Do you have broken, chipped, or missing teeth?
At Gulch Dental Studio, our dental crowns restore function and appearance, or replace lost teeth in conjunction with dental implants.
So what makes a dental crown a good treatment option for many patients at our Nashville, TN, dental office?
Our Metal-Free Cosmetic Crowns Create Confident Smiles
Preserve Your Tooth
A dental crown is a cap that covers the top 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.
Enjoy Natural-Looking Results
Your dental crown will also be specially matched to the natural shade of your smile and bite of your teeth so that it blends in for a natural-looking appearance and fit.
Dental Crowns Can Provide Years of Support
Crowns Provide Both Restorative and Cosmetic Effects
A traditional dental 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. Our Nashville doctors can also use dental crowns to replace 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 lifelike cosmetic enhancement.
Our Team Can Assess Your Candidacy for a Dental Crown
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 doctor 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. Your doctor can determine if you qualify and coordinate your treatment with a skilled surgeon.
Our Nashville Office Is Designed to Help You Feel Comfortable
We know that a visit to the dentist can often seem cold, clinical, and scary.
But our office is modern, comfortable, luxurious, and incredibly 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
Using the Latest Materials & Techniques
Our dentists offer metal-free, highly cosmetic dental crowns that seamlessly blend with your surrounding teeth so you can be confident when you smile. We also coordinate with an implant dentist to provide implant-supported crowns and replace missing teeth.
At Gulch Dental Studio in Nashville, we go the extra mile to ensure your comfort and convenience. Our modernized office is equipped with all the latest restorative technology, and we will always prioritize your individual needs and goals. During your first visit, we will review the various types of dental crowns, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of all-ceramic crowns to help you feel informed.
Designing and Placing Your Restoration
The process of receiving a dental crown generally takes two office visits. During your first appointment, you will come in for an exam, and your dentist will clean out any decay present in the tooth, first numbing the area so that you are comfortable. He will also need to remove some enamel to make room for the restoration.
When the tooth is prepared, we will take impressions to guide the creation of the crown at an off-site lab. You will be provided with a temporary crown until your next appointment, roughly two weeks later, which will allow you to eat, chew, and talk normally in the meantime. During your second appointment, your doctor will replace your temporary crown with your permanent restoration and cement it in place. He will also check to make sure that your bite is comfortable and feels natural, making any necessary adjustments.
Before you leave, you will also receive detailed instructions on how to care for your dental crown. With good oral hygiene and twice-yearly cleanings and exams, a high-quality restoration can not only improve the function and health of your tooth, but can also improve the appearance of your smile for many years to come.
Our Patient Results
Six dental crowns were placed over the front to teeth to create a whiter, more even smile.