Porcelain Crowns

Getting a crown in Kingsport. 

If you are looking to return your tooth surface to its original look, you should consider getting a crown. We believe it is important to protect your teeth, and a crown does just that.

Reasons to Get a Crown

Our dentists suggest porcelain crowns for patients because of their durability and natural look. Often, we use crowns for the following reasons:

  • Fractured or broken teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Fractured filling
  • Root canal
  • Cosmetic change

Steps to Getting a Crown

In any of the above instances, we follow a procedure that allows us to get a better understanding of your situation and helps you get comfortable in our office. Typically, getting a crown requires two appointments.

First Visit

In your first visit, we take molds (impressions) of your teeth that we use to create a customized crown. Our goal is to ensure that your crown fits naturally and doesn’t cause any irritation or odd feels. An accurate mold helps us create that.

After we take a mold, we clean and prepare your tooth by removing an excessive enamel or decay so that your tooth is prepared well for the crown.

While we create your permanent crown, we create a temporary crown that stays on your tooth for approximately two weeks.

Second Visit

When you come in for your second visit, we remove the temporary crown, clean the area on and around your tooth, then carefully place your new crown. During this process, we test that spacing is accurate and biting is comfortable.

Following this, we go over careful instructions on how to maintain proper care of the crown.

Scheduling Your Visit

If you believe that you need a crown or simply have a tooth that is hurting, the team at Bateman Dentistry is happy to assist. We offer free consultations and can help you discover the solution to your pain.

Complete the form on this page or contact us at (423)-246-9231, and our team will reach out to you soon!