What We Offer
At Crown Dental Care, patient satisfaction is our number one priority. Our team of highly qualified experts contribute to our growing reputation as the top El Cerrito area Dental Center. We strive to be the most trusted and respected healthcare provider for all of our patients, and offer personalized medical care services.
Cerec: Crowns, Inlays & Onlays
CEREC technology allows us to fabricate a crown, onlay or veneer in just one visit. No temporary crown or second injections are needed.
The tooth is prepared as needed for the restoration
A reflective powder prepares the tooth for imaging
An optical 3D image is acquired with a small camera
The restoration is designed using CAD/CAM technology
The restoration is sent to the milling unit and milled out of ceramic blocks
The new restoration is tried on to check for accuracy
The restoration is polished or glazed for a smooth natural feel
The restoration is bonded to your tooth, then finished and polished.
It is important to have healthy teeth. But just as important is having healthy "foundation" for your teeth. The foundation is the bone and the gum that surround and suppot each tooth. The main factors on causing periodontal disease are plaque and calculus, and they often hide in the spaces between your gumjs and your teeth, where the toothbrush can not get to, and cause destruction of the gum and the bone. We take periodontal health seriously, as well as patient education on how to prevent it in the future.
Many options are available when a patient wants to replace a missing tooth. We discuss all options with patients, but most often, the most sound option is Implant. We have a great network with our specialists, where our patients will be well taken care of, and our office provides the final restoration for the implants.
Root canals are probably the most notorious procedure in dentistry and the most common procedure relating to endodontics. When a tooth becomes infected it is usually related to the nerves in the root of the tooth. The infected nerves need to be removed. If left untreated an infection can turn into an abscess, which is a much more serious problem that includes bone loss in the jaw. The area around the tooth is numbed with a local anesthetic to start the procedure. The dentist will then drill down into the tooth to create an opening into the canal. They will then be able to remove infected tissue and clean the canal. After the infection has been removed, the space is filled with a sealant called gutta percha. It is highly recommended that a tooth that has undergone a root canal is fitted with a crown. This will improve the appearance of the tooth, and will also make it much more likely that the root canal is successful. Depending on how infected the tooth is, our provider will be able to perform the procedure if the infection is too big, we have a great network with our specialists, where our patients will be very well taken care of, and our office provides the crown for the root canal.
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap -- these two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. As mentioned on "Implant Restoration" We have a great network with our specialists, where our patients will be well taken care of, and our office provides the final restoration for the bridge
xisting fillings sometimes need to be replaced due to wear, chipping, or cracking. Many people use this opportunity to replace their silver amalgam fillings with natural, tooth-colored composites. Their reasons may be aesthetic, or concern over the safety of amalgam fillings, which contain mercury. Composite fillings tend to wear out sooner than silver fillings in larger cavities, although they hold up as well in small cavities.
To treat a cavity your dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then "fill" the area on the tooth where the decayed material was removed. Cavity fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse (such as nail biting or grinding).
Oral Cancer Exam & Intra Oral Camera
As mentioned on Periodontal Services, we look passed just the teeth. Our oral cancer exam helps us make sure that the whole head and neck area is examined, for each new patient, and once a year after that, and it involves looking at the palate, tongue, each side and under the tongue, the lymph nodes, the soft palate, the Tempora Mandibular Joint (TMJ), vestibules, oral pharynx, as well as many other areas.
Children are not just small adults. They are not always able to be patient and cooperative during a dental exam. Dr. Farahmand knows how to examine and treat children in ways that make them comfortable. In addition, our office has toys and a TV in every operatory's so that they can be distracted while having procedures performed, if parents choose to. Dr. Farahamnd is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. Without proper dental care, children face possible oral decay and disease that can cause a lifetime of pain and complications. Please give our office a call to schedule your child.
Everyone enjoys the look and feel of a bright and white smile. Though we provide in office bleaching, it is important to know that there are alternatives. There are over the counter products that though weak in strength, do help some people whiten their teeth. If patients are interested to take further steps, we have both take-home products, as well as in-office, one hours bleaching procedures available.
Veneers and Smile Reconstruction
Each patient is unique, and each smile is unique. We provide a variety of services, including veneers, Metal-Free crowns, and white fillings, that help each patient achieve their goal desired. We understand that one size does not fit all, and thus we take small steps, each with the patient being actively involved, in designing a new smile for them. The Traditional veneers are custom made shells of porcelain designed to cover the front surface of your tooth to enhance the appearance of your smile. Veneers are bonded to your tooth and can change the color, shape, size or length of your teeth. With traditional veneers we recommend a wax up reconstruction. At your first visit, we take impressions and send your models to the lab. They fabricate your new smile in wax, so we can show you before we start exactly what your smile will look like. At your second visit, we prep your teeth and place temporaries that will look like your final restorations on your teeth. You will wear these temporaries while the lab makes your final veneers. After a few short weeks, you will return to our office for the final delivery appointment. We will remove the temporaries and place your final veneers.