A dental crown (or cap) is a reliable dental solution designed to restore beauty and function to a tooth that has suffered significant damage (from fractures, severe attritions, or large, leaky fillings) or decay. A crown will completely encase a tooth, effectively restoring it to its former size and shape. Crowns also strengthen and protect teeth that cannot be restored using other types of dental restorations, such as fillings.

A dental crown in Rockville, Maryland, is made and customized in size, shape, and color to match your natural teeth. We can use several different tooth-colored materials, including porcelain and composite resin, to create your crown so that it naturally blends into your smile.

Dr. Chetan Parikh may recommend a crown for one or more of the following reasons:

  • To restore broken, decayed, or cracked teeth
  • To replace fillings that have fractured or fillings that are too large
  • To restore a tooth that has received a root canal
  • To improve and enhance your natural smile


Crowns usually take just two visits to our office to place. At the first visit, our dentist will remove any decay, shape the tooth, and place a temporary crown. We will also take an impression of your tooth so we can create your custom crown. At the second visit, we remove the temporary crown and place your new, custom crown for optimal cosmetic and functional results.

Crowns, when properly taken care of, can last for many years. To help maintain the life of your crown, it is important to keep up good oral hygiene habits, including daily flossing and brushing, as well as attending your regular appointments at Chetan Parikh, DMD, MDS, DABCDSM. To learn more about your options for enhancing the beauty and function of your teeth, please give our office a call today.