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Dental Crowns

A cracked, infected, or heavily decayed tooth can be painful enough to make eating and speaking clearly difficult.

Edward Narcisi, DMD, in Monroeville, PA, can treat and protect weakened teeth with all-ceramic dental crowns.

Learn how our dentist can relieve the painful symptoms of a compromised tooth with a custom-crafted dental crown...

"Excellent from the moment you walk in." 5-Star Reviews for Our Monroeville Practice


Carol Deane


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This is by far the Bessst dentist office anywhere, Dr Narcisi is Top Notch & I Love getting my teeth cleaned every six months and look forward to the excellent job done by Deidre every time! The name Dental of Excellence truly does describe the overall experience at this office from start to finish! JoAnne & Frani always give you excellent service as well & it's extremely clean there!!!

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Thomas Jaworski


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Excellent Dental practice, from the moment you walk in , Joanne always greets you with a smile and is very professional, Frani is amazing she always makes you feel comfortable and is definitely great at her job , Dr Narcisi is definitely a great dentist, he explains everything with great detail and cares about his patients, I highly recommend this practice ,thanks everyone for making all my visits very comfortable!

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Dental Crowns and Bridges
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The Center for Dental Excellence offers both dental crowns and dental bridges to patients who need dental restorations. A crown restores the structural integrity of a weakened tooth. A dental bridge replaces one or several missing teeth in a row.

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The Center for Dental Excellence focuses on aesthetic dentistry and implant reconstructions, allowing us to help restore the appearance and functionality of even severely compromised teeth. If you're suffering from a damaged tooth, a dental crown can restore function and be crafted to blend in with your natural teeth. 

Since 1988, Dr. Narcisi has enhanced patients' smiles with professional, personalized care. His low-volume practice focuses on one-on-one treatment, using the best materials for restorations, and providing exceptional patient care. 

If you have a damaged tooth and are experiencing pain, Dr. Narcisi can review your oral health and determine if a dental crown is best for you. Contact our Monroeville, PA, office today online or call:

(413) 373-9447

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Evaluating Your Candidacy  For Dental Crowns 

A traditional dental crown may be right for you if you have:

Severe Tooth Damage

Porcelain crowns can strengthen teeth that have significant damage, such as severe cracks or decay. Veneers, fillings, or bonding may be better options for minor dental damage. 

Remaining Tooth Structure

A traditional porcelain crown can only be placed on a tooth that has enough healthy structure remaining to support it. Teeth that are too damaged to support a crown may have to be extracted, but there are restorative options available, such as dental implants.

Good Dental Habits

While caring for a crown is not complex, proper care will help your crown last for many years. Patients should practice good oral hygiene by frequently flossing and brushing and visiting their dentist twice a year for cleanings. 

Traditional Crowns vs. Implant-Supported Crowns

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Traditional Crowns

Traditional crowns are placed over the remaining tooth structure to strengthen and protect the tooth. Our customized lab-made crowns are made of premium materials like porcelain to make strong and natural-looking restorations. While your crown is being crafted, Dr. Narcisi will fit you with a temporary crown at his Monroeville, PA, dentistry office to protect your tooth. Once your permanent crown is ready, Dr. Narcisi will switch out your temporary crown for your permanent restoration. 

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Implant-Supported Crowns

Implant-supported crowns replace the entire tooth structure and are ideal for patients who are missing a tooth or need a tooth extracted. A titanium post is surgically inserted into the jawbone to act as an artificial tooth root. The crown is then attached to the implant with an abutment. Implant-supported crowns provide numerous cosmetic and restorative benefits: they fill the gap in your smile with a lifelike restoration, stop nearby teeth from shifting, and help prevent jawbone atrophy. 

Are You Ready to Improve Your Oral Health? Request an Appointment Today

The team of expert dental professionals at the Center for Dental Excellence provides comprehensive general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services to the communities of greater Pittsburgh from our offices in Monroeville. If you are dealing with a painful tooth weakened by trauma or decay, our dentist can boost the health, appearance, and function of your smile with a dental crown. Dr. Narcisi can also coordinate treatment with a qualified oral surgeon to replace a missing tooth or a tooth that is too compromised to save with a dental implant-supported crown.

To learn more about your treatment options or to request a consultation with Dr. Narcisi at our Monroeville, PA, office, contact us online or give us a call at:

(412) 373-9447

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Dental Care You Can Afford Flexible Financing Available

To help our patients receive the quality care they need at a price they can afford, we accept a number of dental insurance plans. Our friendly office staff will gladly file all the required paperwork with your provider so that you can make the most out of your insurance benefits.

To help patients manage their budgets while receiving the care they need, we accept financing through CareCredit®. A credit card specifically for medical and dental expenses, CareCredit offers monthly payment plans for up to 60 months.

Our team can answer any questions you have regarding dental insurance coverage and financing through CareCredit either online or during your next visit to our Monroeville dental practice.

