Rifkin Dental Group

Cosmetic Dentists & Restorative Dentists located in Sandy Springs, Atlanta, GA

A crown restoration is one of the most common dental procedures in the United States — dentists produce around 2.3 million implant-supported crowns every year. Susan Rifkin, DDS, and Zachary Rifkin, DDS, have years of experience in crown and bridgework dentistry. They lead the team at Rifkin Dental Group in restoring the smiles of patients from all over Atlanta, Georgia. Take your first step toward a perfect smile. Book an appointment today over the phone or through this website.

Crowns Q & A

What is a crown?

A crown is a tooth covering that can improve the appearance of your teeth and reinforce a weak tooth. Sometimes called a cap, it hides discoloration or damage. A crown covers the entire tooth from above the gum line, which makes it the right choice if you don’t have much of your natural tooth remaining.

Crowns are made of many materials, including gold, porcelain, and porcelain-infused-to-metal (PFM). Porcelain and PFM are the most popular because porcelain is durable and looks almost identical to the original tooth.

The team at Rifkin Dental Group uses only the highest grade restoration materials and state-of-the-art techniques to create lifelike replacement teeth and to preserve teeth.


How does a dentist place a crown on a tooth?

Placing a crown usually takes two or more appointments.

During the first appointment, your dentist numbs the area around the tooth and the tooth itself before shaping it to fit inside the new crown. If there isn’t much tooth left, they rebuild it using filling material. Next, they take impressions of your teeth that are used to make your new crown. They then place a temporary crown until your new crown is ready.

During your next appointment, they fit the permanent crown, making subtle adjustments to make sure it’s snug and comfortable. If necessary, they can bring you back for further adjustments.


Why are crowns suitable for bridgework?

Dentists not only use crowns to repair an existing tooth but also to replace an entire missing tooth or row of teeth, using bridgework. The procedure involves one crown to sit on top of each tooth on either side of the gap, known as abutment teeth, and others to fill the space left by the missing teeth.

Your abutment teeth are essential here because the number you need depends on how many teeth you have missing and where they are.

Rifkin Dental Group offers functional, aesthetic crowns and bridges. Find out if you’re the right candidate by speaking with the team.


How do you care for crowns?

You should care for crowns and bridgework just like you do your natural teeth. Brush and floss twice a day, wear a nightguard if you grind your teeth, and avoid using your teeth to open bottles and food packets.

The team at Rifkin Dental Group delivers flawless crown restorations, creating a smile that you can be proud of. Call the practice today to make an appointment or inquire through the website.


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