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Dental Crowns

A tooth compromised by trauma or decay can cause you to feel self-conscious. It can also make speaking and eating painful or difficult.

A dental crown can restore form and function to your smile so you can eat, speak, and smile with renewed confidence.

Learn more about Dr. Daniel M. Whiteman's advanced treatment at our Brookline, MA, dental practice.

Revolutionary CEREC Technology Dental Crown Treatment Has Never Been Easier

Dental crowns have been a fixture in cosmetic and restorative dentistry for decades, providing patients with a trusted solution for a wide range of dental problems. Thanks to our cutting-edge CEREC® system, treatment is now more efficient and convenient than ever before. CEREC uses CAD/CAM technology (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) to instantly transfer your digital impressions to a state-of-the-art milling machine. In less than an hour, your custom CEREC crown is carefully carved and ready for your tooth. Easy, right?

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Top-of-the-line treatment at Whiteman Dental Associates is about more than just speed.

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If you have a tooth that has significant damage from decay or trauma, Dr. Whiteman and his team can provide relief. A same-day crown from our office can relieve painful symptoms and restore function to your smile in a single visit. If a dental crown is not the right solution, we can also fabricate other restorations, such as dental bridges and dentures, at our on-site lab.

Our technology-driven office not only allows Dr. Whiteman to perform treatments to a world-class standard, but it also includes a Wi-Fi hot spot so you can stay connected during your appointment at our dental office.

To learn more about dental crowns or to book an appointment at our Brookline, MA, dentistry practice serving the greater Boston area, contact us online or call:

(617) 731-4746

The on-site dental lab at Whiteman Dental Associates
Thanks to our in-house lab, our dentist can deliver custom restorations in just one day.

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Cherille Berman

2020

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Dr Whiteman is an excellent dentist. I trust him as he is conservative in his approach and really takes the time to educate his patients about their choices. Their hygienist is very experienced and did a good job The office is efficiently run so there is no wait time and the staff are friendly and helpful

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Gerry C

2019

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I have had the good fortune of having Dr Whiteman and his staff as my number one dentist in Brookline MA for many years now. He has done root canals and crowns, fixed broken teeth, you name it! I trust his work and his advice completely, and all his work has been beyond outstanding! Highly Recommended!!

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Dr. Whiteman truly enjoys what he does, and it shows in the quality of his work.

Real Patient Results With Dental Crowns

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Dental crowns not only restore compromised teeth but can also offer incredible cosmetic results for patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their smiles. During this cosmetic dentistry case, Dr. Whiteman performed Zoom!® teeth whitening treatment before choosing the shade of this patient's dental crowns. In total, six teeth were treated, and porcelain crowns helped this patient gain a brighter, younger-looking smile.

Dental Crowns Can Solve Several Issues

Dr. Whiteman is an honest and conservative dentist, so he will never recommend a crown unless he believes that you can truly benefit from one. Our same-day crowns can address a variety of issues, including:

Damaged Teeth

Crowns can strengthen teeth that have been significantly damaged by trauma or decay. When teeth cannot be repaired with a filling, inlay, or onlay, a crown can provide the necessary coverage. However, it is important to remember that teeth that are not strong enough to support dental crowns may need to be extracted.

Root Canals

If tooth decay has reached the inner portion of your tooth, the resulting infection may require root canal therapy. Following a root canal, Dr. Whiteman will cover the tooth with a crown to protect the remaining tissue.

Cosmetic Concerns

Issues such as discolored teeth, disproportionately sized teeth, and minor gaps can be corrected with dental crowns. Porcelain veneers can also conceal similar aesthetic issues but may not provide enough coverage for certain cases.

Missing Teeth

Before Dr. Whiteman can place a crown, a certain amount of healthy dental tissue is required for support. If a tooth cannot support a crown, extraction at our dental office serving the greater Boston area may be necessary. In such cases, our dentist can help you replace your tooth with a dental implant-supported crown. Implant-supported crowns stop the jawbone recession that follows tooth loss and don't require modification of adjacent teeth like a dental bridge. Dr. Whiteman has the training and technology needed to place and restore dental implants on-site.

If you notice a dental problem, it's important not to delay treatment.

Save Your Natural Teeth

A decayed, infected, or broken tooth often leads to significant pain and difficulty chewing. However, even if your comfort and dental function remain unaffected, it is important to seek professional help as soon as possible. A dental crown will not only relieve and prevent pain but also help you avoid more serious oral health conditions and tooth extractions. 

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Ariella Joffe

2021

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What a great dental experience for anyone who has had bad experiences in the past. Not only is everyone in the office friendly and inviting, but they truly know their stuff! The cleaning was quick and easy. I had to have a filling done and I felt no paid. Dr. Whiteman is a cheerful nice guy, one I would enjoy talking to even if he wasn't my dentist. Definitely 5 stars!

