At Atlanta Dental Spa, we strive to be as conservative as possible. It's the responsible way to conduct dentistry. In the old days, it used to be "crown or filling" was the only restoration option from your family dentist. Now, with advancements in adhesion protocols and porcelain systems we can offer more conservative options like inlays and onlays. In certain instances where we are replacing an existing crown or there is a lot of decay or damage to the tooth the best option might be a full coverage crown.
Our crowns have NO METAL. Nothing replicates natural enamel and dentin better than porcelain. In the past, the systems for producing high-quality porcelain restorations were weaker, thus the base of the crown had to be made of metal, then porcelain was fused to that metal. That metal can show through gum tissue, leaving an unsightly dark line at the base of the tooth. With modern-day porcelain systems, metal is no longer necessary.
At Atlanta Dental Spa, we use 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 say “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 other options?
A crown was the only treatment option available to fix teeth that have been cracked, decayed or filled with mercury, until very recently. Conservative porcelain fillings, known as inlays and onlays,
have eliminated the need for aggressive procedures of the past. Studies prove that the use of inlays and onlays not only fix cavities but also fortify the tooth and promote full restoration.
? Why isn’t every dentist doing inlays and onlays?
Some dentists have been practicing the same way for a long time. For decades they have used crowns as the main treatment option for their patients. It takes a lot of time and money to deliver industry-leading treatments. For these reasons some practices do not incorporate inlay and onlay procedures, but at Atlanta Dental Spa, minimally invasive treatments are the ONLY option for maximum patient comfort. We invest in technology and we strive to deliver the best dental care for our patients. We say yes to premium, quality care and NO to crowns.