Herrmann & Desio Family Dentistry
510 N. Washington St, Suite 301, Falls Church, VA 22046

Tooth Crowns in Falls Church

If you would like to change the appearance of one or more of your teeth, or you have a tooth that does not allow you to chew properly, you may benefit from a crown.

What Is a Crown and How Would One Benefit Me?

Tooth crowns are hollow, tooth-shaped dental caps that fully cover implants or damaged teeth. With a crown, you can use your tooth normally once again, which is an oral health benefit. In addition, you have a permanent fix for your smile, which is a cosmetic benefit.

Can I Get a Crown from a General Dentist?

General and family dentists offer crowns for teeth; the procedure is routine and usually only requires two office visits. If you are considering getting a tooth crown in Falls Church, contact our practice to learn more about the procedure.

Are All Crown Materials the Same?

No, there are porcelain-over-metal crowns, ceramic and gold permanent crowns. Our dentist will help you choose the material that is best for the tooth and that meets your cosmetic expectations.

Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain fused to metal is an ideal crown material that will not chip as easily as ceramic crowns; therefore, it is perfect for molars. A porcelain tooth cap looks natural and will be indistinguishable from your other teeth.

Ceramic Crowns

A ceramic crown is generally used for a front tooth crown because of ceramic’s realistic appearance. Ceramic tooth caps with a porcelain-based filling are better for front teeth, as ceramic is more brittle than porcelain. Nevertheless, ceramic caps are durable and will last a long time.

Gold Crowns

Our dentist may suggest a gold crown tooth for a molar if you have a heavy bite or you grind your teeth. Gold is extremely strong and a gold crown will last longer than crowns made from other materials. Gold does not look natural so it is not recommended for a front tooth; however, it is barely noticeable when used for molars.

How Many Visits Does a Dental Crown Procedure Require?

First, the dentist will file down your tooth. Next, an impression of your tooth is made for the permanent crown. Until your crown is ready, you will have a temporary tooth crown made of plastic or metal to protect the tooth.

At your final visit, you receive your permanent crown. The dentist will ensure that the final crown fits well and matches the color of your other teeth.

Are Crowns Expensive?

The price varies, since some patients are getting a crown after a root canal or very large filling, which may entail an additional visit. Dental insurance may cover the cost if the crown is to restore functionality; however, insurance typically does not cover the dental crown cost for cosmetic procedures.

What Makes Some Crowns Last Longer Than Others?

Gold crowns do last longer than other crowns; nevertheless, good dental hygiene habits will help your crown last longer. Regular checkups with one of our dentists will help you to maintain your oral health and ensure that your crown lasts for many years.

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I highly recommend Herrmann & Desio Family Dentistry. Nicole has been my hygienist for several years, and she is fantastic! She’s very thorough, careful, and most of all friendly and so easy […]
Matthew S.
Everything went fine. Nicole is great!!
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Most would agree that going to the dentist is the worst but at Dr. Herrmann & Desio it was a pleasure. From the friendly front desk staff to the excellent hygienist Niki, who left my teeth super […]
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I’ve been coming here for years and have always had a very pleasant experience. Everyone remembers my name and knows who I am, which seems to be increasingly rare at other offices. Appointments are […]
Sophia G.
Excellent. all staff members were polite and efficient. Dr. Desio is a great motivator. No other dentist has convinced me that daily flossing is important to my overall health. I think he might have […]
Michael V.
I am a new patient at Hermann and Desio Dental and as embarassing it is to say this, I haven’t had dental work done in a long time. The whole staff was very friendly and made me feel comfortable, […]
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Dr Herrmann was thorough in examining my teeth, and took his time answering all my questions. Nicole did a great job cleaning my teeth, and provided lots of good tips on taking care of teeth. Teresa […]
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I’ve been a patient of Dr. Herrmann since the beginning of his dental practice in Falls Church, over twenty years! He handles dental procedures some dentists will not do. I know of no dentist more […]
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I’ve been a patient of Dr. Desio and his associates for the past ten years. They offer great customer service, dental care and the most up to date technology and procedures. I’ve just had my […]
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I’ve been a client for years, and have recommended this practice to many friends. The doctors and hygienists are excellent and the front desk staff is friendly, helpful, and efficient.
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My experience at the office was excellent, the staff was very friendly and prompt. I will definitely recommend Drs. Herrmann & Desio to all of my friends and family.
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Great service and excellent care.
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Always professional and a pleasant experience.
Robert S.
As always, a great visit with Nicole and Dr. Desio.
Matthew S.
Went straight in. Everything done to make me comfortable. Everyone giving smiles and a very pleasant, happy atmosphere.
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Dr Herrmann is a very good and kind doctor . His office is a wonderful place for those who dread the dentist . Friendly people and bright pretty office. I have taken my son here also and referred […]
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My experience was excellent as always.I got 2 for 1 a wonderful cleaning and a wonderful filling that I didn’t have to get any shots and both one trip. Thanks so much, Betty White
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As always Dr. Henry Herrmann and staff were kind, gentle and efficient.
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I have been a patient of Drrs. Herrmann and Desio for 8 years now and over this time brought my extended family to their practice as well. They and their staff have been consistently thorough and […]
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