Dental crowns allow you to restore and protect damaged teeth. If you are in Atlanta and have a cracked or broken tooth, the dentists at Goldstein, Garber & Salama are here to help. Our dentists have years of experience placing crowns and can create a custom treatment plan to restore your bite and smile. Contact us now to book an appointment.
Dental crowns are used to repair damaged or decayed teeth. They are shaped just like a tooth and built from a porcelain ceramic material that looks similar to natural enamel. After your tooth is trimmed, the crown is bonded in place permanently, covering the damaged tooth all the way down to the gum line. This prevents further complications and restores both your smile and your bite.
First, your dentist will assess and prepare your tooth. They will then clean and prepare your tooth to remove damaged or decayed enamel. This creates a stable base to place the new crown.
Once your tooth is ready, the dentist will use dental trays, putty, or a scanner to take scans or impressions of your tooth. The images are used to create a custom-fit crown.
Besides the scans or impressions, your dentist will take images of your teeth to ensure your new crown fits your teeth perfectly. Color matching ensures your porcelain crown looks like your natural tooth.
Once your dentist takes an impression of your tooth, they will send the information to our in-house lab, where your new crown will be built using durable porcelain ceramic. These lab-made crowns are the most comfortable and long-lasting type of dental crown. The process may take a few weeks.
Since your new crown won’t be ready for a few weeks, your dentist will attach a temporary crown to protect your tooth until your permanent crown is ready.
After the permanent crown is ready, you’ll return to our office for the fitting and placement appointment. The dentist will evaluate the crown to ensure it fits your teeth comfortably. During this stage, the dentist can make minor adjustments.
After the adjustments are made, our dentists will use powerful dental cement to bond your crown to your tooth. This will restore your bite and smile.
Dental bridges use two crowns to support a false tooth (pontic) that rests in the gap where you’ve lost a tooth. They are a less expensive and less invasive alternative to dental implants, and they will never shift or move when you eat or speak, unlike partial dentures. If you’re missing one or more teeth and are looking for alternatives to implants and partial dentures, bridges may be right for you.
First, you’ll schedule a consultation at Goldstein Garber & Salama to discuss your options for replacing your missing tooth, and your dentist in Atlanta will perform an oral exam and help you decide if a bridge is right for you.
At your next appointment, your dentist will trim the teeth next to your missing tooth to make room for the bridge. Then, they will take impressions of your teeth, and send them to our in-house dental lab so that your bridge can be made. You’ll be sent home with a temporary bridge or temporary crowns to protect your trimmed teeth.
Once your bridge has been built at Goldstein Garber & Salama, you’ll come in for your final appointment. Your dentist will check the fit of the bridge, then bond it into place permanently with dental cement.
We offer a variety of sedation options for our patients, including laughing gas sedation, oral conscious sedation, IV sedation, and even general anesthesia. If you are nervous about an upcoming procedure for a bridge or dental crown at Goldstein Garber & Salama, ask your doctor about your options for sedation during your treatment.
Dental crowns can be an excellent solution for brokenor discolored teeth, gaps between teeth, and cracked or worn down teeth. It canalso reinforce a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment. A dental crownoften offers a more aesthetic appearance if you are uncomfortable with yoursmile. Crowns can also protect weak teeth from further damage and supportbridges and dentures—giving you a chance to regain your natural chewing ability.
You may need a dental crown if you havea tooth that is heavily decayed or damaged or want to protect a weak tooth frombreaking. A crown can also be used to improve the appearance of your teeth andmake them look more uniform. Our modern-day materials make it possible for usto create crowns that protect your teeth and enhance their natural beauty. Visit us for an exam, and we will review all available options.
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