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Washington DC Dentist Dr. Michael Pollowitz Provides World Class Dental Services

Meet Dr. Michael Pollowitz, Highly Reviewed Washington DC Cosmetic & Family Dentist

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Washington, D.C. – One of the leading dental practitioners in the metropolitan area of Washington, D.C., Dr. Michael Pollowitz specializes in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He practices his craft in his and his wife’s dental clinic, The Washington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry at Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, D.C. 

Known for his great insight and clinical skills, Dr. Pollowitz’s work at The Washington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry has earned him recognition for his expertise in general, cosmetic, and reconstructive dental surgery. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Dentistry, one of the top dental schools in the United States. The school has affiliations with prestigious dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Academy of General Dentistry. 

With his expert knowledge, attention to detail, and love and care for his patients, Dr. Pollowitz has earned accolades for his work. He has gained recognition as one of Washington’s top dentists for the past 25 years, with Checkbook Magazine citing him as one of the top-rated dentists in Washington, D.C. The Consumers Research Council of America (CRCA) has also given Dr. Pollowitz the national award in the field of advanced cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Pollowitz dedicates himself to providing high-quality dental care at The Washington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry with a focus on compassion, care, and understanding. He is also a seasoned lecturer on a variety of topics and has been a guest on radio and TV shows to share his insights in cosmetic and general dentistry.

According to Dr. Pollowitz, dentistry is a constantly evolving field. He says that only by seeking further knowledge can one provide the best and most advanced care to patients. Because of this, Dr. Pollowitz has completed more than 1,000 hours of continuing education in dentistry with an emphasis on cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentistry.

The doctor’s constant passion for learning is also shared by his entire staff, who attends several continuing education programs to remain competitive in the field of dentistry. For Dr. Pollowitz, education is not only paramount for any physician to have, but it also must be shared and carried on by the support team.

In addition to actively practicing dentistry and continuing education, Dr. Pollowitz is also involved with various prestigious organizations. He serves as the president of the D.C. Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity, is a founding member of the D.C. Dental Society, and a board member and chairman emeritus of continuing education at the Maimonides Dental Society.

Dr. Michael Pollowitz lives with his wife and business partner, Dr. Sharon Brown, in Bethesda, Maryland. They have three children: Andrew, who is taking up his Masters in Sports Management; Ryan, who is studying at the University of Miami; and Michelle, who is a junior student at Georgetown Day School. In addition to his practice, Dr. Pollowitz is also a passionate swimmer, bicyclist, tennis and racquetball player, and loves traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

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For many patients, concern about losing a tooth as a result of severe decay or an injury involving the teeth or mouth is a reality. Because the appearance of the teeth significantly impacts an individual’s self-esteem, a visually attractive and functional solution is necessary. Dental crowns offered by Washington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry provide patients with that solution.

A dental crown also called a cap, is a thin tooth-shaped cover that is custom-designed to fit over a problematic tooth. Once the crown is cemented in place, it functions as a normal tooth without impairing eating, drinking, or speaking. Patients report that dental crowns restore their confidence, too, allowing them to socialize without worry over the appearance of their teeth.

In cases of minor dental decay, a filling may be the best option; however, if the decay has weakened the tooth, a dental crown may be necessary to strengthen the tooth and prevent further damage.

Receiving a dental crown involves several steps. First, the dentist removes decay from the tooth. If decay is present in the tooth’s root, a root canal may be necessary. Next, the dentist makes a mold of the tooth and selects the correct shade for the crown. This ensures that it matches the patient’s other teeth. That information is used by our lab where the crown is made. A temporary crown is placed over the tooth until the permanent crown is ready.

When the permanent crown is complete, a small portion of the tooth’s enamel is removed and the crown is permanently cemented over the tooth. With proper care, patients may enjoy their new, confident smile for years to come.

Dental crowns are typically made from porcelain because of its durability. It is colored to match the shade of the remaining teeth in the mouth, which allows it to blend seamlessly into the patient’s smile.

Dental crowns are also used in the dental implant procedure. Dental implants offer an alternative solution to dentures when severe decay or injury necessitates the removal of a tooth or multiple teeth. Dental implants involve the placement of a metal post into the jaw bone beneath the gums. Once the post fuses with the surrounding bone, a permanent dental crown is attached to the post.

Children also benefit from dental crowns. In cases of severe decay or damaged teeth due to accidents or injuries, they often risk losing a baby tooth. Dental crowns help prevent damage to the underlying gum and bone tissue and save space for permanent teeth to emerge in the future. Because they aren’t permanent, crowns for children may be made from stainless steel rather than porcelain.

Many patients also choose to get a dental crown to improve the appearance of a misshapen or discolored tooth. Regardless of the reason for the dental crown, Dr. Michael Pollowitz and Dr. Sharon Brown at the Washington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry are expertly trained to determine the best plan of care for each patient. DC’s top-rated dentists and recipients of multiple awards for their outstanding cosmetic dental care, our dentists offer high-quality, compassionate care to those in Washington, DC and its surrounding areas.

For more information about dental crowns or any of the other services offered at Washington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, or to book your next appointment, call the dental office at (202) 363-2500.

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Washington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
4910 Massachusetts Ave. NW #204
Washington, DC 20016

More than 1,400 5-Star Reviews

"My favorite dentist. Dr. Brown is hands down my favorite dentist. Highly skilled, fantastic bedside (chair side?) manner and a great team of skilled techs. Dr. Brown thoroughly explains proposed treatment, and keeps you informed the entire way. Her husband, Dr. Polowitz, is also great. Our whole family sees them."

Bill S.

"Dr. Brown and Pollowitz are highly skilled dentists, very talented artists, and have the best bedside or should I say "chair side" manner I have ever experienced. I trust them completely and have been seeing Dr. Brown and Pollowitz for almost 20 years now. When I lived out of town for two years, the dentist I saw there was amazed at the skill and perfection of the veneer and implant Dr Brown did and got the whole staff to come look at my mouth! I had an accident when I was a kid and have had lots of problems with my teeth ever since, and that includes many unpleasant experiences, but their kindness has given me a renewed respect and love for dentistry. It means a lot that Dr Brown will call me and find out if I am OK after a crown or something painful. She knows I am sensitive and takes time to take extra good care. Love them both."

Jenny L.

"As always my experience was top notch for a dental appointment. Dr Pollowitz explained the details of what he was going to do as he worked. It was an appointment to both replace a filling and to take care of the cavity on the outside of that filling. He proceeded slowly and there was never any feel of him rushing to get to the next patient. And Sylvia was very professional as always. Rate this office as a 5 star!"

Joan M.
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