Dental Crowns Washington DC
Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that looks beautiful and natural. We often joke with our patients that our best work goes completely unnoticed. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.
Where damage to your teeth is extreme and looks beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain fused to gold crowns to make your smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems. 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.
How long does it take?
Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with an acrylic temporary crown. An impression of the tooth is made and sent to a dental laboratory where your new crown will be custom-crafted.
On the subsequent visit, we will remove the temporary crown, and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful-looking tooth.
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- Replaces missing tooth structure
- Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
- Looks completely natural
- Can correct severe color discrepancies
- Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems
What are the capabilities of crowns?
Crowns are a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused by accidents, diseases, or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. The material used in these repairs is 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 of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, crowns can be used as a long-term solution.
Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is 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 for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with prior root canal treatment, crowns can prevent breakage. Crowns can be used to strengthen a compromised tooth, change the total appearance of a tooth, and be used along with porcelain veneers to complete a smile makeover.
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Problem: Fractured front teeth.
Solution: Ceramic crowns on front two teeth.
Patient Review by Steve K
I've been coming here since 2003 for cleanings, crowns, replacement tooth, whitening. Many patients are long-timers. It's a practice that prides itself on consistent high quality and professionalism. Extremely trustworthy in diagnosis and proposed and actual treatment. The doctor calls me at home that evening to check on status of any invasive procedure like crowns. You will find that his hand-picked support team of technicians and hygienists reflect the high standards of the practice. And it's just a nice, warm, family-friendly environment to be a patient in (and the pod coffee and refrigerated water in the waiting room is a nice touch). Very highly recommended.
- Steve K
Patient Review by Sheryl M
This was my first time at this office. It was a joy( which is not a sentiment I have ever used to describe a dental appointment) and honestly pleasant. The entire team is very professional and highly skilled.
- Sheryl M
Patient Review by John W
Everything was done right the first time.
- John W
Patient Review by Liz H
Dr. Markowitz is wonderful. This is my fourth crown with him - plus an added filling this time. The x-rays showed all the cracks. I barely felt the shots before the 30 minutes of drilling (in a two hour appointment). He is careful, precise, informative, and highly, highly skilled. The crown blends in perfectly. I felt fine after the process, and he called me that evening to make sure. I highly recommend that you choose him.
- Liz H
Patient Review by John Z
I had an overall really great experience, Dr. Markowitz walked me through everything he was doing, and he had a great mix of professionalism and humor.
- John Z
Patient Review by Cathy T
I highly recommend Dr. Markowitz to anyone with a sensitive mouth or fear of visiting the dentist in particular. He is a wonderfully skilled dentist, with the kindness and patience that are rare to find in most. I could not be more thankful for all he has done for me and my mouth.
- Cathy T
Patient Review by Randolph S
Always a great experience for me and I have always been satisfied with my dental services over the years. Getting a birthday card each year is a nice gesture and much appreciated. Lastly, getting that call from my dentist later that day to check on me truly sets his business apart from his peers. That is superior customer service.
- Randolph S
Patient Review by Dior G
Best customer service/experience I have ever received at a dental or doctors office.
- Dior G
Patient Review by Deborah H
So appreciate the excellent care, respect and trust!
- Deborah H
Patient Review by Kathleen B
Supreme competence, compassionate care and advanced dentistry. Outstanding
- Kathleen B
Patient Review by Dennis I
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Patient Review by Warren C
Going to the Dentist causes anxiety for me. Dr. Eric and staff makes you feel comfortable and reassures you everything will be alright. I have very nice and healthy teeth thanks to Dr. Eric!
- Warren C
Patient Review by Robert M
The best dental care I've had, and I appreciate that the most current technology is used during the whole process. Very impressive experience.
- Robert M
Patient Review by David Mayo B
Dr. Markowitz and staff are a great team. I feel as though they have a genuine desire to do great work. The practice is modern and comfortable and they have taken great care of my family's smile. I highly recommend this team of dental professionals. Thank you "Team Markowitz" .
- David Mayo B
Patient Review by Pamela C
Thanks for the expert care, as always.
- Pamela C
Patient Review by John F
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Patient Review by Maryjane N
Highly recommend Dr Markowitz great dental practice
- Maryjane N
Patient Review by David P
I have been a satisfied customer for several years and am so thankful to be under the care of this practice.
- David P
Patient Review by Jennie S
Wonderful job at fixing several broken teeth. They look natural and my smile is restored.
- Jennie S