Dr. Praj has been working my teeth for awhile now. She a highly skilled dentist. She’s done three fillings for me and has the gentlest touch with the local anesthetic. She is a master of teeth cleaning!Kalani R.
Porcelain dental crowns are an extremely popular dental solution being used today. Crowns are used for a variety of reasons and can protect teeth which may have had a large amount of decay removed or been subject to a root canal. If you are in the Berkeley, CA area and believe you need a crown, you should visit Dr. Ruhi Sangha, Dr. Praj Kamat and the team at Transcendentist.
When looking at materials available for a dental crown, it is entirely dependent on what is offered by your dentist. There are several options to choose from, including:
These are the main options that will be available based on your dentist. There are good and bad with each and, depending on how you want your crown to look and your available budget, you can find a dentist somewhere in your area that will offer up any one of these. Where your crown will be placed is another factor that goes into choosing which material is best. Today the most widely used and popular material for dental crowns is porcelain.
If you ask somebody who has recently received a dental crown what it is made of, chances are they are going to say porcelain. Porcelain is the most popular material being used today in the construction of dental crowns. There are many reasons for this including porcelain’s ability to closely mimic the color and shine of your natural teeth. The shade of porcelain used for your dental crown is a conversation you will have with your dentist and a shade that closely matches the shade of your surrounding teeth will be chosen.
Porcelain is also dependable due to its durability. A porcelain crown can withstand just about everything your natural teeth can including biting down and chewing foods. Porcelain is light and does not add bulk to your mouth and it easy to get used to. Porcelain is also amazingly easy to shape and fit into your mouth to look like a natural tooth.
To learn more about porcelain crowns, please call and schedule an appointment with Transcendentist today at (510) 800-7660.
What is a dental crown?
Crowns are essentially hollow zirconia or porcelain teeth. A crown fits over a prepared tooth.
What is a dental bridge?
Just as the name implies, this type of restoration is designed to bridge a gap in your smile. A bridge consists of one or more synthetic teeth with a dental crown on each side. It is a single unit, although it looks like separate beautiful teeth.
How are dental crowns placed?
Both procedures begin by carefully preparing the teeth, removing any decayed material, and shaping it for the optimal retention of the restoration. Next, the dentist at Transcendentist will take impressions and place a temporary dental crown or a bridge.
Then a permanent dental crown is created by a skilled ceramicist at a laboratory. When ready, your dentist will verify details, remove the temporary and cement the permanent crown in place.
Dr. Praj Kamat considers it a privilege to be able to combine dentistry with being environmentally responsible. She was trained at the prestigious Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco and uses her skills and experience to provide top-quality dentistry to the communities in Berkeley, CA.
Dr. Ruhi Sangha believes that dentistry should be performed by caring and compassionate people. A graduate of the University of Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, she considers technology and innovation an integral part of a dental practice and strives to use the most modern techniques at the Transcendentist for the benefit of patients.
They are assisted by a team of top dental professionals including John Cuesta, Registered Dental Assistant; and Mariela Rios, Dental Assistant.