Dental Crown Treatments Loganville GA


What Are Dental Crowns?

When your teeth become too weak to function, due to decay or exterior damage, dental crown is a recommended treatment, as opposed to having a dental filling. A dental crown is a cap, in the shape of your tooth, that is placed over the prepared damaged tooth. Crowns are used to help protect, restore, and improve the appearance of damaged teeth. Depending on the severity of damage to your tooth, Dr. E will be able to recommend whether a dental crown is needed, instead of a filling.



Why Would I Need A Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are mainly used to help prolong the structural integrity of your natural teeth in the event decay or fracture has caused extensive  damage. In addition to preserving your natural teeth, they also serve the following purposes:

  • Restoration of  root canal treated teeth
  • Tooth protection
  • Improve the appearance of misshaped or discolored teeth
  • Help assist in replacement of missing teeth


Your Treatment Plan For Dental Crowns:

During your consultation, Dr. E will evaluate the amount of damage that has occurred to your tooth. After the consultation, Dr. E will go over every detail with you so that you are fully informed of the treatment you need.

Dental Crowns Loganville Ga


It typically takes two separate visits, two weeks apart, to finish a dental crown. Your first visit will consist of reducing the tooth to a specific shape and size. To reshape, your tooth is gently filed down in order to fit the crown properly. Then an impression of your tooth will be taken and a temporary crown will be fabricated and cemented on your prepped tooth. During the two week time period, a dental lab technician will fabricate a permanent crown using the impression.



In approximately two weeks, you will have your second dental visit. This visit will consist of trying on your new permanent dental crown to make sure the shade of white matches to your surrounding teeth and to make sure the crown is comfortable to wear. After final approval, Dr. E will then apply a permanent dental cement to your crown and fix it.


After Care Precautions For Temporary Dental Crowns:

It is very important that you practice proper after care methods to help preserve your temporary dental crown. To care for your temporary crown, it is important that you avoid the following:

  • Sticky foods such as caramel and chewing gum
  • “Pulling Up” while flossing. Instead- practice a side-ways motion to avoid pulling your temporary dental crown off completely

What Are The General Costs For Dental Crowns?

Cost of Dental Crowns varies depending on what is used to make the base of your crown. It is always recommended that you speak with the Dr. E. and her professional dental staff at Eastside Dentistry for additional information regarding your treatment plans and overall costs. Contact us directly or feel free to schedule your appointment online today!