What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a damaged tooth to restore its shape, strength, size and appearance. A dental crown will cover all of the visible portion of the tooth when it is cemented in place.
Do I need a dental crown?
Dr. Omar Damji may suggest a dental crown in Atlanta, Georgia, for your tooth if you need to:
– Restore a dental implant
– Strengthen a tooth that is damaged
– Cover a tooth with a large dental filling
– Prevent a weak tooth from breaking
– Anchor a dental bridge
– Restore a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy
How is a dental crown placed?
To prepare a tooth for a dental crown, our dentist will shape the tooth to allow room for the restoration in your mouth. A foundation may be built up if your tooth doesn’t have enough structure remaining. Impressions of the tooth and the surrounding teeth are then made so that your custom dental crown can be designed and constructed. When your crown is ready, the fit and color will be examined and any necessary adjustments will be made. Then the dental crown will be permanently cemented in place.
Feel free to contact Executive Park Dentistry today at 404-633-1853 to learn more and to schedule your next visit.