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Dental Crowns

Do you have a broken, worn, or otherwise damaged tooth? How about large fillings or root canal infection?

At Cosmetic Dentistry of Knoxville, we can restore the health, function, and appearance of your tooth with a dental crown.

At our practice in Knoxville, TN, our dentists can determine if dental crowns are right for you.

3 Factors That Set Our Crowns Apart

At Cosmetic Dentistry of Knoxville, Dr. Ruth E. Bailey and Dr. Kasey R. Sliger consistently place beautiful and natural looking dental crowns by placing an emphasis on the following elements of the treatment process.

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Precise Impressions

We use traditional and digital impressions at our practice. Having both of these option available enables us to take the most precise impressions possible so your crown fits securely and complements your features.

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Quality Materials

The use of high quality materials is critical to crafting beautiful and natural-looking crowns. We have access to all of the best materials, including e-max, empress, zirconia, and porcelain. Some of these materials offer ideal aesthetics for the front teeth, while others provide the strength required for the back teeth.

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Trusted Dental Lab

We are proud to work with a trusted and reliable dental lab that consistently produces high quality restorations. Their technicians do beautiful hand-finishing work for the best possible results. In addition, the turnaround time for your custom crowns is typically just one week.

See How Crowns Can Transform Your Appearance

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Crowns completely encase the damaged tooth, improving its appearance, function, and health.

5-Star Reviews from Dental Crown Patients "Excellent Initial Fit"

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Eric Brelsford

2020

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Been a client for years. Always professional courteous and friendly. Dr. Bailey fixed a bum crown for me from a previous dentist. I can’t recommend her practice highly enough!

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Steve Bean

2019

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Had an old crown replaced.  Excellent initial fit and timely fashion.  Great  service and friendly staff. Thanks

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Contact Our Experienced Dentists

At Cosmetic Dentistry of Knoxville, we have been serving the local community for more than 30 years. Dr. Bailey has been in practice since 1981 and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Sliger started practicing in 2019 and is committed to providing patients with the most advanced dental care possible.

Contact our dentistry practice online to ask a question about dental crowns or request an appointment. You can also reach our Knoxville, TN, practice by phone:

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The Traditional Dental Crown Procedure

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A Step-by-Step Timeline

Anesthesia

When you arrive at our Knoxville, TN, office, we will get you comfortable in our treatment room and administer numbing medication so you don't experience any discomfort during treatment.

Eliminating Infection

If you have any signs of tooth infection such as cavities or root canal infection, we will perform treatment to remove all damaged portions of the tooth and fill in the lost tooth structure with the appropriate material.

Sculpting the Tooth's Perimeter

In order for the tooth to accommodate the crown, we will remove some of the natural structure along the perimeter of the tooth. This allows the crown to sit flush with surrounding teeth without a bulky appearance.

Impressions

Depending on your case, we may take traditional impressions, digital impressions or a combination of both to send to the dental lab.

Design

Our dentists will design your crown, including its shape, size, and color, so it blends in with surrounding teeth and complements your overall appearance. We will also decide if porcelain, e-max, empress, zirconia, or a combination of materials are right for your custom tooth crown.

Temporary Crown

Since it will take some time for your custom crown to be made, our dentists will place a temporary crown over your tooth to protect it until your next appointment.

Fabrication

The skilled ceramicists at the lab will craft the crown based off of your impressions and our dentist's design specifications. They will use high quality porcelain, zirconia, or another material to improve your dental function and appearance.

Placing the Crown

About a week later, you can return to our office to have your custom crown placed. Our dentists place crowns with durable dental cement so they last for years with proper care.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

Dental crowns can last 15 years or more with proper care. In addition to improving your chewing ability and comfort, the porcelain material looks incredibly natural. However, it is important that patients practice good oral aftercare to keep the crown in good condition for as long as possible. The team at Cosmetic Dentistry of Knoxville recommend the following aftercare tips to keep your crown and oral health in good shape:

Brush twice a day

Floss daily

Visit the dentist at least every six months for professional exams and cleanings

Curb bad dental habits, such as chewing on hard, inedible items or using the teeth as tools

Avoid eating extremely hard or sticky foods

Dental Implant-Supported Crowns

If you are missing a single tooth, a dental crown can be secured to a dental implant to restore your smile. This process involves the surgical placement of a dental implant, which takes the place of the tooth root as the bone and tissues grow around it during the healing phase.

Once the healing, or osseointegration, phase is complete (which takes three to six months), an abutment can be attached to the implant. Once the gums around the abutment have healed (which takes about two weeks), a custom crown can be secured to the abutment and implant, completing the patient's smile.

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More 5-Star Reviews from Crown Patients "An Excellent Dentist"

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Salvatore Patti Jr

2019

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She was quick to respond to urgency for immediate response. Was able to access plan for additional counciltation and set me up with a Endodontist. She gave me a discount on the permanent crown. Most important, she saved my existing teeth rather than pull all the uppers and replace them with denturs. Also all of her staff are gracious and knowledgeable. I give Dr. Bailey and her staff a 10

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Lee Nunnally

2018

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I have seen Dr. Bailey for many years. She is an excellent dentist. I have a crown, implant and multiple other things done. All with great success. She is surrounded by a wonderful staff.

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Cosmetic Dentistry of Knoxville

For over 30 years the team of compassionate professionals at Cosmetic Dentistry of Knoxville has provided families in the greater Knoxville area with beautiful smiles through biomimetic dentistry. Our dentists are members of a number of national affiliations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of Cosmetic Dentists
  • American College of Dentists
  • International College of Dentists
  • Academy of Biomimetic Dentists

To schedule an appointment at our Knoxville, TN, dentistry practice contact us online or call (865) 588-1294.

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Ruth E. Bailey D.D.S.

6001 Walden Dr
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Knoxville, TN 37919

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