If a tooth is damaged or decayed but the overall structure of the tooth is still intact, our dentist may suggest a dental crown. The original tooth has the decayed portions removed and the newly exposed areas cleaned, and then an artificial cap that looks like a natural tooth is bonded to the surface of the original tooth, sealing out new injuries and infections. If you are looking for dental crowns in Santa Barbara, California, please give us a call at 805-962-5000 today to learn more and schedule an appointment with Dr. Thomas Blake.