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Jean E. Barthman, DDS
801 Brewster Ave<br/> Ste 255
Redwood City, CA 94063
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Meet Dr. Barthman

Dr. BarthmanBeauty, Health and Comfort. These words best describe the office of Dr. Barthman. Because of her years of experience and education, she possesses the latest knowledge and techniques in restorative and cosmetic dentistry to help you achieve optimal results.

Dr. Barthman is a Member of

  • American Dental Association
  • Las Vegas Institute for
  • Advanced Dental Studies

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Did You Know?

Above all else, Dr. Barthman wants for you to have a beautiful, new smile. Prevention is the key to staying healthy and so we recommend the following tips to get you on your way:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day.
  • Chew sugarless gum instead of sugary varieties.
  • Floss daily and if possible, after every meal.
  • Prevent plaque and cavities by reducing your daily intake of sweet snacks.
  • Schedule a cleaning and oral examination with Dr. Barthman once a year.

 

The Benefits of Porcelain Crowns

May 06, 2013 @ 09:30 AM -- by Dr. Jean Barthman

Redwood City Porcelain CrownsIf damaged teeth cause pain and embarrassment, porcelain crowns may be the right restorative dental treatment. Porcelain crowns can be used restore the look and strength of teeth damaged by decay or injury, restoring full function and a natural appearance to the smile. Patients can schedule a consultation with Redwood City cosmetic dentist Jean E. Barthman to see if porcelain crowns are the best treatment option .

What Are Porcelain Crowns?

A porcelain crown ia a tooth shaped restoration that encases a damaged tooth. Porcelain crowns are used to not only restore the appearance of damaged teeth, but also to preserve the tooth and protect it from further damage.

Treatment for dental crowns generally requires two dental visits. During the first visit, the damaged tooth is cleaned, any areas of decay are removed, and the tooth and gums are prepared for crown placement. An impression is made of the tooth from which the porcelain crown will be molded. The dental impression is sent to a lab where the porcelain crown will be custom-made. Once the crown is finished, a second dental visit will be needed to fit and cement the crown in place.

What Conditions Can Porcelain Crowns Repair?

Porcelain crowns can repair many dental issues. Here are just a few of the conditions porcelain crowns can correct: 

  • Strengthen weak teeth: Porcelain crowns are often used to cover teeth weakened by large fillings. Teeth with large fillings are vulnerable to cracking. Covering weakened teeth with dental crowns can help protect the teeth from breakage and extraction.
  • Restore broken or cracked teeth: Teeth that are already broken can benefit from porcelain crowns. Porcelain crowns can restore the appearance and strength of the tooth to not only improve aesthetics but also improve function and reduce pain.
  • Improve the appearance of teeth: Porcelain crowns can be used to restore the appearance of damaged teeth or even misshaped teeth.
  • Dental implant restoration: When combined with dental implant treatment, porcelain crowns can be used to restore missing teeth. For patients in Redwood City, dental implants with porcelain crown restorations provide the most natural looking and feeling solution to tooth replacement. 

What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Crowns?

Porcelain crown treatment offers many benefits. Those who have received porcelain crowns often experience improve dental function and confidence. Here are just a few of the many benefits patients can expect from porcelain crown treatment:

  • Increased confidence: Porcelain crowns offer the confidence of a beautiful, flawless smile.
  • Improved aesthetics: Porcelain crowns can be used to hide dental fillings, restore the look of damaged teeth, or simply improve the shape of teeth.
  • Improved dental function: Dental crowns can improve dental function by restoring damaged teeth, making chewing less painful.
  • Preserves the tooth: Crowns can save the tooth from further damage and potential extraction.
  • Improved oral health: Porcelain crowns can improve oral health by protecting damaged teeth from further decay.

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