Dental crowns have been around for a long, long time.
We are talking thousands of years, but they have never been as good as they are today. Modern crowns look just like natural teeth. They are also durable, so you can bite and chew just as you could with real teeth, too.
At the office of Dr. Jeffrey T. Fester in Roswell, GA, we can make a crown that restores more than just your smile. You can have back the full function of your tooth as well.
To make an appointment, call 770-462-8963 today.
Until then, take a moment to learn some reasons why a dental crown may be right for you.
Your Tooth Has Been Damaged
There are countless ways you can hurt one of your teeth.
You could develop tooth decay that turns into a cavity. You could crack your tooth biting into something hard like an olive pit or popcorn kernel. You could break a tooth as a result of an injury.
Regardless of the reason for the damage, one of our porcelain or e.max zirconium crowns can fix teeth affected by the issues mentioned above.
The process is simple. We remove the part of your tooth that has been weakened and reshape the healthy part to provide support for your crown. For a short time, you will wear a temporary crown to protect the tooth.
When your permanent crown is ready, we’ll bring you back to bond it to your tooth. When all is said and done, your tooth will look and feel as natural as it ever did.
Your Tooth is a Cosmetic Concern for You
Teeth don’t always develop perfectly.
Some teeth never fully erupt, making them appear short compared to the rest of your smile. Some teeth are just misshapen in some way. That’s just something that happens sometimes. Or maybe you have one tooth that is a noticeably different color than the rest of your smile.
Again, the solution is pretty similar to what we described above. We reshape the tooth. You wear a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready.
In these situations, however, the primary goal is to give you more confidence about smiling.
Your Tooth is Missing
Tooth loss is much more common than most people realize. With that said, we have some great options for replacing missing teeth in modern dental care.
One of those options is getting a crown. To be clear, it takes more than a crown, since you also need something to support the crown. If your tooth has been knocked out, fallen out, or been removed, you can get a dental implant instead.
Implants replace the roots of missing teeth. They are anchored in your jawbone (where your roots once were), and they are designed to support crowns and other dental restorations.
By getting an implant-supported crown, you can look and feel like you have a complete smile once again.