Crowns

A Smile 4U

Dentists located in Cartersville, Dalton, East Point, Hiram, and Decatur, GA, and Oxford, MI

Chipped, cracked, misshapen, or discolored teeth can cause problems for your self-confidence and oral health. At A Smile 4 U in Cartersville, Dalton, East Point, Hiram, and Decatur, Georgia, and Oxford, Mississippi, dental experts offer tooth-colored crowns to restore decaying or damaged teeth and make your smile beautiful. Call the nearest A Smile 4 U office to schedule an appointment or book online today.

Crowns Q & A

What are crowns?

Dental crowns are tooth-colored coverings for your teeth. Crowns restore teeth that are decaying, worn down, or damaged, and protect teeth from future problems. They are special caps that fully cover your natural teeth. Implant-supported crowns are artificial teeth that attach to dental implants, or artificial tooth roots.

The A Smile 4 U team also offers dental bridges, which consist of two crowns with an artificial tooth in between. Bridges replace missing teeth. Implant-supported bridges consist of multiple artificial teeth attached to dental implants. Your dentist may recommend an implant-supported bridge if you’re missing multiple permanent teeth.

What are the benefits of crowns?

The main benefit of dental crowns is healthier, stronger, aesthetically pleasing teeth. Crowns can reduce your risk of further tooth decay, perfect the appearance of your smile, and help you gain confidence.

Why might I need a crown?

Your A Smile 4 U provider may suggest you receive a dental crown if you have teeth that are:

  • Decaying
  • Chipped
  • Cracked
  • Worn down
  • Discolored
  • Misshapen
  • Unsightly 
  • Too small
  • Gapped
  • Weak
  • Painful
  • Missing 

You may need a crown after undergoing a root canal. To find out if a dental crown is right for you and develop a customized treatment plan, your dentist examines your teeth and gums, takes dental X-rays as needed, and discusses your desired outcome.

What happens during crown placement?

During the first step in crown placement, your dentist removes any decay and might reshape your tooth. They digitally scan or take a mold of your tooth to develop a custom-fitted crown or bridge. When your new dental restoration is ready, your provider can permanently bond it to your tooth.

Prior to receiving an implant-supported crown or bridge, your doctor places titanium posts in your jawbone during a minor surgical procedure. After a period of healing, they attach your new restoration.

How should I care for new dental crowns?

Take good care of your teeth at home to ensure your crown or bridge lasts as long as possible. Brush your teeth at least twice daily, floss every day, and don’t chew on ice or other hard objects. See the A Smile 4 U team at least every six months for routine cleanings and dental exams.

If you have tooth decay or damage and need a crown, you can trust the highly trained A Smile 4 U team with your care. Call the nearest office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.