Dental Crowns

What Dental Conditions Do Crowns Treat? 

Crowns are one of the ways we can repair and restore decayed or damaged teeth. We offer both traditional impression crowns and same-day CEREC crowns in our office. As part of our restorative dentistry services, dental crowns are a commonly used treatment for several conditions, including:

  • Broken or weakened teeth
  • Teeth with large fillings that are deteriorating
  • Teeth that have undergone root canals
  • Cracked teeth
  • Heavily decayed teeth
  • Heavily discolored teeth

They are also used as neighboring supports for a bridge, or in conjunction with dental implants to replace missing or extracted teeth. 

What Is A Crown?

A crown is sometimes also called a cap, because it is an artificial structure that is bonded to the top of a tooth, like a cap over it. Its purpose is to strengthen a weak tooth, protect a broken tooth, or hold together a cracked tooth. It can also be used to restore age-worn teeth or teeth with other damage. They’re commonly used alongside bridges and root canals to support and protect vulnerable teeth from breaking or further damage.

Impression Crowns

We perform two types of crowns at Oak Tree Dental — impressions and CEREC crowns. Impression crowns are the traditional method, made from impressions we take of your own natural teeth using physical molds. Then, they are created in a dental lab to carefully match the shape, size and color of your teeth. In the meantime, you’ll usually be given a temporary crown or cap to protect the affected tooth while you wait for your crown. These crowns are made from porcelain, or a combination of gold and porcelain. Porcelain is a strong, durable ceramic material that closely resembles the natural tooth, helping make the crown indistinguishable from the surrounding teeth.

Same Day CEREC Crowns 

Crowns made with our CEREC system, on the other hand, are made right in our office, so you don’t have to get a temporary crown and wait for it to arrive from the lab. This type of crown is made from milled ceramic, using computer-assisted design and manufacturing technology. The shade of the ceramic material used can also be matched exactly to your natural tooth color. Your Oak Tree Dental dentist will discuss which option might be better for you on an individual basis.

Getting A Crown

A tooth typically needs to be prepared for a crown by removing any decay, sharp edges or old fillings. This is done by your dentist with local anesthetic to ensure a comfortable, pain-free treatment. 

After the tooth has been prepared, your dentist will simply place the crown over your natural tooth, and bond it into place. Sometimes, additional smoothing of edges may need to take place to give you a seamless tooth surface. At-home care instructions will be provided, and usually include avoiding sticky or hard foods for the first few days. Your teeth and gums may be sensitive for a few weeks after getting a crown, which is a normal reaction and part of the healing process.

Caring for Crowns

It’s important to take as good care of crowns, bridges, implants and other dental work as well as you would your natural teeth. Daily brushing and flossing and regular dental hygienist visits are all musts to keep your restoration in good condition for its lifetime. Some more tips to give your crown a longer life include avoiding hard foods and chewing on hard objects, and using a fluoride rinse to strengthen your teeth.

With good at-home and dental care, a crown should last from five to 15 years, depending on your personal dental health and how well you take care of it and your teeth. 

Contact Us Today to Restore Your Smile

Oak Tree Dental Sebastopol is standing by to help you restore your smile with kind, caring and pain-free dental care right here in downtown Sebastopol. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and experience the difference of patient-centered dental care. 

