Tooth
A dental crown is a cap that covers the visible portion of a tooth, reinforcing and preserving its structure. This means we can restore a damaged tooth to normal function so that you can eat and chew comfortably again.
Receive Fast Treatment
Thanks to our advanced technology, we can prep your tooth for a crown, mill the restoration, and place your new crown all in one appointment. Same-day crowns mean there's no need for a temporary restoration and follow-up visit.
Enjoy Natural-Looking Results
Your custom crown will be carefully designed to complement the shape of nearby teeth and specially matched to the natural shade of your smile so it blends in for a natural-looking appearance and fit.
Are Dental Crowns Right for You? Contact Us Today & Learn More
At Gulch Dental Studio in Nashville, TN, our dentists and their team have a reputation for providing modern, comfortable dentistry. For patients with a severely damaged tooth or a missing tooth, we provide advanced, custom-made dental crowns.
We work with the finest dental labs that use state-of-the-art, porcelain-like materials, so our crowns blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. If you think dental crowns could be the right solution for you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at our office in the Gulch today.
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The Gulch Dental office does a great job. The Team is friendly and each Team Member does a great job at their role. Another big positive is Dr Harris’ approach. He advises patients of dental work they should consider without a hard sell and fear mongering. I have been putting off a few dental procedures for several years and reasons. I received a crown today with minimal pain. Finally caught up on my deferred dental work.View on Google
This is the best dental practice I've ever been to. The staff members are very kind and knowledgeable. They treat their patients with respect and will walk you through everything that they plan to do beforehand. Easily the best dentist in the Nashville area!View on Google
Missing a Tooth? Consider an Implant-Supported Crown
While a traditional crown caps a tooth that's been damaged, there's also a crown option for missing teeth: implant-supported crowns. These restorations require a dental implant to replace the missing tooth roots in your jaw. Implants protect against serious oral health problems, like jawbone atrophy that occurs after tooth loss. They also support restorations to replace teeth above the gumline.
We can refer you to a trusted oral surgeon in the area to place your dental implant. Once the implant is ready, you can return to our Nashville, TN, office where we'll take impressions and create a custom crown with maximum stability. Your replacement will look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth.
A Comfortable, Chic Boutique Experience the Gulch Dental Studio Difference
We know that many patients perceive a trip to the dentist as cold, clinical, and even scary.
But our office is modern, comfortable, luxurious, and warm. We want every patient to feel at home, so we maintain a relaxing environment that feels more like a spa than a dentist's office.
If you suffer from dental anxiety, we also offer various methods of sedation dentistry, including:
- Nitrous oxide
- Oral conscious sedation
- Intravenous (IV) sedation
- General anesthesia
State-of-the-Art Techniques and Technology
Many people equate dental crowns with silver or other metals. Our practice uses metal-free materials like IPS e.max. IPS e.max is a ceramic material, much like porcelain, that provides more natural-looking results than silver or gold. Because it is metal-free, it is a great option for patients with metal sensitivities or allergies. IPS e.max is also durable and feels more like natural tooth enamel. During your first visit, we will review the advantages and disadvantages of the different materials available to you.
At Gulch Dental Studio, we offer same-day crowns. If your doctor determines you qualify for a same-day crown, we can use our in-office milling machine to craft the restoration while you wait. We use the latest generation of the Sirona CEREC® system which offers a range of benefits. With this technology, there's no need for a temporary crown or a second visit. We can also use digital impressions and customize your crown to your exact preferences.
"I love Gulch Dental Studio! Everyone on the team is kind and personable and Dr. Harris is the best dentist I’ve ever had! I appreciate everything they’ve done to make me feel more confident in my smile and ensure I have healthy teeth." Christina Vazquez
Insurance May Cover Your Treatment
Dental insurance often helps pay for the cost of treatment if you are getting a dental crown for health purposes. Our Nashville practice accepts a wide range of insurance plans and will work directly with your provider to get you the most coverage. For patients without dental insurance or to help with costs not covered by insurance, we also offer CareCredit® to help finance the cost of your treatment.
Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry Dual Functions of Crowns
A traditional crown is a good restorative option for people whose teeth are too damaged by decay or injury for a simple filling, but do not require an extraction. One of the most common restorative uses of crowns is to protect a tooth after root canal treatment. Our Nashville dentists can also use dental crowns to restore missing teeth by attaching the porcelain restoration to a dental bridge or implant.
