Damaged front tooth? Here’s what you should know about a single front tooth crown.

Man with broken tooth damaged cracked front tooth who needs a single front tooth crown

Dentists permanently cement dental crowns over teeth to restore the shape, strength, and appearance of teeth. Occasionally, a single front tooth crown is necessary to even out the way your smile looks and return its sparkle. Dr. Mina Levi of California Dental Innovations installs metal-free crowns in as little as two appointments. If you need […]

Composite Resin vs. Porcelain Fillings: Which one is better?

woman smiling after a mercury-free dentistry visit

Modern, mercury-free dentistry allows us to restore your teeth with durable solutions without sacrificing safety, beauty, or affordability. As a matter of fact, we usually have more than one option to satisfy your needs. For example, if you require a dental filling, our practice offers composite resin and porcelain fillings as biocompatible, aesthetically pleasing materials. […]

Toothache Causes and Possible Treatments

Whether it’s acute and sharp or chronic and dull, tooth pain can be debilitating. But regardless of how slight or severe your tooth pain is, it’s important to schedule a dental visit immediately. As a highly skilled and trained San Francisco dentist, Dr. Mina Levi of California Dental Innovations helps her patients pinpoint toothache causes. […]

5 Reasons for Mercury-Free Dentistry

In the past, dentists used metal amalgams–or mixtures–to fill cavities and create restorative devices, such as dental crowns and bridges. Dentists created these dental amalgams by combining a powder made of silver, copper, zinc, tin, and other metals with equal parts liquid mercury.    Although all of these metals are found in nature, they can […]

Advantages of Zirconia Dental Implants

Dental implants are restorations used to replace missing permanent teeth. Traditionally, dental implants have been made from titanium. Zirconia implants, which were released in 1987, are an alternative to titanium dental implants. Zirconia is a tooth-colored ceramic. In most cases, Zirconia implants are just once piece. Dr. [doctor_name] is proud to provide Zirconia dental implants […]

A Toothache Might Be Related to a Failing Dental Filling

Dentists typically use dental fillings to treat minor cavities, chips, or small areas of lost tooth enamel. With good oral hygiene practices, you can expect a dental filling to last for many years to come. But as time passes, inconsistencies in your daily routine, or missing your dental checkups could make it possible for the […]