Do you have an extensively damaged or decayed tooth in Maryville, Tennessee? You no longer have to hide your smile or experience discomfort when chewing. Dental crowns from Proffitt Dentistry are a great option to improve the esthetics and function of your smile. Made of natural-looking porcelain material, dental crowns placed by Dr. William Proffitt and his team set up your smile for years of optimal beauty, functionality, and confidence.
A dental crown is a beautiful restoration worn over your tooth to restore its appearance, function, and health. Dental crowns are ideal for situations where tooth fillings fall short. Where your tooth is significantly damaged or decayed, a dental crown can rebuild its structure to look and function like other teeth.
Dental crowns might be small, but they have multiple uses in dentistry. A dental crown can:
The first step is to book a consultation with Dr. Proffitt. We’ll inspect your tooth and the surrounding tissues to determine your eligibility for a crown. If yes, our dentist will remove the decayed portion of your tooth and then reshape your tooth to accommodate the crown snugly. This procedure is necessary so your crown doesn’t feel bulky or appear unnatural.
Next, we’ll take your tooth impressions so that precise measurements of the tooth can be used to fabricate your crown. We’ll also help you select a porcelain shade that matches your natural teeth. Creating your custom crown takes about two weeks. Until your restoration is ready, you’ll wear a provisional crown to protect your smile.
Once we receive your crown, you’ll come for a follow-up appointment to replace the temporary, short term crown with a long term one. After inspecting your new crown, we’ll use dental cement to secure it permanently to your tooth.
Dental crowns can be made from metal, but we prefer porcelain because of its cosmetic and functional benefits, which include:
We use clinically tested materials and precise techniques to fabricate dental crowns that look and function like your natural teeth. Contact us at (865) 432-0804 to schedule an appointment with Dr. William Proffitt today.
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