Crowns

A crown is a custom-made covering that fits over an original tooth that is decayed, damaged or cracked. Crowns are made of a variety of different materials, such as porcelain, gold, ceramic, acrylic resin or a mix of these materials.

The treatment plan for a patient receiving a crown involves: 

  1. Numbing the tooth to remove the decay in or around it. 

  2. Re-sculpturing the tooth to provide an ideal fit for the crown. 

  3. Making an impression of your teeth in order to create a custom-made crown (usually takes two to three weeks). 

  4. Making a temporary crown out of acrylic resin and fitting it onto the tooth during the interim period when the custom-made crown is being created. 

  5. Applying the custom-made crown (when received from the lab) by removing the temporary crown and fitting the custom-made one onto the tooth. 

  6. After ensuring that the crown has the proper look and fit, the dentist cements it into place.

 

This process generally consists of a minimum of two to three visits. Once the procedure is completed, proper dental hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing, is required to maintain healthy, bacteria-free teeth, gums and crowns. This helps in the prevention of gum disease. Given proper care, you can optimize the longevity of your crowns.

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4895 Windward Pkwy., Suite 101, Alpharetta, GA 30004 Phone: 678-593-3130 

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