Dental crowns are tooth-shaped restorations that fit over the visible part of a tooth. They are used to cover up cracked, chipped, broken, discolored, or misshapen teeth. They can also protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore a tooth that has suffered extensive decay. Crowns are often used to protect a tooth after root canal therapy to reduce the likelihood of tooth fracturing. They are also ideal for keeping bridgework in place and covering dental implants.
The crown fits over the tooth like a cap and wraps around the sides to provide complete coverage. Once in place, the crown restores the appearance of the affected tooth and protects it against further damage. It also strengthens the tooth's structure and supports the remaining healthy structure so tooth decay or other problems do not develop. This makes crowns the ideal solution for teeth that are worn, cracked, fractured, weak, chipped, or discolored.
In addition to restoring a tooth's function and appearance, a crown can be used to improve a tooth's alignment, shape, or color. For more information about dental crowns, call Greater Dental Health at (470) 508-0044.
Dr. Nguyen and our team are not only skilled and experienced in providing restorative dentistry treatments, but they’re also passionate about your overall health and happiness.
We offer CEREC (or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) same-day crowns created and placed entirely in our dentist's office during a single visit. They eliminate the inconvenience and discomfort associated with traditional crown procedures.
The amount of time it takes for a dentist to make a crown with traditional methods is a few weeks, while it only takes a few hours for CEREC crowns. This saves time for the patient and the dentist.
We use cutting-edge scanning technology to create your dental crowns with more accuracy and comfort than traditional dental impressions. Say goodbye to uncomfortable impressions and get your perfect fit with our advanced scanning process. Visit us today and experience the difference first-hand!
The process begins with an evaluation. Our dentist will conduct a thorough examination that includes X-rays and a CT scan to understand your oral health and determine your candidacy for the CEREC procedure.
During this phase, the dentist will numb your mouth and prepare the tooth receiving the crown by removing any decay. Then, they will shape the tooth so that it can receive the crown.
Our dentist will then take 3D scans of your mouth and use CEREC software to custom-design your new custom ceramic crown that matches your teeth.
After the custom crown is created, it is cemented permanently on your existing tooth to restore its function.
We are in-network with most major PPO dental insurance plans. Our team is here to help you understand your level of coverage and provide you with an estimated out-of-pocket cost for any procedure you may need.
We also offer financing options and a savings membership program for uninsured patients. Take the hassle out of finding a dental provider, and call us today to schedule an appointment!
Our beautiful Peachtree Corners dentist office is conveniently located in the Peachtree Corners Town Center. Plenty of free parking is available on the top level of the parking deck.
5210 Town Center Blvd, Ste. 310
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Monday - Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM
*Except for the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape and size and improve its strength and appearance. It is usually bonded to the tooth using dental cement.
Dental crowns can be made from different materials depending on a patient's preference and their dentist's recommendation. Some common materials that are used include gold, porcelain fused to metal (PFM), all-porcelain, or zirconia. Porcelain and zirconia are premium materials that offer the most natural-looking results. Zirconia is also the strongest material for dental crowns and is often used for molars due to the extra biting force placed on those teeth. Gold and PFM are typically used when the tooth has a cavity underneath, as these materials do not hold heat as well. These metals are also used in back teeth, where aesthetics are not as much of a concern.
A tooth that has been treated with a large dental filling or is badly decayed may require a crown for support. You may also need a crown after a root canal to restore a tooth's function and appearance. Crowns are also used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of teeth that are poorly shaped, discolored, or misaligned.
If you're missing one or more teeth, crowns may be attached to a dental implant to fill the space and restore your smile.
The lifespan of a porcelain crown is typically around 15 years with proper care. In fact, it's common for crowns to last upwards of 20 years. They can become loose, however, if proper oral hygiene isn't practiced or if you have habits like grinding or chewing on hard foods.
Dental crown placement is non-invasive and non-surgical, so the treatment isn't any more painful than a typical cavity filling. The area around the tooth that is being trimmed for placement is typically numbed so that you are comfortable throughout the process.
You shouldn't require any downtime after getting a crown placed, and you should be able to return to your normal activities immediately after your appointment. You may, however, experience some discomfort for a few days after treatment, including:
Caring for a dental crown is much like caring for your natural teeth and includes:
Same-day crowns are dental crowns that are created and placed on the same day a patient comes in for an appointment. They eliminate the need for temporary restoration while the patient waits for their permanent restoration to be made in a dental lab. These restorations offer a number of benefits to patients, including:
No, you don't. With CEREC technology, your restorations are made during a single visit to our dental practice. First, we prepare your tooth by removing any decay and reshaping it so that the crown will fit properly. Then, we take a digital impression of the tooth for your same-day crown to be made with an in-house milling machine. Once your restoration is ready, our dentist will bond the new restoration to your tooth using a special adhesive that doesn't require any curing to set. The entire process takes about two hours, including your appointment time.