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By 1st Choice Dental Care
January 23, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out the many ways these dental restorations can improve your oral health.

These oral prosthetic devices are designed to restore damaged or missing teeth. So, as you might imagine, there are many adults out dental crownsthere that can benefit from getting dental crowns or bridges from our Kennesaw and Woodstock, GA, dentists. Here’s how dental crowns and bridges can improve your smile’s appearance and functionality.

What is a dental crown?

A crown is a dental cap that is placed over a weak or damaged tooth in order to restore it. A crown can actually provide the tooth with renewed strength and resiliency, while also improving the tooth’s appearance in the process. Crowns are often made from porcelain because this material can be matched to the shade of your smile, making your replacements looks just like the rest of your teeth. Here’s when our Kennesaw and Woodstock, GA, general dentists may recommend getting a dental crown,

  • To protect a weak tooth
  • To preserve the natural tooth structure
  • To replace a large dental filling when it can no longer support the tooth
  • To restore a fractured or cracked tooth
  • To secure a dental bridge into place
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To improve the appearance of a misshapen or discolored tooth
  • To restore a tooth after root canal treatment

What are dental bridges?

A dental bridge is designed to replace one or more missing teeth by filling gaps with false teeth. In order to place a false tooth, dental crowns will need to be cemented over any natural teeth surrounding the gap. Once the crowns are in place, they provide the anchors needed to stabilize and hold the bridge in place. Both crowns and bridges are custom-made, so our dentists will need to take impressions of your smile first to create a dental restoration that offers a precise fit. Once the crown or bridge is made, they will be cemented over the tooth or teeth.

Interested? Give us a call!

Do you want to talk to us about whether your smile could benefit from crowns and bridges? If so, turn to the restorative dental experts at 1st Choice Dental Care in Woodstock and Kennesaw, GA. Call our office today at (678) 293-8773 to learn more.

By 1st Choice Dental Care
July 25, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Now you can get your new dental restoration in just one visit.dental crowns

For those who’ve gotten dental crowns in the past, they can tell you that getting this restoration requires multiple trips to the dentist’s office. Of course, we know that everyone leads busy lives and sometimes getting to see the dentist once is a challenge, let alone two or three times in a short period of time. If you require a dental crown to protect or support a damaged or weakened tooth, our Kennesaw and Woodstock, GA, dentists are here to tell you how you could get your new restoration in just one visit.

That’s right, now you can come into our office and have a crown designed and fabricated right here on the premises while you wait. You’ll walk out the same day with a brand new crown. Of course, some people are skeptical, believing that these dental crowns might not be the same caliber as traditional crowns; however, our Kennesaw and Woodstock general dentists take digital images of your teeth to get more precise measurements, which results in a crown that offers a superior fit. These restorations are also made from porcelain, which is stain-resistant and extremely durable.

Getting CEREC crowns means that you can protect your tooth from further damage and get back that beautiful smile without having to wait. Once dental images are taken, these images are put onto the computer where special CAD/CAM software is used to design a perfectly fitted crown based on the exact measurements. Once the crown has been designed, we will transfer these measurements to the milling station, where we will choose a porcelain block that most closely matches the shade of the tooth and then place the block into the machine so that it can carve out your new restoration.

Once the restoration is complete, we will go ahead and check the fit before cementing it in place over the tooth to restore resilience and functionality back into the tooth. CEREC crowns are great because they can save people a lot of time, stress, and hassle. Plus, you’ll give your smile the protection it needs to prevent further issues.

Anyone dealing with a severely malformed or discolored tooth, or a tooth that is weak, worn, or fractured can benefit from same-day crowns; however, if you are dealing with a fracture that lies under the gums, CEREC crowns will not be able to restore your tooth.

Do you have questions about getting CEREC crowns? Want to find out if this is the restoration for you? If so, call 1st Choice Dental Care in Woodstock and Kennesaw, GA, today to book a no-risk consultation with us.

By 1st Choice Dental Care
October 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Restoring your tired, broken, or incomplete smile is easy with help from your cosmetic dentist and a dental crown or bridge. In fact, these restorative dentistrytwo common and powerful dental restorations can even work together to give your smile the overhaul it needs. Find out more about dental crowns and bridges and what they can do for you with 1st Choice Dental Care with locations in Kennesaw, Woodstock, and Marietta, GA.

What are the benefits of a porcelain dental restoration? 
The most visually obvious benefit of a porcelain dental restoration is their natural, tooth-like appearance. A dental laboratory custom makes the restoration to fit seamlessly into your smile. The restoration is made from porcelain, a durable material which can stand up to normal daily use for many years. Aside from being long-lasting and effective, dental restorations like crowns can actually help stabilize a tooth enough to save its structure and prevent it from requiring extraction.

Do I need a crown or a bridge? 
If you have a missing or damaged tooth, you might benefit from dental veneers. Your dentist may recommend crowns if you have a tooth damaged by injury or decay or a tooth with a large filling. A crown also becomes necessary to hold a dental bridge, which replaces a missing tooth, in place. A dental crown can also improve the appearance of a tooth which is misshapen or discolored.

Crowns and Bridges in Kennesaw, Woodstock, and Marietta, GA
If you think you can benefit from crowns or bridges, you should consult with your dentist to ensure that a porcelain dental restoration is the best dental procedure for you. In some cases, other restorations like dental implants or other treatments like a root canal may be better suited to your situation.

For more information on crowns and bridges, please contact your dentists at 1st Choice Dental Care with locations in Kennesaw, Woodstock, and Marietta, GA. Call (678) 293-8773 to schedule your appointment today!

By 1st Choice Dental Care
February 10, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Crowns and bridges are dental devices that are very closely linked. In fact, bridges are made up of two crowns that are anchored to dental crownshealthy teeth. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry estimates that 15 million Americans have crowns and bridges. The purpose of both of these dental devices is to restore your teeth cosmetically and functionally. Learn more about getting crowns or bridges installed by a dentist at 1st Choice Dental Care in Woodstock, Marietta and Kennesaw, GA and what these devices can do for your smile.

Make Your Smile Pretty Again
Everyone wants a pretty smile. It’s especially important to Americans. According to a Delta Dental survey, 50 percent of respondents believe your smile is your most important physical feature. Both crowns and bridges have the potential to make your smile look more beautiful. They are made of high-quality porcelain that looks identical to a healthy tooth. A crown can also make a dull, badly discolored tooth look white and polished again.

Make It Easier to Eat and Talk
The durable material that makes up crowns and bridges is resistant to damage and will give you more confidence when you’re eating and talking. When you have a missing or vulnerable tooth, it can change the way you speak. Also, though it is best to avoid contact with dark foods and liquids, the material is also resistant to staining. 

Relatively Quick and Easy to Install
It takes about two appointments with your Woodstock, Marietta and Kennesaw dentist to have crowns or bridges installed. At the first appointment, your teeth are prepared and impressions are made. At the second visit, usually a few weeks later, the crown or bridge is bonded in place. Expect each appointment to last only about an hour or two—you might even be able to get the procedure completed on an extended lunch break.

See a Dentist for a Consultation
Getting a crown or bridge starts with a consultation to ensure that your teeth are healthy enough to support these devices. Call 1st Choice Dental Care at (678) 293-8773 to schedule a consultation with a dentist at one of our three convenient locations: Woodstock, Kennesaw or Marietta, Georgia.

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