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How dental crowns in Berkeley, CA restore, protect, and preserve teeth

Ideally, good habits will keep your teeth strong and healthy. However, life is rarely ideal. Maybe you were injured and suffered a broken tooth, maybe you didn’t get around to treating that cavity and now it’s too large for a filling… Don’t worry, Dr. Ruhi Sangha and Dr. Prajakta Kamat of Berkeley, CA are here to help you transcend less-than-ideal dental conditions, restoring the health and beauty of your smile. Dental crowns, also called dental caps, are often the best way to accomplish that goal.

What are dental crowns?

Crowns are essentially hollow zirconia or porcelain teeth. A crown fits over a prepared tooth, much like a thimble fits over your thumb. While the root and structure of the natural tooth remain intact, the crown replaces the outermost layer of enamel. This procedure may be recommended for many reasons, including:

  • Fortify and protect a weak tooth
  • Replace worn or damaged enamel
  • Restore a tooth after root canal treatment
  • Hold a dental bridge in place
  • Repair a broken or cracked tooth
  • Treat decay that is too severe for a filling, inlay, or onlay
  • Cosmetic improvement of a misshapen tooth

About the procedure

Although this is a common type of dental restoration, the skills to create truly exquisite crowns are quite uncommon. Patients in and near Berkeley are fortunate to have convenient access to cosmetic dentists with just such skills, right here at Transcendentist. Drs. Sangha and Kamat have many years of experience and advanced training, combined with inherent artistic talent to create beautiful smiles. Moreover, they take the time and make the effort to ensure every detail is perfect, from coloring to precise design and choosing the best materials. They don’t just restore teeth; they restore confidence and quality of life.

The procedure begins with carefully preparing the tooth, removing any decayed material and shaping it for optimal retention of the restoration. Next, your dentist will take impressions and place a temporary dental crown. The permanent porcelain or zirconia dental crown is created by a skilled ceramist at a top-quality laboratory. When it is ready, your dentist will verify that every detail is just right, then remove the temporary and cement the permanent crown in place.

The time to smile is now

Begin your journey to a healthier, more beautiful smile. Call us at (510) 800-7660 and schedule an appointment to discover the Transcendentist difference.

Success Stories

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.
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