Reasons to get a dental crown

Why would you need a dental crown? Typically, those with damaged and/or crooked teeth have crowns fitted in place in order to improve the look of their smiles. Crowns are also perfect for concealing teeth that have lost far too much enamel to restore their whiteness. Teeth that have been damaged by decay or teeth that have been subjected to root canal treatments will need crowns in order to cover the holes.

While teeth are incredibly hardwearing, they are by no means indestructible. Over time, teeth lose their white luster, and can show signs of damage, particularly if the patient’s dental hygiene leaves much to be desired. There are several ways to restore damaged teeth, and one of them involves the use of dental crowns.

Dental crowns are appliances that are fitted over teeth, much like caps. They work similarly to veneers, only that while veneers cover only the front, crowns completely enclose the teeth. Crowns enhance the durability of existing teeth, and can greatly improve the wearer’s smile. Best of all, no matter how cracked or crooked a tooth is, a crown can help conceal the problem tooth while replacing it with a more durable and more aesthetically-pleasing piece.

If you feel that dental crowns are the best option for your smile, then schedule an appointment with Buckhead Esthetic Dentistry today. Let our experienced dentist install the crowns carefully for a seamless, natural-looking smile.

Porcelain crowns

Of the various materials that can be used as dental crowns, porcelain is perhaps one of the most suitable. Porcelain looks incredibly natural alongside teeth, and it does not discolor the patient’s gums over time unlike metal dental caps. Thanks to modern technology such as CEREC, it is now possible to create porcelain crowns that are much more durable than ever before.

Same-day treatment with CEREC technology

Dr. Warren of Buckhead Esthetic Dentistry is certified to utilize CEREC technology to produce crowns. Through CEREC’s efficiency, it is possible for patients to have their teeth assessed, modeled, and then immediately fitted with crowns—all within the same day. Each patient is evaluated carefully so that the appropriate customized crowns can be made.


CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. The CEREC technology allows the dentist to perform a number of dental procedures in one simple sitting, whereas before, several visits may have been needed to properly restore teeth with ceramics.

The CEREC system combines CAD/CAM technology with 3D photography to create custom fit porcelain restorations in minutes. The CEREC technology can match the natural color and structure of an actual tooth, making it virtually indistinguishable from the surrounding natural teeth.

Benefits of Same Day Dentistry

Conventional dentistry requires multiple visits for most dental procedures. With the CEREC technology, Dr. Warren can digitally scan your teeth and design a metal-free restoration with precision in minutes. The esthetic characteristics such as color and luster can be adjusted before the final restoration is permanently secured to your tooth.

With same day dentistry, you don’t have to worry about uncomfortable temporaries, multiple visits and time off work. Dr. Warren can get you in and out of her dentist office quickly, while still delivering high quality results that last.

Same Day Dentistry Procedures CEREC technology is used in a variety of restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures including:

  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Dental Crowns
  • Inlays & Onlays (Porcelain Fillings)

How Long Does CEREC Take?

On average, a CEREC crown procedure takes approximately 3 hours. There is plenty of downtime while our machines fabricate your crown, during which you can relax in the chair with your pillows and blankets! Although 3 hours may seem like a long time, it is significantly faster than the old method. Rather than going home with a temporary crown and waiting weeks before trying-in the final crown, you will leave our office with your final restoration in one visit!

To learn more about dental crowns or about other dental services that we offer, patients may call us at (404) 477-3060.