Dental Crowns Santa Rosa, CA
Santa Rosa CA Dentist, Matthew R. Anderson, DMD, MSD, replaces existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth. For more information, please give us a call at Santa Rosa Office Phone Number Santa Rosa Office Phone Number 707-526-3303.
Restorations that Look and Feel Natural
A lot of dental work looks like dental “work”. Our goal is to provide dental care that is individualized and harmonious with a patient’s existing smile. Traditionally, crowns that covered a patient’s tooth were made with a metal substructure, or “coping”, over which porcelain was bonded. Over time, this metal substructure could be become visible and make the tooth have a dark border. Advancements in dental materials and technology means that metal-free restorations that are both strong and very esthetic, may be possible for patients. Dr. Anderson is highly knowledgable and expertly trained in the latest dental material technologies and their use for lasting, pleasing and functional results.
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 an impression of the tooth and fit it with a custom made temporary crown.
On the subsequent visit, we will remove the temporary crown, cleaned the tooth, and then fit and cement the final crown.
Key Benefits of Dental Crowns
- Natural appearance
- Replaces missing tooth structure
- Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
- Restores function and ability to chew
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.