Restorative Dentistry: Dental Crowns in Murfreesboro

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What is a dental crown? Crowns are like tooth-shaped caps that fit over an entire tooth or set of teeth. They can be used for cosmetic purposes like correcting a discolored or misshapen tooth. They also help protect and support a tooth that has been damaged by decay, cracking, or other dental procedures, like a very large filling or root canal. Crowns are used in dental implant and dental bridge procedures, too.

As with veneers, porcelain crowns can match existing tooth color or, if the patient prefers, can be lighter and brighter. Porcelain crowns let light shine through, just like real teeth, so they look completely natural.

Cosmetic Dentistry of Murfreesboro believes in saving a tooth or teeth whenever possible. This is one reason restorative dentistry patients prefer to come to us for dental crowns in Murfreesboro.

Crowns That Are Regal and Rugged

Cosmetic Dentistry of Murfreesboro offers dental crowns made from the highest quality porcelain. We also use the latest technology and best support materials to ensure all dental crowns are strong and long-lasting. (This is where we’d normally insert some sort of corny “crowns fit for a king” joke, but instead we’ll just say our crowns are regal and rugged.)

The real magic, however, is found within Dr. Greg Nicholson’s renowned dental artistry. This is where we encourage our patients to dream BIG, because he doesn’t just restore smiles . . . he transforms them. Whether you need one tooth repaired or want to brighten your entire smile, his remarkable skill and technique produce brilliant results.

And our family-friendly, patient-focused approach to dental crowns applies to all life stages and ages. At each appointment, we make sure you are as comfortable as possible; whether you need a local anesthetic, a chair adjustment, or additional assistance, we help you relax and feel safe.

(We’d like to point out that we didn’t use “majestic” or “royal” anywhere in the preceding paragraphs. You’re welcome.)

Your Crown Fitting and Coronation

Even though they involve more work than veneers, the general steps in the dental-crown procedure are very similar. It is very important that your crown fit properly.

Dr. Nicholson begins with a free dental consultation that includes an examination of the affected tooth, surrounding teeth, gums, and bone structure to help him determine if a crown is your best option. Known as the “Gentle Giant” dentist in Murfreesboro, Dr. Nicholson takes great care to make dental crown procedures as pain-free as possible—so expect him to take a few extra minutes to address any concerns you may have. Together, you will decide how to move forward.

Just like veneers, the first step for dental crowns begins with preparing the affected tooth or teeth. Dr. Nicholson gently smooths the whole tooth to make room for the crown. If necessary, he may also use a filling compound to replace any missing portion of the tooth, as long as it helps support the dental crown.

From there, he makes an impression of your teeth for a customized, precision fit. In most cases, he will insert a temporary crown while your permanent crown is crafted. The average turnaround time for crowns is usually one week; please note that because dental crowns are permanent, it is key that they sit perfectly. Sometimes, extra time is needed to ensure proper fit and comfort.

Upon your return appointment, Dr. Nicholson will place the crown and check things like your bite, look, and overall fit. He will answer any questions before permanently sealing the crown. And since dental health education is one of the most valuable tools we provide our patients, we will make sure you know how to properly care for your crown before you leave that day. (It’s not exactly a coronation, but it is a big deal . . . so we might be able to locate a fanfare trumpet and red carpet for the occasion.)

The goal is that your crown becomes so natural, even you don’t notice it!

As a full-service dental design studio, Cosmetic Dentistry of Murfreesboro also offers the following cosmetic services:

Dr. Nicholson applies the same expertise and artistry when additional repairs are needed in the best interest of the patient’s health, like:

  • Tooth-colored fillings: Sometimes referred to as “composite” or “white” fillings, these are safe and durable when a cavity needs to be filled.
  • Dentures: Each and every set is custom made for maximum comfort, whether you select permanent implants or traditional, removable dentures. He also repairs broken or loose-fitting dentures. Most denture repairs are ready same-day.
  • Root canals: Sometimes referred to as “endodontics,” root canals can save a tooth even when its soft interior (called the “pulp chamber”) becomes infected. Once we clean out what’s bothering your tooth, it will continue to function without the pain and sensitivity you were likely experiencing before the procedure.
  • Emergency care: Yes, call us. Yes, we will see you. Priority is given to regular patients.

What else makes us the best place for dental crowns in Murfreesboro?

We respect your time and preferences:

  • No double-bookings (whole-family appointments are available)
  • No waiting for us—but no rush for you
  • No stairs to climb, even outside
  • No hunting, stalking, or squeezing for a parking space

Dr. Nicholson and his team are the stand-out favorite for porcelain dental crowns in Murfreesboro. In fact, Cosmetic Dentistry of Murfreesboro has received the esteemed Ruthies® award five years running as Rutherford County’s favorite dentist!

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Because we are a locally owned and operated restorative dentist office in Murfreesboro, each step of your patient experience is guided by a live human being (remember those?). For your convenience, you may download paperwork or book appointments online . . . but we’re not a chain, nor owned by an outside investor, so you remain our top priority.

As our restorative dentistry patient, you receive our undivided attention—that’s our promise.

How much do dental crowns cost?

Cosmetic Dentistry of Murfreesboro accepts payment in cash, checks, and most major credit cards. And we’re happy to file your insurance; however, we strongly encourage you to check with your provider in advance of your appointment regarding any network requirements.

Affordable payment plans and online payments are also available through CareCredit®.

See? We give you many reasons to smile.

Not sure where to start? Schedule a free consultation and together, we’ll design a customized plan that fits your schedule, budget, and most importantly, your goals.
615.893.5500

1819 Lascassas Pike • Murfreesboro, Tennessee • 37130