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Thomas Bertoli
Thomas Bertoli
20:03 30 May 20
Always caring about your piece of mind and helping you get back on track with your dental health. Connie, their main hygienist is the first step in pointing you to the proper direction after cleaning your teeth. Always happy and willing to help.
Claudia Levin
Claudia Levin
03:46 29 May 20
I have been getting prophylaxis for many, many years with Connie. She is top notch and extremely skilled. Dr. Anthony Grados and Dr. Karimeh Shehadeh (husband and wife team) bought the practice from John and Patti Blount where I was a patient for 30 years! I knew John would only want the best for his clients so I completely trusted staying on. They are very skilled with impressive bio's. They are also so utterly nice, really present when they speak with you and authentically caring. Jessica is the dental assistant and she has been there also a long time is just great. I noticed they now have a machine in the office that allows same-day CEREC crowns as an option to the traditional impression crowns. I highly recommend Oak Tree Dental Sebastopol.
Paul van diest
Paul van diest
02:44 29 May 20
Knowledgeable and thorough service and information.
K L
K L
02:49 28 May 20
The welcome to this office is warm and efficient, and the care is top notch. I highly recommend this office of wonderful pros!
Betty Stychno
Betty Stychno
16:31 27 May 20
Barbara Bardella
Barbara Bardella
02:24 27 May 20
My appointment was on time. The staff was very friendly and courteous. Having my teeth cleaned was a pleasant experience. This office is a good choice for anyone.
Scott Briggs
Scott Briggs
14:24 23 May 20
Just met with the best, most thorough hygienist I have ever experienced, Connie. The best! And office handled current Covid19 procedures beautifully.
Mary Werback
Mary Werback
03:17 23 May 20
First cleaning since the shelter in place. Friendly, timely, informative. In and out. If you can love a dentist visit... This is it.
Danielle Onesto
Danielle Onesto
02:22 23 May 20
I was a happy patient of Dr. Blount’s before he retired and I must say, I am SO pleased with the new dentists! They kept all my favorite hygienists on staff and the doctors themselves are so friendly and kind. A great husband and wife team. I highly recommend becoming a patient here. I feel very well cared for by everyone on the team here and I truly enjoy going to the dentist each time!
A S
A S
15:33 21 May 20
Karen Rice
Karen Rice
03:27 21 May 20
Very attentive to making sure I was comfortable. Everything ran smoothly and all staff were pleasant.
rebecca wessling
rebecca wessling
02:26 21 May 20
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Game Warrior Game Warrior
02:17 21 May 20
Robin Joe
Robin Joe
04:13 28 Apr 20
Really accommodating as always, but especially during COVID-19. I had cracked a crown which kept on hurting more and more each day. Dr. Grados actually set a time and made me a knew crown and alleviated all the pain and future complications for me if I were to wait any longer. Now I can relax without worrying about waiting longer to fix it. Thank you so much! Definitely recommend this dentist and his team!
Janine Gacek
Janine Gacek
02:18 22 Mar 20
Compassionate care during our dental emergency. Much appreciated!
Leah K
Leah K
02:22 13 Mar 20
Dorothy Janson
Dorothy Janson
19:18 12 Mar 20
Love the folks at Oak Tree Dental!! They take the time to make sure I'm aware of my dental health.I had an exciting teeth cleaning .. even around and between the wires on my braces.
Judy Pike
Judy Pike
17:37 12 Mar 20
Francesca Coenen-Winer
Francesca Coenen-Winer
19:52 10 Mar 20
Dr.K and her team were an absolute joy. They are concise, non judgemental and fun! I got the most comprehensive dental exam and cleaning of my life, I have referred two people already and I was only there yesterday.
Jacob Dorn
Jacob Dorn
06:55 08 Mar 20
Tina M.
Tina M.
03:25 06 Mar 20
If you need a dentist, this is the best dentist I've ever been to. They have high tech equipment and all the staff and the husband & wife dentist's are very friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable.😁
BRIAN WILSON
BRIAN WILSON
04:44 04 Mar 20
Donna Cavin
Donna Cavin
03:32 01 Mar 20
Jennifer Miller
Jennifer Miller
03:39 29 Feb 20
