Dental crowns are a restorative treatment used when a traditional dental filling is not enough to repair your smile. They are an oral restoration that is placed by our dentists and team over non-decayed portions of your tooth and are made from a white material to better match your natural tooth color. Call TruCare Dental at 505-369-3852 to learn more about dental crowns in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and schedule a visit with Dr. Andrea Patterson or Dr. Danella Zimmer.
What to Expect
As one of the more common dental restorations we offer, dental crowns are used when cavities caused by dental decay are too severe to be repaired by traditional dental fillings. Often known as a dental “cap,” a dental crown is used to cover healthy parts of the tooth to retain as much of the natural tooth as possible while also restoring the functionality of the damaged tooth. The dental crown is custom made and shaped to fit the tooth and comfortably match your bite. This dental restoration can be made from gold, metal or porcelain. Most patients prefer porcelain crowns because they look like normal teeth.
Dental crowns can be used for multiple restorative and cosmetic purposes, including:
- Dental implant restorations
- Dental bridges
- Misshapen teeth
- Broken teeth
- “Caps” for teeth after root canal therapy
This easy restorative treatment can be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the extent of the repair needed. Our dentists will discuss the process with you to help you get the most out of your oral health.
Contact our dental office or visit us today to learn more information about dental crowns. Our friendly dentists and team stand ready to help restore your beautiful smile today.