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Dental Crowns & Bridges in Atlanta

Restore Damaged or Missing Teeth

If you have a damaged tooth or you’re missing a tooth in Atlanta, the doctors at Goldstein Garber & Salama are here to help. With our expertise and in-house dental lab, we can build a custom crown or bridge to restore your smile quickly, and ensure you can smile brightly once again. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

What Is a Dental Crown?

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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.

The Crown Placement Process

Initial Consultation

First, you’ll need to schedule a consultation at Goldstein Garber & Salama to determine if a crown is the best option for you. Your dentist will examine your mouth thoroughly and decide if a crown is the best way to treat your tooth.

Crown Preparation & Building the Crown

At your next appointment, your dentist will clean and numb your mouth, then trim away damaged enamel using a dental drill. Your tooth structure will be trimmed into a stable platform for your dental crown. Then, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth using dental putty. These will be used by our in-house dental lab to build your crown. You’ll be sent home with a temporary crown to protect your teeth.

Permanent Crown Placement

Once your permanent crown has been built, your dentist will remove your temporary crown, clean your tooth, and check the crown to make sure the fit is perfect. Then, it will be bonded to your tooth permanently using dental cement.

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Do I Need a Bridge?

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.

The Bridge Treatment Process

Initial Consultation

First, you’ll schedule a consultation at Goldstein Garber & Salama to discuss your options for replacing your missing tooth, and your dentist will perform an oral exam and help you decide if a bridge is right for you.

Tooth Preparation & Crafting the Bridge

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.

Final Bridge Placement

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.

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Sedation Available for All Patients

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.