One Visit Dental Crowns

As part of their commitment to acquiring and implementing the best technology to help their patients, Chevy Chase Dental Center has just invested in the Planmeca PlanScan system.  This technology allows the dentists at Chevy Chase to complete the entire dental crown procedure in just one visit.

The dentists at Chevy Chase Dental Center can now take digital impressions and scans of a patient’s teeth, design the crown using advanced computer software, and manufacture it using an in-office high precision milling machine.

These Planmeca PlanScan E4D crowns are made from high-quality dental ceramic, and matched to the patient’s natural tooth color.  There is no more temporary crowns or multiple return visits. 

Dental crowns are a type of dental restoration which, when cemented into place, fully covers that portion of a tooth which lies at and above the gum line. In comparison, composite fillings/inlays/onlays are dental restorations that are used to fill in or cover over just a portion of a tooth. Since dental crowns encase the entire visible aspect of a tooth, a dental crown in effect becomes the tooth’s new outer surface.

Dental crowns are used to rebuild broken or decayed teeth, to strengthen teeth, and as a means by which to enhance the cosmetic appearance of teeth. Dental crowns can be made out of porcelain/ceramic, gold alloy, or a combination of both. Dental crowns are often referred to as “dental caps”.