James P. Zimmerman D.D.S ,F.A.G.D.
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Did you know that you no longer have to visit Dr. Zimmerman here at 127 Court Street, Woodland, CA multiple times to get a dental crown?
Dr. James Zimmerman knows your time is precious and that’s why we are constantly working to make sure that the treatments and techniques we use are as fast and efficient as possible. Find out how you can now get a dental crown restoration in just one visit.
Dr. Zimmerman was one of the first dental offices in Woodland, CA to be able to offer you CEREC crowns right here in the comfort of our office. We can create your restorations right here while you wait. No more sending out to another lab and waiting weeks for them to make your crown while you wait to have your new tooth replaced. While this alone is an amazing benefit for our patients, here are some other benefits you’ll also enjoy when you choose CEREC crowns:
- CEREC technology eliminates multiple visits to our to get your permanent crown.
- Getting a same-day crown only takes a little more than an hour (We know your time is important to you.).
- No need for messy molds and impressions as CEREC technology quickly and easily takes photos of your teeth.
- You won’t have to wear a temporary crown, which isn’t as strong as permanent crown and can be susceptible to falling off or becoming damaged in the interim.
- Your crown is created from a thick, durable block of porcelain that is able to withstand wear and tear. You’ll be left with a strong dental restoration that should last you several years.
Have questions about same-day crowns? Want to find out if you are a good candidate? Then call our office at 127 Court St Woodland, CA, 530-661-1155 to schedule an appointment and let us know you are interested in CEREC crowns.
What Can I Do to Get Back My Smile?
How dental implants can give you back your smile
Have you lost a tooth and wonder how to get back the smile you once had? Dental implants, such as those provided by Dr. James Zimmerman, of Woodland, California, might be just what you are looking for.
A dental implant is a titanium screw which is placed in the jaw to replace the missing root of your tooth. Titanium is strong, and yet compatible with your bone and tissue, so your body won’t reject it, unlike some other implant materials. In fact, dental implants are the most successful of any surgical implant. A crown is then placed over the titanium “root” to look just like your natural tooth.
You will receive many benefits from dental implants including:
An ability to speak with increased confidence, knowing that nothing will “move around” as sometimes happens with dentures and partials
An ability to chew your food better, improving your digestion and overall health
Greater convenience and a solution to tooth loss that with proper care could last a lifetime
Perhaps the greatest advantage of implants is that they can provide you with a natural, beautiful smile. Unlike removable partials and dentures, implants are the closest to your natural teeth. In addition to replacing a tooth, implants help to maintain the shape of the jawbone, which in turn helps to maintain the youthful look of the face. You will look completely natural and feel better about yourself and the way you look to others.
Implants are a beautiful, permanent solution to tooth loss. You owe it to yourself to look and feel your best, after all, there is only one YOU. So, if you are thinking about implants, give Dr. James Zimmerman, your dentist in Woodland, California, a call today! He can help restore your smile.
Find out what foods to add to the menu if you want to maintain optimum oral health.
Who doesn’t want to hear from their dentist at their next dental visit that they are in the optimum of dental health? That’s what Dr. Zimmerman wishes he could say to all his patients! Besides brushing and flossing regularly did you know that what you eat also impacts the health of your smile? So before you pull out the grocery list, be sure to add these items to it to keep your smile healthy.
Just as the slogan suggests milk “does a body good,” but it also is great for your smile. Dairy products like milk and egg yolks are a great way to get calcium and vitamin D, and calcium is one the essentials for healthy teeth and bones.
So, why is vitamin D so important? You need a certain amount of vitamin D in your system to properly absorb calcium. So if you want to protect your teeth and jaw health grab milk in any form, from whole to skim. Can’t do dairy? That’s okay, there are other non-milk alternatives that still contain enough calcium.
