Frank Skiba, DDS

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We here at Dr.Skiba's office strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Frank R. Skiba, DDS
... From routine dental treatment to family dental care,  TMJ treatment to correct a patient's occlusion or bite, to cosmetic dentistry including teeth whitening, dental veneers, metal free dentistry, all-natural ceramic crowns, and dental implants and sleep apnea treatment...

Teeth Grinding Bruxism
...For more involved cases, the teeth need to be restored with onlays or crowns to rebuild a proper bite...

Teeth Whitening
...These products also are not as effective on pitted or badly discolored teeth, or on restorations such as crowns, bridges, bonding and tooth-colored fillings (porcelain veneers or dental bonding may be more appropriate in this case)...

Metal Free Dentistry
In the past, dental restorations or fillings were composed of metal, either amalgam which were a silver-mercury compound filling material, gold crowns or porcelain crowns with a metal core framework...

Walnut Creek Teeth Whitening Dentist | Frank Skiba DDS
...These products also are not as effective on pitted or badly discolored teeth, or on restorations such as crowns, bridges, bonding and tooth-colored fillings (porcelain veneers or dental bonding may be more appropriate in this case)...

Walnut Creek Family Dentist | Family Dental Services | Frank Skiba DDS
... Cosmetic dental procedures including bonding, tooth-colored fillings, veneers, and porcelain crowns...

Cosmetic Dentist Wants to Improve Your Smile
...Skiba works to improve his patients’ smiles through various treatments including: Teeth whitening Dental veneers All-natural ceramic crowns Dental implants   At Walnut Creek Dentistry, Dr...

Patient Resources
... Brushing Flossing Fluoride Facts Mouth Rinses Sealants X-Rays Denture Care Emergency Care Prevention Tips for Children Women and Tooth Care Seniors and Oral Health Nutrition and Your Teeth Dental Problems Abscessed Tooth Bad Breath (halitosis) Bulimia Nervosa Canker/Cold Sores Cavities and Tooth Decay Toothaches Diabetes Dry Mouth Fluorosis Gum Disease (Gingivitis) Impacted/Wisdom Teeth Lacerations and Cuts Oral Cancer Plaque Sensitive Teeth Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) Jaw Disorders Treatment Braces (Orthodontia) Sealants Missing Teeth Bridges Crowns Root Canal Therapy Extractions Scaling and Root Planing Flap Surgery Dentures Jaw/TMJ Maxillofacial Surgery Cosmetic Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry Veneers Teeth Whitening Bleaching Chipped, Cracked, and Worn Teeth Implants Grafts Old and Unsightly Fillings Bonding Excessive or Uneven Gums Ridge Augmentation Invisalign ® Pain Management Overview Managing Pain Anesthesia Air Abrasion Medications Patient Information Your First Dental Visit Dental Emergencies Your Rights as a Patient Product Reviews Oral Health Products Choosing a Toothbrush Types of Floss Water Picks Mouth Rinses Glossary Links

Walnut Creek Porcelain Crowns | Ceramic Crowns | Frank Skiba DDS
Dental Crowns in Walnut Creek CA Dentistry is an art as well as a science; dental crowns offer a perfect example of this...

Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Cosmetic Dentistry Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Fillings, to make your teeth strong and health Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeeth Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Sleep Apnea Treatment  Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

A Toothless Tiger?
...Crowns are generally made to order in a dental lab, and are placed on a prepared tooth in a procedure that requires two office visits: one to prepare the tooth for restoration and to make a model of the mouth and the second to place the custom-manufactured crown and complete the restoration...

Chrissy Teigen's Teeth-Grinding Troubles
...In time, teeth can become chipped, worn down — even loose! Any dental work on those teeth, such as fillings, bonded areas and crowns, may also be damaged, start to crumble or fall out...

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Teeth Whitening
... If you have other dental work — crowns, bridgework or fillings — it may be difficult to achieve a tint level that matches these restorations, especially at home...

Spice Up Your Teeth
... For example, crowns (caps) are substantial coverings that may be placed on teeth when they are being restored...

Take Steps to Reduce Mouth Acid and Avoid Dental Erosion
...In moderate cases, we can reshape and cover damaged teeth using dental materials like composite resins or porcelain to fill decayed areas or cover teeth with veneers or crowns...

