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Dental Crown Silver Spring MD

Dental Crowns An Overview

Dental crowns are one of the most useful restorative treatment options available to patients today with both restorative and cosmetic applications. The many advances in materials and technology have improved the dental crown, allowing for greater customization, superior durability and same day placement using CAD/CAM.

Drs. Dechter and Moy offer all types of dental crowns and can use in office CEREC technology for the same day placement of a custom fit crown when appropriate.

CEREC same-day crowns in Silver Spring MD

We may recommend the placement of a dental crown for a wide range of concerns:

  • Tooth damage: crowns can be placed over a decayed, chipped or cracked tooth to prevent further deterioration and infection.
  • Cosmetic concerns: a dental crown can change the color, shape and overall appearance of a tooth.
  • Post root canal: a crown is often placed over a tooth that has had a root canal to strengthen it.
  • Dental implant restoration: a dental crown is the final piece of an implant for a single missing tooth.

CEREC: Same Day Dental Crowns in Silver Spring

Advanced CAD/CAM technology gives Dr. Dechter and Dr. Moy the ability to place a custom, high quality ceramic dental crown during a single visit. Convenient and cost saving, CEREC uses digital technology to transform your dental impressions into a dental crown using an in-office milling machine.

Patients appreciate the easy process and the CAD/CAM technology provides an accurate result that is made precisely to your specifications. CEREC is often the perfect solution for unexpected tooth trauma, a broken crown and other cases where immediate placement will restore dental health and meet your overall needs.

Dental Crowns What to Expect

The dental crown process will depend on the type of crown being placed, the location of the affected tooth and whether we are using CEREC technology. In all cases, we will evaluate your dental health and recommend the most suitable material and treatment option for your unique needs.

The integrity of your result is the goal of your treatment and the type of crown recommended will be dependent on the severity of your dental concern, the location of the tooth and your cosmetic goals.

A traditional dental crown will require a couple of visits to place, starting with tooth preparation and dental impressions. Your dentist will send the impressions to a lab along with the specifications for your crown. A temporary crown is typically placed while we wait for the final custom crown to be sent from the lab.

This is often in our office within a couple of weeks and you can return for the placement and fitting.

Dr. Dechter or Dr. Moy will place the new crown on the prepared tooth, adjust as needed for a comfortable bite and permanently secure it to the tooth.

If CEREC technology is being used to create your new crown, we will begin by preparing the tooth and taking digital impressions using a handheld device. The images are uploaded to computer software that can be used to plan the design and milling of your crown while you wait.

Once the crown is completed, we will place it and make any necessary adjustments for fit and comfort. The crown is permanently attached and your smile is restored without the need for the placement of a temporary crown or a return visit.