Nashville Crowns

Teeth are often restored using dental amalgam or tooth colored composite resin fillings. However, when too much of a tooth's structure is removed to support a filling, a crown or "cap" may be needed. A crown may be needed to:
  • Restore a tooth when it is unable to support a large filling
  • Attach bridges
  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing or restore fractured teeth
  • Cover badly shaped or discolored teeth
  • Cover dental implants
The procedure of having a crown placed on a tooth often takes two visits to our dental office. The first visit involves shaping the tooth to have a crown placed on it. A dental impression of the shaped tooth is taken a sent to a laboratory to have your custom crown fabricated. A temporary crown is also fabricated at the second visit that is placed on the tooth while the custom crown is being fabricated at the dental lab.