Dental Crowns


Dental Crowns 

Providing Strength to Weakened Teeth

Your overall health is connected to your oral health. As whole person dentists, we focus on improving both. We know that teeth that are cracked, broken, or misshapen raise functional and cosmetic concerns, as well as total health risks.

In addition to being visually unappealing, damaged teeth may cause pain and discomfort and make it difficult to chew, smile, or speak. Many dental professionals recommend dental crowns for damaged or decayed teeth. Our Oakland dental team and Berkeley dental team, led by Dr. Sepand Hokmabadi, frequently places dental crowns over damaged teeth to provide strength and support and to improve the appearance of a patient’s smile.  If you have a damaged tooth that is affecting your ability to eat or speak properly, Total Health Dental Care urges you to contact our dental practice and schedule an appointment.



                    Before Porcelain Crown                                       After Porcelain Crown


Dental Crowns

Benefits of Dental Crowns

From a functional standpoint, dental crowns are beneficial because they strengthen and support damaged or decayed teeth. Placing a crown over a cracked or broken tooth will prevent it from sustaining further damage; likewise, a crown will provide protection from more bacteria seeping into a decayed tooth. Crowns are also advantageous after a root canal, as the tooth may become weak or brittle. With improved oral health comes improved whole body health, making the benefits of dental crowns far-reaching. Aesthetically, crowns look and feel very similar to natural teeth. Since they are crafted from high quality, durable materials such as porcelain, ceramic, or resin, crowns can last for many years with proper maintenance.

About Dental Crowns

Dental crowns, also known as caps, cover the entire surface of the affected tooth, adding strength and support. They can be crafted from porcelain, ceramic, or metal; however, our practice prefers using metal-free materials. Well-made porcelain crowns blend in beautifully with surrounding teeth in both appearance and feel, while providing all of the practical benefits of their all-metal counterparts. With the assistance of CEREC® one-visit restoration technology our team is able to fit and prepare teeth for the crown, fabricate the restoration, and place it in a single visit. 


Placing Dental Crowns

The dental crown placement process is fairly straightforward. The tooth is first prepared for the crown; this involves removing a small amount of the tooth’s structure, including any areas of irreparable damage.  Any decayed bits of the tooth’s enamel are cleaned out. Once the tooth is cleaned and prepped, the crown is placed over the surface of the tooth and bonded for a snug fit.  The crown is also buffed and polished to give it a translucence that mimics the appearance of natural teeth.

In addition to being placed over damaged teeth, dental crowns may be used to top a dental implant, or combined to anchor a bridge. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of implants, bridges, or dental crowns, contact the office of Total Health Dental Care.

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Total Health Dental Care offers world-class dental services for patients throughout the East Bay area. The dentists offer care in Piedmont, Old Oakland, Berkeley, and Montclair, California. With compassionate doctors and friendly staff, the practice's goal is always to make patients feel comfortable no matter what brings them into the office.

The practice’s approach to dental care is rooted in a “total health” perspective, recognizing that your dental health is intrinsically connected to your overall health. The office refers to this as holistic-fusion, a method of care which gives the dentists all the advantages of modern dentistry with a focus on root causes and systemic relief. Total Health Dental Care can help you prevent future dental issues and keep that smile beautiful through a proactive approach that treats you as more than just a mouth.

Besides this philosophy, the care team utilizes innovative products and tools, providing accurate diagnoses and comprehensive treatments. With four offices offering outstanding service, Total Health Dental Care is proud to present access to:

Urgent and emergency dental care: Total Health Dental Care focuses on stabilizing and reducing pain for urgent and emergency cases.

Cosmetic dentistry: Including Invisalign®, veneers, dental implants, dental bonding, and more. Total Health Dental Care offers award-winning cosmetic services so that every patient can have a smile that lights up a room.

Restorative dentistry: From crowns and fillings to root canals and wisdom tooth extraction, the Total Health Dental Care offices can handle any of your routine dental needs.

Sedation: Total Health dentists also offer sedation dentistry to make you comfortable during your procedure. Whether to address anxiety or pass the time, many patients opt for one or more sedation options, and your Total Health dentist is happy to review these with you.

Whatever your dental needs, Total Health Dental Care is staffed by caring, experienced professionals who are ready to help you. Every office has modern diagnostic and procedural tools, so you're guaranteed the help you need to get your dental and total health in incredible shape.

Total Health Dental Care is now accepting new patients at all four of its offices and can work with most major forms of insurance.


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Latest Dental Technology

    One-Visit Dentistry with CEREC® 

    For patients needing a porcelain crown, avoid the hassle and discomfort of temporary crowns, multiple visits, and more shots than necessary. With this computer-assisted technology, your dental crowns are made in-house, in one visit, with less sensitivity afterwards.


    Invisalign® Invisible Braces

    No more uncomfortable metal braces. The newest in orthodontic treatment, Invisalign uses removable custom-formed aligners designed to straighten or correct teeth without the need for braces or brackets.

    Ask Total Health Dental Care about Invisalign® Invisible Braces and find out how they can be the right fit for you.


    Zoom® Laser Teeth Whitening

    With this safe, effective procedure, you can enjoy whiter teeth after just one appointment. Powered by LED, this technology uses a gel chemical reaction to whiten your teeth up to eight shades.

    Total Health Dental Care performs this procedure with accuracy and great patient satisfaction. It's never too late to brighten up your smile.



    Want faster, more comfortable treatment? How about higher quality, longer-lasting fillings and crowns? Isolite gives our dentists uninterrupted access to your jaw, preventing trauma to the tongue and cheeks, and reducing fluid build-up.

    At Total Health Dental Care you will find extremely experienced dentists who use the latest and best technology such as Isolite™. This technology will provide the most comfortable dental experience for you.

Dental Insurance We Accept

Our offices accept most Dental PPO plans. Plans obtained through Covered CA or any HMO plans are not accepted at any of our offices.

Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Delta Dental
Lincoln Financial Group
Principal Financial Group
United Concordia Dental
United Healthcare (Except Liberty and Community Plan)
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