Cavities are very common. In fact, we see them all the time in our practice. Most of the time, they can be fixed with a simple filling. In some cases, the damage may be so extensive that we need to place a dental crown. Crowns aren’t just for cavities though. They can also restore broken, cracked, chipped, and worn teeth, as well as cover dental implants. By placing a crown, we can restore your tooth’s shape, size, strength, and appearance. Your smile will look natural, and you’ll be able to eat as you normally would!
A crown is an artificial tooth “cap” that’s placed on your natural tooth to protect it. We choose the type of material that is perfect for your situation. Porcelain crowns look very natural and are safe for patients with metal allergies. They can be used on both front and back teeth.
Crowns are a permanent fixture on your teeth, unlike removable dentures. Placing a crown generally takes two office visits. At the first visit, we’ll remove any decay affecting your tooth. Then, we’ll shape the tooth and put on a temporary crown. At your next visit, we’ll remove the temporary crown and make sure the new one fits perfectly. We’ll cement the crown in place, and you’ll have a beautiful, natural-looking new tooth! Contact us today to schedule your appointment! Our office is in Santa Rosa, located at 2448 Guerneville Rd, Suite 1200. We have convenient hours before work, at lunchtime, and even on Fridays. Give Team Buzza a call at 707-573-0600 or schedule your appointment using our online form. We look forward to meeting you!