When over half of a tooth is to be restored, a porcelain crown is indicated. Today’s modern dentistry can duplicate the contours, texture, and color of natural enamel. It is important to note that a crown will restore function (chewing and speech) as well as a natural appearance. Crowns can also be used to straighten and enhance your smile!
There are several options for crowns today. The twentieth century utilized porcelain and gold crowns. However, the new millennium is becoming more and more metal free.
Our practice offers the all-ceramic zirconium Procera Crown. It is the choice of restoration for the new millennium. Although more expensive, it is strong enough to restore any tooth in your mouth. Dr. Richman was one of the first dentists in Atlanta to provide the Zirconium Procera Crown for his patients. Small 3 tooth bridges may also be created with Procera.
Dr. Richman utilizes a plasma arc light to cure composite resin (enamel) restorations. This revolutionary light source is 2 to 3 times stronger and quicker than standard dental curing lights!
Lower teeth, in particular, can be contoured to appear much more pleasing to the eye as well as a highly polished feeling. In combination with composite resin bonding, contouring can turn an average smile into a perfect smile!!
Spaces between front teeth, crooked teeth, unproportionally shaped teeth,or multiple old fillings, are all indications for porcelain veneers.
We now offer bridges created with Procera for single tooth replacement. There is no metal and therefore no grey line.
Crooked teeth can be straightened and aligned with bridgework. Congenitally missing teeth can be replaced as well.
We also utilize KAVO Diagnodent technology to detect hidden decay. This painless test uses a “sonar-like” wand which is directed towards suspect areas of a tooth. Diagnodent technology allows Dr. Richman to find a small problem before it becomes a bigger problem.
After evaluating your oral health history, a proper cleaning is designed for you. Dr. Richman will make any suggestions to improve your oral health and smile.
Our hygienist provides general dental and periodontal(gum) services such as soft tissue management programs, gum disease treatment, routine cleaning and check-ups, fluoride treatments (for adults and children),prescription strength fluoride toothpaste, sealants, occlusal bite guards, as well as whitening.
Dr. Richman provides endodontic treatment (root canals), posts, simple oral surgery(extractions), crowns, bridges, implant restorations, enamel fillings, veneers, Procera (all ceramic) crowns, cosmetic dentures, as well as cosmetic evaluations. He has recently added “single visit” dentistry utilizing 3D-CAD CAM technology to produce a permanent crown in one visit. No temporary crowns and no second visit!!