Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta expertly crafts porcelain dental crowns with skill, using advanced technology. Our professionals make sure that your crown will be both functional and aesthetically beautiful. Porcelain crowns is a cosmetic dentistry treatment that are used to cover decayed, cracked or damaged teeth.
When a dentist determines that you need a crown, it may be to strengthen a weak tooth or enhance a tooth’s appearance by covering the damaged tooth. A dental crown functions like a “cap,” that sits over an existing tooth. It covers the entire structure of the tooth, at and above, the gum line. A crown seals the damaged area and restores normal function to the tooth, enabling you to smile confidently and chew without pain.
Dental Crown Procedure
A dental crown can be completed in two office visits. During the first visit, an impression is taken of the tooth to be covered, and a temporary crown is placed in the mouth. The permanent crown is carefully designed in a qualified laboratory that is exclusively devoted to crafting natural looking tooth replacements.
During the procedure, all the damaged tooth material is removed. During your return visit, the permanent dental crown is fitted comfortably and cemented into place for a permanent restoration.
Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials. Stainless steel crowns are often used on the baby teeth of children to protect those teeth from further damage and provide the optimal space for permanent teeth to erupt. Crowns for adults can also be made from gold alloy. Composite resin crowns are used as temporary crowns. For permanent crowns, the material of choice is porcelain fused to metal.
For decades, porcelain crowns have been used to provide aesthetic beauty to those teeth requiring protection and strength. Each crown is custom made to match the color of existing teeth. Advanced developments in dental technology have created adhesives that are stronger and longer lasting for permanency.
If you have a large filling or a damaged tooth and you are considering a dental crown, contact Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta for more information about our porcelain crowns.