The advances in dental technology have really changed the way we practice dentistry techniques. No longer are the days when we have to crown teeth that are badly broken down and need repair and reinforcement. With the use of bonded porcelain inlays and onlays, we can now reinforce those teeth in a much more conservative manner.
And at Atlanta Dental Spa, we use this technology to offer our patients a more conservative option to crowns. We feel that by being more conservative, we cause less trauma to the tooth, which allows the tooth to be healthier in the long run. It’s just a better way to do dentistry. We at Atlanta Dental Spa have said “no” to crowns, and we think you should, too.
? Have you been told you need a crown?
If you have been told by your dentist that you need a crown, we strongly recommend you seek a second opinion (unless you already have a crown on that tooth).
At Atlanta Dental Spa, we have more conservative options for restoring teeth. There are more options than just a “filling” or a “crown”. We don’t have to grind your teeth down to nubs in order to give you the smile you deserve.
? Are there different options?
Until very recently, a crown was the only treatment option available to fix teeth that have been cracked, decayed or filled with mercury. Conservative porcelain fillings (known as inlays and onlays) have eliminated the need for the aggressive procedures of the past. Studies prove that the use of porcelain fillings not only fix cavities but also fortify the tooth and promote full restoration.
? Why isn’t every dentist doing these inlays and onlays?
We understand that some dentists have been practicing the same way for a long time, and for decades they have used crowns as their main treatment option for their patients. We understand that it takes a lot of time and money to invest in the education and technology required to deliver industry-leading treatments. Some practices do not incorporate inlay and onlay procedures, as they can require additional operating time for optimal precision, but at Atlanta Dental Spa, minimally invasive treatments are the only option for maximum patient comfort.
When better technology is developed, we invest in it. We strive to deliver the best dental, hygiene and complete care for our patients. We say yes to premium, quality care and NO to crowns.