Crowns In A Single Visit

Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.

Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we use modern dental ceramic crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems.

How long does it take to fit a dental crown?

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At the Alpharetta Smile Center, Dr. Hill uses the CEREC system to design and finish crowns in a single visit!  Fitting a crown historically required at least two visits with the patient wearing a plastic temporary in-between. With computer aided imaging and design, we can create beautiful, natural looking crowns in one visit with no messy impressions.

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Replaces missing teeth
  • Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Looks completely natural
  • Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems

What are the capabilities of crowns?

Crown and bridgework is a proven, reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs are very strong ceramics which can be matched to the color and characteristics of your natural teeth. In cases where the ultimate in strength is needed, Dr. Hill uses Zirconia crowns which have the resilience of metals while retaining color matching capabilities close to that of ceramic crowns. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking or cracks forming in teeth, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution.  In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause cosmetic problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not.  BELOW is a tooth that was badly damaged by decay.  The middle picture is the CEREC design, and on the right the finished crown after it was colorized by our lab technician and finished the same day!

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Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth that can slowly extend until they are close to the tooth’s nerve, or even down the root of a tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth.  Teeth with root canal fillings are much more prone to breakage due to cracks and dehydration.  Crowns provide a way to restore strength to root canal treated teeth.