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In the past when you needed a crown for a dental restoration, you had to prepare yourself for a time-consuming process. When placing a traditional crown, the dentist would have to remove a portion of the affected tooth to fit the crown properly. You would then receive a temporary and wait until the permanent crown was created, requiring another trip to the dentist for placement.

Now you can opt for a complete restoration placed in just one visit using CEREC technology at our Novato dentist office. CEREC is one of the only systems available today for fabricating all-ceramic dental restorations in just one office visit. With CEREC you can be in and out in a single visit with a permanent, all ceramic crown!

New Crowns in Just One Office Visit!

Designing and placing dental restorations usually requires multiple trips to the dentist. The first would involve an injection of anesthesia, preparation of the tooth, dental impressions, followed by placement of a temporary crown. A few weeks later the temporary crown would be removed, and a permanent crown placed.

Today, using state-of-the-art CEREC technology, we can construct your new crown right in our office while you wait. You don’t need to return for a second visit, and you don’t have to put up with the inconvenience of a temporary crown. CEREC crowns are completely metal-free, so they look natural and allow us to view the tooth by x-ray when it’s covered by a CEREC crown.

Health Benefits of CEREC One-Day Crowns

A CEREC tooth restoration is convenient, but it is also healthy. We used to have few options for restoring decayed and damaged teeth other than amalgam or gold. The CEREC dentist in Novato can use strong, tooth colored ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength and beauty.

With proper at-home oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist, a CEREC restoration can last a lifetime! Please contact our office for more information.

Root canal therapy is no more complicated than most other dental procedures such as fillings or crowns. Unfortunately, though, the process has developed a reputation for being difficult and uncomfortable.

If the Novato, CA family dentist recommends a root canal, don’t let misinformation about the procedure keep you from seeking a root canal. We offer gentle treatment from a caring team, and if you need a little help with relaxing, we also provide calming sedation options as well.

Why Do I Need a Root Canal?

Root canal therapy is used to remove the infection or extensive decay from the interior of the tooth. The space inside the tooth where the pulp and main nerves are located is called the root canal.

If you already have an infection in the root of your tooth, delaying a root canal can allow the infection to spread to your jawbone or nearby teeth. If the tooth continues to decay, there will not be enough hard tissue left for a successful root canal, and we will probably need to remove the tooth.

How Does the Procedure Work?

The root canal procedure includes removal of the infected, decayed or damaged pulp, as well as the nerve of the tooth. The dentist then sterilizes the space and uses medication to speed healing. We then place a crown over the tooth for protection and stability.

How Do Root Canals Help My Oral Health?

Root canal therapy allows the structure of the tooth to remain intact, even though we removed the nerve. Although the tooth no longer contains nerve tissue, it is still usable for chewing. Also, because the tooth is left intact, it maintains its proper position, helping to preserve proper spacing between remaining teeth and keeping your bite alignment correct.

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If you suspect you need a root canal or have a question that's not answered here, please contact the Novato, CA family dentist for additional information or if you have any questions about root canals and how they can help save a damaged tooth.

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a serious problem because it can progress to advanced stages with few or no obvious symptoms. Without treatment by the Novato gum disease dentist, periodontal disease can impact your oral health as well as your overall general health.

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that almost 50% of adults over 30 have some level of periodontal disease. Emerging studies show a direct connection between periodontal disease and serious general health problems.

Comfortable Laser Dentistry Treats Gum Disease

When periodontal disease reaches the advanced stages of infection (periodontitis) it can begin to loosen gum tissue which can lead to deterioration of the jaw if not treated. Non-invasive laser dentistry removes infected dental material quickly and with very little discomfort.

If you had periodontal disease in the past, your dentist may have performed gum surgery to eliminate the infection. Traditional gum surgery can be painful, and many patients put off treatment due to a negative experience with gum surgery in the past.

Fortunately, the Novato gum disease dentist offers laser periodontal treatment, a comfortable alternative to cut-and-stitch surgery. Periodontal treatment performed using dental lasers provides an exceptional alternative to traditional gum surgery because we do not have to cut into tender gum tissue.

Health Benefits of Laser Periodontal Treatment

  • Treatment with dental lasers results in minimal bleeding, requiring virtually no recovery time. You will be able to go on with your day as usual immediately following treatment.
  • Treatment for periodontal disease also helps protect your overall health.
  • A strong connection has been established between the presence of periodontal disease and other chronic conditions such as heart disease, respiratory disease, pregnancy complications, and diabetes.

If you suspect you have periodontal disease, please contact our office. Catching gum disease early is the best way to prevent it from becoming serious and threatening your health.

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