All Ceramic Restorations

If you have broken or decayed teeth, All Ceramic Restorations could be an excellent solution. //

All Ceramic Restorations

If you have broken or decayed teeth, All Ceramic Restorations could be an excellent solution. //

All Ceramic Restorations

All Ceramic Restorations

Tired of having damaged and decayed teeth that don’t seem to be getting any better on their own? If you have broken or decayed teeth, All Ceramic Restorations could be an excellent solution. 

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are restorations, which are used to bolster decayed and damaged teeth. Crowns are commonly referred to as caps, as they are placed over the top of the existing natural tooth structure. Dental crowns can be made using a variety of materials, but Dr. Rinaldi often recommends all-porcelain crowns. Porcelain provides a natural-looking aesthetic and it also has a beautiful luminescence, which is comparable to healthy, natural teeth. 

Why would I need a dental crown?

Dental crowns are an effective restorative solution for individuals who have damaged or weak teeth as a result of decay, oral infections, trauma, and dental injuries. Crowns strengthen the tooth and the treatment process also helps to reduce the risk of further decay and additional infection. If you have a broken or discolored tooth, crowning the tooth can also enhance the look of your smile. 

As well as being employed to strengthen the natural teeth, dental crowns can also be used to replace missing teeth. If you are considering implant treatment to fill a gap, crowns are frequently used to replace the visible part of the tooth once the implant, which takes on the role of the root, has been fitted. Did you know that by age 50, Americans have lost an average of 12 teeth (including wisdom teeth)? Dental implants (and crowns) are often used to replace those teeth.

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What does the procedure involve?

Crowning a tooth is a restorative procedure, which usually involves two key phases. During the first session, Dr. Rinaldi will prepare the tooth, removing decayed and damaged tissue and shaping the tooth to get ready for the new crown. An impression will be made and sent away to a laboratory if the traditional treatment process has been selected. We are delighted to offer our clients a choice, as we have CEREC technology on-site. This innovative technology enables us to make new crowns in-house, offering patients the chance to enjoy same-day treatment. The second phase of treatment involves placing and securing the crown. If you select the traditional technique, this appointment will usually take place around 2 weeks after the first session. 

CEREC crown treatment

CEREC crown treatment offers the advantage of same-day results. Rather than waiting for 2-3 weeks and having a temporary crown fitted, individuals can undergo the entire process in a single day. CEREC technology turns images into 3D models, which are used to create custom restorations right here in our office. The designs are sent to an on-site milling machine, and the crowns are fabricated and ready to fit in no time at all. CEREC treatment is speedy, it’s less messy as there no need for impressions, and it eliminates the need for multiple appointments. 

RINALDI DENTAL ARTS
The Collection at Chevy Chase
5481 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 221
Chevy Chase, MD 20815