Dental Crown


What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are fixed prosthetic devices that during its placement resemble a cap being fitted on a tooth. Crowns are mainly for restorative or cosmetic reasons. After the crown is placed, it nearly resembles a natural tooth; however, it also depends on the choice of the crown.


There are several types of crown used at i2m DentalMetallic, Ceramic or PFM. Most people prefer ceramic, PFM based, or porcelain crown teeth for cosmetic reasons.


Crowns, at i2m Dental, are usually done in two visits. In the first visit, the dental crown dentist and the assistant will examine the tooth, prepare the tooth surface and take impressions of the tooth and the surrounding teeth. Based on that impression, our dental lab prepares the crown, which is then installed on the subsequent visit.

dental crown preparation
Before crown: Worn filling with decay under filling
dental crown cap
Crown is placed over prepared tooth
i2m dental crown placement
After crown placement
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Custom-Made Dental Crowns to Suit Your Smile

An injured, decaying or chipped tooth can be a source of considerable frustration. Not only do you have to deal with the obvious impact on your smile and overall appearance, but your ability to chew and bite freely is also restricted by a desire to prevent further damage to the compromised tooth. At i2m dental, we can help restore the structure, strength, and appearance of your damaged tooth. We can create custom-fitted temporary tooth crowns that are specifically designed to match the color, size, shape, and functionality of your teeth.

Visit us at i2m Dental to know if you really need a crown.

i2m Dental Crowns Procedure

During your initial visit, your orthodontist will perform an initial assessment of the affected area to determine whether dental crown treatment is the most optimal option. This will usually be the case where:​

  • The patient has a large filling that has deteriorated the integrity of the tooth.

  • The patient has a weakened tooth that is susceptible to further breakage.

  • The patient has a discolored or non-uniform tooth.

  • The patient has had extensive root canal treatment 

  • The tooth is cleaned and prepped for the application of a new crown; 1-2 mm of the outer layer is removed to allow for the seamless integration of the dental crown for replacement.

  • We make an impression of the tooth. This will be used as a basis for the dental crown fabrication in our laboratory. In some cases, an additional digital scan may also be taken.

  • A plastic tooth crown is used to protect and cover the tooth while the dental crown is prepared.

  • On your second visit to i2m Dental, our oral surgeon will switch out the temporary tooth crown for the custom-fitted permanent replacement.

  • When you are satisfied with our installation of the dental crown, we will cement the permanent replacement in place.

Dental Crown Treatment Options

All-Porcelain/Ceramic Crown

If you’re looking for a natural appearance, our all-ceramic/porcelain crown teeth are the ideal choice. These prosthetics can be crafted to match the natural color and translucence of your existing teeth

Metal-Fused Porcelain

To add more durability and strength to natural-looking porcelain dental crowns, our dental crown dentist can add a metal base to the fitting. While this can affect the overall appearance of the crown, many patients feel that the additional support is worth the trade-off.

Metal Dental Crowns

These dental crowns come in a wide variety of materials including gold, palladium, nickel, and chromium. Metal crowns provide best-in-class resistance to chipping, breaking and other forms of wear and tear. If you’re looking to restore optimal function to your bite, then these crowns provide an excellent option.

Partial Dental Crowns

Also known as onlays or ¾ dental crowns these attachments are used where only partial restoration of the tooth is required. Your orthodontist will inform you whether you qualify for such a dental procedure.

PFM - Porcelain-Fused Metal Crown

In the recent past, porcelain fused to metal or PFM crown became popular as a cosmetic alternative to metal crowns. They combine the durability of metal crowns along with the aesthetics of ceramic ones. These crowns are well known for their strength in the oral cavity and can withstand masticatory forces well. These crowns provide aesthetics as well as strength.

Here at i2m Dental, we use PFM Crown to:-

  • Provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small-to-mid size fillings

  • Provide strong and aesthetic crown solution

Different kinds of PFM:

  • White High Noble

  • Yellow High Noble

  • Semi Precious

  • Non-Precious

Yellow Noble Crowns:

Yellow high noble crowns are durable and strong crowns and have been used for a very long time in dentistry to restore fractured or root canal treated teeth. These crowns are strong crowns and have great marginal integrity. They can be used as anterior or posterior crowns. They are not used in areas where aesthetics is of prime importance.

