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Dental Crowns

When teeth are affected by decay or trauma, it weakens the structure of the tooth and compromises your oral health.

At Fairfax Family Dental Care, our dentists use meticulously crafted dental crowns to repair your teeth and help prevent future damage.

Find out how we've been providing stunning restorations to patients in Fairfax, VA, for over 30 years.

Emergency Dental Crowns Care When You Need It Most 

Call us right away for around-the-clock emergency dental care. Our dentists are available to restore your tooth, provide a temporary crown, and begin the process of creating your reliable restoration. If you have saved your crown, we may be able to reattach it to the tooth.

Do You Need Emergency Dental Care?

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While the signs of a dental emergency are typically obvious, many patients prolong scheduling an appointment in hopes that the issue will resolve on its own. However, this is rarely the case. If you are dealing with any of the following dental problems, contact us immediately to book your emergency appointment. These are all indications that you need a new crown or crown replacement.

  • A broken, chipped, or fractured tooth
  • A cracked, loose, or dislodged crown
  • Severe tooth pain
  • A tooth abscess

What Sets Us Apart?


Our practice was founded in 1986 and has been providing top-tier dental work, including crowns, ever since. Our three dentists provide collective knowledge and expertise not found at the typical dental office.

Welcoming Environment

We're proud to have some of the warmest, most helpful dental staff in the industry. They have been with us for 15 to 20 years and love what they do. We strive to help you feel informed and supported throughout the dental crown process.

Honest Dentists

At Fairfax Family Dental Care, our dentists have your best interests in mind. We will never recommend a dental crown if you don't truly need one. If a dental filling or other more conservative procedure will suffice, we'll recommend that course of action first.

Flexible Financing

Worried about the cost of a dental crown? We offer financing through CareCredit® to make treatment more affordable. Signing up is easy and allows you to make monthly payments instead of paying all upfront.

See Why Our Patients Love Fairfax Family Dental Care


Carolina Gelvis Lopez


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I discover this place for an urgency that I had on a Sunday. And it was the only place open that I found close home. Doctor Touraj Kamali was the person that take care of me, went for a broken crown that I did back in my home Country, Dr. Kamali was amassing and did a really good job. The crown, I must say looks even better that the one I had before. I’m glad I found this place, of course they are now my primary dentist.

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Sachin Maharjan


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My wife recently broke her bonding tooth. After searching quite a few places who takes a Dental emergency on Sunday Fairfax Family Dental Care happened to be one and Dr. Kamali took amazing care of her . Dr. Kamali explained the process thoroughly and suggested the best option for her which we should have done 5 years ago. And i paid less amount for Posterior crown than what i paid for bonding for her before. He is fantastic ! I will definitely recommend my friends and families ,also to anyone in need of dental work.

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Dental Crowns and Insurance

When a dental crown is considered medically necessary by a dentist, dental insurance policies typically offer partial or full coverage for the cost of the crown. During your appointment, our team will check with your insurance provider and provide you with a quote that details the costs covered by insurance and any out-of-pocket costs that you are responsible for paying.

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A Team of Dentists on Your Side  Book Your Consultation Today 

Do you have a broken or damaged tooth and are stressed about finding a reliable solution? Drs. Charles D. Kirksey, Milan Simanek, and Touraj Kamali are passionate about providing quality dentistry that lasts. We encourage you to book a consultation so we can begin the process of creating your custom dental crown made of stunning porcelain, zirconia, or another durable material. Getting started is easy. Simply fill out our online form or call our office at:

(703) 385-0303

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5-Star Reviews From Happy Patients


Jeffrey Meeker


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I've been with this dental practice for years and I only have great things to say about them. The facility is great! The staff, hygienists, and dentists are all friendly and wonderful! I would recommend them to anyone in search of a new dental office.

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By far the best dental experience I have ever had. I dread the dentist most times, but they make visits quick, painless, and even enjoyable at times. Also, can't recommend Dr. Milan Simanek enough. Theres on specific dental assistant to who is phenomenal, but her name is escaping me. Overall great place.

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Am I a Candidate for a Dental Crown?

