Sometimes, decay impacts so much of a tooth that the enamel and dentin (the core structure of teeth) is too compromised to support a filling. In other instances, large fillings can’t be properly restored without damaging too much of your remaining tooth. If a tooth crack is superficial and doesn’t impact your nerve and tooth root, extraction usually isn’t required. Although minor chips in teeth can usually be fixed with porcelain veneers, larger ones generally can’t. For all of these scenarios, crowns are a cost-effective option for saving and protecting a tooth. As long as your tooth roots and pulp are healthy, we’ll do everything we can to save it at North Macon Dental Associates. Of course, when a tooth is beyond repair, a bridge is a good solution for restoring smile function and esthetics. Dr. Lee Stockslager has over 40 years of experience, advanced skills and the artistic eye to provide esthetically attractive and functional outcomes, using both dental crowns and bridges in Macon, GA.
A dental crown or “cap” covers a damaged, decayed or unattractive tooth to restore normal function and smile esthetics. Crowns are also typically needed on teeth that have undergone root canals to protect their weakened structure. Crowns require modification to the teeth they’re placed on. In the past, gold or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns were used; however, both modern porcelain and zirconia provide superior strength and a natural-looking appearance. Thanks to our in-house technology, it’s possible to receive beautiful same-day tooth crowns in Macon, GA in one appointment, instead of waiting about two weeks for them to come back from a dental lab. We design and mill crowns on-site using CEREC® (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEramic REConstruction). CEREC is a type of dental zirconia that provides excellent durability, strength and bite function, as well as beautiful esthetics. Traditional and same-day crowns are an effective treatment for:
We offer highly competitive pricing for dental crowns and bridges and accept insurance from many insurance carriers. The cost of your dental crown or bridge will depend on several factors, including the number of teeth treated and the material used. During your personalized consultation, we’ll discuss different options, as well as dental financing if you need to make monthly payments. Customized crowns and bridges from our seasoned dental team are a cost-effective way to restore your oral health, smile esthetics and dental function!
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