Is your tooth severely cracked or chipped?
As your trusted restorative dentist in Alpharetta, GA, Dr. Hedlund is happy to provide dental crowns to help restore your damaged teeth. Dental crowns surround and protect a worn, chipped, or cracked tooth while allowing patients to keep the foundational structure of their natural tooth as well. Custom made to fit over the entire tooth, the dental crown acts as a porcelain cap sitting on top of your tooth’s foundational structure. Your existing, damaged tooth will need to be reduced down to just its foundational structure to make enough space in your mouth for the prosthetic tooth. Once fitted to the tooth, the dental crown will protect your natural tooth by acting as a stand-in during your normal chewing and speaking habits. If you suspect your tooth has been damaged, schedule an appointment online with Dr. Hedlund. We will try to see you as soon as possible to help you avoid further tooth damage.
Dental Crowns in Alpharetta, GA
Dr. Hedlund is known for her excellent reputation in consistently restoring the natural beauty and health of teeth. Additionally, Esthetic Dental Solutions partners with professional ceramists accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry to maintain our high standard of care and provide you with the highest quality dental crowns. Here are some frequently asked questions regarding our dental crowns:
Will the dental crown procedure hurt?
The dental crown procedure can cause some discomfort as we file down your tooth to its foundational structure. We take every preventative measure to ensure that you do not feel any pain. Our sedation dentistry options are available to keep you calm and comfortable throughout the entirety of the process.
How many appointments will it take to get a dental crown?
The dental crown process typically takes 2-3 trips to our office. One appointment will be needed to prepare your affected tooth for the dental crown and take dental impressions. After your tooth is filed down, we will give you a temporary replacement tooth composed of resin. Afterward, we will send off your dental impressions to our ceramists so that they can craft your permanent dental crown. After 2-3 weeks, your crown will be ready. We will call you back to our office and attach the dental crown utilizing dental cement.
How should I care for my dental crown?
Your dental crown will not require any additional care once it is cemented to your tooth. Maintaining a good oral hygiene routine will help increase the longevity of your dental crown. Additionally, you should see your dentist once every six months for standard preventative care. You should brush and floss your dental crown just as you would your natural tooth.
How long will my dental crown last?
With good oral hygiene habits, your dental crown can last many years. Typically, dental crowns last 15 years; however, they can last upwards of 25 years depending on your dental health. By scheduling regular preventative maintenance appointments with your dentist, you should be able to get many years of wear our of your dental crown.