Sandy Springs Dental Crowns

Beautiful custom restorations for repairing damaged teeth

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Protect and Restore Your Natural Teeth at Flax Dental

Are your teeth damaged, stained, or crooked? Dental crowns from Flax Dental in Atlanta, GA, can restore your smile and transform your appearance. 

As the former president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Hugh Flax is a leading cosmetic dentist who provides natural-looking crowns with cutting-edge techniques and materials. If you’re unhappy with the look of your smile, dental crowns with our experienced cosmetic dentist may be the ideal solution.

Call (404) 255-9080 to schedule your cosmetic consultation at Flax Dental!

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What are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped “caps” placed over a damaged tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Dr. Flax uses high-quality porcelain to craft a natural-looking dental crown that blends seamlessly with your surrounding teeth.

A dental crown can protect a tooth that is:

  • Fractured or severely damaged
  • Badly decayed
  • Weakened by large fillings or root canal therapy
  • Discolored or misshapen
  • Used as an abutment tooth for a dental bridge

The dental crown covers the entire visible part of the tooth down to the gum line, restoring it to its original shape and size. It’s custom-designed for your mouth and cemented into place, making your new tooth a permanent part of your smile.

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Why Choose Dental Crowns from Flax Dental?

Flax Dental is a leading cosmetic dentistry practice in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Hugh Flax, author of A Smile is Always in Style, is an internationally renowned cosmetic dentist with years of experience placing dental crowns. He uses advanced technology like intraoral scanning to create precise-fitting, natural-looking crowns.

The Flax Dental team knows how important your smile is and takes the time to understand your unique cosmetic goals. We provide personalized care for your tooth using the most advanced techniques and long-lasting materials.

When Are Dental Crowns Necessary?

Dr. Flax recommends versatile dental crowns to many patients, as these restorations give patients the freedom to replace or restore a tooth in many different ways:

  • Severely Damaged Teeth: If a tooth is broken, cracked, or has extensive decay too large to restore with a filling, a dental crown is needed to rebuild the tooth structure. The dental crown covers the entire tooth surface and protects it from further damage.
  • Root Canal Treated Tooth: A tooth is more brittle and prone to fracture following root canal therapy. A dental crown can reinforce the tooth and help prevent future cracking or splitting of the tooth.
  • Dental Implants: Custom dental crowns finalize dental implant treatment for a natural, durable replacement tooth. 
  • Worn-Down Tooth: Years of grinding or chewing can wear teeth down. An excessively worn tooth may cause pain or uneven bite alignment. Crowns can rebuild the tooth to the proper shape, thickness, and length.
  • Weak Teeth: Teeth can become weak due to large cavities, cracks, trauma, grinding, and prior dental work. Weak teeth are at higher risk of fracture. Crowns stabilize and strengthen compromised teeth.
  • Tooth Discoloration: Crowns can cover teeth that are badly stained, discolored, or have intrinsic discoloration that can’t be removed with teeth whitening. The dental crown restores a natural, aesthetic appearance.
  • Cosmetic Enhancement: Chipped, cracked, unevenly spaced, or misshapen teeth can be restored with crowns for an improved, harmonious smile.
  • Dental Bridge Abutments: Crowns are sometimes needed on adjacent teeth to support dental bridges and replace a missing tooth in between.

The Dental Crown Procedure

Preparation Appointments

Dr. Flax begins the dental crown procedure by numbing the area around the treatment area. If you’re receiving a dental crown as part of the dental implant process, he’ll meticulously place the implant in your jawbone, allowing the restoration to bond with the bone. For patients using a dental crown to repair a natural tooth, Dr. Flax will create an even surface on your enamel after taking impressions. 

Custom Design and Fabrication

The Flax Dental lab team uses the impressions of your teeth to design and fabricate a custom dental crown. Advanced technology produces a precise-fitting permanent crown, usually over a couple of weeks. We may place a temporary crown to protect the natural tooth structure in the meantime.

Placement Appointment

Once your permanent crown is ready, Dr. Flax will remove the temporary crown and seat your custom crown to finalize the dental crown procedure. He’ll check the fit, shape, color, and bite alignment to ensure optimal function and natural aesthetics. The dental crown is then permanently cemented into place.

Caring For Your Dental Crown

Proper oral hygiene and being careful during eating and daily habits will help your dental crowns last many years. Here are Dr. Flax’s tips for protecting your restorations after the dental crown procedure:

  • Brush and Floss Carefully: Gently brush around the dental crown to remove plaque and food debris. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, and floss at least once daily.
  • Chew Carefully: Avoid biting directly on sticky, hard, or crunchy foods like nuts, candies, and ice with your dental crown. 
  • Use a Mouthguard: If you grind your teeth, wear a nightguard to prevent fracturing or chipping the dental crown material.
  • See Dr. Flax Regularly: Visit our Atlanta dentist every six months for exams and professional cleanings. Report any loosening, damage, or problems with your dental crown right away.

The Perks of Being a Patient

As a patient of Flax Dental, you’ll enjoy a spa-like dental experience like no other. We’re focused on helping our patients feel comfortable and cared for from start to finish.

Get ready for a bit of pampering during your time with us.

  • ZNoise-canceling headphones
  • ZWarm, relaxing neck pillow
  • ZSoothing essential oils
  • ZComforting lip balm placed prior to care
  • ZCalming, ambient background music
  • ZSoft, fresh blankets
  • ZComplimentary café bar

Before and after transformations

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200+ 5-star patient reviews

“My veneers are absolutely beautiful. I trust Dr. Flax and his staff and I believe their excellence shines through. I’m very pleased and recommend them wholeheartedly!”

— Monica R.

“When it came time for veneers, I knew Dr. Flax was the right dentist. I’ve had my veneers for over 10 years without any issues. Very natural looking and my smile is contagious.”

— Valorie W.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is getting a dental crown painful?

Getting a dental crown generally isn’t painful because your dentist will numb your teeth with a local anesthetic. You may experience some discomfort following the dental crown procedure, but this pain is manageable using over-the-counter pain relief medication and gentle care.

Do I need a dental crown or filling?

Fillings repair small cavities, while porcelain crowns rebuild and restore teeth severely damaged by decay, fracture, or trauma. Your dentist will help determine if a dental crown or filling is the best option.

Do dental crowns look natural?

Modern dental crowns are customized to precisely match the size, shape, and color of your teeth. Porcelain crowns have a natural translucency that seamlessly blends with your natural tooth.

Can dental crowns be whitened?

While the dental crown itself won’t whiten, the natural teeth around it can be whitened to match the new color of your crown. Ask your dentist about professional whitening options to understand how your natural teeth will look alongside your dental crown.

Experience The Flax Dental Difference

If you’re considering dental crowns in Atlanta, GA, call Flax Dental today at (404) 255-9080 to schedule your consultation. Dr. Hugh Flax will assess your oral health and cosmetic goals to determine if you could benefit from dental crowns. 

With advanced training, a commitment to personalized care, and state-of-the-art technology, Flax Dental offers dental crown placements that help patients realize their dream smiles. We’re happy to meet new and returning patients from the Atlanta metro area, including Marietta, Buckhead, and Sandy Springs, GA.

Our Office

Flax Dental is located inside the Perimeter and is a short walk from the MARTA Medical Center station. We offer free parking and convenient office hours.


5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd.
Suite 430
Sandy Springs, GA 30342

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Mon – Tues: 7:30 – 4 p.m.
Wed: 8:30 – 4 p.m.
Thurs: 7:30 - 4 p.m.
Fri: Closed

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