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Category Archives: Dental Crowns

What Type of Dental Crown Is Best for My Teeth?

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Would you like to enjoy a brighter smile or replace a damaged tooth? A dental crown may be just the answer. Dental crowns, also known as “caps,” are used to improve the appearance and usability of compromised teeth. They provide a stronger bite, an anchor for dental bridges, a fix for misshapen or discolored teeth,… READ MORE

Tips for Winter Tooth Sensitivity

Posted in Dental Care, Dental Crowns, Gum Contouring

Worn tooth enamel, exposed routes, cavities, cracked or chipped teeth, or other issues may be causing a painful condition referred to as tooth sensitivity, also known as “dentin hypersensitivity.” While living with sensitive teeth already presents many challenges, lower temperatures in the winter can further amplify the unpleasant sensations of this condition. In this blog, renowned prosthodontist… READ MORE

Dental Implants Supporting a Cosmetic Smile Makeover

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Crowns, Dental Implants, Smile Makeover, Success Stories

This patient was referred to us by her Orthodontist and General Dentist, when she was fifteen years old, for a smile makeover, using implants to replace her congenitally missing permanent teeth. Even though she was in the middle of orthodontic therapy, we were called upon to provide guidance on the tooth positionings so that there would be… READ MORE

Emergency Repair of Two Fractured Front Teeth

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Crowns, Emergency Care, Success Stories, Teeth Whitening

Having fractured her two front teeth after falling down, this patient was desperately seeking an immediate esthetic correction. Our in-house laboratory quickly fabricated two custom temporary crowns, which we placed two days later. Prior to fabricating her final crowns, we whitened her other teeth, which were too yellow for her age bracket. Once the whitening… READ MORE

Benefits of Custom Dental Crowns

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A dental crown covers the exposed side of a tooth to improve its strength and appearance. You may need this type of restoration to address concerns such as damage, wear, or discoloration. Known for being extremely versatile, a crown can also repair functional chewing problems, cover misshapen teeth, and strengthen a tooth following a root canal. Before… READ MORE

3 Different Ways That Dental Crowns Are Made

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There are three different ways to manufacture a dental crown. They can be milled on a machine according to stock images, fabricated in a commercial laboratory, or handcrafted to each patient’s custom aesthetics by an in-house dental technician. The latter is how we do it at Prosthetic Dentistry of Washington, D.C. because we strive for perfection. In the video below, top-rated prosthodontist Dr…. READ MORE