A dental crown, also known as a cap, is a versatile and multifaceted type of dental restoration. Its primary purpose is to restore and protect a tooth that has sustained significant damage or decay. This custom-made prosthetic fits snugly over the entire visible portion of tooth, beginning at the gumline, effectively restoring the tooth’s original shape and size. Dental crowns can be crafted from various materials, including gold, porcelain or porcelain fused to metal. Porcelain crowns are particularly popular due to their ability to seamlessly blend with the natural color and appearance of your teeth. Our dentist will discuss your options for your crown with you to determine which type of material is right for your restoration.
The need for a dental crown typically arises when the damage or decay sustained by the tooth exceeds that which can be treated with a dental filling. Dr. Shelly Mixson may recommend a crown to:
- Safeguard a tooth after a root canal treatment
- Serve as an anchor for and attachment point of a dental bridge
- Conceal and complete a dental implant
- Elevate the aesthetic appeal of your smile
- Rectify the contour of a misshapen tooth
- Reinforce a fractured or weakened tooth
- Provide support to a large filling when minimal natural tooth structure remains
To determine whether a dental crown in Atlanta, Georgia, is the ideal solution for your dental needs, contact Gentle Smiles Dental today at 770-455-6602 and schedule an appointment with our dentist. We will assess your unique situation and guide you toward achieving a healthier, more radiant smile.