Dental Crowns An Overview
Dental crowns are one of the most common dental procedures performed by Dr. John and Dr. Jeremi Arroyo in their Washington, DC dental office. Dental crowns can serve both restorative and cosmetic purposes, treating a wide variety of dental concerns and problems. A dental crown is like a “cap” for the tooth, providing strength or reshaping a tooth and often preventing the need for a tooth extraction.
Dr. John and Dr. Jeremi Arroyo may recommend a dental crown for any of the following reasons:
- Replace worn or unsightly metal fillings
- Improve the appearance of stained or discolored teeth
- Correct misshapen or uneven teeth
- Restore tooth cavities or cover teeth after root canal therapy
- Repair cracked, worn or broken teeth
- Restore dental implants
I have seen Dr. Jeremi Arroyo for a few years now and could not be happier. As somebody who flinches at the idea of going to a dentist, I have learned to trust Dr. Arroyo at a level well beyond all of my previous dentists. I have absolute confidence in him.Iain R.
I like going to this dentist and recommend Dr. Arroyo to people whenever I hear someone is looking for a referral. Beyond the easy scheduling and convenient appointments, the staff is just really cool. Rachel (the dental hygienist) is fun to talk to, even at 7:30 in the AM, and the cleanings feel more like a pampering mouth treatment more than anything painful (hurts so good). It's like hanging out with a girlfriend in the spa.Nora G.
When I first moved to DC from the suburbs, I'd just received an evaluation from an Arlington dentist suggesting I needed thousands of dollars of dental work. To my great surprise, Dr. Arroyo the younger looked it over, did new x-rays, and declared almost all of it to be unnecessary, saving me quite a lot of money and earning my undying loyalty. Everyone at this office is prompt, friendly and knowledgeable, and their text reminder system is great.Lydia B.
Go here. Dr. Jeremi Arroyo (and all of the staff) is amazing. I think this is the first time I can say I look forward to seeing my dentist. I will definitely be going back for a regular cleaning. Only potential downside is that you would have to schedule your cleaning appointment about 2 months in advance, since he does book up.Christina O.
Dental Crowns What to Expect
Dental crowns are available in a variety of materials and Drs. Arroyo will recommend the most suitable choice for your dental health, cosmetic goals and budget: options can include gold crowns, zirconia crowns and porcelain fused to metal. We will recommend the most suitable material for your needs and cosmetic goals. The majority of patients will receive a dental crown made from porcelain or zirconia for the most natural-looking result and superior durability. This is especially important for teeth in the “smile zone” that are impacted by damage, decay or have cosmetic irregularities.
The dental crown process will require two visits to complete. After ensuring that you are relaxed and comfortable, your procedure will begin with the preparation of the tooth surface. Impressions will be taken for use in creating your new dental crown. A temporary crown will be attached until your final restoration is ready. At the second visit, Dr. Arroyo will permanently secure your new dental crown and make any necessary adjustments for a secure and comfortable fit.