Dental Implant and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta
Prosthodontic, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry located in Brookhaven, GA
A dental crown is one of the most common restorative dental procedures. Crowns strengthen and protect natural teeth that are broken, decayed, or damaged. Brett Langston, DMD, and his team at Dental Implant and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta in Brookhaven, Georgia, provide the best crown treatments to patients in the Atlanta area. Most crowns can be completed in just one visit, so call the office or book your appointment online today.
What are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a cap that covers your entire tooth from the gum line up. A crown acts as a protective cover, adding strength to teeth that are weak or damaged.
Crowns are usually made from ceramic, resin, or metal. Ceramic and resin crowns are popular, because they match your natural teeth. Metal crowns are more durable and can be a good choice for molars at the back of the mouth.
Crowns restore teeth that have suffered significant decay or damage. They can save natural teeth that can’t be restored with a smaller filling, preserving your smile.
What do Crowns Fix?
The team at Dental Implant and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta recommends crowns for many common dental issues.
Bonded crowns can strengthen natural teeth and protect teeth that are:
- Severely decayed
- Chipped or cracked
Crowns also have cosmetic benefits. They can improve the look of teeth that are:
- Short or small
- Irregularly shaped
What Types of Crowns are Available?
Dr. Langston and the team are happy to offer CEREC® crowns. Chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramic (CEREC) crowns use computer-aided design technology to cut down on the time it takes to get custom crowns.
With CEREC technology, most crowns take just one office visit.
Depending on your needs, the team can help you find the best crown or restoration for your teeth. Aesthetic bonded crowns restore broken teeth to keep your mouth as healthy as possible.
What is the Process of Getting a Crown?
When you come to Dental Implant and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta, the team examines your mouth to determine if a crown is a good option for you. Everyone’s mouth is different, and every crown is custom-developed.
The process for CEREC crowns takes about two hours from start to finish. Dr. Langston takes digital impressions of your mouth, and a milling machine forms the crown from a ceramic block while he prepares your tooth for the crown.
He cleans your tooth, and he may use a bonding material to fill cavities or shape the tooth. He then places your new crown on the tooth and bonds it in place. Before you leave the office, the team checks your bite to ensure the crown fits in your mouth comfortably.
Crowns made from ceramic and resin are popular because they look just like natural teeth. With proper care and regular dental cleanings, crowns can last upwards of 10 years.