Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain Crowns in Arlington

We at The Dental Office at River House provide our patients many treatment options to restore their damaged or decayed teeth. Porcelain crowns are a top choice for both dentists and patients because of their durability and natural appearance. They restore function and appearance without altering the remaining tooth structure.

Crowns strengthen damaged teeth, allow for normal chewing function, and they look indistinguishable from natural teeth. 

A crown is a cap specially constructed to fit perfectly over a damaged or unattractive tooth. Crowns completely cover the tooth above the gum line and can help whiten, reshape, and realign teeth. David P. Cote, DDS, serves patients in Arlington and beyond with beautiful, lifelike porcelain crowns. 

Receiving a Porcelain Crowns is Simple with Dr. Cote

First, Dr. Cote will prepare your tooth to receive the crown. This involves reshaping the tooth to give it a uniform shape that will fit snugly inside the crown. The area around the tooth is numbed beforehand, so there is no discomfort. 

After the tooth has been prepared, we will take a digital impression using the CEREC intraoral camera. Based on the image, the CEREC software creates a virtual model of your tooth.  Next, our in-office milling machine carves your crown out of a small block of porcelain. After it’s been fired, Dr. Cote is ready to affix the crown to your previously damaged tooth. 

Same-Day Crowns with CEREC

With our in-house milling machine, our patients can enjoy their refurbished smiles faster than ever. As opposed to laboratory crowns, which can take weeks to be complete, CEREC-milled porcelain crowns are ready for installation the same day.

All-Porcelain Restorations

The Dental Office at River House stands by porcelain crowns as an excellent option for tooth repair. All-porcelain crowns are preferable to porcelain-fused-to-metal or full-metal crowns for many reasons: 

Partial-metal crowns will show dark lines underneath the thin porcelain layers. All porcelain crowns show no dark lines and help the smile maintain a natural appearance. 
Metal crowns can irritate the sensitive gum tissue and cause gum recession over time.
Porcelain crowns are softer than metallic options, and thus won’t cause undue wear and tear on the remaining natural teeth. 
Porcelain crowns keep aesthetic concerns in mind. They can be color-matched to blend in seamlessly with natural teeth. Most importantly, porcelain reflects light just like enamel does- making porcelain restorations indistinguishable to the untrained eye. 

Choose David P. Cote, DDS, for Your Porcelain Crowns

Dr. Cote has much experience in the preparation and application of porcelain crowns. Patients come from Arlington and beyond for his expertise and a keen eye for dental aesthetics. 

If you have more questions about porcelain crowns or any other of our services, please feel free to browse our site and give us a call when you’re ready to schedule an appointment. We look forward to working with you! 


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All service was great! My dental technician did an excellent cleaning and I love their computer program that shows your potential cavities. I was able to see for myself whether I had problems or not.

I felt like they did not over-recommend things and were supportive of preventative methods and giving teeth the chance to bounce back with proper hygeine before jumping to "You need a filling". I had some questions, and they had no problem answering them

Elle B. , Arlington VA

10 Stars if Possible!
After the cleaning Dr. Cotes came in and he was great as well. He gave me a full dental exam and even took time to explain the clicking I get in my jaw. He gave me multiple options for teeth whitening and even told me the prices so there would be no up front surprises depending on which method I went with. He took the time to answer any question a threw at him and without trying to rush me out for the next patient. Not really sure what Megan S. is talking about in her review but I did see her only other review on the site was negative as well...just sayin...

I would give Dr. Cotes and his staff 10 stars if it was possible. Everyone knows going to the Dentist is a crappy process. I didn't think it was this possible to have a decent time at the Dentist Office and be taken care of in a timely manor!!!

Dustin S. , Arlington VA

Dr. Cote is just that good. I was referred to Dr. Cote by a friend at work, and I am SO thankful for that reference. The man is a consummate professional, has a friendly staff and has provided me with nothing short of stellar care for the last year. He explained things to me that my lifelong dentist never took the time to do before (like, how I can proactively strengthen the enamel on my teeth). He's got hi-tech gear that indicated areas where future problems might crop up and he's kept an eye on them during every return visit. I have never felt empowered and reassured in a dentist's office, but Dr. Cote is that good.

Dentistry can be a very personal enterprise, and since I had the same dentist since birth, finding a new dentist in DC was a harrowing experience. I actually walked out of three dentists offices (too sketchy for my tastes) before settling going to Dr. Cote. I live in the District, but I'm willing to suffer the indignity of Pentagon City just to have Dr. Cote take care of my teeth.

Evan M. , Washington DC

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