Crowns Specialist

David Zadeh, DDS -  - General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry

Zadeh Dental

David Zadeh, DDS

General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry located in Arlington, VA

By replacing your tooth cap with a prosthetic that’s as beautiful as it is functional, a crown is the perfect dental union of art and science. David Zadeh, DDS, provides his patients at Zadeh Dental in Arlington, Virginia, with high-quality traditional crowns and CEREC® same-day crowns. To get started with your crown today, call the office or book a visit online with the convenient scheduling tool.

Crowns Q & A

What is a crown?

A crown is an artificial tooth cap. It’s sealed to the top of your existing tooth structure or to a dental implant. 

Once bonded, your crown feels and functions just like the natural tooth that it replaced. Depending on the material used for your crown, it can even look just like your natural tooth, as well.

What are crowns made from?

There are several materials that make great crowns, including:

  • Porcelain
  • Composite resin
  • Zirconia
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal
  • All metal, like gold alloy, palladium, nickel, or chromium

Each of these materials has different advantages depending on where in your mouth your crown is placed. When you come to Zadeh Dental for your crown, your dentist helps you select a material that’s best suited to your particular needs and preferences. 

What does a crown do?

A crown can serve several purposes for your oral health, including:

  • Restoring a tooth that’s significantly decayed
  • Replacing an unsightly tooth
  • Repairing a tooth that’s been chipped, cracked, or broken
  • Strengthening a tooth after a root canal

When fused to a dental implant, a crown can also replace a tooth that’s entirely missing.

What happens when I get a crown?

Your Zadeh Dental provider places your crown in one to two quick and easy office visits.

During your first visit, your dentist makes room for your crown by removing some of the enamel from the tooth that’s going to receive the crown. Once your tooth is prepared, your provider takes an impression of your smile. If you’re getting a CEREC same-day crown, the impression is uploaded to a machine that mills your crown in-office from a small ceramic block.

If you’re opting for a traditional crown, the impression is sent to a lab that designs and mills your crown off-site, which typically takes a couple of weeks. 

Once your crown is ready, your dentist puts it on your prepared tooth and checks the fit and bite. Your provider makes any necessary adjustments, then uses dental cement to permanently seal it in place.

To get started with your crown, call the offices of Zadeh Dental or book an appointment with the convenient online scheduling tool.