Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns in Murfreesboro, TN

If you have a tooth that is very damaged or worn down or needs improved esthetics, your dentist may recommend covering it with a dental crown. At Magnolia Dental Group in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, we can help you with restorative dental treatment like dental crowns. Let Dr. Scruggs and his dental team give you a reason to smile.

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What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a hard (generally a porcelain material), tooth-shaped cap that covers a tooth to strengthen it or keep it from falling apart. It is durable and designed to look and feel like a natural tooth.

Why Would I Need a Tooth Cap?

They are usually needed to strengthen a tooth that may be damaged, cracked, or weakened due to previous root canal therapy. They may also be used for cosmetic purposes to enhance your smile. 

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    What Kinds of Conditions are Treated with Dental Crowns?

    These are some of the conditions treated by crowns:

    • Extremely worn-down teeth
    • Cracked or broken teeth
    • Weakened tooth due to injury
    • Severely decayed tooth
    • Defective filling
    • Weakened tooth due to a previous root canal
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    What are the Benefits of Dental Crown Treatment?

    At Magnolia Dental Group, we always prefer to save a natural tooth whenever possible. Applying a dental crown over a damaged tooth is an excellent way to save the tooth or at least increase the amount of time you can keep the tooth. Dental crowns are sturdy, effective, and reliable. They offer a lot of stability and protection.

    If your tooth is weak or damaged, you probably cannot use it properly. A dental crown gives you back the function of your tooth so that you can bite down on it without pain.

    Dental crowns are also very natural-looking. They are a permanent fixture in your mouth, and they are designed to look and act just like a natural tooth. Most people will not be able to tell you to have a dental crown in your mouth, which means you can feel confident every time you smile!

    What Happens at a Dental Crown Procedure?

    When you come in to get a dental crown, we will first numb the area around the tooth. Then, we will fix any damaged parts of the tooth, build it back up to an adequate size, and then shape it down so the crown can fit on top of it. You will then have a temporary crown fabricated and come back in two weeks or so for the final crown to be cemented. 

    Is it painful to get a dental crown?

    No. The area around the damaged tooth will be numbed before we start the crown preparation so you won’t feel anything. A tooth prepared for a crown may start to hurt and then need a root canal, but this is rare, and we will discuss it with you before treatment begins.

    What types of crowns are used at Magnolia Dental Group? 

    There are many types of crowns, but the main ones we use at our dental office are Zirconia, which is made of extremely strong porcelain. The strength of a Zirconia crown is compared to the strength of the metal. We also use Emax, which is great for front teeth because they look aesthetically pleasing.

    How Do You Care for a Dental Crown?

    Caring for a dental crown is easy! Simply brush and floss just like you would any of your other teeth. Research shows crowns will last 12-15 years, but many people keep them much longer because they take good care of them.

    Dental Crown Cost

    Dental crowns are usually considered a restorative treatment, and they may be partially covered by dental insurance. For specific pricing questions, feel free to contact our office.

    Ask Us About Dental Crowns Today

    If you have a damaged tooth that could benefit from a dental crown, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at Magnolia Dental Group in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. We will examine your teeth carefully, diagnose the issue, and provide effective treatment options to get your mouth as healthy and functional as possible. Contact us today!