By Jennifer L. McCoy, DDS, Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
September 18, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental crowns are caps or coverings that fit over a decayed, unattractive or damaged tooth. It can even replace a tooth entirely when dental crownsbridges are being used. A crown covers a tooth above the gum line unlike a veneer that covers the front surface of the tooth. Dr. Jennifer McCoy in Suwanee and Lawrenceville, GA can help your smile improve with this cosmetic dentistry procedure.

About Crowns in Suwanee and Lawrenceville

If a tooth is missing a lot of its structure above the gum line, a crown is a great choice. They help to strengthen damaged teeth, so that they function well again. Because of advancements in dental technology, they are hard to distinguish from the rest of the natural teeth. They can be designed in such a way that they can improve a tooth’s appearance too.

At a patient’s first visit, the tooth is prepared to receive its crown. It is shaped to fit inside the new covering. This requires some drilling. If there is little tooth structure left to begin with then the tooth may be built up with filling material in order to support the crown. After the tooth is prepared, impressions are made of the teeth to be sent to the dental lab. These impressions are used to make these dental restorations accurately. Crowns can be used to help assist in bridges or dentures as well as replacing teeth that they are severely decayed or damaged.

Crowns and bridgework require the same oral hygiene routine as regular teeth. Brushing and flossing regularly reduces the chance of plaque buildup and the likelihood of cavities occurring. It is also important to have a regular schedule of dental examinations and cleanings too. If you’re interested in crowns in Suwanee and Lawrenceville, GA, call to schedule an appointment with Dr. McCoy today at 770-963-2424.