Everyone in the office is so friendly !
Lori Teldeschi
Lori Teldeschi
03:18 28 Feb 20
julianna mcburney
julianna mcburney
04:01 26 Feb 20
nahed mouasher
nahed mouasher
19:59 24 Feb 20
WOW! Dr. Grados and Dr. Shehadeh are AMAZING dentists!!!! They put me at ease and were extremely professional. They kept me informed along the way and were so so patient. Their office is clean, friendly, and so welcoming! OAK TREE dental is the best practice around!!! So glad I found this practice!
katharine kehr
katharine kehr
08:35 20 Feb 20
Always on time!! Very through exam and cleaning. I'm looking forward to working with Dr. Grados and his team!
Sarah Flores
Sarah Flores
03:49 19 Feb 20
I never leave reviews but I just have to recommend this place and Dr. Shehadeh! I am the type to ask a million questions and like to understand my healthcare and she was very patient as she took the time to answer my questions and explain my treatment plan. Also she's warm and I can tell she genuinely cares about providing quality care, which is a priority for me. Thank you Oak Tree!!
Olivia Parrish
Olivia Parrish
16:17 18 Feb 20
It’s hard to lose your wonderful dentist after 20 years, so getting attached to new dentists is a process for me. I have developed a respect and trust with Dr’s at Oak Tree, as they have helped and directed me in a few new and significant dental problems and procedures in just the last 6 months! I’m glad Connie and Jessica are still there.
Carlo DeLeon
Carlo DeLeon
23:53 14 Feb 20
Dr. K took the time to explaim my dental treatment thoroughly. She was gentle and made me feel comfortable. Their same day crown was awesome! Thank you! 5 stars!
Denis Quinlan
Denis Quinlan
06:33 14 Feb 20
Excellent care from caring young professionals.
Carolina Padilla-Pineda, LMFT
Carolina Padilla-Pineda, LMFT
05:57 14 Feb 20
I haven’t had great experiences with dentists in the past...until I found Oak Tree Dental. Both dentists are super personable, compassionate and detail oriented...and they speak Spanish which is a big plus for me. Along with their amazing team they make you feel like you are a part of the family. I trust Oak Tree Dental with my dental needs so much so that it empowered me to take better care of my teeth! Thanks Dr. Grados and Dr. Shehadeh!
Richard Sigona
Richard Sigona
03:16 14 Feb 20
Warm and professional staff; truly blessed to have met such knowledgeable and compassionate doctors! Would highly recommend for those apprehensive about dental care and looking for someone to trust.
Nat
Nat
23:54 13 Feb 20
Of all my years of going to the dentist, Oak Tree Dental is by far the greatest place to ever go to! They’re kind, gentle, and always caring. They WANT you to have beautiful healthy teeth and they definitely make sure of that. They take their time to educate you on proper brushing and flossing as well. Dr. Shehadeh and Dr. Grados are absolutely amazing at what they do plus their team is awesome! Love these guys. Thank you all for your genuine work.
Simone Davis
Simone Davis
22:45 13 Feb 20
I used to avoid going to the dentist but now that I've found OakTree Dental , I am more proactive about taking care of my teeth and gums. Both Dr. Shehadeh and Grados have such a soft touch, they make you feel comfortable the moment they step in the room. I've even stepped up my flossing game with their advice. The office staff is friendly and warm. I always leave proud of my smile.
Anthony Pineda
Anthony Pineda
20:38 13 Feb 20
Very knowledgeable and aware of my dental needs, always open to discussing options and just a high level of professionalism. Community oriented and makes me feel like part of the family!!
Julie Niehaus
Julie Niehaus
04:50 12 Feb 20
Corey Thomas
Corey Thomas
22:43 11 Feb 20
I had a great experience getting a new night guard that needed a couple of follow up visits for adjustments. They were patient and very professional in making sure it was just right.
Mitchell Conner
Mitchell Conner
16:36 09 Feb 20
The team at Oak Tree Dental made my transition from my dentist of 38 years very seamless and comfortable. They’re great
john styles
john styles
03:25 09 Feb 20
I am very happy with the new owners! Everyone is professional and fun at the same time.
Sammy Nasr
Sammy Nasr
15:49 07 Feb 20
