About Dental Crowns
Dental crowns can be made from different materials such as metal, porcelain, composite or a combination of these materials. The specific choice of material will depend on several factors and Dr. Mulkey can discuss your options with you to determine which is best for you. Porcelain and composite crowns are made to match your natural teeth to blend with your smile.
Dental crowns are durable and will last for many years with proper oral hygiene and routine dental care.
Dental Crown Procedure
Initial Visit – First, Dr. Mulkey or Dr. Hildreth will conduct a thorough examination of the teeth, gums, jaw joints and other support structures. Using diagnostic x-rays, molds and impressions, the dentist will look for hidden signs of decay, stress and instability. This exam will help your dentist to design a personalized treatment plan that will restore the tooth to optimal health and function. The dentist will inform you on the various options you have for dental crowns and help you make the best choice.
Tooth Preparation – Once the treatment plan is finalized, your dentist will prepare the teeth by removing a small amount of the natural tooth structure to accommodate the dental crown. A temporary tooth cap will be placed on the tooth while the final restoration is being fabricated at the dental laboratory.
Final Restoration – In about 2 to 3 weeks, you will return to our Marietta dentist office for the delivery appointment. Dr. Mulkey will try on the dental crown and secure it for a permanent fit.
Dental Crown FAQs
Is the dental crown procedure painful?
Dental crown treatment is generally pain-free. Our dentists will ensure you are as comfortable as possible, offering sedation dentistry options when needed.It is normal to experience mild sensitivity following treatment. These symptoms generally subside within 1 to 3 days of treatment.
How much does a dental crown cost?
The cost of a tooth crown depends on the material used, location of the tooth and specific condition of the patient. Before your treatment begins, Dr. Mulkey or Dr. Hildreth will complete a full review of the procedure including the dental crown cost. We work with virtually all dental insurance carriers in our Marietta GA dentist office.
What should I do if I have a broken crown?
If you have a broken crown, please contact our Marietta dentist office for an appointment with Dr. Mulkey or Dr. Hildreth. We try to see dental emergency patients on the same day whenever possible.