Dental Magic Transforms Smiles
... Crowns...

Jimmy Fallon Can’t Catch a Break - Except in His Tooth
... For larger chips or cracks, veneers or crowns may be suggested...

Dental Crowns for the King of Magic
...Crowns (also called caps) are suitable when a tooth has lost part of its visible structure, but still has healthy roots beneath the gum line...

A Royal Fix
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Repairing Chipped Teeth” and “Crowns and Bridgework...

Dr. Travis Stork: If Only I'd Worn A Mouthguard!
...Eventually, both were successfully restored with dental crowns...

Your Options for Restoring a Chipped Tooth
...Depending on the application there are two different materials we commonly use: porcelains, a type of oven-fired ceramic most often found in veneers or crowns; or composite resins, a mixture of glass and plastic substances we apply in liquid form that hardens in built-up layers on the tooth's surface to ultimately resemble normal tooth shape and color...

New Front Teeth for a Teenaged David Duchovny
...The crowns — lifelike replacements for the visible part of the tooth — are securely attached to the implants via special connectors called abutments...

America's (Dentists) Got Talent - for Fixing Damaged or Missing Teeth!
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Crowns & Bridgework...

Jamie Foxx Chips a Tooth - This Time by Accident!
...Like veneers, crowns (or caps) are made from models of your bite, and require more than one office visit to place; sometimes a root canal may also be needed to save the natural tooth...

Fifth Harmony's Camila Cabello Chips a Tooth, but Concert Still "Worth It"
...You can read more in the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Porcelain Veneers: Strength & Beauty As Never Before” and “Porcelain Crowns & Veneers...

Life Is Sometimes a Grind for Brooke Shields
...Bruxism may also result in excessive tooth wear, and may damage dental work like crowns and bridges; in severe cases, loosened or fractured teeth have been reported...

Crowns & Bridgework
...When crafted from today's high-tech porcelains (dental ceramics), crowns are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth...

Gummy Smiles
...Afterwards, the worn-down teeth would usually be restored with porcelain crowns or veneers...

Inlays & Onlays
...Since dentistry's goal is to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible, inlays and onlays may be recommended instead of crowns when a tooth can be restored with this more conservative type of treatment...

Porcelain Veneers
...And if you have lost a lot of tooth structure from decay or trauma (or a particularly severe grinding habit), it might be better to restore your teeth with porcelain crowns that cover the entire tooth...

Tooth Wear
...Depending on the situation, this can be done with bonding, veneers, or crowns...

Cosmetic Gum Surgery
...This causes a cosmetic problem because root surfaces, which have no enamel covering, tend to appear more yellow than the crowns of your teeth...

Gum Grafting
...Exposed tooth roots can make your teeth look overly “long,” and they also generally appear somewhat darker than your pearly white crowns...

Eating Disorders & Oral Health
...But the damage can be repaired with various restorative techniques including veneers and/or crowns...

Oral Piercings
...Teeth that have already been restored (with crowns, for example) may be even more prone to damage...

Stress & Oral Habits
...And dental work such as crowns and fillings may get damaged...

Digital Dental Impressions
...It's possible to identify any additional prep work required for new crowns, veneers and fillings right then and there; to implement any needed changes; and to rescan the tooth to create a new series of images and 3D model...

Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)
...But these days, there's a much more convenient alternative: same-day crowns made in the dental office...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Two, four or more implants can be used to support multiple crowns, or even an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth...

Root Canal Retreatment
...After you are anesthetized (usually with a numbing shot), any restorations presently on your tooth — crowns, for example — will be altered to provide access to the root canal filling material...

Root Canal Treatment
...Restorations can take many forms, from traditional gold crowns to tooth replicas made of high-tech tooth-colored material...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...These procedures include: Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved Fillings, to restore decayed teeth Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth Sealants, to help prevent cavities Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible When to Visit the Dentist Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong...

Pediatric Dentistry
...The crowns (tops) of the permanent teeth actually push against the roots of the baby teeth, causing them to resorb, or melt away...

Technology
...By combining 3-D digital imaging and computer-aided design and manufacturing technology, it's now possible to have permanent crown restorations completed in a single day — much better than leaving the office with temporary crowns and coming back weeks later for permanent ones! Cone Beam CT Imaging...

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