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Do I Need a Crown?, Marietta

Do I Need a Crown?

Dental Professional

Many types of restorations are available today. To pinpoint which treatment is required on certain teeth, a thorough examination with X-rays is required. We’ll want to see the full picture of the situation to decide the best restoration.

Here are some situations where a dental crown may be your best option…

  • If a tooth has decay that is large and deep. For example, if your tooth is cleaned out and filled but the majority of the structure is filling material, then the tooth is too week to eat with. A crown gives it strength.
  • Someone who might have bitten down and cracked or fractured a tooth. A crown will restore the missing part.
  • Severe wear from teeth grinding. Bruxism (clenching and grinding) makes a tooth prone to decay and sensitivity. A crown is necessary to protect the tooth that’s left.
  • If a root canal was completed on a tooth, a crown is almost always required.
  • You’re getting dental implants replace an entire tooth. A crown is the fixed restoration placed on top of your artificial “root.”

Types of Dental Crowns

Crowns are made to replace the top of your natural tooth, when too much enamel is compromised. The most common material used to make a crown is porcelain or ceramic, which offers the most natural appearance as well as strength. Other types of crowns are made from metal and gold alloys, especially if pressure is a concern. Stainless steel “caps” are primarily used on baby teeth after a pulpotomy treatment, but rarely in adults.

Whether you’re looking for a minimally invasive filling or a protective full-coverage crown, the Dental Care Center at Kennestone has your smile’s best interests at heart. Call us today!

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Our Client Reviews

Dental Care Center at Kennestone

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 247 reviews

  • I absolutely love this dental experience. I used to dread having to make dental trips but since finding this office 4 years ago that took the dread away. From making the appointment, to visiting with the office staff. It's great. The Hygienist is very friendly. But that Dr. O,
    she is a ray of sunshine. Perfect bedside manner, concerning, caring, helpful, and so very positive. I do not have dental insurance and could go somewhere else that may be a tad cheaper but I wouldn't trade this dental office for the world. They feel more like family. Give them a try you won't regret it!

    Angie W.
  • I am very happy I came to this dental office! I tend to avoid going to the dentist because of past experiences, but my visit today was 10/10!! The dental hygienist, Kelly, and Dr. Buffington were so nice and thorough. I highly recommend! So happy I found a good and nice dental office finally!! :)

  • Always a great experience when I come in for cleanings or any work that has to be done. Special thanks to my hygienist Kelli for a good cleaning today and making me feel comfortable. Dr. Buffington is also terrific and very attentive. The entire staff will make you feel welcome and comfortable.

    Mark P.
  • I have been a patient here for many years. I’ve always had positive experiences. I especially like the Dental Hygenist “Callie”. She is just the best, always smiling and cheerful, just what you need at the Dentist. She is very experienced and I’ve learned a lot from her. All the Staff is very nice and polite and Dr Buffington is great also. I’ve had a lot of dental work done by her and never had a problem. She is very gentle and painless too!

    Nancy M.
  • The dentist, Dr. Buffington, hygienist, and staff were professional and efficient. Dr. Buffington provided an excellent explanation to my question so that I understood the situation. High recommend this dental practice.

    Don S.
  • Dr. Buffington has to be the kindest, most patient dentist in the world. The staff is amazingly attentive, non-judgemental and offers a very comforting experience. I appreciate how patient they are with me, a 44-year old that still cries and would rather give birth (without medication) than have dental work. I hope you catch my drift😉

    Adriennes B.
  • I really like Dr. Buffington. She gave me a plan that gives me hope about a TMJ issue. Everyone on the staff was professional and seemed genuinely caring. I would highly recommend the office.

    It’s a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and they don’t try to sell you on things you don’t need.

    Donna D.
  • I highly recommend this dental practice. They took prompt and amazing care of me to address a TMJ episode. Dr. Buffington and all employees I encountered were professional, friendly, caring and knowledgeable. They set me on the path of recovery and have earned my respect and business going forward. How refreshing to engage with a business that truly understands customer service.

    Ronni P.