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Why People Love De Zavala Dental and Braces

Rafael R.
Excellent advice and examination by the dentist and staff. Admin took the time to explain what was covered by my policy and what wasn’t. Thank you.
Diana D.
The entire staff here is phenomenal, absolutely the best experience I’ve had at a dentist. They are all so kind, patient, and made me feel so comfortable and at ease. I’m so happy I finally found a permanent dentist that I will continue to go to for the rest of my life! Thank you 🙏
Karen F.
Doctor and staff were friendly and so very nice. I had a great experience. Will definitely be going back to have work done.
Vanessa H.
From the ladies at the front desk, the hygienist, the assistant and the doctor everyone was so incredibly nice! I felt very comfortable and informed throughout the entire process. So glad I found this place!
Simon C.
Outstanding! Proactive, knowledgeable, prompt, caring dental providers to include affordable costs. Great people that value patients (customers) like yours truly. Thank you DeZavala Dental & Braces.
I’ve been twice so far and have been super happy with this dentist. They don’t nag you or make an unpleasant experience. Very knowledgeable and my favorite dentist by far. Cherry on top is it’s only half a mile from my house so I walk there.
Liz U.
I’m very happy with the dental care I’ve received. Plus, everyone is always so happy and friendly. It makes going to the dentist a pleasant experience.
Emma S.
Wonderful experience and talented caring staff! I get really anxious at the dentist but the entire staff from the front desk, hygienists and dentists all made me comfortable. Also went above and beyond to accommodate my schedule and were understanding when I had to reschedule an appointment last minute. Highly recommend!

Get Your Smile Back Today

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Understanding Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are custom-made restorations that fit over the entire surface of a damaged or decayed tooth. They are designed to strengthen and protect the tooth while restoring its natural appearance and function.

The benefits of dental crowns include:

  • Strength and Durability: Crowns protect weakened teeth from further damage.
  • Aesthetic Improvement: They improve the appearance of discolored or misshapen teeth.
  • Functionality: Crowns restore the ability to chew and speak comfortably.
  • Long-Lasting Solution: With proper care, crowns can last many years.

The Aesthetic Value of Crowns

Dental crowns are not just functional; they are a transformative aesthetic solution for those looking to enhance their smile. Expertly crafted to match the natural color and shape of your teeth, crowns seamlessly blend with your dental structure, offering a revitalized appearance.

Whether it's to correct discoloration, mend a broken tooth, or reshape an irregular tooth, crowns provide a beautiful, uniform look. They are the perfect blend of art and science, tailored to boost your confidence and bring out the best in your smile.

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Bridging the Gap with Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are fixed prosthetic devices that replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of artificial teeth anchored on either side by crowns placed on the natural teeth or implants.

The benefits of dental bridges include: 

  • Restored Smile: Bridges fill the gaps left by missing teeth.
  • Improved Chewing and Speaking: They restore the functionality lost with missing teeth.
  • Maintaining Facial Shape: Bridges prevent facial sagging by supporting the structure of the face.
  • Preventing Misalignment: They stop remaining teeth from shifting out of position.
Dr. Joel Olmos
DR. Joel Olmos
Dr. Parveen Bhatti
Dr. Parveen Bhatti
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Judgment-free Care

Our no-judgment zone ensures every patient feels welcome, understood, and cared for. Experience a warm, welcoming dental home where your comfort and well-being are our top priorities.

Exceptional Team

Every member of the De Zavala team, from reception to our dental chair, is dedicated to making your visit relaxing and rewarding. We offer a comprehensive menu of services to cater to your every dental need!

The Process of Getting a Crown or Bridge

At De Zavala Dental and Braces, we're committed to providing a comfortable and caring environment for all our patients. Our team of experienced professionals uses the latest technology and techniques to ensure the highest quality of care.

Initial Consultation

Your journey to a restored smile begins with a thorough consultation at De Zavala Dental and Braces. Our friendly and caring team will examine your dental health and discuss the best options for your specific needs.

Preparing Your Teeth

For crowns, the tooth is reshaped to ensure a perfect fit. For bridges, the adjacent teeth are prepared to support the bridge.

Impressions and Custom Design

We take precise impressions of your teeth, which are used to create your custom crown or bridge. Our focus on detail ensures a natural look and comfortable fit.

Temporary Solutions

While your custom restoration is being made, we provide a temporary crown or bridge to protect your teeth and maintain your smile.

Fitting Your Permanent Crown or Bridge

Once your custom crown or bridge is ready, we'll schedule a fitting appointment. Our team will ensure that your new restoration fits perfectly and matches the natural color of your teeth.

Aftercare and Follow-up

We provide detailed aftercare instructions and schedule follow-up visits to ensure your crown or bridge remains in excellent condition.

Your Comprehensive Dental Care Destination

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Convenient Scheduling

We know life gets busy. That’s why we offer same-day appointments and flexible scheduling, including family block visits, to fit your lifestyle.

