Oakwood Family Dental
3885 Mundy Mill Rd, Ste 116 Oakwood, GA 30566-3432

Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns and bridges are forms of restorative dentistry. Dental Crowns can strengthen damaged teeth and improve the appearance of your smile. Dental Crowns are an excellent solution to restore a smile. Oakwood Family Dental offers durable crowns that look and feel like natural teeth to patients throughout Gainesville, Flat Creek, Cascade Woods, Pleasant View, Westside, Atlas Circle, Braselton and Atlanta, GA City.

Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns and bridges are forms of restorative dentistry. A dental crown is a restoration that covers a tooth in order to strengthen it as well as restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown can make the tooth stronger or improve the way it looks. Dental Crowns are an excellent solution to restore a smile.

Following circumstances you may need a dental crowns
• A tooth has sustained significant damage due to decay or injury
• You have a cavity that is too large for a filling
• Following the completion of root canal therapy
• For restoration of dental implants
• As protection to prevent a weak tooth from breaking
• To hold a cracked tooth together

Over time, your teeth begin to weaken. This leaves them more susceptible to problems such as decay, discoloration, or cracks. Dental crowns can restore the appearance and function of a tooth that suffers from any or all of these issues.

What are the types of material used in dental crowns or dental bridges

Dental crown or Dental bridge can be one of following types:
• Zirconia
•E-max/ Empress crowns
•Tilite/DLMS (using CAD CAM technology)
•Porcelain fused to metal (PFM)

Each of this crown material has specific purpose and they come with different warranty of 5, 10 and 15 years. We are known to use best laboratory material and equipment using CAD CAM technology and digital dentistry.

What is the procedure to install a dental crown?

Dental Crowns usually require two visits to Oakwood Family Dental Clinic. At the first visit, your dentist prepares the tooth for the dental crown. This includes removing enamel, as well as any decay.

If necessary, your dentist may also add some filling material to the tooth so there’s enough structure to support the dental crown.

After shaping your tooth, your dentist takes impressions of your teeth. A dental lab uses the impressions to make your dental crown, which usually takes 2-3 weeks. While you wait for your permanent crown, you wear a temporary crown to protect your tooth.

At the second visit, your dentist removes the temporary crown and places your permanent crown. Your dentist may shape the crown and adjust the position before bonding it to your tooth with a dental adhesive.

So that they look and feel as natural as possible!! Please consult our doctors at Oakwood Family Dental Clinic to evaluate best treatment option for your teeth.