Crowns & Bridges

in Atlanta, GA (Buckhead)

Having all of your teeth isn’t just good for cosmetic purposes.  Just having a badly damaged or missing tooth can not only affect your smile, but it can facilitate gum disease and change the shape of your face among other things.  Like bricks on a wall, every tooth plays an important part in daily tasks such as eating and speaking.

If you’re missing teeth, your neighboring teeth will start to shift inward due to no support.  Your speech can be affected because of missing teeth.  Your jaw could shift because of the missing teeth and could cause pain to occur in your jaw (TMJ).

One possible way to prevent this from happening is to have some crowns & bridges inserted.

Badly Damaged Teeth?

If your teeth are badly damaged, you may want to consider getting a crown.  Also called a cap, a crown is used to cover a badly damaged tooth and protect it from further damage. Crowns are custom made and take more than a day to be manufactured.  We make an impression of your teeth and send you home with a temporary crown while the permanent crown is made.

Crowns are made of metal, porcelain, or both.

  • Gold Crowns are easier to be fitted and are durable.  They are not aesthetically pleasing to many due to their contrast in color with natural teeth.  Because of this reason, metal crowns are mainly used to cover the back teeth.
  • Porcelain Crowns are comparable to natural teeth in color.  No one will be able to tell the difference between a porcelain crown and your natural teeth.  The drawback is that porcelain crowns are not as durable as metal crowns and they are not as easy to be fitted.
  • Metal and Porcelain Crowns give you the best of both worlds.  With this type of crown, porcelain is fused around the metal structure to give you more durability than a pure porcelain crown while being more natural looking than a gold crown.

The cost of a crown ranges from $1200 – $1600 depending on the type of crown.  All porcelain crowns are the most expensive.  You can have a crown in two visits.

Missing Teeth?

You may want to consider getting a bridge.  A bridge is a partial denture that is fused to two crowns to cover your missing teeth.  The partial denture sits on top of your gums and acts as a “bridge” over the missing teeth hence the name.  If left untreated, your other teeth will shift because there are no other teeth to hold them in place.

Bridges are made of gold, porcelain, or a combination of porcelain and metal.  Bridges fall into the following types:

  • Traditional Bridge – A bridge which is fused to two adjacent crowns
  • Cantilever Bridge – A bridge which is fused to only one adjacent crown

Replacing teeth with crowns and bridges requires the filing down of teeth.  If your adjacent teeth on both sides of the missing teeth are healthy, you may want to consider a conventional dental implant or a mini dental implant.

Are crowns and bridges the right choice for you?

Come in today for a consultation.  Our Atlanta dentists will give you an exam, review and discuss the x-rays taken of your teeth, diagnose your condition, and give you dental treatment options from the most economical to the best and everywhere in between.

We will make the most of your insurance plan.

Restore your beautiful smile.

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