Types of dental crowns available in our Dublin area dental practice
Dental practices such as StarBrite Dental in Dublin, California offer a wide range of solutions for both general and cosmetic dentistry. There are some services that may be considered both aesthetic and restorative, such as dental crowns. Crowns are restorations made to cover the entire visible part of a tooth to provide an extra layer of protection or to strengthen it. Our practice uses quality ceramic materials to create beautiful dental crowns and therefore also improve the appearance of the smile at the same time.
Dental crowns are commonly made at dental laboratories, which can be states away. However, Dr. Munira Lokhandwala is proud to offer state-of-the-art services that allow patients the chance to have their restorations made right in our practice. Same day crowns are almost unheard of at other dental facilities in the area. We have invested in CEREC to create these restorations. The CEREC machine uses CAD/CAM technology to provide 3D impressions of the smile and convert them so restorations can be milled out of blocks of ceramic right in our office. In approximately 20 minutes, patients can have their brand new restoration completed!
The types of dental crowns available in our practice are those made of porcelain and with our CEREC machinery. We avoid the use of metal restorations in our patients’ smiles. We find that porcelain or ceramic is just as strong while also being aesthetic and biocompatible with the body. Metal restorations often stand out and do not enhance the smile, especially if used near the front of the mouth.
Dental crowns are essential in some cases. They can be used in a variety of ways. A crown may be bonded over a tooth that has had a root canal to strengthen the remaining structure. It can be placed over a tooth that has a large filling to help protect it from further damage. A dental crown is also used over a dental implant to provide a beautiful and effective replacement for a missing tooth.
If you reside in or around the area of Dublin and are ready to seek a professional to restore your smile, we can help. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala of StarBrite Dental can be reached by calling her practice at (925) 828-0252 today!