Weak or compromised teeth can be uncomfortable and may cause damage to your surrounding teeth. Jody Jones, DDS, in Nashville, Tennessee, strengthens teeth with porcelain crowns. This tooth restoration procedure can not only preserve your teeth, but it also looks very natural. Call to schedule an appointment or book online today.
Dental crowns restore a damaged or compromised tooth back to its original size and shape with a custom, fabricated restoration. The crown acts as a cap over a tooth to protect it from further damage and serves as its outer structure
Crowns are made from a variety of materials, including:
Dr. Jones only places crowns made of high-quality porcelain so they last for years without replacement. They’re also more aesthetically pleasing since the white color blends in naturally with your other teeth.
You might need a dental crown if you are undergoing a root canal procedure, have chipped or fractured teeth, are getting a big filling, or if your teeth are becoming weak. Many patients end up getting a dental crown to preserve a tooth after tooth decay. Dr. Jones determines whether your tooth can be restored with a crown during your consultation.
Benefits of dental crowns include:
The crown procedure involves numbing the damaged tooth and surrounding gum tissue before reshaping the tooth receiving the crown. Most patients do not feel anything during this part of the procedure and once complete, Dr. Jones takes an impression of the tooth and sends it to a lab where the crown is made. When the porcelain crown comes back from the lab, he bonds it in place permanently.
Many insurance companies do cover crown procedures because it restores the function of the tooth and supports your oral health. The staff at Dr. Jones’ practice can check with your insurance company and help you file a claim.
Crowns can help restore and transform your smile. To begin tooth restoration with a dental crown, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jones or make your appointment online.