In general, those considering dental crowns must have sufficient healthy tooth structure remaining. During a consultation at our Fairfax office, our dentists can help determine if this treatment option is right for you. You may qualify for a dental crown if you have:

  • A tooth that is chipped, broken, or fractured
  • Significant dental decay
  • A weak tooth that needs reinforcement
  • Dental erosion due to bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Finished root canal treatment
  • A dental implant that needs to be restored
  • A traditional dental bridge placed

While crowns are a common restorative treatment option, they are also used for cosmetic purposes. Dental crowns can be used to conceal misshapen teeth or to address deep stains and discoloration that doesn't respond to teeth whitening.

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Giancarlos Perez


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My wife, 5-year old son, and myself visited this practice for the first time and we were impressed. No wait, quality service, and very knowledgeable staff. Ms. Elaine and Dr. Kamali were great. I recommend

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Lacey Bowersox


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My dental hygienist is always super friendly! I moved into DC, but keep coming back because the experience is so personable. Definitely worth the drive and they’re always very thorough .

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Get a Customized Treatment Plan

We offer a comprehensive range of dentistry procedures and materials so we can provide you with personalized care and excellent results. Contact us online to ask a question or request a consultation at our Fairfax, VA, practice. You can also reach us by phone:

The Extraordinary Benefits of Dental Crowns


Dental crowns are designed to withstand tremendous force. They restore your ability to eat and chew without worrying about breaking or damaging your tooth. Whether you have a root canal or chipped tooth, crowns can help.


Due to advanced materials, such as porcelain or zirconia, used in dentistry today, crowns look and feel incredibly natural. They are crafted to blend in with your natural teeth, so no one will ever know you had dental work.


Crowns are a reliable and long-term prosthetic that provide a wealth of benefits. Dental crowns have an average lifespan of 15 years, but they can last over two decades with proper care and maintenance.

The Dental Crown Treatment Timeline 

In most cases, dental crown placement can be completed in just two visits to our Fairfax, VA, office.

We use a trusted local lab, which is just a few blocks away. This ensures a higher quality of control over the finished product.
We use a trusted local lab, which is just a few blocks away. This ensures a higher quality of control over the finished product.


During the first appointment, your dentist will visually assess the treatment site and take x-rays or scans to determine the severity of the problem. If he determines a crown is necessary, he will remove a small amount of natural enamel. This will prepare your tooth for bonding and make room for your new crown.


Next, impressions are taken. We use traditional impressions because they are more accurate. The impressions are sent to our trusted local lab, which is just a few blocks away. This ensures a higher quality of control and allows us to easily provide any customizations due to the close relationship we've built with the lab.

Temporary Crown Placement

We will place a temporary crown to protect your tooth while the custom crown is being made. While wearing your temporary crown, avoiding hard or sticky foods that could damage or dislodge your restoration is important. If possible, you should chew on the other side of your mouth until your final crown is bonded into place.


A trained technician crafts your permanent crown out of your selected material, such as porcelain, at our partner lab. Crown fabrication usually takes one to two weeks.


Once the dental lab finalizes your permanent crown, you'll return to our office for placement. The temporary crown is removed, and the final crown is placed onto the tooth. Our dentist checks your crown's size, shape, fit, and color before permanently bonding it in place using high-quality dental cement. Patients leave our office with a beautiful crown that is indistinguishable from their natural teeth.

Contact our practice online to send us a message or call us in Fairfax at (703) 385-0303 to ask a question or schedule an appointment.

After Dental Crowns: Common FAQs

Will I Experience Pain or Side Effects After Dental Crown Treatment?

Immediately following your dental crown placement, you may notice slight tenderness and sensitivity. These side effects are to be expected and should diminish within a few days. To reduce discomfort, you can take pain medication, chew in a different area of the mouth, and consume soft foods. Most patients can return to work and other normal activities right away.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

Although your custom crown may be referred to as a permanent crown, it will eventually need to be replaced because it begins to look worn or becomes dislodged or loose. At Fairfax Family Dental Care, we commonly see dental crowns that last 10 to 15 years or more with proper oral care.

How Do I Care for My Crown?

Caring for your crown is just like caring for your natural teeth. Brush twice a day, floss daily, and attend dental exams and cleanings every six months to maintain good oral health. Avoid using a hard-bristled toothbrush or abrasive toothpaste. It is also important to refrain from bad dental habits, such as using the teeth as tools (for example, opening bottles with your teeth).

Glowing Reviews From Smiling Dental Patients


Lisa Durand


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Fantastic! No wait, very thorough cleaning with solid feedback and preventative suggestions. I had a few hygienists and they are all great. I originally went to this location for an emergency root canal a few years ago and decided to stick with them because of the great experience and service I had. Totally worth the 40 min drive.