Transparent, Affordable Care

Expect honest, clear communication about your dental plan. We proudly serve everyone in our community, including military, educators, first responders, and healthcare professionals.
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Advanced Dental Technology

Our practice is equipped with the latest in dental tech, like 3D scanners and painless anesthetics, ensuring a comfortable and efficient dental experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are dental crowns and bridges?

Dental crowns are custom-fitted coverings or 'caps' placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Dental bridges are used to fill the gap created by one or more missing teeth, anchored on either side by crowns on existing teeth or implants.

When do I need a dental crown or bridge?

You might need a dental crown for several reasons, such as to protect a weak tooth from breaking, restore a broken tooth, cover a dental implant, or improve the appearance of a tooth. A dental bridge is recommended if you have one or more missing teeth and want to restore functionality and aesthetics to your smile.

How long do crowns and bridges last?

With proper care, dental crowns and bridges can last many years. The lifespan typically ranges from 5 to 15 years, depending on the material used and your oral hygiene practices.

Are dental crowns and bridges noticeable?

Modern crowns and bridges are designed to look natural and blend seamlessly with your existing teeth. They are custom-made to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth, making them virtually indistinguishable.

Is the process of getting crowns or bridges painful?

At De Zavala Dental and Braces, we ensure patient comfort throughout the crown or bridge procedure. Local anesthesia is used to prevent pain during the procedure, and our team takes every measure to make the experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

How do I care for my crowns and bridges?

Caring for crowns and bridges involves maintaining good oral hygiene practices. This includes regular brushing and flossing, using an antiseptic mouthwash, and attending regular dental checkups and cleanings.

Can crowns and bridges be repaired if damaged?

Yes, damaged crowns and bridges can often be repaired. If you notice any damage, it’s important to contact De Zavala Dental and Braces immediately for an assessment and appropriate treatment.

How much do crowns and bridges cost?

The cost of crowns and bridges varies depending on several factors, including the materials used and the complexity of the procedure. Our team at De Zavala Dental and Braces provides transparent pricing and works with patients to explore financing options and insurance coverage.

Can I eat normally with a porcelain crown?

Yes, you can eat most foods as you would with your natural teeth. However, it's best to avoid excessively hard or sticky foods that could potentially damage the crown.

How do I care for my porcelain crown?

Caring for your crown is easy. Simply maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly and visiting your dentist for checkups.

Is the crown placement procedure painful?

No, the procedure is typically painless. Your dentist will use local anesthesia to numb the area, ensuring you're comfortable throughout the process.

Will my crown look natural?

Yes, porcelain crowns are designed to mimic the appearance of your natural teeth. They are customized to match the color, shape, and size of your existing teeth, ensuring a seamless blend.

Are porcelain crowns durable?

Absolutely. Porcelain crowns are known for their strength and longevity. With proper care, they can last for many years.

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In-house Financing
PPO Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
United Healthcare
TRICARE Dental Program (TDP)
United Healthcare Global (Inside U.S.)
United Healthcare Community Plan
United Concordia - Tricare Dental Plan
United Concordia - Federal Employees Program
UFT Welfare Fund
United Concordia (Encounters)
United Concordia - Dental Plus - PA Blue Shield
United Concordia Companies, Inc.
Trigon - Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Virginia
Trigon - Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Colorado
Tricare Retiree Dental Program
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Standard Insurance Co. of New York
Sun Life Financial (United Concordia)
Skygen USA
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Reliance Standard Life
Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Oregon (out of State Providers)
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PrimeCare, Wisconsin State and Federal Employees and Medicaid
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Medicaid of Wisconsin - DentaQuest
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Medicaid of Wisconsin, PrimeCare
Medicaid of Wisconsin, Humana / TDC
Medicaid of Washington
Medicaid of Virginia, HealthKeepers Plus
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Medicaid of Utah
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Medicaid of Tennessee, BlueCare
Medicaid of New York
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Medicaid of Michigan
Medicaid of Connecticut
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Managed Care of North America, Inc. (MCNA)
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 38 Health & Welfare Fund
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Humana Specialty Benefits State of Florida Dental
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Humana CompBenefits Federal Plan Dental
Hershey Healthsmile
Healthsource Provident
HealthScope Benefits (Tribute Health Plan)
HealthScope Benefits/ Morris Associates
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HealthChoice Oklahoma
Healthcare Highways
HDS Medicaid
Hawaii Dental Service
Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America
Golden West Dental
Florida Combined Life (Dental)
First Reliance Standard
Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Direct Dental Administrators, Inc.
Dental Guard Preferred
Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators
DentaQuest - Government
DeltaCare USA - Encounters
Delta Dental - Tricare Retiree
Delta Dental of West Virginia
Delta Dental of Washington DC
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Delta Dental of Rhode Island
Delta Dental of Tennessee
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Delta Dental of Puerto Rico
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In-house Financing
PPO Plan
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