A dental crown is a more extensive type of dental restoration in which the damaged tooth is completely covered and surrounded by a crown, which is also called a cap. One of the most common reasons for a crown is when a large cavity threatens the health of the tooth. Dental crowns are attached to the tooth using a special dental cement, and they can be made from a number of different materials to fit your personal dental needs and preferences.
If you and your dentist decide that a crown is right for improving your smile, you can expect to have two visits to complete your treatment. During the first appointment, Dr. Eberhard and Dr. Shoukoohi will use anesthetic to numb the area. We then recontour the surface of the tooth, which allows room for the crown, and we remove all decay. Our dentists take impressions of the tooth and send these impressions to a dental lab, where your crown will be custom made. We will make a temporary crown for you to wear while your permanent crown is being fabricated, which usually takes approximately two weeks. In your second visit, we will remove the temporary crown and attach the permanent crown. Once we have adjusted your bite and found the proper fit, we will cement the new crown in place with a permanent dental cement.
To find out whether a dental crown in Cartersville, Georgia, is right for your smile, we welcome you to contact us today at Mockingbird Dental Associates.