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Understanding Dental Crowns

Dental crowns have been used to restore teeth for decades. While a dental filling may be used to repair a cavity or minor fracture in a tooth, a dental crown may be needed for larger cases of decay or significant damage. A dental crown can be considered for a variety of reasons, including the following:

  • Fix fillings that are no longer working
  • After root canal therapy
  • To restore teeth after extensive decay
  • Repair broken teeth or tooth fractures
  • As a implant restoration
  • Improve smile aesthetics

A dental crown is a custom “cap” that encases all visible surfaces of your tooth above the gum line. It is designed resemble the natural appearance of your tooth and restore its strength and function for years to come.

Types of Crowns

When it comes to dental crowns, there are many types to choose from. Stainless steel crowns are typically used on a temporary basis to protect a tooth until a permanent crown is created. Permanent crowns can be made of gold or alloys as well as ceramic or porcelain. Your dentist can determine the best type of dental crown for your personal needs, lifestyle preferences and budget demands.

The Placement of a Crown

If you’ve been told that you need a crown, it helps to understand what to expect during the procedure. It will be necessary to take x-rays first to make sure you have enough root and bone structure to support a crown. During your procedure, the affected tooth and surrounding area will be numbed. Your tooth will then be carefully filed down to prepare for the crown placement. An impression will be taken of the tooth so that a dental lab can fabricate a custom crown to match the precise size, shape and color of you tooth. In most cases, you will wear a temporary crown for a couple of weeks until the permanent crown is ready to be placed.

The Longevity of a Crown

How long your crown lasts depends on the type of crown that was used and how well you take care of your crown. Patients that grind their teeth may need to have a crown replaced sooner than those who do not. However, the average lifespan of a crown is 5 to 15 years. Some crowns last 25 to 30 years!

If you have more questions about dental crowns or our menu of restorative dentistry options at the office of Dr. Mitzi Morris in Roswell, please give us a call. We value the importance of educating patients about their oral health.

Posted on the behalf of Mitzi Morris, DMD, PC

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Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

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  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

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