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Ben Mahala

2019

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My wife and I have been going to Dr. Whiteman for years, even after moving out of the area. We love the staff and the service is excellent. Routine cleanings are fast, and scheduling is easy. I had an old crown start to break recently, and the new crown feels perfect. He replaced it in a morning session. He scanned and modeled the crown, and then a machine carved it out from a block of the new cap material.

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Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Restoration

Our Brookline practice offers different types of dental crowns so you can select the best option for your needs.

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Lab-Made Crowns

While CEREC crowns work well for many of our Brookline patients, a traditional lab-made crown can be a better option. In the lab, we can craft crowns from a wider variety of materials, like porcelain fused to metal, which adds strength to your restoration. Our dentist might recommend a traditional crown if you are restoring a highly visible front tooth. Many find that the artisan craftsmanship that goes into lab-made crowns improves the appearance of the results. While you will need to wear a temporary crown for a week or two until the permanent version is ready, the extra time for customization can be worth the wait. 

Same-Day Crowns

Same-Day Crowns

CEREC same-day crowns are ideal if you are looking for the most efficient treatment. Lab-made restorations take the time you will need to attend multiple office visits to complete the procedure. CEREC crowns are ready in about an hour, allowing you to avoid temporary crowns and follow-up appointments. Furthermore, you reduce the risk of damaging your tooth when you don't need a temporary crown. While CEREC crowns are fast and convenient, they are still of very high quality. The system ensures maximum precision, and the results can last just as long as the lab-made alternative.

The Cost of Dental Crown Treatment

While costs can vary depending on the custom elements of your treatment, the average price of a dental crown at our Brookline practice is $1,950. However, that is not necessarily what will come out of your pocket. If you are getting a crown for health purposes, treatment is classified as restorative dentistry and will likely be covered by insurance. Dental crowns used for cosmetic dentistry are not usually covered by insurance, but we do offer flexible payment options. You can review our financial policies online or send us a message if you have any questions. 

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Schedule a consultation with our dentist today to get a personalized cost estimate. You can reach our Brookline practice online or by calling:

Take a Closer Look at the Procedure
 

Our dentist can prepare your tooth, craft your permanent crown and restore your smile in just one appointment at our Brookline, MA, practice.

What to Expect During Your Visit

Take a look at the steps that go into same-day crown treatment at our Brookline practice. After preparing the affected tooth or teeth, we will:

We can design, fabricate, and place a permanent crown in a single appointment.
We can design, fabricate, and place a permanent crown in a single appointment.

Scan

With the help of our intraoral cameras, Dr. Whiteman will take precise 3D images of your smile. Our digital impressions are highly accurate and eliminate the need for messy impression trays used in traditional dentistry.

Design

The digital 3D scans are transferred to the CEREC software system, allowing our dentist to design an attractive, natural-looking restoration that precisely fits your tooth.

Fabricate

Once Dr. Whiteman is happy with the design of your crown, we transfer the blueprints to our computer-operated CEREC milling machine. The permanent crown is carved from a soil block of porcelain ceramic, taking about an hour or less.

Customize

When it is ready, our dentist inspects the crown against your tooth and makes any necessary adjustments to ensure the optimal fit and appearance. 

Placement

Once you and Dr. Whiteman are satisfied, we bond the crown securely in place. A special dental cement adheres the restoration to the tooth and is hardened under UV light.  Rather than leave with a temporary crown, you will walk out the door with a fully restored smile. With proper care, your results can last for up to a decade.

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Patricia Klarfeld

2019

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My family and I are longtime patients of Dr. Whiteman. He has never met a dental problem of ours that he has not solved, and he is always very thorough in discussing possible solutions/options. Both he and his entire staff are warm, welcoming and thoughtful. I cannot recommend Whiteman Dental too highly.

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Jim Abraham

2019

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Dr. Whiteman is the best dentist I've had in my life, bar none. He's compassionate, humane, conservative, and his technique appears excellent. His office staff is wonderful and takes great care of us. I can't recommend the place highly enough.

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Protecting Your New Dental Crown

The medical-grade porcelain used to construct a dental crown is extremely durable, but it is not indestructible. Even with the best care, you will eventually need to replace the restoration. However, following simple guidelines can ensure your crown lasts as long as possible.

Be Careful What You Eat

Hard and sticky foods can damage or dislodge a restoration.

Practice Good Dental Hygiene

You can care for your restoration like natural teeth, but it is important to use non-abrasive toothpaste to avoid scratches to the porcelain.

Regular Visits to the Dentist

Maintaining a regular biannual dental exam schedule will help keep your restoration in good shape.

Minimize Daily Wear and Tear

Wearing a nightguard will avoid excessive wear. Habits such as biting your nails or opening packages with your teeth should also be avoided.

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Whiteman Dental Associates Daniel M. Whiteman, DMD

Dr. Daniel Whiteman is dedicated to providing exceptional care at his Brookline, MA, practice. 

  • Licensed to practice in the U.S., Canada, and Israel
  • Over 20 years in practice
  • Uses state-of-the-art technology
  • ADA-compliant office
  • General, cosmetic, and restorative treatments
  • Patient-oriented approach

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (617) 731-4746.

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