It used to be that restorations like crowns were purely functional and designed to build up a compromised tooth. Of course, that's still true - crowns are a dependable solution for restoring your ability to eat, speak, and chew comfortably.
But crowns today are increasingly valued for their esthetic qualities. Natural-looking materials like ceramic and zirconia now allow us to design a restoration that restores your oral health and improves your appearance.
How We Use Dental Crowns
There are many cases where we would recommend a dental crown, including;
- Strengthening a tooth weakened by decay
- Protecting a broken or severely worn tooth
- Adding strength to a tooth that has already had multiple fillings
- Conceal old dental work that is damaged or otherwise compromised
In all these situations, a dental crown benefits your oral health, but also blends so seamlessly with your smile that no one will ever suspect you've had any work done!
The Process of Getting a Crown
Dental crowns placed at our Alpharetta, GA dental office usually require two or three steps to complete. During the first appointment, we make space for the restoration by removing a thin layer of dental enamel. Next, we take impressions of the tooth that are used by a custom lab to fabricate your crown to our exact specifications.
In about two weeks when your new crown is ready, you will return to our office for final placement. Dr. Kai will check the crown for proper fit and comfort, make any necessary adjustments to your dental bite, and cement the restoration securely in place.
With proper care, a crown can last as long as 15 years. You must be committed to brushing and flossing and maintaining preventive dental visits so we can check the condition of all your restorations and monitor your oral health.
Call Us to See If a Crown Is Right for You!
If you would like to learn more about dental crowns and live in Alpharetta, GA or the surrounding area, please call Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry to arrange a convenient consultation.