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Dental Crowns in Atlanta, GA

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Dental crowns are versatile and highly effective, making them an ideal solution for a wide variety of patients.

Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of dental crowns and how they can be used to improve your smile and dental health.

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns (also called caps) are placed over a tooth to help restore its size, strength, and shape as well as improve its appearance. Crowns are typically used to help support what is left of a tooth and protect a tooth that is weak or broken.

Dental Crown Benefits and Treatment Options

Dental crowns offer both strength and structure to teeth by either supporting broken, worn down or misshapen teeth or by helping cover an implant or holding a bridge in place. They are very versatile, and their appearance can be customized to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.

First Purpose of Crowns

First and foremost, crowns can serve as a replacement for a missing tooth. The current turn-around time for a crown is about two weeks.

Second Purpose of Crowns

Secondly, dental crowns can be used as a cover for a weak tooth that needs to be protected. Our dentists can evaluate your specific situation and determine if a dental crown is right for you.

Why Choose a Porcelain Crown?

Porcelain is used for the majority of dental crowns because it is strong and will give the patient a 100% natural, authentic look for years to come. A porcelain crown can be perfectly matched to the rest of the teeth to ensure a perfect look.

What Is the Procedure for Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns often involve two visits – one in which the tooth is examined and prepared for the crown, and the other in which the placement of the permanent crown is set. In the meantime, a temporary crown is often placed until the permanent one has been created.

Preparing for Dental Crowns

The dentist may first take some X-rays to check the roots of the tooth and the bone area to determine if it can support a crown. Your tooth and the area around it will be numbed, and the tooth itself will be reshaped to make room for the crown. Different materials are used to prepare crowns based on the underlying tooth. For instance, if there’s less of the tooth available for structural purposes, then all-metal crowns may be used, whereas porcelain or porcelain/metal may be used if more of the tooth is available. If a large area of the tooth is missing, whether due to decay or damage, the dentist will use some filling material to add structure and support the crown.

The dentist will then make an impression of the tooth where the crown will be placed. Impressions of the upper and lower teeth around the area will also be made so as not to affect the bite. The crown is actually manufactured in a dental lab and then returned to the dentist’s office within 2-3 weeks. During this time, the dentist will make a temporary crown to help protect your tooth while the permanent crown is being made.

Recovery from Dental Crowns

On your second visit, the area around the tooth and gum may be numbed in preparation to receive the crown. The tooth may be sensitive to heat and cold immediately after the procedure. You should avoid chewing hard, sticky, or chewy foods which can pull off the crown or cause it to break.

How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?

Dental crown costs will depend on the tooth being crowned as well as the material used in the crown. In some cases, dental insurance will help defray some of the costs; however, if you do not have dental insurance, there is still help available. Choice One Dental Care® works with financing companies like CareCredit® to provide convenient financing options to help you get the dental care you need.

Are Dental Crowns Right for Me?

If your teeth are worn down, break often (due to decay, damage, or injury) or you are concerned about the appearance of your teeth, a dental crown may be the right solution to help provide added support while strengthening and protecting the affected tooth.

Why Choose Choice One Dental Care®?

Our Patient centered approach is focused on ensuring that every patient enjoys a positive and gentle dental care experience.

Our wide-ranging service offerings, including Cosmetic Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Preventative Dentistry, Sedation Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry and Restorative Dentistry make us a one-stop destination for your dental care needs.

Our commitment to providing affordable dental care for our patients by offering financing options, numerous discount specials, as well as an innovative membership plan.

Our technological capabilities bring the latest advances in dental care technology to benefit our patients.

What to Expect During Your Consultation for Dental Crowns

During your first visit, your dental care professional will fully examine the area to be treated, as well as take the time to answer any questions you may have. X-rays may be taken to determine the best course of action. Throughout the process, our highly skilled staff will walk you through each step of the procedure so that you’ll know exactly what to expect. Get the care you need and the smile you deserve.

Our dentists at Choice One Dental Care® provide our patients with crowns that are strong as well as attractive. With a high-quality crown, patients can enjoy greatly improved oral health. If you are interested in getting a dental crown, or would like to talk with us about your options, contact us today!