Whether you need a new dental crown or want to replace an old crown, Dr. Christopher Banks will provide you with a stable, beautiful result. Dental crowns are a common procedure in our Chevy Chase dental office. A crown can be made from a variety of materials, but Dr. Banks frequently recommends porcelain for its durability and esthetics.
Is a Dental Crown Right For You?
Dr. Banks may recommend a dental crown for any of the following dental problems or cosmetic concerns:
- Restoration of a tooth after root canal therapy
- Restoration of a tooth with a large cavity or metal filling
- Repair broken or cracked tooth
- Improve appearance of a misshaped or crooked tooth
- Improve appearance of discolored teeth
- Close gaps between teeth
- Lengthen teeth
- Other cosmetic dentistry goals
Dental Crown FAQs
How long does it take to get a dental crown
Generally, two appointments are needed for the dental crown procedure. At the first visit, Dr. Banks will prepare the tooth for the crown, removing decay and defective restorations. An impression is then made and sent to the lab for the fabrication of the crown. The patient will leave the office with a temporary crown securely in place. You will return approximately two weeks later for the final dental crown to be fitted and permanently secured in place.
How much does a dental crown cost?
The cost of a dental crown varies based on a number of factors such as the location, materials, and number of crowns needed. If you have dental insurance, your crown may be covered. As a courtesy, we will submit a claim with the reimbursement to be sent directly to you from the insurance company.
How long do dental crowns last?
Dr. Banks will design your dental crown to last a lifetime. Proper care and maintenance will ensure that your dental crown will perform at its best for many years.
Can you replace old crowns or metal fillings?
Yes, Dr. Banks can replace old crowns that are discolored, worn or broken, as well as old metal fillings. He will place a new, porcelain dental crown on the tooth for a more esthetic restoration.
Schedule a Consultation
A little change in your smile can make a big change in your appearance. We offer cosmetic dental treatments that are quick, painless, and affordable. Call 202.769.0324 or request an appointment online.