Many uses for dental crowns in Kennesaw & Tucker, GA
Crowns are one of the earliest known forms of dentistry and uses for this type of restoration as well as materials and techniques, continue to evolve. Dr. Kay Kalantari uses dental crowns to help her patients throughout the Kennesaw & Tucker, GA area smile with comfort and confidence.
Dental crowns and the procedure
Each of your teeth has a portion (the root) embedded in bone, and part that shows above the gum line. This natural crown gives you the ability to bite and chew foods. It also supports lips and facial structure and contributes to clear communication. A dental crown is an artificial substitute. This prosthetic is made of a strong, durable material shaped just like your own tooth, but hollow inside. It fits over a prepared base, securely cemented in place to function with the existing root.
Preparation for a crown typically begins with removal of damaged tooth structure and shaping – either reduction or building up with composite material. Then impressions are taken. Impressions, measurements, and shading information go to an off-site dental laboratory where your crown is fabricated, usually from lustrous porcelain. Meanwhile, the doctor places a temporary crown so you can smile and eat normally. When you return to Dentistry and Orthodontics at Kennesaw Point in a week or two, the interim restoration is removed, and your new crown is placed.
When patients in Kennesaw & Tucker, GA need dental crowns
Dr. Kalantari may suggest dental crowns in these situations:
- Restore a tooth with decay or a piece broken off, when the area of damage is too large to support a conventional filling, inlay, or onlay.
- Prevent further damage in a fractured tooth.
- Protect a tooth potentially weakened by root canal therapy.
- Anchor a fixed bridge. A bridge holds an artificial tooth (or several in a row). It is secured by crowns on each side of the gap.
- As the finishing touch on a stand-alone dental implant.
- For cosmetic improvement in a tooth with unusual shape or size, or intrinsic discoloration.