Dental Crowns – Albuquerque, NM

Seamlessly Repair Damaged Teeth

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Every year, millions of people have to deal with damage and decay to one or more of their teeth. Often, the best way to address such a situation is with a dental crown, which can allow the tooth to regain its function, shape, and strength. Here at Natural Dental Services in Albuquerque, Dr. Keanna and our team use top-quality materials to seamlessly repair damaged teeth with dental crowns. If you believe you could benefit from this service, get in touch with us to request a restorative consultation.

Why Choose Natural Dental Services for Dental Crowns?

  • Top-Quality Crown Materials
  • Treatment Based on Holistic Principles
  • Skilled & Compassionate Dental Team

What Is a Dental Crown?

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Dental crowns are sometimes called “caps” because they cover the entire top portion of a tooth — everything that is visible above the gumline. They can serve a number of different purposes. For example, they may be used to:

  • Strengthen a cracked tooth and prevent it from splitting apart.
  • Allow a decayed tooth to continue functioning normally.
  • Repair the shape of a badly worn-down tooth.
  • Improve the aesthetics of a patient’s smile.
  • Replace missing teeth (when used as part of a bridge or along with a dental implant)

Crowns can be made of various materials. Dr. Keanna may recommend that you get a gold, porcelain, zirconia, or E-Max (a type of ceramic) restoration.

The Process of Getting a Dental Crown

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The process of designing and placing a dental crown takes at least two appointments and usually includes the following steps:

  • We prepare the tooth. We may have to remove some of its enamel so it will fit well beneath its new restoration.
  • We take impressions. A dental lab uses the impressions to fabricate your permanent crown. While they are working on it, you should wear a temporary crown to protect your prepared tooth.
  • We do a quality check. Once the crown comes to us from the dental lab, we verify that it meets our high quality standards.
  • We attach the crown. Once the crown is secured onto your tooth, you can start to enjoy the benefits of a restored smile!

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

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As a result of getting a dental crown, you may enjoy several noteworthy benefits:

  • Pain-free dental function. Crowns are sturdy and can allow you to eat virtually any food without pain or discomfort.
  • No need for a tooth extraction. Often, a crown can preserve a tooth that might have otherwise needed to be removed.
  • A beautiful smile. Some crowns are made out of lifelike materials that bear a strong resemblance to natural tooth enamel.
  • With proper care, including thorough oral hygiene and regular dental visits, a crown may last for 10 – 15 years or longer.