Although crowns are usually used for restorative purposes, they can also be placed on stained, worn, or small teeth for a natural-looking cosmetic enhancement. Our dentists are renowned for their skill in cosmetic dentistry, and they enjoy the artistry involved in crafting symmetrical, healthy-looking smiles. Crowns are just one of the tools they use to create cosmetic enhancements, in addition to porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and more.
Crowns Lend to Stunning Results When Used in Cosmetic Dentistry
While commonly used in restorative dentistry, crowns also make a stunning cosmetic solution. In this case, six dental crowns were placed over this patient's front teeth to create a whiter, more even smile.
Dental Crown Candidacy Considerations
Sufficient Tooth Structure
In order for a traditional crown to successfully restore your smile, there must be at least one-third of the affected tooth intact. Your dentist will need to gently reshape the tooth before placing the dental restoration.
Special Requirements for Implants
If you have a single missing tooth, an implant-supported crown can restore the appearance and function of your smile. However, dental implants have a unique set of requirements. Our dentists can determine if you qualify for implant dentistry and coordinate your treatment with a skilled oral surgeon.
Ready to Take the Next Steps? Request Your Consultation Today
Living with a damaged or decayed tooth can affect your oral health and lead to further complications if left untreated. We offer a wide variety of treatments so you can get the care you need in one convenient location.
We understand that dental treatments can be a bit overwhelming, but we are here to guide you every step of the way. Each patient is treated as an individual, and our dentists take the time to listen to you so your needs and concerns can be thoroughly addressed. Call our Nashville dental practice or contact us online to request your initial consultation today.
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Take a look at how crowns are placed
A Closer Look at Dental Crowns Placement The Treatment Timeline
If you're not a candidate for a same-day dental crown, the process of receiving your crown will take two office visits. Patients can expect a treatment timeline that goes something like this:
We offer sedation to keep you calm and comfortable throughout your visit.
"I will definitely be back." Prompt Treatment and Excellent Service
Broke a tooth in the morning and they had it fixed with a new permanent crown by early afternoon. They were fantastic and took a conservative approach to treatment that I really appreciated. I will definitely be back.View on Google
I had a crown pop off while flossing. Called Gulch Dental who were able to see me within a few hours. Staff and Doctor were all very friendly and were able to reinstall my crown quickly and with no pain. I am about 500 miles from home so I did not know how quickly I would be seen. Office was very new and modern. Thanks you to Gulch.View on Google
Maintaining Your Dental Crown
Practice Good Oral Hygiene
The best way to maintain your crown and your natural teeth is to practice good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush at least twice a day and floss at least once a day.
Be Careful What You Chew
While our ceramic and IPS e.max crowns are highly durable, they can still crack under pressure. Refrain from biting down on anything extremely hard or sticky like ice cubes or toffee to prevent unwanted damage.
Visit the Dentist
You should attend a checkup twice a year at our Nashville office to have your teeth professionally examined and cleaned. At this time your dentist will inspect your dental crown and make sure it is in good shape.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does getting a dental crown hurt?
No; while you may feel some pressure or sensitivity, thanks to modern dentistry getting a crown is virtually painless. You will be numbed using a local anesthetic before your dentist begins treatment. For those who need an extra level of comfort or for those with dental phobia or anxiety, our Nashville practice offers multiple forms of sedation to ensure the most comfortable and positive dental experience possible.
Why not just pull a damaged tooth?
Many patients often ask if extracting a damaged tooth is better or more affordable than a crown. The short answer is no. While it may seem like a quick solution, preserving a tooth is always best. Your jawbone can deteriorate without the stimulation tooth roots provide. What's more, a missing tooth lets nearby teeth shift position. By treating a damaged tooth with a dental crown, you can preserve the tooth structure. Extractions are only done when saving the tooth is not an option.
Will my crown ever need to be replaced?
Even the best materials will wear over time and will eventually need to be replaced. However, with proper maintenance, your dental crown can last for 10 years or longer. Practice good oral health habits like brushing and flossing and getting routine dental cleanings to keep your crown looking its best. If you grind your teeth, your dentist may suggest a night guard to prevent wear to your dental crown and natural teeth.
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