Dental Crowns

A damaged, decayed, or infected tooth can be painful and start a cascade of expensive oral health problems if left untreated.

Drs. Joseph Sutton, David Sutton, and Hannah Yi can repair your tooth and restore your health in a single appointment with a dental crown.

Learn how the sophisticated techniques at our Newport, TN, office can restore your smile and oral health quickly.

Dental Crowns

A damaged, decayed, or infected tooth can be painful and start a cascade of expensive oral health problems if left untreated.

Drs. Joseph Sutton, David Sutton, and Hannah Yi can repair your tooth and restore your health in a single appointment with a dental crown.

Learn how the sophisticated techniques at our Newport, TN, office can restore your smile and oral health quickly.

What Is a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped shells, often made of porcelain, that are fitted over damaged teeth or used following root canal therapy to restore the function and appearance of a tooth or teeth. This preserves the tooth structure, preventing the need for an extraction. Our dental office in Newport, TN, serving Morristown, Sevierville, and nearby areas, offers same-day and traditional crowns depending on your needs.

Do I Need a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are a versatile solution to a wide range of tooth problems:

Structural Damage

Fractures, breaks, and chips in your enamel can threaten the structural integrity of your tooth. When the damage is more than a cosmetic concern, a dental crown will act as a layer of protective armor over the tooth. 

Tooth Decay

Plaque and tartar are bacteria-rich substances that eat away at enamel causing tooth decay. While minor cavities can be treated with a filling, more extensive decay may require a crown to strengthen the entire tooth. 

Infection

When bacteria builds up in the tooth's inner chamber you can develop a root canal infection. After removing the infected pulp, we will fill the canal, and cap the tooth with a crown for reinforcement. 

Missing Teeth

A single missing tooth can be restored with a dental implant that acts as an artificial tooth root. The dental implant is capped with a custom-made porcelain crown that looks and feels identical to a natural tooth. 

Dental Crowns in Just One Appointment? It's Possible With CEREC Same-Day Restorations

No one wants to waste time at the dentist's office. And now you don't have to thanks to our CEREC® same-day technology. Our advanced CEREC system allows us to craft and place a custom dental crown in about an hour saving you the hassle of multiple appointments and temporary crowns. Make your life a little easier by scheduling same-day crown treatment at our Newport office today.

The precision of our computer-guided milling technology allows us to create a custom crown that will match the color and luster of your natural teeth and give you a comfortable bite.

Are There Any Benefits to Traditional Crowns?

While CEREC same-day restorations are undoubtedly the most convenient option, patients may still want to consider the traditional alternative. Traditional dental crowns are crafted by specially trained technicians at our partner dental lab. They are hand-made with artisan techniques to produce natural-looking aesthetics. We can also have them crafted from a wider variety of materials such as porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-metal, depending on your needs. 

Since it takes a few weeks to make a custom porcelain crown, we will need to place a temporary crown over your tooth in the meantime. When your permanent crown is ready we will have you back to our Newport office to complete the final steps of treatment. 

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What About Implant-Supported Crowns To Replace a Missing Tooth?

Dental implant treatment looks much different than a standard dental crown procedure. Since we are replacing the underlying tooth root with an implant, you will first undergo a surgical procedure to position the implant in your jaw. Over the next few months, the implant fuses with the bone tissue and becomes a permanent part of your oral anatomy. Once the implant is secure, we will attach a crown to complete your treatment.

Do you live in Morristown, Sevierville, or nearby? We invite you to learn more about the bone-preserving benefits of this cutting-edge treatment.

Suspect a Dental Problem? Make an Appointment Today

Pain, temperature sensitivity, swelling, and gum redness are all symptoms of a dental problem that may require a crown.

If you notice any abnormalities in your oral health it is important to schedule an appointment at Newport Family Dental Care right away. Many conditions are easy to fix early on but become more difficult to treat as they progress.

Once decay and infection reach a certain point, you may lose your tooth altogether. Don't let a small problem get out of hand. Restore your health and comfort by scheduling an appointment at our practice today.

Do you live in Morristown, Sevierville, or a surrounding community? We keep spots open in our appointment book so we are available if tooth decay has turned into a dental emergency. If you have questions, leave us a message and we will get back to you. Or contact our Newport practice by calling:

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When you face oral health issues, our dentists will take the time to explain your options so that you feel confident choosing the right type of dental care.

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Wanda Parks

Newport, TN

2023

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Best dental office ever! Thank you for seeing me. Everyone was so kind and caring. I appreciate all of you.

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Sheila Creveling

Newport, TN

2023

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I have been going to this dental office for many years and have always been pleased the doctors are wonderful well educated staff well-educated in their duties and very pleasant

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Is the Cost of Dental Crown Treatment a Concern? We Can Help With Financing & In-Office Options

Patients getting a dental crown for health purposes usually qualify for insurance coverage. While your plan may not cover the entire cost, our knowledgeable team will work directly with your provider to maximize your coverage. We can also help when your insurance leaves you with large out-of-pocket costs.

We offer flexible financing if you want to budget your remaining out-of-pocket expenses with a low-interest monthly payment plan. We work with both Quality Dental Plan and CareCredit®. In addition, we offer our own Smile Saver Plan, which offers preventative care and discounts on procedures.

What Happens During Treatment?

If you need a crown because of a large cavity, our dentist will first remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then shape the remaining structure to accept a protective dental crown.

