General Dentistry

Crowns from Smile Moore Dentistry

What Is a Dental Crown?

A crown is a protective covering for your tooth that is custom-made to look like your natural tooth. A crown is likely placed over an existing portion of the tooth that has recently undergone a root canal or replacing an old filling that has become defective. After a crown is installed, you will be able to use the tooth like normal. We make sure that your crown looks as much like your natural tooth as possible to restore your confidence in your smile.

 

In addition to appearance, the purpose of a crown is to protect the tooth that has recently been repaired by a root canal. The cover goes over the exposed portion of your tooth to protect it from infection and the rigors of chewing. You can expect great service, and comfortable and pain-free crown installation when you come to us at Smile Moore Dentistry. To find out more about crowns or the many other dental services we offer, be sure to get in touch with us!

This video shows you the differences between a filling and a crown made using CAD/CAM 3-D technology to repair decayed or damaged teeth.

Do I Need a Dental Crown?

A dental crown would be a viable option for anyone who has just had a root canal. If the tooth has been cracked or otherwise damaged, a crown can be placed on top of the remaining portion to fortify the tooth and protect it from future damage. A crown is usually recommended when you have just one tooth that needs to be repaired. A dental crown also serves as an alternative to dental implants. If the root of the tooth can be fixed with a root canal, the entire tooth will not have to be extracted and replaced with an implant. That is when a cap or dental crown will be used. In general, a temporary crown will be placed after you have had a root canal. Then you will need to come in later to be fitted for a permanent crown that is molded to the contours of your tooth. At Smile Moore Dentistry, we work hard to make sure your crown lasts for decades and looks as much like your natural tooth as possible.

The Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are fairly routine procedures that have a few key benefits when compared against dental implants. Some of these benefits include:

  • Less Invasive Work – Dental crowns are simple outpatient procedures that can be taken care of in a few visits to the office.
  • More Affordable – Compared to dental implants, dental crowns are much more affordable.
  • Looks Like Your Tooth – When you come to us at Smile Moore Dentistry, we make sure that your dental crown matches the color and shape of your tooth.

Same-Day Dental Crowns in Buford

Our dentist has decades of experience helping Buford patients improve their dental health and smile proudly. We are experts at installing crowns, prioritizing patient comfort and safety. Our technologically-advanced dental practices offer same-day crowns using the CEREC® technology.

CEREC® stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. The revolutionary technology helps dentists streamline making a crown and restoring a patient’s smile in a single dental visit. First, our dentists will take a digital impression of your teeth using a 3D camera. The image data is then sent to our in-office machine that mills the crown from a ceramic block. The milling process can only take minutes, and after inspecting the new crown, a patient’s dentist will carefully place it.

How do CEREC® Crowns Differ from Traditional Crowns?

CEREC® and traditional crowns are made differently; however, they yield the same result. The biggest advantage is the time it takes to get a crown. A traditional crown requires at least two visits for most patients — one to have dental impressions taken and another to have the crown fitted. In addition, patients are often fitted with a temporary crown placed before a final crown, which can be highly inconvenient. In most cases, a patient will need to avoid eating certain foods that might break or otherwise damage the temporary crown. With a CEREC® crown, the patient bypasses the need for a temporary crown altogether, and they often go home with a crown the same day, with an average time spent in the office of about an hour and a half.

Smile Moore Dentistry: The Best Choice for Dental Care

Crowns are one of the most affordable and effective ways to restore function to damaged teeth. If you have broken, chipped, or cracked teeth and think crowns may be right for you, schedule an appointment at our Buford dental office. Contact our team directly at 770-945-5369 or by sending us a message.

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