Dental crowns or caps help to preserve the function of badly damaged teeth. Crowns can be placed to protect fractured teeth or teeth with severe decay. New crowns can replace pre-existing ones. A dental crown fully encases a weak or vulnerable tooth to reinforce its stability and give it a natural appearance. We offer a variety of affordable treatment options for restoring teeth. Whenever possible, we like to consider several conservative options before covering a tooth with a full crown.
Getting a Crown: Planning and Procedure
During your consultation, we will take impressions of your tooth so a dental lab can create a custom crown. We will explain every step of the crown process, and discuss other details such as anesthesia and sedation options. During the crown placement procedure, Dr. Carter will prepare the tooth before placing a temporary crown. It’s very important to follow Dr. Carter's recommendations for aftercare and maintenance.
Common Types of Dental Crowns
The most common types of full-coverage dental crowns available are porcelain fused to metal, all ceramic, and gold. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns provide a durable and attractive tooth surface. One drawback is the tendency for the metal core material to show as a dark line at the base of gums as they recede over time. Crowns with an all-porcelain collar eliminate this problem. All-ceramic crowns offer a metal-free option with light transmission for lifelike characteristics. Because there is no metal core, the crown can be made thinner, which makes it ideal for areas with space limitations. Gold dental crowns, while not favorable aesthetic choices, provide a stronger and more durable solution for molars and for patients who have strong bites or grind their teeth. Gold crowns also last longer and are less damaging to opposing teeth. Call us today to determine which type of crown is best for your needs and budget.
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Call BLUSH Dental Studio today at (404) 445-6100 or request an appointment online. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice.
At BLUSH Dental Studio — the dental practice of East Point dentist Dr. Kisha Carter, we believe that having a healthy and beautiful smile helps you live a better life. As a result, we offer you and your family a unique dental experience by providing modern, compassionate and affordable comprehensive dental care. Contact us today or request a convenient appointment online. We look forward to welcoming you to BLUSH Dental Studio and helping you achieve your optimal smile and oral health.
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East Point, GA 30344
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