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How Does a Dental Crown Stay in Place? Marietta, GA

How Does a Dental Crown Stay in Place?

Marietta GA Family Dentist

Dental crowns are considered one of the most widely used restorations in dentistry. They are a “cap” for a tooth that can no longer function on its own. It may be a tooth that suffered a traumatic injury or one that is badly decayed or infected. In either case, if too much healthy tooth structure is lost, a dental crown is the perfect solution. It encases all visible surfaces of the tooth down to the gum line, which restores proper integrity and strength to a compromised tooth. After getting a dental crown, you can care for and use the crown just like the rest of your natural teeth. Such natural and durable function begs the question, “how does a crown actually stay in place?” It’s more complex than you may realize.

The Crown Process

While there are many different types of dental crowns, they all involve the same general process. First, your tooth will be trimmed or shaved to remove the damaged layers. Next, an impression of the tooth is taken to ensure your crown fits precisely and provides a comfortable bite. The impression and any digital measurements are used to fabricate the custom crown. Remember, a crown can be tailored in color, form, and shape to blend in with your existing smile. When the finished crown is ready, your dentist will slip it over your tooth. If the fit is correct and comfortable, your crown will be cemented into place using a strong bonding material.

Can a Crown Come Off?

While a crown is designed to stay secure for several years, there are certain situations in which a dental crown becomes loose or pops off completely. Don’t worry; it is often an easy fix to cement it back in place. If you must wait to see a dentist, you can clean your tooth as well as the inside of the crown thoroughly and place it back on your tooth with a temporary dental cement from the drugstore. At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we want to hear from you as soon as you experience discomfort in your dental crown. It is never a good idea to leave your compromised tooth exposed without a crown. We will replace the crown and restore your smile promptly.

To learn more about how the crown process works, visit Gilreath Family Dentistry. We stay at the forefront of restorative dentistry for the sake of our patients!

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

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Based on 307 reviews


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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