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Dental Crowns

Most dentistry looks like dentistry.  Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable.   We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.

Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme and may be beyond repair, Dr. Fotoohi can use porcelain or porcelain “pasted-on-gold” crowns to give you back a beautiful natural-looking smile.   This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite.   We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology.   These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.

How long does it take to fit a dental crown?

A crown requires 2 appointments. Initially, you will be scheduled for 1 hour & 30 minutes – to prepare the tooth and fit it with a temporary crown.  

Please note:  your temporary crown plays a very important role, if anything happens to your temporary crown, please call us  immediately at 301-652-5666 .  The subsequent 1 hour visit is the delivery of the final crown. 

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns:

  • Replaces missing teeth.
  • Offers support to misshapen teeth or broken teeth.
  • Looks completely natural.
  • Repairs smile and functional chewing problems.

What are the capabilities of crowns?

Crown and bridgework are very reliable solutions for major dental problems caused by accidents, diseases, or wear and tear.   Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques.   Materials used in these repairs are either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious dental problems.   In instances where damage has occurred resulting in the loss of teeth, where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or tooth damage caused by old fillings breaking down, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution.

Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth that are usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth.   Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function.   In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause appearance problems due to staining or chipping.   Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not.   In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.