What are dental crowns?

When tooth decay or damage becomes serious, a dental crown may be suggested. Dental crowns are covers or caps that completely encase damaged teeth up to the gumline. Often made of porcelain, dental crowns are not only able to improve a tooth’s function, but its appearance as well. We may use a dental crown in Smyrna, Georgia to:

  • Support a large filling
  • Protect a weakened tooth from breaking
  • Hold a cracked tooth together
  • Anchor a dental bridge in place
  • Cover unsightly dental conditions
  • Enhance the beauty of your smile

A dental crown is used to restore and improve a tooth’s size, shape, appearance, and function.

How are dental crowns made?

In the past, it typically required two visits and multiple weeks to produce a dental crown. However, at Manders Dental Center, crowns can be produced and applied in just one day, thanks to our advanced dental laboratory available on-site at our dental office. We will remove the decayed and damaged portion of the tooth, shaping it to accommodate the size of the dental crown. After taking molds and measurements, we will produce your dental crown and ensure it fits perfectly. Once final adjustments are made, the dental crown is cemented into place. To learn more about how a dental crown can improve your smile, please contact us today!