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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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