Dental Crowns in Simons Island, GA

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps cemented over a damaged or weak tooth to repair it and restore its strength or appearance. 

You may be advised to get a crown for any of the following reasons:

  • If you have a fragile, weak, or cracked tooth that needs to be held together and preserved, dental crowns can help.
  • If you have a missing tooth, a crown can hold a dental bridge in place. 
  • If you have undergone a root canal treatment, a dental crown can protect the compromised tooth.  
  • You have an extremely discolored tooth that doesn't respond well to teeth whitening procedures. 
  • To cap a dental implant.

What Are Dental Crowns Made Of?

The following materials can be used to fabricate dental crowns:

  • All metal - gold alloy, palladium, nickel, chromium
  • Zirconia
  • Porcelain fused to zirconia
  • Porcelain fused to metal (PFM)
  • All ceramic

When choosing the material for the dental crown, the dentist will consider the following factors: 

  • Location of the tooth 
  • Position of the gum tissue
  • The functionality of the tooth that requires the crown
  • The amount of the natural tooth remaining
  • The color of the surrounding natural teeth

All-metal or PFM crowns are better choices for back teeth due to their strength. However, PFM and all-ceramic crowns are preferred for front teeth as they have the same color as natural teeth. 

Dental Crown Placement - Procedure

Unless the patient needs other dental procedures like root canals to repair the tooth, placement of dental crowns typically needs two dental visits. 

1st visit:

  • The dentist will discuss the various crown options with the patient and select the best option depending on the location of the patient's affected tooth, bite, gum tissue, etc.
  • The damaged tooth will be trimmed down to accommodate the dental crown comfortably.
  • The dentist will obtain an impression of the trimmed tooth and the surrounding tooth to fabricate the crown in a dental laboratory. 
  • The dentist will place a temporary crown to protect the tooth until the permanent crown is ready.

2nd visit: 

  • During the second dental visit, the temporary crown will be removed, and the permanent one is cemented to the tooth. 

How To Take Care Of The Crowns?

  • By taking good care of crowns, they can last a lifetime.
  • Avoid biting sticky and hard foods.
  • Brush and floss regularly to keep the tooth healthy.
  • Use a night guard to protect teeth from the consequences of bruxism. 
  • Never skip your dental visits. 

Please reach out to Mericle Dentistry in Simons Island, GA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Mericle. Please call us at (912) 638-3559 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.


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123 Main St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

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123 Main St., St. Simons Island, GA 31522