Dental Crown FAQs

Do you have damaged, worn, short, or discolored teeth? Dental crowns are a restorative dental treatment that covers teeth like a cap. They protect natural teeth and may be used to change the color and shape of certain teeth. Dr. Pamela Cain provides patients with dental crowns in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Cain works with her patients to improve the form and function of their smiles. Tooth crowns are a long-lasting treatment that benefits patients with a variety of both cosmetic and restorative needs.

Dental Crowns in Knoxville, Tennessee

Dental Crown Q&A

There are several common questions that many patients have about treatment with dental crowns, including:

How long do dental crowns last?

Dental crowns typically last for 20 to 30 years. However, this will depend on how patients treat their dental crowns. Patients need to still brush and floss between their crowns. Infections and injuries can impact the fit of the crown, and even affect the natural teeth beneath the crowns. Patients who receive one or more dental crowns will also need to continue to visit the dentist for routine visits. A good oral hygiene routine and regular dental appointments keep the crowns and natural smile healthy.

Do dental crowns look natural?

Yes, our dental crowns look natural because they are made of porcelain ceramic, which reflects light. We also use impressions of the natural smile to create crowns that match the shape of natural teeth. Dr. Cain and her team ensure that crowns blend in with other natural teeth for a seamless look.

Can dental crowns be whitened?

No, just like other cosmetic or restorative treatments like veneers and dental bonding, tooth crowns cannot be whitened. Dental crowns can actually be used to cover severely discolored or stained teeth that do not respond to professional whitening treatment. However, if you have an old dental crown that has become discolored over time, we can provide you with a replacement.

Receive Dental Crowns Today

Do you want to restore your smile with dental crowns? Schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Cain on our website today. If you are a new patient, call Dr. Cain at 865.276.7173. Current patients may call 865.246.0460.