Enhance & Strengthen Teeth

To Put Your Best Smile Forward

Teeth are an essential part of daily life. Whether eating, drinking, or speaking, teeth help us live a healthy lifestyle. When a tooth is damaged or needs to be removed, it can leave patients with a gap that’s functionally and aesthetically irritating. Luckily, our team is here to help! We use dental crowns to help fill those gaps and provide patients with a permanent solution for beautiful smiles to love.

At Smile Pleasant Hill, Dr. Kinser and the team are experienced in all areas of cosmetic dentistry, including dental crowns. Whether your tooth is cracked, chipped, or missing, we can make it like new again for a restored and healthy smile. Contact our Lilburn dentist to schedule a dental crown appointment or to learn more about all of our dental services.

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Popular Types Of Dental Crowns

No two patients are alike — neither are their crowns. We offer many different types of dental crowns so patients can find the one that works best for them. The three most popular are made of metal, ceramic or porcelain, and resin. We can also create crowns out of metal and porcelain combined. Our in-house dental lab makes it easy to create a customized crown for you right on site.

Metal Crowns

Metal crowns are the most durable and last the longest of any dental crown type. These crowns are typically made of platinum, gold, or an alloy metal containing nickel. These crowns are great for supporting dental bridges. However, the major downside of metal dental crowns is that they can cause damage to surrounding teeth and don’t blend well with other teeth.

Ceramic Or Porcelain Crowns

Ceramic or porcelain crowns are most often used to replace front teeth, but not molars or premolars because they can become brittle over time. Due to their natural color and texture, ceramic dental crowns are able to blend effortlessly with your remaining natural teeth and can be given a hint of color to match your natural teeth using shade matching in our dental lab.

All Resin Crowns

One of the cheaper alternatives for patients is an all resin crown. Similar to porcelain or ceramic, these crowns can be shaded to match the color of your natural teeth. Unfortunately, these crowns are the most fragile and are prone to crack, chip, and fracture easily. For this reason, they have to be replaced fairly regularly.

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How Should I Care For My Dental Crowns?

After a crown is placed in the mouth, it’s important to take the proper aftercare steps recommended by Dr. Kinser. These can vary from patient to patient, but generally speaking, the following are some of the crucial care instructions. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your dental crown aftercare, be sure to contact us right away.

  • Avoid sticky, chewy foods that can grab or remove the crown.
  • Minimize use of the side of your mouth with the crown.
  • Avoid chewing hard or crunch foods that could break the crown.
  • When flossing your teeth, slide the floss out rather than lift it out.
  • Follow good oral hygiene practices like brushing twice a day and flossing.