Dental Crowns

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Best Porcelain Crowns For Your Teeth

A dental crown, or sometimes called a cap for teeth, is a dental restoration that can be placed over a tooth to protect it and to restore its shape.  Frequently, dental crowns are used with a dental implant which acts as a natural root for a missing tooth.  Dental crowns allow us to save teeth that would normally need to be extracted, and allow you to keep your natural smile longer.

Why Do I Need A Dental Crown?

Dental crowns work wonders on teeth that are weak, broken, or do not match the others because of improper shape or color.  Dental toothcrowns are artificial caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth.  They are typically used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a root canal.  When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed and crowns are normally used to restore the tooth.

Benefits Of A Dental Cap


  • Durability – Dental crowns can take a ton of punishment.  They are meant to use as natural teeth so you can eat and chew on any foods you’d like.
  • Functionality – The strength of the materials used in creating your new tooth crown is truly astonishing.  You can eat and chew food like normal; so you keep living life as if nothing was different.
  • Natural Looking – When you laugh, smile or talk, nobody will be able to know you have had a tooth crown.  Crowns look and feel just like your natural teeth.


Step 1: Your Dental Crown Evaluation

Your cosmetic dentist will evaluate the tooth and take an impression of the tooth to send to the lab.


Step 2: Preparing Your Tooth

Your Albuquerque dentist will prepare the tooth by removing some tooth structure and then place a temporary crown on the tooth while it is getting made.


Step 3: Seating Your New Crown

When your crown comes back from the lab, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and cement the permanent one.


Step 4: The Finished Product

You now have a beautiful natural looking crown that blends in perfectly with your surrounding teeth.