Dental crown

Dental Crowns

A decayed or broken tooth can cause daily discomfort and make you feel self-conscious about your appearance.

At Dental Group South, Inc. in Stockbridge, GA, Dr. Vernon Greene provides dental crowns to restore the look and comfort of your smile.

So why should you consider a crown?

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Dental Crowns Offer  a Natural Look and Feel

Improved Oral Health

Dr. Greene can place a dental crown over a treated tooth to protect it against further damage. Often, receiving a crown can prevent the need for a tooth extraction in the future.

Trusted Materials

Our permanent crowns are crafted from strong materials which can withstand the forces of daily biting and chewing. When cared for properly, they can last 10 years or more.

Natural-Looking Results

As a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Greene can design beautiful, realistic crowns made from high-quality materials. Our ceramic crowns can mimic the appearance of enamel and blend seamlessly into your smile.

Take a look at how crowns are placed...

When do we recommend a dental crown?

Replacing Missing Teeth  with an Implant-Supported Crown

In the past, the only option for a single missing tooth was a traditional dental bridge. While effective and affordable, bridges cannot offer the same level of stability and oral health benefits provided by an implant-supported crown. In order to place a bridge, Dr. Greene must alter the teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. 

For an implant-supported crown, a dental implant is placed into the jaw to act as an artificial tooth root. Then, Dr. Greene can attach a custom dental crown to restore the appearance and function of your smile.

There are three main qualifiers for a crown...

Leaving decay or damage untreated can lead to worse issues later...

Prompt Treatment with a Dental Crown  Can Protect your Smile

While dental fillings, inlays, and onlays can treat minor cavities and trauma, they are often insufficient to address more significant issues. Worse, leaving decay or trauma untreated can cause the concern to deteriorate, requiring more extensive and costly treatment in the future. For many patients, dental crowns provide a comprehensive level of support to protect a damaged tooth and prevent further damage.

In addition, Dr. Greene can craft your permanent crown from dental porcelain, matching it to the color of your smile for natural-looking results.

What does treatment with a new crown look like?

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Receiving a Dental Crown  Typically Takes 2 Visits

Tooth Preparation

First, Dr. Greene will remove the damaged or decayed portions of the tooth. He may also reshape the remaining tooth structure to ensure the restoration looks natural.

Impressions

Next, we will take an impression of your smile which we can use as the basis for your crown.

Temporary Placement

Dr. Greene may place a temporary crown to protect your prepared tooth while you wait for your restoration.

Fabrication

It typically takes one to two weeks to fabricate a new dental crown.

Final Placement

Once your restoration is ready, you will return to our office so Dr. Greene can place it. He can also make adjustments at that time to ensure it fits properly and looks natural.

There is no downtime after receiving a new crown...

You Can Walk out of Our Office 
with a Fully Restored Smile

Restoring a tooth with a dental crown does not involve any recovery time. In fact, many patients can return to their normal routine immediately after their placement appointment.

However, there is a chance that you will experience some mild sensitivity after receiving a temporary or permanent crown. This symptom typically resolves within a few days. You can minimize discomfort by avoiding very hot or cold foods and chewing on the other side of your mouth.

If you are still noticing sensitivity after a week or so, contact our office to schedule a follow-up appointment.

Dr. Greene and team

Dr. Vernon W. Greene

Dr. Vernon Greene and the team at Dental Group South, Inc. have been serving Stockbridge and the greater Atlanta area for over 40 years. We can provide personalized dental treatment for your entire family, including specialized services for snoring and sleep disorders

For more information about our practice, reach out to us online or call (770)-474-1431 to speak to a member of our team today.

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Stockbridge, GA 30281

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