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Dental Crowns

If your teeth are damaged from decay, discolored enamel, disease, or injuries, you might be in pain or afraid to smile.

Dental crowns can restore the strength and appearance of damaged teeth, enabling you to speak, chew, and smile confidently.

Why do the dentists of Elite Dental Care in Dyersburg, Germantown, Trenton, and Jackson, TN, recommend crowns to many of our patients?

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If your smile has been compromised by decay, injury, or discoloration, the dentists of Elite Dental Care can use lifelike dental crowns to restore each damaged tooth's appearance and function. Our doctors have many decades of combined professional experience and are dedicated to giving you the best oral care possible.

Our esteemed dental professionals are highly trained in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Whether your tooth is damaged, infected, or missing, we can perform the necessary treatment and complete your smile with a crown. If superior care provided by experienced dentists sounds good to you, request an appointment at any of our relaxing, state-of-the-art offices. You can request an appointment online or simply call the office that's closest to you.

Drs. Mike Farrar, Mark Harper, and Clint Buchanan
Drs. Mike Farrar, Mark Harper, and Clint Buchanan

5-Star Reviews for 5-Star Smiles "The staff at Elite Dental are true professionals!"


Kathy Doyle


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Elite Dental is the place to go for an all around experience. They have a  skilled person for every need.  The staff are very professional and always thorough always laughing always happy. I’ve been using them for several years now and I would recommend either of the locations... The Staff are great people. From front to back A plus !

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Johnna Hill


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The staff at Elite Dental are true professionals! I have been a loyal client for over 20 years and have NEVER had a bad experience. I bring my children here now and they take care of them with gentleness and kindness. The front desk works great with our schedules and help keep our appointments straight so I don't forget. I highly recommend anyone to come and let Elite staff take care of you!

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Amazing Transformations

We created custom dental crowns to repair and enhance this patient's smile.

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Protect Damaged Teeth with Dental Crowns

A dental crown is like a helmet for your tooth. Crowns are used to protect teeth that have been damaged. At Elite Dental Care, our dentists offer natural-looking crowns and bridges that can restore the look and function of your smile.

Why Choose Elite Dental Care for Your Dental Crown?

At Elite Dental Care, our motto is, "Our Smiles Say It All." By "our smiles," we mean the smiles you're greeted with by our friendly staff and the beautiful, healthy smiles our doctors are dedicated to giving our patients. Here are some important reasons why we should be your choice for dental crowns:

  • We're one of the few practices in Western Tennessee offering sedation dentistry to calm patients who are nervous about dental treatment.
  • We use cutting-edge technology such as digital impressions, 3D cone beam CT scans, onsite crown-milling machines, and intraoral cameras.
  • We're a family practice, treating children, adults, and seniors.
  • Insurance is accepted and affordable financing is available through CareCredit®. 
  • We're happy to schedule back-to-back appointments for family members, making your life easier.
  • Dr. Harper, Dr. Buchanan, and Dr. Farrar are all proud members of the American Dental Association, the Tennessee Dental Association, and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.
  • Our doctors reside in the communities they serve and are passionate about helping their neighbors look and feel their very best.

A Smile Restored with Dental Crowns

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After dental crown placement

Types of Dental Crowns We Offer

Porcelain Crown


A tooth restoration made from this strong, high-quality ceramic material can be customized to match the shade of your surrounding teeth better than other kinds of dental crowns, maintaining your smile's natural look. They are an excellent choice to replace highly visible front teeth. 

Zirconia Crown


This super-strong material is known for its damage-resistant properties. Crowns and dental bridges made of zirconia are an excellent choice to repair back teeth, which do a lot of grinding and chewing. In fact, they can withstand more than 300 times the force of the average human bite. Additionally, ultra-durable zirconia can be crafted to look virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.

E-Max Crown

IPS e.max®

This state-of-the-art material is constructed from pressed ceramic layers and is considered by some dentists to be even stronger and more lifelike than porcelain or zirconia. The e.max restoration reflects light like a natural tooth and is extremely chip-resistant. Plus, IPS e.max is metal-free, which is good for patients with metal allergies. 

Porcelain-to-Metal Crown


These durable dental crowns have a metal interior that's covered with a porcelain coating, which allows the shade to be customized to match your natural teeth. They are considered strong choices for front and back teeth. However, it is possible that a dark line where the metal interior meets your gum line will be visible. 

Ready to Improve Your Smile?

No matter what kind of dental crown you choose, your bite function and smile can be dramatically improved once new crowns are secured over damaged teeth. Why live with mouth pain, a compromised smile, chewing issues, and difficulty speaking? Send a message to our dentists in Jackson, Dyersburg, Germantown, and Trenton, TN, or give us a call. Chances are we can give you something to smile about.

