A crown (or dental cap) is a restoration that completely encases a tooth to restore its shape, size, and color. Crowns are often created from aesthetically pleasing tooth-colored materials, such as porcelain or composite resin, for a more natural-looking smile. Our dentists can place crowns on teeth that cannot be restored with a filling alone and on teeth that have recently had a root canal. We can also use dental crowns to complete a dental implant. We invite you to contact Las Cruces Dental Associates soon to learn more about crowns and your other restorative dentistry options for improving your oral health and smile.