Semi-Precious Crowns:

The semi-precious crowns are used in various situations and are strong and durable restoration. Metal alloys are used in the fabrication of the crowns. Semi-precious crowns can be used to restore anterior and posterior teeth and are also used in the fabrication of 3 -5 unit bridges.

Visit your nearest dentist at i2m Dental for more information about dental crown treatment.


Gold or Full cast crown

The gold crown is an alloy of gold, copper, tin and other metals. Besides the obvious unique smile, you'll have after completion, a gold tooth crown provides many positive benefits as noted by the American Dental Association:

  • Seals well to prevent leakage and recurrent tooth decay.

  • Highly resistant to corrosion, fracture, and wear due to its strength.

  • A minimal amount of healthy tooth removal is necessary due to the strength of the metals.

  • Very resistant to wear while gentle to adjacent teeth.

  • Extremely fracture-resistant.

  • High tolerance of bio-compatibility.

Gold or Full cast crowns are well known for their long term characteristics. When taken care of, these gold crowns may last for 30 or more years in the oral cavity. The gold alloy used in these crowns is one of the most bio-compatible materials and are less prone to wear and tear. Due to their malleability, it is very easy to get a good margin on the restoration so that it blends with the tooth structure preventing any open margins.

Here, at i2m Dental, we use composite fillings to

  • Because of their color, they are mostly used to

  • Provide good durability and strength to biting teeth.

  • Restore posterior teeth mostly because of their color, however, their use on the anterior (front) teeth is also prevalent for the same reason.

Zirconia Porcelain Crown

Zirconium crowns have become one of the most preferred dental crowns for children. Their salient properties are:

  • Extremely tough and can withstand extraordinary wear and tear

  • Provides natural teeth color due to semi-translucent properties

  • Requires minimal tooth removal

  • Does not require Metal fuse for fabrication

  • Modifiable size, shape, and color which allows for crown lengthening and adjustments

  • Biocompatible


Here at i2m Dental, we use composite fillings to

  • Aesthetically restore chipped or broken tooth

  • Aesthetically close spaces between teeth


Different kinds of Zirconia crowns:

Zirconia HT:

​Zirconia HT ( High Translucent) crowns are famous for their natural translucency and are considered stronger than the porcelain fused to metal crowns. There is no metal used on these crowns and hence are preferred in aesthetic areas especially avoiding metallic margins near the gum-line. They can be very easily matched with the color of the tooth.


Layered Zirconia crown:

Layered Zirconia crown is a combination of aesthetics and strength desired in a restoration. It can be used in the anterior or the posterior areas. This is a metal-free crown and there are no metals margins involved near the gum line.


E-max Crowns

The E-Max crown is the newest and most expensive type of crown. It is preferred over zirconium crowns because it is tougher and more durable. It is less prone to chipping than zirconium crowns. E-MAX crowns are made from lithium disilicate ceramic, a material that has been harvested for its translucent color and durability. As a result, you get a crown that is tough and durable but looks exactly like your other teeth. The only downside of E-MAX crowns is the cost. E-MAX crowns are the best ones out there, so it is more than worth it to spend extra.

Here, at i2m Dental, we use E-max crowns to

  • Aesthetically restore chipped or broken tooth

  • Aesthetically close spaces between teeth

We do not promote one kind of crown over another. We, however, will provide our patients with all the options. Please ask Dr. Pallavi Sinha for more information on your next visit.


Temporary Crowns and Recommendation

A temporary dental crown or bridge is placed on your prepared teeth while your permanent restoration is being fabricated. This crown is placed over the prepared tooth and cemented with temporary cement like Tempbond.

The temporary dental crown or bridge provides the following functional uses:

  • Protects the exposed dentin so it will be not sensitive

  • Prevents food and bacteria from collecting on the prepared tooth area

  • Prevents the tooth from shifting or moving, thereby, allowing the permanent crown to fit nicely.

Here, at i2m Dental, we use temporary crowns for:

  • Protecting nerve or pulp from the interior of the affected tooth after a root canal

  • Reinforcing and providing strength to the cracked or broken tooth.

If your crown falls off or your temporary crown comes out or gets damaged then please contact a dentist near you at i2m Dental for an appointment.

Hyattsville, MD

Hyattsville, MD 20782 

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