Dental crowns repair teeth that have suffered trauma or significant decay. When multiple connected crowns are used to replace neighboring teeth, the prosthetic is called a bridge. Dr. Richard Rodgers is a leader in the field of restorative dentistry in Atlanta, GA. No matter what your oral health needs are, Dr. Rodgers can help you select a customized treatment plan that works for you.
If you are looking to restore a missing tooth or to replace an old dental crown, look no further than Dr. Rodgers and our team of dental professionals. Call us today to schedule a restorative dentistry consultation.
One question we frequently field is, “When does my crown need to be replaced?” To learn more, read below!
The length of any dental crown will vary depending on multiple factors that are unique to individual patients. In general, you can expect your crown to last several to 10-15 years. Some crowns have been known to last for 20 years.
In some rare cases, a dental crown may become significantly dislodged or it may completely fall out. In these instances, Dr. Rodgers will take your appointment immediately as a dental emergency. You should never try to glue a dislodged crown in place. If your crown becomes loose, do your best to avoid putting pressure on it by chewing on the other side of your mouth and call our office immediately (404) 577-6620.
More often, the signs that an aging crown may need replacement creep up slowly. You should consider visiting Dr. Rodgers to replace a dental crown if:
Dr. Rodgers will consider adjusting or repairing your crown when possible. Not every dental problem requires that the entire crown is replaced.
Now that you know when your crown needs replacement, schedule an appointment to check up on the health of your crown and smile. Contact our midtown Atlanta, GA practice today!