Root Canal Treatments & Crowns
A Root Canal Should Be a Last Resort: Not a First Choice
A root canal procedure should only be performed when absolutely necessary. And unfortunately, in cases of advanced tooth decay, root canals are the recommended treatment and produce the best results.
Root canal treatments are very complex. If you’ve been told you need a root canal or have questions about how to prevent cavities and tooth decay, contact Green Dentistry and talk to Dr. Patel about your options.
Dr. Patel, San Francisco’s leading holistic dentist
Also known as an endodontic procedure, a root canal treatment involves removing and cleaning the infected pulp. Then the tooth is prepared to receive a crown that will restore the tooth’s shape, function, and appearance.
CEREC Single Visit Crowns
Beautiful Durable Crowns in Minutes. No Waiting & No Temporary!
In the past, crowns were made in dental laboratories and took about 2 or 3 weeks to finish. While waiting, you’d wear an inconvenient temporary crown. When your crown was ready, you’d go back to the dentist to have it placed.
Today, using 3D imaging technology and the CEREC system, Dr. Patel can create and install a beautiful, durable biocompatible crown in just minutes!
It’s amazing! Contact Dr. Patel for a consultation to learn more about CEREC technology.
“5 stars completely. Thank you Dr. Patel and staff for caring about my teeth!”
– Britt V.
About the CEREC System
- Why CEREC single visit crowns are a better choice than traditional crowns
- Why CEREC is the best choice for most people
- Why CEREC is the most eco-conscious and healthiest choice you can make for your mouth
Visit Our San Francisco Dentist Office
We believe that when our patients are comfortable they are less anxious and their deep teeth cleaning treatments produce better results. That’s why we take pride in offering spa-like amenities, including:
- Warm blankets and neck wraps
- Essential oils & crystal healing
- Noise-cancelling headphones
Address: 360 Post St Ste 704, San Francisco, CA 94108
Existing Patients: (415) 433-0119
New Patients: (415) 233-9932
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
Evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays by appointment.
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“Dr. Patel’s staff is excellent and the office environment is very warm and comfortable. She cares deeply about the health of my teeth and gums and is sensitive to my needs.”
– Natalie G.
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Frequently Asked Questions
A filling is used to remove a small amount of tooth decay. A root canal on the other hand is used when decay advances to the inner pulp of the tooth. The decay is removed and the tooth’s structure, function, and appearance are restored using a dental crown.
I Have Great Brushing and Flossing Habits. Why Do I Need a Root Canal?
While root canal treatment can be needed due to untreated and advanced tooth decay, there are other causes. Your genetic makeup may leave you predisposed to tooth decay no matter how well you brush and floss. In addition, many root canals are the result of chips or cracks in the tooth caused by an accident or injury.
Do I Have To Get a Temporary?
No! Using the CEREC system, we can create your finished crown in just minutes. You won’t have to wait for another appointment and we won’t have to bother with a goopy, sticky mold to make a temporary crown. Instead we’ll use a high-tech 3D imaging system to take a picture of your mouth and a computer program will be used to turn a block of biocompatible ceramic resin into your finished crown.
The results are incredible! CEREC crowns:
- Last for years
- Look amazing
- Function just like your natural teeth!