I came to Oak Tree because I wanted to get better dental care than I was getting from my previous dentist. At Oak Tree, both Doctors Shehadeh and Doctor Grados showed me what proper care is about. My extensive treatments were pain-free, and they corrected things my old dentist had missed and would have gotten worse if left. The level of their assistants and staff is very high; combined with leading edge technology that, I thought, was highly satisfactory. My wife will be switching to have her dental care there as well on my recommendations.
Lara Levitan
Lara Levitan
03:26 07 Feb 20
Nicole Hill
Nicole Hill
18:53 04 Feb 20
Nigel Maybury
Nigel Maybury
19:54 01 Feb 20
As always, Oak Tree Dental did a wonderful job of taking care of my dental needs. Good humor and good service is what I have come to expect and always receive from Oak Tree Dental.
Arline Thomas
Arline Thomas
21:58 15 Jan 20
Tina M
Tina M
01:08 13 Jan 20
Len Hirschi
Len Hirschi
17:46 21 Dec 19
Connie is a great dental hygienist! Very good at what she does and upbeat as is the entire staff. The new doctors are personable and professional. The office has implemented a good plan of paying a small fee every month that makes payment of treatment much easier and there is discount included. I am happy with Oak Tree Dental and the entire staff. John and Patty Blount did a great job finding good people to continue with their business.
trina grady
trina grady
23:40 19 Dec 19
Warm, caring dentists and extremely talented! I had a dental emergency and they were the only dentist I found that was able to get me in right away. The work they did surpassed my expectations and I’m so happy I found them as my new dentist. Very comfortable office, everyone working there is kind and excellent at what they do. I am very picky and happy I found this place!
Missy Danneberg
Missy Danneberg
18:33 18 Dec 19
Connie is the best! Gentle but gets my teeth clean.
Matt Hadley
Matt Hadley
20:20 11 Dec 19
m Carbo
m Carbo
23:33 04 Dec 19
John Sayage
John Sayage
15:15 03 Dec 19
Ever since I decided to start going to see Dr Shehadeh at Oak Tree, my gums have been healthier and my teeth have never been cleaner. Other dentists never took quite the same care and I can tell the difference. Come here and don’t look back.
Anne Barron
Anne Barron
21:28 13 Nov 19
Patrick Pennington
Patrick Pennington
15:34 06 Nov 19
Natasha Dallin
Natasha Dallin
02:34 06 Nov 19
Lynette Moss
Lynette Moss
21:28 08 Oct 19
Great dental office; wonderful, thoughtful, knowledgeable and skilled dentists.
JeanEmma Bova
JeanEmma Bova
01:05 03 Oct 19
Such caring and attentive dentists! They explain everything step by step and make you feel comfortable. Highly recommend this practice!
alessandra sanguinetti
alessandra sanguinetti
20:36 26 Sep 19
larry marchesi
larry marchesi
14:19 15 Aug 19
the husband/wife team at oak tree dental took over for a dentist i had for 25 yrs, and liked a lot. i ve been to oak tree twice now and am very satisfied. friendly and professional. the work seems excellent.
John Sayage
John Sayage
19:52 22 May 19
Oak tree dental is an amazing new addition to the Sebastopol community. Dr Shehadeh took incredible care of me and I’m looking forward to returning soon.
Mocking Bird
Mocking Bird
04:26 05 Sep 18
Excellent!
Greg Thrash
Greg Thrash
17:14 28 Nov 16

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Anthony Grados and Dr. Karimeh Shehadeh are a husband and wife team dedicated to making Sebastopol smile. After Dr. Grados completed dental school at NYU and Dr. Shehadeh completed dental school at University of the Pacific, the two met during residency in Brooklyn and married a few years later.

After moving back to California, the two fell in love with Sebastopol and purchased their dental practice. As new Sebastopol residents, they're looking forward to enjoying the area's relaxed pace of life, providing great dental care and forming long-lasting relationships with their patients as they become part of the community.

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Address

Oak Tree Dental Sebastopol

220 Petaluma Ave., Suite D

Sebastopol, CA 95472

(707) 823-1029 

Open Hours

Monday: 8:30am-5:00pm

Tuesday: 8:30am-5:00pm

Wednesday: 8:30am-5:00pm

Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm

Friday-Sunday: Closed 

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