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I put in an emergency online request near midnight on a Friday and was shocked to receive a call in minutes. I’m not sure who I spoke to but Dr Kamali and his staff were wonderful performing my root canal the following morning. Medications were ready at the pharmacy on my way home. I’m very grateful and happy with the professional, compassionate care I received.

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Tooth Crown Replacement

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Even the most durable dental materials and dental crown adhesives wear down over time. If you are unhappy with the fit or appearance of your crown, we can work with the skilled technicians at our partner lab to craft a restoration that looks natural, fits precisely, and protects your tooth.

Some of the reasons you may wish to replace a dental crown are because it:

  • Falls off
  • Feels loose
  • Is discolored
  • Looks worn
  • No longer matches the appearance of surrounding teeth
  • No longer sits flush against the gums

In addition, during your routine dental exams and cleanings at Fairfax Family Dental Care, we will check the integrity of your crown, looking for signs like cracks or other damage that can make your tooth more vulnerable to dental problems. We will also check the health of the underlying tooth to ensure that it is free of tooth decay and root canal infection. If your tooth is damaged, we will need to remove your crown to treat the issue and replace the crown.

Schedule an Appointment

If you have a damaged or missing tooth, contact our practice online to send us a message or request a consultation. You can also reach our Fairfax office by phone:

Dental Crown Alternatives

Dental Fillings and Bonding

Dental fillings and bonding are the most conservative treatment options for a damaged tooth. We use a composite, tooth-colored material to fill in cavities, chips, cracks, and other signs of damage. These treatments are highly effective when dental problems are in their early stages and more easily treated.

The durable composite material can be applied directly to the tooth. It is then shaped to improve the appearance of the tooth and bring the bite into alignment. Next, the soft composite material is hardened with a curing light. This treatment can be done in one visit to our Fairfax office.

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Inlays and Onlays

Inlays are a more conservative option that involves the fabrication of a porcelain restoration that fits within the cusps (the indented surface) of the molars. Onlays cover more surface area than inlays and are also called partial crowns; they cover the indented surface of the molars, cap the cusps of the molars, and may extend down to cover a small portion of the crown of the tooth.

Like dental crowns, this treatment requires two dental appointments; one to prep the tooth and take impressions, and a second to place the custom inlay or onlay after being fabricated by our trusted lab.

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Tooth Extraction

If your tooth is too damaged to be saved with a crown, we may recommend a tooth extraction. This is always the last resort to restore your oral health. If you need a tooth or multiple teeth extracted, we recommend replacement as soon as possible to prevent more serious oral health problems.

We offer many tooth replacement options, including implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures and traditional bridges and dentures. We can recommend a treatment plan that meets your health needs and budget during your appointment at Fairfax Family Dental Care.

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"I Love This Practice!"


Ti Marcia


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My experience was exceptional with this practice and the professionalism and customer service, from the staff, was excellent. I searched the Internet for a practice that would accept me, on an emergent basis, and this practice accepted my request on 2/5 at 5:30pm. I drove 23 miles from D.C. to Fairfax, and the drive was well worth it. Dr Simanek performed my root canal and temporary crown procedures during this appointment while ensuring my comfort, explaining steps during the process and performed quality care and service without rushing due to the closing hours. Great job and healthcare quality is paramount... Fairfax Family Dental Care has won my business!!! Thanks

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Julie Crain

July 17, 20XX

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I love this practice! I started going because of a dental emergency. Dr. Kamala (Not sure I'm spelling that right) took great care of me, and the members of his staff were kind, funny, and gentle. I've been back for a cleaning and was amazed at the gentle touch and straightforward advice. Nobody made me ferl like i am a terrible persom fot not flossing enough. They didnt teach me how to floss which i find so condescending! Nobody likes going to the dentist, but Fairfax Family Dental makes it a positive experience. I highly recommend them!

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Fairfax Family Dental Care

Our team of compassionate dental professionals uses state-of-the-art technology for every procedure we offer. As the premier emergency dentists in Fairfax, we are here to offer relief at any time of day or night, seven days a week. Our dentists are affiliated with professional associations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • The American Orthodontic Society
  • Virginia Dental Association

To schedule an appointment or receive immediate dental care, call: (703) 385-0303 or contact us online.

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