Dental fillings and dental crowns are restorations that can transform a smile. Patients in Monroe, GA, will ask, "Is there a dentist near me who provides restorative dental care?" The team at Social Circle Dental will reply with a resounding, "Yes." Residents in Monroe do not have to travel far for the excellent care Dr. Jones and our team provide.
One of the most common health conditions in the world is cavities. Dr. Jones believes in patient education so tooth decay can be prevented. Therefore, it is critical to brush at least twice a day, floss before bedtime, and maintain dental check-ups at least biannually. Signs of tooth decay include toothaches, tooth sensitivity, visible pits or holes in the teeth, tooth discoloration, pain when biting and mild to sharp pain when eating or drinking hot or cold foods or beverages. If you notice any of these signs, it is important to seek treatment. Left untreated, tooth decay can lead to gum disease as well as other health issues.
At the appointment, Dr. Jones will examine the health of the mouth, teeth, and gums and review your medical history. Dr. Jones is a holistic and biological dentist who is mindful of the effects dental treatments, technology, and materials can have on the body. Therefore, he will provide the safest and most effective dental treatments. Dental fillings are ideal for restoring health to a decayed tooth. After removing the decay, the tooth is filled with a biocompatible material called composite resin. The material is versatile and blends nicely with the smile.
When a tooth is severely damaged from decay, a dental crown may be recommended. A dental crown can be used to strengthen and protect a tooth after the decay has been removed. We provide treatment that meets unique patient needs. If the tooth shows when smiling, we may recommend a same-day crown to restore health, function, and beauty to the smile in a single appointment. We utilize CEREC (Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic) to provide a same-day porcelain crown.
At Social Circle Dental, we provide the most conservative treatment to restore your smile. Have you experienced symptoms of tooth decay? If you have, we recommend scheduling an appointment with Dr. Jones today. Call 770-464-1900.
Social Circle Dental is committed to providing treatments that fit the budgets and lifestyles of patients in Social Circle, GA and beyond. We proudly serve patients who seek our holistic and biological approach to dental care. Our highly sought after dentist, Dr. Jones, has more than 42 years of experience transforming smiles. We know that decisions regarding smiles are important. Therefore, we do all we can to help patients understand their insurance coverage and provide estimates of what may be covered. When asked if dental insurance covers dental crowns, we respond, “It depends.” Individual needs will determine the cost as well as coverage of treatments such as crowns.
Since needs vary, we offer two methods of crown treatment. For the teeth that show when smiling, where aesthetics is a concern, Dr. Jones may recommend crowns fabricated at a high quality laboratory. After impressions are made, they are used to customize the crowns. Creating the ideal crowns involves artistic and technical skills and expertise. Dr. Jones and a crown ceramist make an excellent team in creating crowns that will blend naturally with smiles.
When a tooth requires prompt treatment, another method may be ideal. Dr. Jones and our team proudly offer innovative CEREC technology that allows us to provide a crown in a single appointment. Utilizing CAD/CAM (computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing) technology, a digital impression is taken of the tooth. The image is displayed in 3-D on the computer screen, allowing the patient to be involved with the process. Then, a block of ceramic is placed in a milling machine in which the crown is fabricated. The crown is checked for precise fit and ideal shade before Dr. Jones permanently cements it to the tooth. The crown is polished, leaving the patient with a natural looking restoration.
Regardless of the method of crown treatment, patients can embrace long-lasting results. With excellent oral hygiene habits including brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, crowns can last up to a decade or more.
Rest assured your smile is in good hands at Social Circle Dental. Our caring staff will work with you to receive the dental care you need within your budget. Our highly respected dentist will tailor a treatment plan to meet your needs. To learn more about crown treatment, schedule an appointment by calling 770-464-1900.
Social Circle Dental is a holistic dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures, while focusing on your overall health and well-being.