Lakeforest Dental Associates
Dr. Neil Daftary and Dr. Robert Zaner

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Crowns & Bridges

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If you need a dentist for your family, you are probably seeking the information you need to help you decide if our dental office is right for you.

Here are some of the common questions we receive from our patients. If your is not listed here, just give us a call or use our contact page to get in touch.

We are always happy to help.

Crowns & Bridges

dental crown | root canal | gaithersburg Usually, yes. Usually a tooth the needs a root canal is a tooth that is fractured or has a large cavity and/or a large filling that makes the tooth structurally weak. A crown will restore and protect the tooth. Sometimes the front teeth that are subject to less chewing pressures, may not need a crown after a root canal.

Gentle Root Canals in Gaithersburg

To learn more about root canals at our Gaithersburg office, visit our root canal page.

To learn more about dental crowns offered at Lakeforest Dental Associates, visit our service page.

If you are in need of a root canal, crown, or dental exam, please do not hesitate to call our office. We are here to help and treat!

dental crown | cosmetic dentistry | gaithersburg Usually not. As with most dental procedures, you are anesthetized before the work is done. After the procedure is over and the anesthesia has worn off, you may feel some minor sensitivity, which will subside. 

Dental Crowns in Gaithersburg

Dr. Daftary and Dr. Zaner do all they can to put patient comfort at the forefront. To learn more crowns, take a moment to visit our service page. If you are looking to receive a dental crown or feel you may be in need of a root canal, contact Lakeforest Dental Associates today to book a consultation and exam.

dental crown | gaithersburg A crown is a custom-made cap that is placed over a tooth to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. It is permanently glued on. Some reasons that crowns are used include deep decay, post-root canal repair, fractured teeth, and worn bites.

Our dental crowns come in porcelain, metal blend, metal, and all-porcelain metal. Crowns are permanent (following an initial temporary crown) are and placed to have a comfortable fit. 

Dental Crowns in Gaithersburg

You can learn more about crowns by visiting our service page. Contact Lakeforest Dental Associates today to book an appointment with Dr. Daftary.

cosmetic dentistry | gaithersburg We offer Invisalign, tooth colored fillings, veneers, and crowns. We use a combination of these treatments to get you the esthetics and smile you want. For a fully comprehensive list visit our main service page

Treatments Offered at Lakeforest Dental Associates:

Cosmetic Consultations in Gaithersburg

Another easy way to find out which cosmetic treatment is best for your smile is to book a consultation with Dr. Daftary or Dr. Zaner. Call Lakeforest Dental Associates to get started on your new smile.


dental crown | cosmetic dentistry | gaithersburg mdIf you are in need of a dental crown, you are not alone — millions of patients across the world have one or more dental crowns placed each year. Crowns act as an artificial cap on the top of your tooth to help protect any potentially exposed tooth roots and to save the tooth from additional damage or trauma. 

All About Crowns

If this is your first time receiving a dental crown, you may have questions or concerns. At Lakeforest Dental Associates, one of the most common questions we hear from our patients is whether their new dental crown will look and feel like a natural tooth.

The simplest answer is that there is no artificial replacement that can completely take the place of our natural teeth. Thanks to large advances in dental technology over the past several decades, however, the look and function of dental crowns have come a very long way.

If you are having a crown placed, Dr. Daftary will do his best to match the color of the crown to your existing teeth so that the crown will more seamlessly blend in with your current smile. Our crowns are made of porcelain and metal to help them remain durable and to hold up against the standard wear-and-tear of everyday life. Your crown will be strong and is designed to work together with your existing teeth to help improve the function of your bite.

Tooth Restoration in Gaithersburg

To learn more about how dental crowns can benefit your smile, schedule a consultation with our Gaithersburg dental office today. 

Affordable Dentist in GaithersburgYes, if there is a functional basis for the treatment you need, and also assuming your insurance does cover the procedures you need. Most insurances do cover a percentage of crowns and
fillings; some even cover orthodontic Invisalign treatment.

Affordable Dentist in Gaithersburg

Every insurance plan is different. Visit our financial page to see if we take your insurance, and give us or your insurance provider a call to see what is covered by your plan!

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