Dr. David Rever is a highly trained and experienced cosmetic and general dentist dedicated to restoring your smile. A dental crown can correct teeth that are misshapen, damaged, have decay, or discolored. Dental crowns fit around all sides of your natural tooth to help support the foundation and function of your smile. This fixed prosthetic restoration is most commonly known for being used to protect a root canal treatment.
Dental crowns are a valuable option to:
- Improve the appearance of yellow and discolored teeth
- Restore damaged teeth to their original size
- Repair the appearance of misshapen teeth
- Strengthen a tooth after a root canal
- Support a dental bridge
These problems can form for many different reasons and often leave patients feeling less confident about their smiles. Dental crowns are a permanent and durable dental restoration. Dental crowns provide comfortable and natural-looking results while restoring health and function to your smile.
The Tooth Crown Process
Receiving a dental crown is a multi-step process. During the first visit, Dr. Rever will consult with you to determine the best plan for receiving their new dental crown. The teeth will need to be properly prepared before applying your new dental crown. You will receive a thorough tooth cleaning before and after the procedure.
On the first visit with Dr. Rever, a dental impression using the latest digital technology will be taken. This will ensure a natural, custom fit to the dental crown. The restoration will then be color-matched to make sure your new crown matches your existing teeth, giving you a natural result.
Many patients may benefit from the use of porcelain crowns because of their durability and natural aesthetic. While the impression is fabricated at a dental lab, patients will receive a temporary crown to protect the tooth from any further damage.
During the second visit, your new crown will be securely attached to your tooth, giving it a beautiful new finish. Dr. Rever will supply patients with the information to properly maintain their new dental crowns. That’s it! Yes, a dental crown can be placed in as little as two visits to the dentist.
Same-Day Crowns Silver Spring, MD
Receiving a crown usually takes a few visits, but due to advancements in dental technology, it is possible to receive same-day crowns made in our Silver Spring dentist office. Computer-Aided Design/ Computer-Aided Manufacturing or CAD/CAM creates high-quality crowns in a few minutes. CAD/CAM creates natural-looking crowns, leaving patients with great results in a short amount of time. If you are a good candidate from same-day crowns, Dr. Rever will work with you to develop your perfect smile.
With the help of the CAD/CAM software, your crown will be designed while you wait. The software can even be used to create a mirror-image twin of the same tooth on the other side of your mouth, for the most natural-looking result possible. Then a block of dental ceramic material is chosen in the shade that most closely matches your own teeth. The computer’s digital design is transmitted to a milling machine that carves the crown from the ceramic block in about five minutes.
Dental Crowns FAQs
Are dental crowns permanent?
Dental crowns are considered a permanent dental restoration. With proper oral hygiene and biannual dental checkups, your crown should last for many years. Dental crowns can help correct misshapen, cracked, broken, or small teeth. Dental crowns can also help to strengthen a tooth after a root canal or to cover a dental implant.
Are same-day dental crowns better than traditional crowns?
Dental crowns fabricated with CEREC technology are natural-looking, comfortable, and long-lasting. The material used to make the crown is a strong, translucent ceramic that mimics the appearance of natural teeth. Your crown will be color-matched to blend in with your existing teeth for beautiful aesthetics.
Are tooth crowns covered by dental insurance?
A dental crown is usually covered by your dental insurance because the procedure is deemed necessary to maintain good oral health. Ask us about your financing options if you are using crowns as part of your cosmetic dental plan.
Can porcelain crowns be whitened?
No. porcelain crowns are not able to be whitened. The porcelain material does not respond to whitening treatments the way tooth enamel does. If you have an old discolored crown, we can replace it with a high-quality, modern crown.