Protective Dental Crowns in Atlanta, GA

At Upper West Midtown Dentistry, Atlanta dentists Dr. Vaughn and Dr. Praylo are committed to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. One of the remarkable dental treatments we offer is custom, full-coverage dental crowns. Crowns are usually recommended if you have a severely worn, broken, or decayed tooth, or if we’re replacing a single tooth with an individual dental implant.

What are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown in Atlanta is a customized cap-like restoration that covers and protects a damaged tooth (or goes on top of a dental implant). Crafted from a variety of materials, most dental crowns are designed to match the color of your natural teeth to blend seamlessly whenever you’re smiling. They not only restore the functionality of a compromised tooth but also enhance its appearance, resulting in a flawless smile.

Most importantly, crowns protect the weak or compromised tooth structure underneath the restoration. This allows you to continue biting and chewing normally, as the weight is distributed across the entire crown. Protecting damaged teeth helps you avoid painful emergencies or unnecessary dental extractions.
Dental Crowns in Atlanta, GA - Upper West Midtown Dentistry
Dental Crowns in Atlanta, GA - Upper West Midtown Dentistry

The Dental Crown Procedure

Getting a new dental crown is usually a straightforward process that involves two visits to our Atlanta dental office. During the initial appointment, our dentist in Atlanta will prepare the tooth by removing any decay or damaged tooth structure. Next, an impression of the tooth is taken to create a customized crown that fits perfectly in your mouth. A temporary crown will be placed to protect the tooth while the permanent crown is being fabricated at our lab.

Once your custom crown is ready (about two weeks later), you will return for the second appointment. The temporary crown will be removed, and the new crown will be carefully fitted, adjusted, and bonded to your tooth using a strong dental adhesive. Our experienced dentists take great care to ensure a comfortable and precise fit, allowing you to enjoy a natural-looking smile that’s as good as new.

How to Maintain Dental Crowns

Caring for dental crowns is essential to prolong their integrity and maintain optimal oral health in the supporting tooth. Here are some maintenance tips to keep in mind:
Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Treat your dental crowns as you would your natural teeth. Brush twice a day using a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Don't forget to floss daily to remove plaque and debris from between your teeth and around the crown. Flossing will not pull off a healthy permanent crown; however, not flossing will allow new areas of decay to develop around your restoration.

Avoid Damaging Habits

Refrain from biting or chewing on hard objects, such as ice, pens, or fingernails, as this can damage your dental crowns. Additionally, try to limit any especially sticky or hard foods that could potentially dislodge or fracture any dental work.

Wear a Nightguard

If you grind or clench your teeth at night, consider wearing a custom-made nightguard for added protection. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can put excessive pressure on your dental crowns and other teeth, leading to premature wear or damage to your smile.

Dental Crowns in Atlanta, GA - Upper West Midtown Dentistry
Dental Crowns in Atlanta, GA - Upper West Midtown Dentistry

Dental Crowns in Atlanta

If you're in Atlanta and need a new dental crown, look no further than Upper West Midtown Dentistry. Dr. Vaughn and Dr. Praylo are experienced and compassionate dentists who prioritize patient comfort. With their unique perspective on care, they can help you achieve a confident and radiant smile using state-of-the-art technology.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you're ready to transform your smile with dental crowns or have any questions about our restorative dentistry services, schedule a consultation with Dr. Vaughn or Dr. Praylo at Upper West Midtown Dentistry today. In-house sedation options are also available!