DENTAL CROWNS IN LITHIA SPRINGS, GA
Value Smiles offers Affordable Dental Crowns to patients in Lithia Springs, Douglasville and surrounding areas. This article explains about dental crown and the reasons why dental crown is done and the types of dental crowns available.
Dental crowns are often called a cap because it is placed over the tooth and covers the entire portion of the tooth above the gum line. The crown is usually made by a laboratory; it is made to look like the original tooth in shape and color. All the crowns made by Value Smiles are made in Georgia by a local lab.
A crown restores the tooth making the damaged tooth stronger and my aesthetic. The crown is cemented by a dental cement and it complete encompasses the portion of the tooth that is left after the tooth is prepped.
Why does a patient need a Dental Crown?
There are many circumstances that will required a dental crown, they are:
- It is necessary to restore a tooth after a root canal has been performed.
- A tooth that is broken or severely worn down by grinding, a Dental Crown will be used to restore the tooth and prevent the tooth from breaking down any further.
- After an implant post is placed a Dental crown is used to cover the implant.
- Cosmetic reasons, makes beautiful modifications to misshapen teeth or discolored or stained teeth.
- Dental Crowns are used to anchor a Dental Bridge.
- Dental crowns are the alternative to extracting a tooth that is weak from decay (if there is enough tooth structure to support the crown).
- Dental Crowns are used to protect a fractured tooth, it holds the fractured pieces together thus preventing the tooth from breaking the weak tooth any further.
When Dental Crowns are used on children to restore a Primary (baby) tooth the reasons are:
- If a baby tooth is so damaged by decay, a filling will not be supported by the remaining tooth structure.
- Children, who are unable due to their age, medical history or condition, or behavior to maintain good oral hygiene and regular hygiene visits. In these cases a Dental Crown may be placed to minimize the frequency of general anesthesia.
What are the different types of Dental Crowns?
All types of Dental Crowns are permanent, with the exception of the temporary crown worn until the laboratory completes making the permanent. The materials used to make a Dental Crown are stainless steel, porcelain fused to metal or gold, all ceramic, all porcelain and all resin.
Stainless Steel Crowns are made completely from stainless steel and are preformed and come in different sizes and shape, relative to the primary tooth is covering until the child’s permanent tooth comes in. Generally, the permanent tooth forces the stainless steel crowned tooth to come out naturally. However, there are instances where the Dentist has to extract this tooth to allow the permanent tooth to come in. This happens with uncrowned baby teeth. Stainless steel crowns are not prepped like an adult’s tooth it is only the decay that is removed and not the outer circumference of the tooth. Stainless steel crowns are completed in one visit unlike permanent dental crowns, which require multiple dental appointments to complete. Therefore, stainless steel crowns are less expensive than the permanent crowns and easier for the child to tolerate.
Metal Crowns are made from either of the following: gold alloy possibly palladium, base-metal crowns are made from an alloy of possibly nickel or chromium. When they are compared to the other types of permanent dental crowns they are a lot like stainless steel crowns. For instance, they do not chip or break. They are resistant grinding, biting hard and chewing are hard food. Metal crowns do not require a lot tooth structure to be removed and the opposing tooth does not wear down as much. The metal crown is not recommended for the front teeth, the color is not appealing. However, they are great for the posterior molars.
Porcelain-fused-to-Metal Crowns are much more cosmetic and are made to mimic the patient’s natural tooth in shape, color and size. Unfortunately if the patient grinds with this type of crown the opposing teeth are easily worn. One other issue may be the patient’s gums recede and the metal at the gum line becomes visible. The porcelain-fused-to-metal crown is still a good choice and can be used for anterior and posterior teeth. Value Smiles offers these Crowns at a great price. Please check our specials page for the special price for dental crown.
All-Ceramic and All-Porcelain Crowns are the best choice for cosmetic reasons they provide the color to be matched to the patients other teeth. They both look and feel natural and this makes them a perfect choice for the anterior (front) teeth. People who have metal allergies are recommended to have one of these types of Dental Crown. However, the all-ceramic and all-porcelain crowns are not as durable as the porcelain-fused-to-metal. They also can wear on the opposing teeth like the porcelain-fused-to-metal, just a little more than the metal or all-resin. Value Smiles offers full porcelain crowns at a discounted price, just check our specials page on our website.
All-Resin Crowns are more prone to fractures and tend to wear down faster than any other type of Dental Crown. For these reasons, it is one of the least expensive Dental Crown.
Temporary Crowns are made from an impression of the patient’s tooth before it prepped to mimic the natural tooth then another impression is made after the tooth is prepped. From these two impressions a temporary crown is fabricated in the office out of acrylic. You can use a stainless steel crown. This temporary crown needs to be worn until the permanent is ready.
Zirconia or Milled Crowns are made in the dental office or a dental lab with the use of a software and hardware. These types of Dental Crowns are digitally constructed and if they are produced in the office there is not a need for a temporary to be placed. The permanent Dental Crown is digitally constructed with in about an hour and the patient can stay in the dental chair while it is fabricated. Value Smiles will do same day crowns in future. We will keep you updated.
Just like the other types if Permanent Dental Crowns, they are permanently cemented in place. Only after the Dentist tries in the permanent crown to make sure it will seat in place, checks the margin for a perfect seal. The Dentist checks the patients bite and makes any necessary adjustments and the patient approves the color and shape. Once everything is checked and approved the Dental Crown is completed.
Please contact us at 770-489-9141 or visit us at WWW.MYVALUESMILES.COM for any further information. We have same day appointments in most situations. We accept most major dental insurances. We are conveniently located at 2635 Lee Road, Suite C4, Lithia Springs, GA-30122. We are in the Publix plaza at the intersection of Fairburn Road and Lee Road. Value Smiles provide Affordable Dental Care with Excellent Customer Service to patients in Lithia Springs, Douglasville, Austell, Mableton, Powder Springs and surrounding areas.