Dental Crowns Silver Spring & Beltsville

Fixing Teeth in Silver Spring MD

Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing dental crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.

What is a Dental Crown?

Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain “pasted on gold” crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems.

Complete Dental Care for Your Whole Family

Dr. Tekle delivers a full scope of dental services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

Call us: 301-384-7800

How long does it take to fit a dental crown?

Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, make impression for the final crown, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal.

On the subsequent visit we will remove the temporary crown, and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Replaces missing teeth
  • Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Feels completely natural
  • Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems

What are the capabilities of crowns?

Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain, or porcelain bonded to gold. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution.

Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.

Dental Crown Reviews

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Elsabet H. Tekle, DDS

5 out of 5 stars based on 26 Crowns reviews.

Patient Review by Jeff M

See above. Moved to Frederick, so I won't be seeing you anymore, but best of luck to all of you!

- Jeff M

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Patient Review by Kathleen P

As much as I have always had a terrible dread when going to a Dentist, I have always had a very good comfort level with Dr. Tekle. I have always felt comfortable and at ease. She always takes great care of my needs and makes me comfortable.

- Kathleen P

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Excellent service

- Anonymous

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Patient Review by Charles n

first crown, no bid deal!!

- Charles n

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Patient Review by Stephon H

You guys are top notch, thank you

- Stephon H

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Patient Review by Paula H

Excellent care and quality service

- Paula H

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Patient Review by Steven C

Wonderful experience

- Steven C

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Patient Review by Melanie v

Always nice to see Dr. Tekle

- Melanie v

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Patient Review by ARTHUR H

The best dentist and dentistry staff I have ever had.


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Patient Review by Nancy W

I received timely treatment for a somewhat urgent situation.

- Nancy W

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Patient Review by Jeremy d

I would happily recommend Dr. Tekle to anyone seeking quality dental care

- Jeremy d

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Patient Review by Fekadu Haile H

Always happy with the service I get from Dr Zerihun

- Fekadu Haile H

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Patient Review by Paula H

Staff were all friendly and professional in demeanor. Never have any negative experiences.

- Paula H

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Patient Review by Mahamat H

Everything was excellent.

- Mahamat H

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Patient Review by Charles W

She spent time teaching me how to improve brushing, much appreciated.

- Charles W

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Patient Review by David G

Best dentist in all my years

- David G

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Patient Review by Debra W

Thanks for keeping my pain to a minimum

- Debra W

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Patient Review by Carole C

Like other reviewers here, I’ve been with Dr. Tekle since The Beginning. Other reviewers mention Dr. Elliot Shapiro. To invoke his name is to bring him back, and always with a winning smile. He was ahead of his time with all things dentistry, everything he said was proven in the test of time. One of his finest achievements was bringing Dr. Tekle to us. My story is, I had been recommended crowns long before I actually had them. Teeth needed to be straightened first, I had adult braces. Cost of cosmetic dentistry was out of reach for me. I had Medical Savings Account on the job. It’s not insurance, it’s before tax money, set aside money, medical and dental. I took unused account money for crowns, late in the year. Dr. Tekle worked with me to strategize the timing, there are a few weeks between form-fitting, and the actual finished product. Perfect billing solution if you time it right. What took me so long? Actually it’s because I foolishly hadn’t signed up for Medical Savings, it had been available to me for years. Dental insurance too. Dental insurance doesn’t cover cosmetic of any kind, but most insurance covers needed crowns. But I used the Medical savings account and had a winning smile at long last. Dr. Tekle is a skilled cosmetic dentist, you'll be delighted with results. You'll say like everyone does, what took me so long? Dr. Tekle would be just the dentist for a new family, you get dental education with every visit, so valuable to children. She’s the perfect person to teach dental health, she takes the time to explain. Chairside assistants, office staff, hygienists, always and forever—are warm and give wonderful attention to patients. Hygiene is of utmost importance, state of the art equipment and comfort sedation, current techniques used by people who care. Rest assured, you are with the best in Dr. Tekle's Office.

- Carole C

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Patient Review by Tom R

My wife and I first became a patient of Dr. Elliot Shapiro when his office was in Silver Spring. (At that time -1972 - we lived in Silver Spring). Subsequently we moved around the country (Hampton, Va, Denver, San Francisco, then to Reston Virginia... Upon returning to Reston we remembered Dr. Shapiro and how we both liked both his dentistry as well as his winning personality and began coming to his office on Georgia Avenue. Sadly my wife died in an auto accident in 2002. I continued with Dr. Shapiro as he took on a new associate, Dr. Tekle and gradually withdrew into retirement. In 2004, I moved to Warrenton Virginia - approximately 75 miles west of Silver Spring... yet I still see Dr. Tekle as my Dentist and her excellent hygienist, Mayumi, on a regular basis - having had fillings, bridge work, root canals, and other heroics performed to salvage most of my natural teeth (at the age of 81). I know there are several very competent dentists in Warrenton, but I feel that the superior care that I get from Dr. Tekle and her wonderful staff are well worth the long drive.

- Tom R

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Patient Review by James D

Both my wife and I have had extensive work accomplished by Dr. Tekle. In all cases we have been very pleased. With total confidence I would recommend Dr. Tekle for all dental care.

- James D

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