Most bridges and crowns are prosthetic devices that are affixed in the mouth. They are cemented onto implants or existing teeth and are not removed like dentures. If a tooth has been fractured, is severely decayed, or has become otherwise damaged, Dr. Akbar may suggest a cap also known as a crown to be placed over the remaining tooth structure. This can strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure while enhancing the appearance of your smile. At RA Dental Studio, we offer dental crowns and bridges for our patients in Alpharetta, GA, and the nearby areas. The types of crowns we offer include full porcelain crowns, eMax and Zirconia crowns.
How do crowns work?
A crown is placed over the area where the damaged tooth is to completely cover it. In addition to strengthening a damaged tooth, crowns improve the appearance, alignment, and overall shape. They can be positioned over an implant and can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. In addition to metal and gold, acrylic and ceramic are other alloys which are used in the construction of crowns and bridges.
A crown can be recommended to:
- Protect a weak tooth from becoming fractured
- Restoring a fractured tooth
- Attaching a bridge
- Replacing a large filling
- Covering a dental implant
- Covering a tooth after a root canal treatment
- Covering a misshapen or discolored tooth
In addition to dental crowns and bridges, we offer cosmetic dentistry and family dentistry services to help your teeth stay healthy and beautiful including porcelain veneer application, teeth whitening, dental bridgework, teeth extraction, root canal therapy, dentures, and even Botox. We also attend to your experience by offering sedation dentistry so your comfort is guaranteed.