"I highly recommend Dr. Narcisi and his staff." More Kind Words for Our Team


Lori Laskovics


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Dr. Narcisi is equally as friendly as he is professional. He is “patient with his patients” and I am grateful to be one! My husband and I came to his office on the advice of a friend and we are truly thankful we did. My husband was in need of some work that proved to be, in our opinion the best decision we could have made for him in following Dr. Narcisi’s advice, referrals and instruction. I personally had very minor issues that I waited to have done and just finished a thank you note for this Doctor! I admire his gift and talent; the fact that he clearly takes pride in his work and can “chew the fat” all at the same time. He’s amazing!

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Diane Dering


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I have seen Dr. Narcisi for probably, over 40 years. I have always been treated with kindness, by Dr. Narcisi, his receptionist, JoAnne, and all of his dental higienists. But in addition to excellent care, I believe I have always received dental care that appears to consistently being the most advanced. Additionally, it has been wonderful that the office is located in an easily accessible location in Monroeville, and the large parking lot is free. The office itself is beautiful. I highly recommend Dr. Narcisi and his staff. I have received excellent care.

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Why Work With Dr. Narcisi?

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Dr. Narcisi

As a second-generation dentist, Dr. Narcisi's experience, skill, and knowledge are second to none. He has practiced dentistry for over 30 years and over the past three decades has taught at dental school, lectured around the world, and has published articles in a number of academic journals.

Comfort-Focused Care

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Our spa-like dental office is designed with the comfort of our patients in mind. We use state-of-the-art technology, including digital imaging, at every step of treatment. This allows patients to spend less time in the dentist's chair while ensuring the best possible functionality and aesthetic results.

First-Class Service

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As a low-volume practice that prioritizes one-on-one treatment, we believe in building lifelong relationships with everyone who visits our dentist. We strive to provide extraordinary customer service, and each member of our friendly team is committed to your oral health and overall wellbeing.

The Dental Crown Treatment Timeline

Your dental crown will be crafted by a master ceramist at a trusted dental lab we partner with. We can fine-tune the design of your crown to have the best size, shade, and shape for your smile.
Your dental crown will be crafted by a master ceramist at a trusted dental lab we partner with. We can fine-tune the design of your crown to have the best size, shade, and shape for your smile.

Initial Consultation

Our dentist will perform a thorough oral assessment to determine your candidacy for a dental crown. This will include digital x-rays, an important step that helps Dr. Narcisi evaluate the health of the underlying jawbone.

Preparing the Tooth

Our dentist will remove any damaged or decayed tissue before gently reshaping the natural tooth to accommodate the dental crown. This allows Dr. Narcisi to fit your new crown securely over the prepared tooth and provide you with the best aesthetic results and a better bite.


Once the tooth is prepared, our dentist will take impressions of your teeth. We can use these to create models of your mouth that will guide the fabrication of your restoration. While your new restoration is being created, Dr. Narcisi will place a temporary crown to protect your tooth.


Dr. Narcisi works closely with the expert technicians at our dental laboratory to precisely color-match your new crown to the surrounding teeth in your smile. A master ceramist will apply custom hand shading to your porcelain restoration for seamless results.

Final Placement

Once your permanent crown is ready, we can schedule your final appointment to remove the temporary crown and place your final restoration. After gently removing your temporary crown, Dr. Narcisi will bond your new permanent crown to your natural tooth with dental cement. He will then check the fit of your crown and make any necessary adjustments to ensure your final restoration provides a comfortable fit and an optimized bite.

"Very attentive and professional." Why Monroeville Chooses Our Practice


Alexis Doyle


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Everyone in this office is very nice. Dr Narcisi is friendly and honest. Highly recommend this office.

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Frank Milito


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The Narcisi Team does a Great Job. They are very attentive and professional.

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Caring for Your Dental Crowns

Whether you have just one crown or several, our dentists have put together a few simple tips to ensure you get the most out of your restorations for years to come:

Brush and Floss Daily

Dental care for crowns is as easy as caring for your natural teeth. Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled brush twice a day and floss at least once daily, paying special attention to the areas around your crowns. Doing so will prevent plaque buildup and keep your crowns looking their best.

Avoid Hard or Sticky Foods

Our all-ceramic dental crowns are built to last, but certain foods are capable of damaging them. Chewing on hard candy, ice, gum, and sticky desserts can cause your crown to chip, crack, or break.

Be Mindful of Your Habits

Try to avoid biting your nails, chewing on pens, or using your teeth as tools for opening packages. Doing so can damage both your dental crowns and your natural teeth.

"You are made to feel so welcomed when you arrive." More High Praise from Our Monroeville Patients


Jessica McGee


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There are not enough words to describe how amazing Dr. Narcisi and his staff are. They take the time to get to know you and to make sure you are as comfortable as possible. 

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Pauline Davis


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In addition to the expertise of dr narcissi and his staff, you are made to feel so welcomed when you arrive for your appointment. 

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Dr. Edward Narcisi, DMD

Edward Narcisi, DMD

Dr. Narcisi is devoted to helping patients achieve stunning, healthy smiles through comprehensive dental care. He is a member of many prestigious associations, including: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Pennsylvania Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 
  • Academy of Osseointegration 

To schedule a consultation at the Center for Dental Excellence, request an appointment online or call us at (412) 373-9447.

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