J. Patrick Posey
Atlanta General Dentist Dr. J. Patrick Posey
(404) 261-8121
3495 Piedmont Rd. NE, Bldg, 10, Suite 120, Atlanta, GA 30305

crown procedure

A crown is sometimes termed a "cap" or "jacket." A crown will restore a large filling or a cracked tooth to its original size, shape and tooth color. A crown may be recommended after root canal therapy has been completed, as the tooth tends to become brittle and is more likely to fracture. A crown can strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and improves the appearance of your teeth. With the advances in technology we now have the ability to make ceramic crowns with no metal.


To place a crown, your dentist must reduce 1-2 mm of the tooth to make room for it. Your dentist will then use a piece of thread or cord or use a laser to push the gum down around the tooth, to take an impression of the tooth. The impressions are sent to the lab where the crown is made. During that time, you will have a temporary crown. These crowns are usually made of plastic and are made in your dentist's office on the day of your visit. They are not meant to last. If a temporary crown is left in the mouth, the cement eventually washes out, and the tooth can decay.


At a second visit, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and test the permanent one. Sometimes crowns need additional polishing, or glaze or some other adjustment before they are placed. Once the crown is ready, it's cemented to your tooth.



Notice: Undefined variable: sidekick_type in /home/jpatrick/public_html/includes/sidekick_video_button.php on line 2
Dental Education Video - Crown Procedure
Dental Education Video - Crown Procedure

Office Hours

  • Monday:
  • Tuesday:
  • Wednesday:
  • Thursday:
  • Friday:
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • 8:00am - 12:00pm

Request an Appointment

Thank You!
What's your name?
Valid E-mail please!
Optional

Contact Info
Phone | (404) 261-8121
Fax | (404) 261-4479
E-mail | Email Us