Take a Closer Look at Same-Day Treatment

After one of our dentists examines your teeth and determines you need a dental crown, you may be given the option of same-day treatment. If you require or prefer a traditional crown, our Newport practice can accommodate your needs. Here's what you can expect  when we create a crown for you using our CEREC technology:

All of our dentists are highly trained and each has more than 10 years of experience in dentistry.
All of our dentists are highly trained and each has more than 10 years of experience in dentistry.

Preparation

We begin by addressing the source of your dental condition, by removing decayed portions of the tooth and treating infection. In some cases, we may perform a root canal to remove bacteria from the tooth's inner chamber. 

Impressions

Next, we scan your teeth, taking mess-free digital impressions. We use this 3D picture of your smile to design your custom crown to your precise specifications. 

Production

The designs are immediately sent to our in-office CEREC milling machine eliminating the need for a temporary crown. In about an hour, the machine will have carved your permanent crown from a solid block of porcelain ceramic.

Placement

When your dental crown is ready we will place it over your natural tooth to check the quality and fit. After making any necessary adjustments your dentist will bond the restoration to the enamel with a long-lasting dental cement. 

Do You Have Questions?

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Paula Harriss

Newport, TN

2023

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Best team ever!! Thanks for seeing me today for my new patient exam. I've seen several dentists through the years and this was the most thorough exam I've ever had. Dr. Sutton and Lavonda were very caring and thoughtful as they shared their knowledge. This is the most high tech office I've seen along with their efforts in going overboard to make sure I was comfortable. Dental insurance is a JOKE, so I'm thankful they have an in-office membership plan to help me save money. I have referred several patients to them and will continue to do so!

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Kandy Goben

Newport, TN

2023

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I have been going to this office for 3 yrs or more. Each time it’s been for major dental work. Lacking insurance, this office has fit me in only every time I have had a problem! I am still continuing to get care at this office. They have always worked with me to find payment solutions. They offer an in-house insurance plan, too. They are literally “state of the art.” They are very successful and yet also very personal and take time for somebody like myself. They are literally all caring and compassionate people! The dental work is the finest around! You will not find better quality care, not saying others might not be comparable, but you won’t find better! I know from experience that you could definitely find worse! And, none of us want that!

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Is Dental Crown Treatment Painful? You Have Nothing To Worry About

It is normal to feel nervous about undergoing dental work. However, when fear causes you to put off treatment, you have a problem.

Fortunately, our practice offers dental sedation. Sedation is administered before your procedure to induce a state of calm and relaxation. Most patients feel a little drowsy, and some even sleep through their appointment.

If you are interested in learning more about sedation dentistry, please contact our Newport, TN, office to inquire about this service or to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists. Patients who are members of our Smile Saver Plan receive free nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for dental procedures.

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Are There Any Alternatives to Dental Crowns? Learn About Biomimetic Dentistry

While dental crowns are the most effective way to treat many dental concerns, our team strives to provide minimally invasive alternatives when possible. In fact, our Newport dentists are practitioners of biomimetic dentistry, which focuses on treating teeth with more holistic solutions.
Some patients can forgo a root canal and dental crown by receiving biomimetic dental care. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Crowns

Q. Why not pull a damaged or decayed tooth instead of using a dental crown?

A. While pulling a tooth may seem like a simple solution, even a single missing tooth can cause other oral health concerns, such as shifting teeth, jawbone deterioration, and even further tooth loss. When possible, your dentist will make every attempt to save the tooth. If the tooth can't be saved, a dental implant paired with a dental crown can help fill in the gap to restore your oral health and function.

Q. What is the difference between a cap and a crown?

A. There is no difference between a cap and a crown. A cap is just an outdated term used to describe a dental crown. 

Q. Can a dental crown be made of other materials?

A. In some cases, dental crowns can be made of metal. However, porcelain is often preferred as it closely resembles a natural tooth and there are no metal allergy concerns with a porcelain dental crown.

Have more questions about dental crowns?

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Paula Harriss

Newport, TN

2023

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Best team ever!! Thanks for seeing me today for my new patient exam. I've seen several dentists through the years and this was the most thorough exam I've ever had. Dr. Sutton and Lavonda were very caring and thoughtful as they shared their knowledge. This is the most high tech office I've seen along with their efforts in going overboard to make sure I was comfortable. Dental insurance is a JOKE, so I'm thankful they have an in-office membership plan to help me save money. I have referred several patients to them and will continue to do so!

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Kandy Goben

Newport, TN

2023

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I have been going to this office for 3 yrs or more. Each time it’s been for major dental work. Lacking insurance, this office has fit me in only every time I have had a problem! I am still continuing to get care at this office. They have always worked with me to find payment solutions. They offer an in-house insurance plan, too. They are literally “state of the art.” They are very successful and yet also very personal and take time for somebody like myself. They are literally all caring and compassionate people! The dental work is the finest around! You will not find better quality care, not saying others might not be comparable, but you won’t find better! I know from experience that you could definitely find worse! And, none of us want that!

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Newport Family Dental Care

Newport Family Dental Care

The experienced dental team at Newport Family Dental Care provides a wide range of treatments. Our dentists are affiliated with a number of highly respected professional associations, including:

  • Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry
  • American Academy for Oral Systemic Health
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists

We invite you to schedule an appointment at our Newport, TN, dental office, by contacting us online or calling (423) 623-1307

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