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Porcelain Dental Crowns in Petaluma

A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size.  A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth.  They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.  Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.

Reasons for crowns:

  • Broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Fractured fillings.
  • Large fillings.
  • Tooth has a root canal.

What does getting a crown involve?

A crown procedure usually requires two appointments.  Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown.  A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.

While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown.  Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.

At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.

You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.


Is your smile something you want to keep hidden away? Are chipped, misshapen or crooked teeth hampering your confidence? At Hillcrest Dental Group, restoring your smile to its former beauty is our passion. For patients who are looking to address issues of damaged teeth, veneers from our Petaluma dental office are an excellent choice. Porcelain veneers are thin, customized ceramic shells designed to cover the fronts of teeth; the shells are able to change the color, shape, and spacing of teeth -- transforming the appearance of your smile.

Why Choose Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dental treatment for the following reasons:

  • Durability – Porcelain veneers are strong and resistant to Veneersstaining. Thanks to the durability of porcelain, and with improved cements and bonding agents used in applying veneers, they can last from 10-30 years.

  • Functionality – In addition to improving a person’s appearance, veneers improve oral function. By covering cracked or damaged teeth with a porcelain veneer, your teeth are stronger and better able to support your oral health. And the boost in self-confidence from having a beautiful smile doesn’t hurt either!

  • Versatility Veneers can be used to change tooth color, correct the spacing in between teeth and can make teeth that are small appear even and fit within the rest of your natural teeth.

Our Petaluma porcelain veneers are made to give you a bright and beautiful smile in shorter time than you might imagine. We tailor treatment to fit your needs – whether you are interested in getting a whiter smile, or more even-looking smile, veneers can help you achieve the look you’ve been wanting.

Getting Veneers in Petaluma, CA

Veneer treatment is minimally invasive – during your visit, we will buff down a thin layer of your tooth’s enamel. By preparing your teeth, your veneer has room to lay seamlessly against your dental enamel, so your final treatment looks natural. 

Dr. DeBernardinis will then take an impression of your smile, which will be sent to a dental lab to design the veneers to perfectly fit your teeth. Your veneers are usually available for the final fitting within a couple of weeks.  Once your veneers are complete, you’ll return to our office to get final treatment for your new, beautiful smile. You’ll leave our office that day with a brand new look.

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

If you are suffering from cosmetic dental problems and are interested in learning more about getting porcelain veneers from our Petaluma cosmetic dentists, contact us today to set up your consultation.