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Dental Crowns

If you have a weakened, cracked, infected, or severely decayed tooth, you may benefit from a custom-made dental crown.

Using CEREC® technology, Victor R. Siegel, DDS, can design, manufacture, and place lifelike porcelain crowns in a single appointment.

If you are in need of a crown, we encourage you to contact our dental practice in Rockville, MD, today.

Same-Day Crowns With CEREC Technology

Dr. Siegel and Dr. Aviva Kramer are dentists who are very proud to have same-day crown technology at our dental office in Rockville, MD. Thanks to our state-of-the-art CEREC (chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics) machine, we are able to manufacture a permanent crown out of high-end porcelain materials in less than an hour.

CEREC uses CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) technology. After we capture 3D digital impressions of your bite with our cutting-edge CBCT digital scanner, we can upload those images to the CEREC machine. Then, Dr. Siegel uses the 3D scan of your teeth to design a dental crown that will fit perfectly. Finally, with the push of a button, the CEREC machine fabricates the crown out of a block of porcelain.

Dr. Siegel is an expert in CAD/CAM dentistry. In fact, he has taught the method to residents in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) programs. He has also brought CEREC technology to the Mid Maryland Mission of Mercy and Health Equity Festival, where he provided dental crowns to patients in need.

It's important to understand that this technology is no substitute for skill and experience. Although CEREC is in use in many dental practices, Dr. Siegel is an authority on achieving superior results using these tools. When you choose our practice, you can expect a same-day crown that looks just like a natural tooth and can last 15 years or more.

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Book Your Appointment Today

If you are in need of a dental crown, schedule an appointment with Dr. Siegel or Dr. Kramer at our Rockville, MD, office today. While other dentists will require you to schedule multiple visits, our dentists can treat your tooth and place your permanent crown in just one appointment.

Scheduling an appointment with our dentists is easy. You can request a time that works for you through our online form or simply give us a call. 

(301) 963-4330

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Whether you need a cap for a damaged tooth or a replacement for a missing tooth, our Rockville practice can help.

Before and After a Dental Crown

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Before Dental Crown
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After Dental Crown
This patient cracked a front tooth. Dr. Siegel used the CEREC machine in our Rockville office to create a crown for the tooth during a single dental appointment. As you can see, Dr. Siegel was able to stain and roughen the crown so that it perfectly blended in with the patient's existing teeth.

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Being a dentist myself, it is extremely difficult to find a dentist that I can trust. I’m confident in saying that Dr. Siegel is the best dentist that has treated me. He is a perfectionist and I appreciate the attention to details!

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As a retired dentist who practiced 30 years, I am comfortable with the quality of service and technology in Dr. Siegel’s office. He and his staff are concerned, gentle professionals who keep on the cutting edge of the art and science of dentistry.

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What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that dentists use to cover and protect damaged teeth. Crowns are used in both restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Nowadays, crowns are typically made of ceramic, porcelain, or other tooth-colored materials to look as much like natural teeth as possible.

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Do You Need a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns can address a broad range of dental concerns. Our team may recommend a crown if you are struggling with issues such as:

  • A severely decayed tooth
  • A broken or weakened tooth
  • A worn tooth
  • Dental infection requiring root canal therapy
  • A misshapen or disproportionately small tooth

The Dental Crown Procedure

At the end of the process, you will have a fully restored smile with a crown that blends in with your natural teeth.
At the end of the process, you will have a fully restored smile with a crown that blends in with your natural teeth.

Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation, our dentists will examine your teeth and determine if a crown, inlay, or onlay is the right option for you. We will also listen to your concerns and discuss different procedures that can help you achieve your dental care goals.

Prepping Teeth

If dental crowns are a good option, we will then prep your teeth for the restoration. Our dentists will remove compromised tooth structure. This ensures that your remaining tooth structure is properly protected by the crown.

Taking Impressions

Once your tooth is prepped, a 3D digital impression is taken. This highly detailed scan ensures that the completed restoration fits snuggly around the entire tooth.

Crown Fabrication

If a patient is getting a CEREC crown made from IPS e.max, the custom crown is milled on-site on the same day. For zirconia restoration, the digital impressions are sent to an off-site dental laboratory. While the lab creates the zirconia restoration, patients will wear a temporary crown.

Placing the Finished Crown

When the dental crown is completed, it is checked for fit one last time and securely adhered in place. At the end of the process, you will have a fully restored smile with a crown that blends in with your natural teeth.

Find Out If a Crown Is Right for You

If your teeth are damaged or decayed or you're interested in a dental implant for a single-tooth replacement, Drs. Victor R. Siegel and Aviva Kramer can help. Using advanced porcelain materials and the latest technology, we can craft a custom restoration just for you. To learn more, contact our practice online or give our office in Rockville, MD, a call.

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Always great... everyone in the office is very friendly and highly professional. I highly recommend Dr. Siegel and his team for everything from routine cleaning and checkup (Jilina is delightful!) to more complex repair work!

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Dr. Seigel and his staff have been taking care of my dental needs for over 10 years. I feel like they truly care about me and I am treated like family.

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Dental Crown Aftercare

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

While crowns won't develop cavities like a natural tooth, it's still important to practice good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day to remove food particles and plaque.

Use the Right Oral Care Tools

When brushing your teeth, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive gel toothpaste. This will clean the crowns without gradually scratching away at the material. This can extend the lifespan of your restorations.

Wear Mouth, Face, and Head Protection

Dental crowns can get chipped and cracked like natural teeth. To avoid fractures, wear a mouthguard during sports. Face protection, helmets, and headgear are also advisable during any activities that could cause oral trauma.

Avoid Bad Habits

In addition to protecting your smile, you can avoid crown fractures by keeping bad habits in check. This includes nail-biting, chewing on drinking straws, opening packages with your teeth, and crunching on ice cubes.

Regular Dental Checkups

Routine dental exams and cleanings allow dentists to identify problems in their earliest stages. We can even note minor crown damage and let you know if you need a new restoration. Be sure to visit our practice every six months for checkups.

Relax With Sedation Dentistry

Many patients are hesitant to undergo restorative treatment because they have dental anxiety. If dental treatment makes you nervous, you can ask about our sedation services.

At our office in Rockville, MD, we offer our patients oral conscious sedation. When you choose this option, one of our dentists will write you a prescription for sedative medication. You will take the pill before your appointment, and by the time we are treating your tooth, you will be in a calm, relaxed state.

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Insurance and Financing

Many dental insurance plans will contribute to the cost of crowns. However, if you want a crown simply to improve the appearance of a tooth, that will be considered cosmetic dentistry and will not be covered. We can help you understand your insurance coverage before proceeding with any type of care.

For any costs not covered by insurance or for patients who don't have insurance, we offer in-house financing plans. We also work with CareCredit®, a reputable lender offering a line of credit specifically for healthcare. 

If you have any questions about paying for dental crowns, don't hesitate to call us at (301) 963-4330.


"Dr. Siegel and his staff are superb. After 27 years of going to the same dentist I had to research and find a new one. I wish he was my dentist so many years ago. Top notch staff, state-of-the art equipment and the latest advances in dentistry are used." Janet Lee, 5-Star Google Review
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Victor R. Siegel, DDS

Dr. Victor R. Siegel and Dr. Aviva Kramer provide compassionate dental care in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our state-of-the-art practice is proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American College of Dentists
  • International College of Dentists

Comfort is one of our top priorities, so we offer sedation dentistry to help patients feel relaxed during their treatments. To schedule an appointment at our Rockville, MD, officecontact us online or call (301) 963-4330 today.

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