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Dental Crowns

If you have a damaged, decayed, or painful tooth, a dental crown can be used to protect it and prevent the need for extraction.

At Living Life Dentistry in Knoxville, TN, Dr. Gary Kinder fits his patients with high-quality, natural-looking crowns.

If you have a damaged tooth, or if you have had a crown come loose, contact our practice for an appointment today...

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A damaged tooth may not only be painful, but may also leave you vulnerable to developing more serious oral health problems. If you are in need of a dental crown, contact Living Life Dentistry in Knoxville, TN, to schedule an appointment. We are always ready to receive new patients at our welcoming, comfortable, high-tech office.

To schedule an appointment, you can send us a message online or give us a call. 

Call Us: (865) 539-6030

Dr. Gary Kinder

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"Needed to have a crown replaced, very good experience. Doctor Kinder and staff take extra care with you as if you were family." Christine Cormier, 5-Star Google Review

What Are Dental Crowns?

Crowns are dental restorations that resemble natural teeth. They are typically used to repair breaks and protect against future infection. They can also be attached to dental implants in order to replace missing teeth.

Dr. Kinder of Knoxville, TN, uses durable, natural-looking dental crowns that can withstand years of normal chewing, speaking, brushing, and flossing. At the end of dental crown treatment with our dentist, you'll have a completely functional bite and an attractive smile.

Crowns in Action

To protect a damaged tooth with a crown, Dr. Kinder must first reshape the tooth. Then, he can attach a custom-designed crown made out of porcelain, zirconia, or IPS e.max.

Dental Crown Timeline

Dental Exam

During your initial appointment at our office in Knoxville, TN, Dr. Kinder will examine your affected tooth to determine if you require a dental crown. If he discovers your tooth is infected, he may recommend root canal therapy before any other treatment.

Tooth Preparation

Our dentist will administer a local anesthetic and then precisely remove any decay from the tooth. He will then remove a small amount of enamel so that the permanent crown will fit snugly over the tooth. At the end of this process, he will take impressions of your bite, which our partner lab will reference when designing your final restoration.

Temporary Crown

After Dr. Kinder has taken impressions, he will place a temporary crown over your modified tooth. You will need to wear the temporary crown for two to three weeks while the technicians at the lab fabricate and hand-finish your permanent crown out of porcelain, zirconia, or IPS e.max.

Permanent Crown

After two to three weeks of wearing the temporary crown, you will return to our Knoxville office to receive your permanent crown. Our dentist will secure the crown over the tooth with dental cement. You can now return to chewing, speaking, and smiling with ease and confidence.

Real 5-Star Reviews


Maurice Aguinaldo


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I had some questions about an upcoming procedure and the necessity of some of the items. Dr. Kinder took the time to explain them to me in detail and gave me the pros and cons of eliminating some of the processes. He gave me the information I needed to make an informed decision about what to do. Was very pleased.

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Sandra Setzer


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Dr. Kinder and his staff are top notch.  I have been going to them since 1997 and both of my children prefer to got there instead of a pediatric dental office.  I have not had the first problem there.  I will continue to recommend them to anyone that asks.

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Crowns and Root Canals

Many patients are intimidated by the idea of root canal therapy, but in the hands of an experienced dentist like Dr. Kinder, root canal treatment is quick and gentle. The purpose of root canal therapy is to remove infected material from the interior of a tooth. Root canal procedures are always concluded with the placement of dental crowns.

If you suspect you have a dental infection, you should contact our office as soon as possible. If left untreated, the infection can spread to other parts of your body and cause serious health issues. Get in touch with us today so we can save your tooth and provide you with a state-of-the-art dental crown.

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Crowns and Dental Implants

Dental implants are the premier tooth replacement solution in modern dentistry because they replace the roots of missing teeth. Implants fuse directly with the jawbone, so crowns attached to implants will not slip or slide like traditional dentures do. Also, because implants integrate with the jawbone, they prevent the bone atrophy that accompanies tooth loss.

Dr. Kinder has the skills and expertise to handle every stage of implant treatment himself. He will not have to refer you to other specialists. If you have a missing tooth, contact our office today to get started on your journey towards a complete smile.

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Crowns and Smile Makeovers

Because our porcelain, zirconia, and IPS e.max crowns resemble natural teeth so closely, Dr. Kinder often incorporates dental crowns into smile makeover plans. A smile makeover is a custom-designed treatment plan that combines multiple cosmetic procedures to radically overhaul the appearance of your smile.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth and gums, schedule a consultation with our dentist today. Dr. Kinder is an expert in cosmetic dentistry who can give you the smile you've always dreamed of.

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Dr. Gary Kinder

Living Life Dentistry

At Living Life Dentistry, Dr. Gary Kinder provides comprehensive dental services to patients throughout Knoxville, TN in a calm and welcoming environment. We offer a range of services such as:

  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Family Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry

For more information about our office, contact us online or call (865) 539-6030.

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