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FAQ About Dental Crowns Marietta, GA

FAQ About Dental Crowns

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When a tooth becomes too decayed, diseased or damaged to be repaired with a dental filling, a custom crown is typically the best solution. Dental crowns are one of the most time-tested treatments in restorative dentistry. They can be fabricated in various materials, but they all serve as a cap for a damaged tooth, covering all visible sides of the tooth above the gum line. Crowns restore function and aesthetics to a broken or damaged tooth for years to come.

If you have been told you need a dental crown, it is understandable that you have questions. Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions to help you feel more at east about the procedure as well as the results of getting a crown:

How long will a dental crown last?

A top-quality, porcelain dental crowns provide unrivaled durability and strength for a tooth. A crown that is properly cared for can last an average of 15 years, and some crowns can retain their condition for up to 25 years! Just like your natural teeth, it is important that you brush, floss and attend your professional dental cleanings to avoid crown replacement prematurely.

What is the process to get a dental crown?

In the past, getting a dental crown required several visits to the dentist office and a series of messy dental impressions. However, by choosing a modern cosmetic dentist such as Dr. Gilreath, you can get your custom dental crown in just one day! Using our CEREC® CAD/CAM technology, we can restore the natural strength and beauty of your tooth in a single office visit. First, we will take a picture of your tooth and then convert it to a 3-D virtual model. Dr. Gilreath can then use this virtual model to create a custom crown that can be immediately placed on your tooth.

Will the crown look like your other teeth?

A well-crafted dental crown should be indistinguishable from your surrounding teeth. Porcelain crowns deliver the same texture and translucency as natural teeth, and we will fabricate your crown to match the size, shape and color of your original tooth. Crowns are highly customizable, which is perfect for a seamless restorative solution.

Will my crown stain or decay?

Your crown will not stain or decay like a natural tooth. However, don’t be fooled. You still have a natural tooth underneath your crown that can suffer decay and cause you to need a crown replacement.

Does it hurt to have a dental crown?

Thanks to modern anesthetics and sedation dentistry, your crown placement should be a painless procedure. With the utilization of CEREC technology, the process is even less invasive and quicker for your comfort.

What care does a crown need?

Beyond excellent oral hygiene and dental checkups, it is critical that you watch your dental habits. Chewing ice, biting fingernails or opening packages with your teeth can be a major threat to your dental crown. In addition, if you have a nighttime teeth grinding habit, you’ll need to consult with your dentist about a mouthguard to protect your crown.

Have further concerns or questions about getting a dental crown? We are happy to answer them! Call Gilreath Dental Associates today!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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