Dental crowns are a versatile treatment option that treats both cosmetic and restorative dental issues. Dr. Alla Brown and Dr. Amanda Newberry utilize dental crowns to cover dental implants or protect damaged, chipped, cracked, and fractured teeth. In their Buford, GA dental office, Dr. Brown and Dr. Newberry work to help patients find the best possible solution to their dental concerns. If you have tooth damage or discoloration and would like to explore your cosmetic options, call Lanier Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at (678) 359-4707. You may also schedule a consultation with our office online.
Dental Crown FAQs
Learn the answers to common questions that many patients may have about dental crowns:
What are dental crowns made of?
We craft our dental crowns specifically to blend in with your natural smile, which is why they are made of porcelain dental ceramic. Dental crowns that are made of porcelain reflect light for a more natural-looking end-result.
What is a dental crown treatment like?
Your dentist will conduct a full examination of your teeth and gums before treatment to make sure that dental crowns are right for you. Then, she cleans and shapes the treated tooth. They will remove a small amount of material from your enamel to ensure that there is enough room for your dental crown. Then, they will fit you with a temporary crown while a custom one is made for you in a dental lab. Using dental impressions of your teeth, the crown should fit in with the rest of your smile. If you take care of your dental crowns, they can last for many years. Remember to brush and floss regularly, and make biannual appointments so that Dr. Brown or Dr. Newberry can ensure that your crown and your natural teeth are healthy and clean.
How do dental fillings compare to dental crowns?
Dental fillings are typically used to seal a cavity within the tooth that has been cleaned out. Even if you already have a dental filling, you may require a dental crown down the road. Dental crowns provide more protection to teeth and are more durable as they cover the whole tooth, not just the middle.