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Dental Crown Buford, GA

Dental Crowns An Overview

Dental crowns are sometimes called “caps” because they are placed over the tooth, covering the entire tooth structure. Our dentists use a variety of materials to add strength and durability to teeth that are weakened by decay or existing restoration.

The crown placement process requires only two office visits. At the first visit, the damaged portion of your tooth is removed, x-rays are taken, and a temporary crown is attached. The permanent crown, made of porcelain or metal, will be fitted at the second visit. The permanent tooth will fit comfortably and will blend in with the surrounding teeth.

About Dental Crowns in Buford, GA

Porcelain crowns are extremely natural-looking restorations. They are made of tooth-colored dental ceramic, which mimics natural tooth enamel almost perfectly. Not only are porcelain crowns very easy to care for, but they are also incredibly long-lasting. Lanier Smiles provides porcelain dental crowns in Buford, Georgia for cosmetic and restorative purposes.

Dental Crown FAQs

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are a common solution to teeth that are damaged or unsightly. They consist of a cap that is tooth-shaped and rests over the treated tooth, which encases it all the way down to the gum line. A crown is an optimal solution for the restoration of the shape, size, strength, and overall appearance of the treated tooth.

What are dental crowns made from?

A dental crown can be constructed from a range of different materials including porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic, all porcelain, or all metal.

Why would my dentist recommend that I get a dental crown?

Dental crowns are used to replace the surface area of a tooth that is either damaged or unsightly. Sometimes a tooth that has a cavity or large filling will crack or break off. In other situations, a tooth may be discolored or visually distracting. Replacing the surface area with a crown is a fairly simple procedure.

Normally, only adult patients receive crowns. Your dentist may recommend one if:

  • Your tooth is severely worn down or broken.
  • You have a cracked tooth that needs to be strengthened.
  • You have a weak tooth at risk of fracturing.
  • You are receiving a dental bridge and need a crown to hold it into place.
  • You need a crown to cover a dental implant.
  • Your tooth needs a larger filling than is possible.
"In my case I visited Dr. Brown's office the first time for emergency treatment on an impacted tooth. As soon as I got there they put me in a chair and relieved my pain. Then she made the arrangements for me to see the endodontist in just a few hours. This was my first visit to their office, and yet they treated me like I was a long time friend. My second visit was for a broken crown, since I work very close to Dr. Brown's office I drove over there just to make an appointment to have this crown fixed. They told me if I waited a few minutes they would see me that morning. 40 minutes later Dr. Brown had repaired the broken crown then set me up with the required information, copy of my xray, etc to have an implant done. This kind of customer care is very hard to find these days. You can tell that the entire staff loves working there because of how they treat everyone that comes into this office."Old fashion customer service in a contemporary, modern dental office

Dental Crowns What to Expect

The process takes place over several appointments:

Consultation & Evaluation – Your dentist will see you for a comprehensive evaluation to inspect the teeth, gums, and mouth. Once the dentist has determined that a dental crown is right for you, she will create a personalized treatment plan to address the functional and health concerns as well as the cosmetic goals.

Preparation – Next, your Lanier dentist will prepare the tooth to accommodate the dental crown. Any old fillings will be removed to create a solid foundation. Your dentist will take an impression of the tooth and select a color for the dental crown to match the natural teeth.

Temporary Dental Crown – Typically, a temporary dental crown is placed over the tooth to protect it while the permanent crown is being made at a dental laboratory. The provisional dental crown would be made of plastic and temporarily sealed to the tooth.

Final Fit & Cementation – Because of the comprehensive planning upfront, the final visit is relatively short and predictable. We will try on the crown and check it for fit, shape, and color. The dentist will make any minor adjustments if needed before permanently bonding the dental crown to the tooth.

After Care – Crowns can be cared for the same as natural teeth. Routine dental cleanings and examinations are important to ensure long-term health and proper fit. Porcelain crowns are highly stain-resistant and will look bright for years to come.

Schedule a Consultation for Dental Crowns

Whether you need a new restoration or want to replace an old metal crown with a new porcelain crown, contact our Buford GA dentist office to schedule a consultation.