Repairing cracked, decayed, and damaged teeth
Ceramic dental crowns play a crucial role in smile restoration. Their durable yet aesthetic design protects weak or compromised teeth by placing a protective cover over their entire surface. Our Santa Rosa dental crown restoration process is one that preserves your natural oral function while also maintaining an aesthetically attractive appearance.
Today’s porcelain crowns are extremely durable. Through state-of-the-art material advancements, we can predictably restore broken and damaged teeth. Some of the most common tooth injuries to receiving dental crowns are broken, chipped, or cracked teeth. Following crown treatment, you can smile with confidence and enjoy all of your favorite foods once again.
The advanced materials in today’s dental crowns allow us to restore broken and damaged teeth in a predictable manner. The results are both functional and natural in appearance. Everything from the contour to the shade of porcelain selected allows your restoration to blend seamlessly with its neighbors.
Reasons To Invest In A Dental Crown
Unlike dental fillings that go inside of teeth, crowns go around them. The protective outer shell safeguards the compromised structure underneath. If your tooth was damaged enough that everyday biting and chewing could break it apart further, then you need a dental crown.
Crowns are typically suggested for teeth with:
- Prior root canal therapy
- Aggressive fractures or enamel wear
- Deep areas of decay
- Large leaky fillings
Porcelain crowns are also used alongside dental implants when replacing individual teeth. The crown serves as the visible, functional “tooth” set on top of the implant abutment.
New Patient Smile Program:
Includes all exams, X-Rays, and 2 general hygiene cleanings per year for $299.
Dental Crown Procedure
To ensure an extremely comfortable experience for our patients, our dental office in Santa Rosa utilizes digital 3D scanning and virtual impression technology. These tools improve the crown planning experience and eliminate the need for gooey, messy impressions. Your digitally precise scan is securely transmitted to our lab, which further expedites the experience.
Generally, the crown treatment is segmented into two phases. The first (prep) appointment will include adjusting your tooth’s shape and taking the 3D scans. A temporary crown will safeguard you from any sensitivity while the permanent one is being crafted. About two weeks later, you’ll return to our office for the second (placement) appointment, where everything is permanently bonded into place.
Dental Crown Cost
The cost of dental crowns in Sonoma County varies, based on the materials used and how it’s designed. Without dental insurance or financing, prices for ceramic crowns may range anywhere from $800 to $3,000. Costs vary from person to person depending on the situation, which is why an exam is always required before diagnosing specific types of treatment needs. With insurance benefits applied, the price of a crown is often reduced to 50% (depending on the type of plan you carry, and any deductibles involved.) To further minimize out-of-pocket expenses, flexible financing is always available.
Restore. Rejuvenate. Reinforce.
A quality dental crown is a smart investment in your smile’s future. Contact our premier dentist in Santa Rosa for an appointment.
About Dr. Wayne Sutton
Dr. Sutton is one of the premier cosmetic dentists in Sonoma County, and with over 20 years of experience, his implant center maintains a standard of excellence using the strongest dental implant bridge currently available to provide predictable full mouth dental implant reconstructions.
Dr. Sutton completed his postgraduate studies at The Pacific Aesthetic Continuum in San Francisco and received his doctorate, three years of experience as a clinical instructor, and the coveted “Clinical Excellence Award” from UCSF School of Dentistry in 1997. He also earned his Fellowship in the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics and studied Advanced Occlusion at the Hornbrook Group.
Dr. Sutton continues to take four times the annual continuing education requirements to maintain his license. As a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (awarded his Fellowship), the Academy of General Dentistry (Fellowships status), the American Dental Implant Association (Diplomat status), the American Dental Association, the American Academy for Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Sutton is also a select cosmetic dentist recognized as an Official Dentist of the Mrs. Globe – Mrs. USA Pageants.
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