A decayed or broken tooth can cause daily discomfort and make you feel self-conscious about your appearance.
A dental crown is a life-like restoration that can repair your affected tooth to improve your oral health and comfort.
Drs. Vernon Greene and Barbara “Barbie” Johnson can place dental crowns at their Stockbridge, GA, practice to restore your smile.
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Restore a Healthy, Beautiful Smile Dental Crowns Create Natural-Looking Results
Improved Oral Health
Our dentists can place a dental crown over a treated tooth to protect it against further damage. Often, receiving a crown can prevent the need for future tooth extraction.
Our dental crowns are crafted from high-quality porcelain that will look and function like your natural tooth. You will be able to bite and chew with ease and comfort once your crown is placed.
Bite, chew, and smile with confidence: our dental-grade porcelain can withstand the forces of daily wear and tear. When cared for properly, they can last 10 years or more.
Our cosmetic dentists can design beautiful, realistic crowns that enhance the appearance of your smile. Once the damaged or decaying tooth has been treated, you will have a flawless smile you'll be proud to show off.
Porcelain Crowns are a Long-Lasting Solution
Are You Ready to Heal Your Smile? Contact Our Stockbridge Practice
The dentists at our privately owned dentistry practice truly care about our patient's oral health needs and goals. They take the time to get to know you so they can discuss the best treatment options without you ever feeling rushed.
Our dental practice focuses on our patients, not our profits, and we will never recommend a treatment unless we think it is absolutely necessary to help meet your goals.
While dental fillings, inlays, and onlays can treat minor cavities and trauma, they are often insufficient to address more significant issues. In these cases, our dentists may recommend dental crowns to provide comprehensive support and prevent further damage.
We Put Our Patients First and Create 5-Star Experiences
"These people here are so professional, they care about you and do you right all the way, thanks Dr Greene for having such a great staff." Benjamin Colon
Determining Your Candidacy Are Dental Crowns the Right Treatment for You?
Your affected tooth must have sufficient healthy tissue to receive this dentistry treatment. Our dentists may recommend extraction if your natural tooth has sustained too much damage to support a crown.
Dental crowns rest on top of the gums as well as dental tissue. Periodontal disease or infections affecting your gumline may need to be treated before our dentists can place your permanent crown.
A crown can address the aesthetic flaws of a natural tooth. A crown can cover deep staining that cannot be corrected with teeth whitening or a misshapen tooth that doesn't blend with your neighboring teeth.
Missing a Tooth? You May Still be a Good Dental Crown Candidate
Thanks to dental implants, even patients with missing teeth can make good dental crown candidates.
In the past, the only option for a single missing tooth was a traditional bridge. While effective and affordable, bridges cannot offer the same level of stability and oral health benefits provided by an implant-supported crown. Additionally, bridge placement requires our dentist to alter the teeth on either side of the gap in your smile.
With dental implants, we can maintain the structure of your surrounding teeth by replacing your missing tooth with an implant-supported crown. Patients must have sufficient jawbone density to support dental crown placement; our dentists can determine your candidacy for dental implants during your consultation at our Stockbridge practice.
Dental Implant Benefits Why an Implant-Supported Crown is a Strong Solution
Dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed into the jawbone. Once fused with the jawbone during a process called osseointegration, your dental implants stay secure and provide unparalleled stability for your restoration.
Prevent Jawbone Atrophy
Your natural tooth's roots maintain jawbone density and prevent atrophy. A dental implant functions like your tooth roots to continue jawbone stimulation and prevent deterioration.
Last a Lifetime
While your dental crown may need replacing after about 10 years, your dental implant will last a lifetime. After surgical placement, your dental implant becomes a permanent fixture in your mouth and continually provides a sturdy base for your dental restorations.
Find Out Which Solution Is Right for You Contact Our Stockbridge Practice
When dealing with a damaged or decaying tooth, you need a dental team you can trust to recommend the best treatment. Our experienced dentists can create a customized plan to protect your natural tooth and prevent future oral health damage. Both our dentists have over 10 years of dentistry experience and are equipped to handle your every dental need.
Contact our Stockbridge, GA, dental practice to request your consultation so Drs. Greene and Barbie can determine if a traditional or implant-supported crown is the right solution for you.
Honesty, Integrity, Compassion Our Patient-Focused Approach Creates 5-Star Care
"A little over three years ago when I elected to have a dental implant put in. Dr. Greene and his staff helped me navigate the process from the costs to the actual implant installation. I couldn't be more satisfied. If you value honesty, integrity, and great patient care. Then Dr. Greene and Dental Group South is the place for your dental care." Edward Cameron
Traditional Crown Placement Minimally Invasive and Highly Effective
Receiving a Dental Crown Typically Takes Two Visits
After dental crown placement, you will have a healthy, seamless smile that can last for years.
Leave Our Office With a Smile Dental Crowns Require No Downtime
Restoring a tooth with a dental crown requires no recovery time. Many patients can return to their normal routine immediately after placement. Mild sensitivity is a normal side effect and should subside within a few days. Contact our Stockbridge practice if you are experiencing any pain or discomfort a week after treatment.
Dental Crowns That Last How To Extend the Lifespan of Your Restorations
Maintain Oral Hygiene
Just like your natural teeth, your dental crown needs to be kept clean to prevent bacteria and plaque buildup that can lead to decay and gum disease. You should brush your teeth twice daily, floss once daily, and visit our Stockbridge practice twice a year for regular cleanings.
Avoid Bad Habits
While the porcelain used to make your crowns is extremely durable, it is not indestructible. Just like your natural teeth, your dental crown can be chipped or cracked. It is best to avoid bad habits like biting your nails, chewing on ice, or opening packaging with your teeth.
Address Teeth Grinding
Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can wear down your new restoration just as it can your natural teeth. Speak with our dentists if you suffer from bruxism. They can fit you with an oral appliance to wear at night to help protect your teeth and your dental crown from becoming worn or damaged.
Prompt Treatment Can Protect Your Smile and Budget
When left untreated, a decaying or damaged tooth can lead to more extensive and costly treatment in the future. By seeing our Stockbridge dentists early, we can quickly address the affected tooth before the damage or decay causes more painful and expensive problems. Contact our dentistry practice as soon as your tooth is damaged or you notice any signs of decay.
We Prioritize Your Needs to Provide 5-Star Patient Care
"I love this office because they are a no frills practice. Not trying to nickel and dime you. They give you alternatives to treatments that are economical. Look no further and schedule your appointment today." Alicia Kimble
Dental Crown FAQ
Is dental crown placement painful?
Our dentists use a local anesthetic to numb the area so you will not feel any pain during treatment. Many patients feel relieved when the pain from their damaged or decaying tooth is finally eased.
How long will I be in pain after treatment?
You should be in very little pain following crown placement. Mild discomfort is normal the first few days and can be managed with over-the-counter medication and ice packs.
Can dental crowns be placed on my front teeth?
Yes! Unlike metal crowns, our customized porcelain crowns can be designed to perfectly match your surrounding teeth. People will notice nothing but a beautiful smile after treatment.
Can your tooth rot under your crown?
Unfortunately, yes. It is important to treat any decay before placement and to maintain good oral hygiene habits after treatment to prevent your natural tooth from getting damaged by bacteria.