Cheese and Low-Fat Yogurt
While this certainly isn’t a recommendation to eat cheese all day long, eating this food on occasion is a great way to increase your calcium and phosphorus intake, which can help protect and strengthen tooth enamel to ward away decay. As if this wasn’t reason enough to buy cheese, this food also contains casein, a protein only found in milk products that can also protect enamel.
Meat and Fish
If you aren’t one of those people who loves cheese or yogurt but you’re still looking for a way to preserve healthy tooth enamel, certain meats and fatty fish like salmon are also chock full of phosphorus and other healthy minerals that can give you a clean bill of health the next time you visit your Woodland dentist.
Who can forget the importance of vegetables? Crunchy vegetables like carrots and celery are natural toothbrushes, cleaning tooth surfaces and dislodging food from between teeth. These foods also stimulate the production of saliva, which aids in washing away food and other particles and neutralizing acid.
Of course, no oral care regime would be complete without those routine visits every six months. If it’s been awhile since you last saw Dr. Zimmerman then pick-up the phone and give us a call today. We’re still at the same location we have been at for over 25 years, 127 Court Street, Woodland, CA, 530-661-1155. We’re here to keep your smile healthy and looking its best!
Dental crowns are a very common tooth restoration procedure, but many people may not know exactly what they are. If you have a broken or decaying tooth, your dentist may recommend a crown. Here are some frequently asked questions about dental crowns that you may want to consider before the procedure.
What is a Dental Crown?
A crown is a cap that has the look and feel of a natural tooth which is placed over the existing tooth to restore it to its natural size, shape, and strength.
What are Crowns Made From?
Crowns can be made in a variety of ways. Some are metal and have a gold or silver color to them. Some crowns are made entirely out of a ceramic material such as porcelain. These crowns most closely resemble the natural tooth. Some crowns use a mixture of metal and porcelain. Talk to your dentist about which type of crown is right for your restoration.
What is the Process?
After the tooth is numbed to provide comfort during the procedure, the existing tooth is trimmed into a specific shape to accommodate the crown. Then, your dentist will take an impression of the tooth in order to fabricate the crown. Once the crown is made, your dentist will cement or bond the crown to your existing tooth.
How Long Do Crowns Take?
The timeline for receiving your final crown will depend largely on whether your dentist sends the impressions to a laboratory, which can take weeks, or whether they have chairside restoration, meaning your crowns are made in office the same day. Dr. James P. Zimmerman of Woodland, CA offers CEREC chairside crowns, which eliminates the need for a temporary crown. If having your crown placed immediately is important to you, be sure to see a dentist who specializes in chairside restorations.
If you have decaying or broken teeth in need of restoration, talk to your dentist about dental crowns. Ask Dr. Zimmerman what type of crown material they use and how long your restoration will take. A well-made crown can help restore your bite, your smile, and your confidence.
If you are unhappy with your smile or the way some of your teeth appear, porcelain veneers may be the solution to your concerns. They are a fast, effective, and well-proven method for cosmetically enhancing your smile -- and a secret that Hollywood and other celebrities have been taking advantage of for years. To help you determine if they are right for you, here are some questions we typically receive.
What is a veneer?
A veneer is a custom made thin "shell" or thin layer of a dental ceramic material (usually porcelain) used to replace the front, visible surface of the tooth. They are artistically and hand-crafted using a precise model of your mouth and teeth to achieve a natural look.
What can they do for me?
Veneers are the optimal choice for correcting small to medium gaps between teeth; slight rotations of teeth causing them to be misaligned; oddly shaped, chipped, or "short" teeth; as well as teeth that are discolored or unevenly colored. However, veneers have their limitations, too. They cannot correct bite issues, poor tooth position, or profile issues. It is also important to note that if you have this procedure, we will typically need to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the veneer and produce dramatic improvements to your smile.
How long will they last?
While they can vary widely from person to person, porcelain veneers usually last from 7 to 20 years. Factors that impact this timeline include your oral hygiene habits, diet, lifestyle, as well as how well you protect your veneers during sleep and while playing sports.
Have more questions?