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Galen Epperson


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I'm forever grateful for the opportunity to have a smile back in my life. And it's the people at elite who have went above and beyond to make sure that happens... You have no idea what this means to me... I have a winning smile today. y'all rock .

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Cortnee Gammons


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I had a small cavity between my front two teeth which immediately had me thinking that you would be able to tell that there was a filling. I was so nervous and like always they were reassuring and calming during my visit... I left without that cavity and you cannot even tell!!! I am very very happy with my latest visit. They are awesome!

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Costs and Financing

How Much Do Crowns Cost?

Your final cost will depend on the type and number of caps you need, as well as the kind of preparatory treatment your Elite Dental Care doctor recommends. We accept many dental insurance plans, and most policies will contribute to at least some of the cost of your crown, as well as that of related procedures like root canal therapy. Our knowledgeable staff will do everything they can to secure maximum coverage.

What If I Don't Have Insurance?

If you don't have insurance or can't immediately afford out-of-pocket costs not covered by insurance, we offer CareCredit financing to patients who qualify. We believe no one in Jackson, Dyersburg, Trenton, Germantown, or their surrounding communities should be denied superior dental care because of budget limitations. Our friendly staff will happily go over your insurance and financing options.

Placing a Dental Crown

A Closer Look at the Procedure Dental Crowns Step-by-Step

Placing a traditional dental crown usually requires two appointments.
Placing a traditional dental crown usually requires two appointments.


Before the procedure begins, your dentist will administer a numbing anesthetic to the treatment area so you don't feel any discomfort. Sedation is available if you experience extreme anxiety or suffer from conditions such as arthritis that make it difficult to sit for long periods.

Reshaping Your Affected Tooth

Once you are comfortable, your dentist will reshape each affected tooth by removing damaged or decayed tissue. Our doctors are very conservative and never remove more enamel than necessary. The remaining healthy portion of your tooth is what will be covered by a permanent crown during your second appointment.

Creating Your Permanent Crown

Next, we'll use state-of-the-art technology to take a precise digital impression of your tooth. In some cases, we are able to create crowns in-house thanks to our E4D CAD/CAM milling system. Other cases require sending your impression to a top-quality off-site lab where your permanent crown will be custom-made. This takes about two weeks. 

Temporary Crown Placement

Before your first appointment ends, your dentist will give you a temporary crown to cover the remainder of the treated tooth until your permanent restoration is ready. You'll be given special instructions to keep your temporary crown clean, intact, and in place.

Placement of Your Permanent Crown

After your permanent crown is delivered to your nearest Elite Dental Care location, you'll come in for your second appointment. First, we'll give you some numbing anesthetic. Then, we will remove the temporary crown and firmly secure your customized, natural-looking permanent crown. 


Recovery after crown placement takes very little time. In most cases, patients can eat, drink, and smile normally immediately after the treatment. Once the anesthesia wears off, you might notice very slight gum and jaw sensitivity, but that should fade quickly.

I Have Missing Teeth Tell Me More about Implant-Supported Crowns

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When are implant-supported crowns used?

This highly effective treatment is used to replace missing or severely damaged teeth. Drs. Harper and Buchanan are extensively trained in this procedure.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are strong titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. Each post acts like replacement tooth roots and supports a dental crown, denture, or dental bridge.

How long does it take to receive an implant-supported crown?

Two surgeries and healing periods over four to six months are required for this treatment, but many patients agree it is worth the investment of both time and money to improve their oral health, appearance, and quality of life.

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Brian Bennett


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This place is absolutely amazing.  I was referred here by a friend 5 or 6 years ago.   Since then I've had root canals, several fillings, and most recently 8 awesome looking crowns on my top teeth.   Everyone who works there is always super nice ,  and they go out of their way to make sure I'm comfortable and feel no pain.  I can't say enough .

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Geraldine Webster


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I have been seeing Elite dental care for all my dental work for about 7 yrs. Dr Harper has been my dr all the time I’ve been there. All the ladies are very professional and helpful for all my questions. Dr Harper is now in the process of my second implant. I can’t imagine trusting my smile to anyone else...

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Elite Dental Care

Each doctor at Elite Dental Care is specially trained in: 

  • Oral conscious sedation
  • Orthodontic treatment
  • Dental implants
  • Cosmetic dentistry

To experience the outstanding level of care we provide to each and every one of our patients, book a consultation today. We invite you to request an appointment online or call one of our five area offices in Germantown, Jackson, Trenton, Eads, or Dyersburg, TN.

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Contact us today if you have a question or would like to schedule an appointment. We are here to help!
"I was really impressed! They were super nice, professional and very informative with each step of the process. They have a desire to go above and beyond." Christina

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