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Dental Crown Sandy Springs, GA

Dental Crowns An Overview

Dental crowns are one of the most versatile treatments, serving cosmetic and restorative purposes and preserving the natural tooth.

Dr. Brenda Paulen often recommends dental crowns for patients who have damaged, misshapen, or severely discolored teeth. Dental crowns are typically made of high-quality porcelain materials that are customized to blend with your natural smile. An experienced and highly trained dentist, Dr. Paulen, will ensure that your dental crown is both aesthetically pleasing and supports your long-term dental health with a comfortable fit.

ABOUT DENTAL CROWNS

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that covers a tooth that is decayed, cracked, or otherwise damaged. Dentists turn to tooth caps when a filling is insufficient.

Dr. Paulen also uses metal-free dental crowns in cosmetic dentistry to improve the appearance of misshapen teeth, misaligned, or discolored, and eliminate dark lines and allergic reactions.

PORCELAIN VS. GOLD DENTAL CROWN

Atlanta dentist Dr. Paulen offers several choices in material for dental crowns. She will use a tooth-colored restoration such as porcelain for teeth in the smile zone. Teeth in the back of the mouth may be better restored using a Zirconium tooth-colored material for strength and durability.

Both choices are highly durable and aesthetic. Dr. Paulen will help you choose which is right based on your needs, goals, and budget.

Real Results With Dental Crowns

Before and after dental crowns

Before and after dental crowns

Dental Crowns What to Expect

Dental Crowns: Step By Step

Initial Visit – First, Dr. Paulen will thoroughly examine the teeth, gums, jaw joints, and other support structures. Using diagnostic x-rays, molds, and impressions, the dentist will look for hidden signs of decay, stress, and instability.

This exam will help Dr. Paulen design a personalized treatment plan to restore the tooth to optimal health and function. The dentist will inform you of the various options for dental crowns and help you make the best choice.

Tooth Preparation – Once she finalizes the treatment plan, Dr. Paulen prepares the teeth by removing a small amount of the natural tooth structure to accommodate the dental crown. She places a temporary cap on the tooth while the dental laboratory fabricates the final restoration.

Final Restoration – In about 2 to 3 weeks, you will return to our Sandy Springs dentist office for the delivery appointment. Dr. Paulen will try on the dental crown and secure it for a permanent fit.

Dental Crowns FAQs

Is the dental crown procedure painful?

Dental crown treatment is generally pain-free. Dr. Paulen will ensure you are as comfortable as possible, offering sedation dentistry options when needed. It is normal to experience mild sensitivity following treatment. These symptoms generally subside within 1 to 3 days of treatment.

How much does a dental crown cost?

The cost of a tooth crown depends on the material used, the tooth’s location, and the patient’s specific condition. Before your treatment begins, Dr. Paulen will complete a full review of the procedure, including the dental crown cost. We work with virtually all dental insurance carriers in our Sandy Springs dentist office.

What should I do if I have a broken crown?

If you have a broken crown, please contact our Sandy Springs dentist office for an appointment with Dr. Paulen. We try to see dental emergency patients on the same day whenever possible.