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What are dental crowns, and how are they used in dentistry?

Decayed, cracked, or traumatized teeth may require restoration with the help of a dental professional. At Las Cruces Dental Associates, PC, our dedicated team of professionals is readily available to help patients find ways to repair and restore the health and function of their teeth, gums, and overall smiles. When a tooth needs extra strength and protection, the fabrication and placement of a dental crown is often the solution of choice.

What is a dental crown?

Our team describes a dental crown as a restoration covering the tooth’s visible portion above the gumline. It restores the shape, providing strength and protection that blends in with the smile, avoiding further damage and future dental restoration solutions. In some cases and unique situations, the placement of a dental crown can help patients prevent the permanent extraction of a natural, adult tooth.

How are dental crowns made?

Dental crowns can be made with many different materials, including gold. However, porcelain teeth caps are the most common as they are fabricated to match the patient’s existing teeth in color. They are less noticeable in the smile when patients laugh, smile, and talk with others, making them the best aesthetic repair for broken teeth. These restorations are made by taking impressions of the prepared tooth and sending them to a dental laboratory for creation. Patients will have a temporary crown put in place while they wait for their final repair, which might take a week or two and several appointments.

What are some other restorative options?

Our practice offers many different restorative treatments, including inlays, onlays, and dental bonding. Additionally, restorative dentistry solutions such as dentures, dental implants, and bridges are available for patients who need teeth extracted or have lost teeth.

Learn more about quality, affordable dental crowns “near me” in the Las Cruces, New Mexico area

Are you ready to work with a dental team with years of combined experience in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry? Do you believe your smile might benefit from restorations such as dental crowns? Porcelain teeth caps are just one of many restorative services our practice provides. Call (575) 339-1838 to request an appointment with our team.

Las Cruces Dental Associates, PC

The skilled team at Las Cruces Dental Associates, PC comprising Dr. Mario Samaniego, Dr. Jaime R. Gonzalez, Dr. Patrick Coyne, and Dr. Faith Annelies Cortez, have specialized in various areas in dentistry. They are dedicated to providing patients in Las Cruces, NM, and nearby communities with a comprehensive range of quality dental care to help patients enjoy healthy, beautiful smiles. They are members of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) and American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP), and the American Sleep and Breathing Academy.   Dr. Mario Samaniego was selected by the Consumers Research Council of America as one of America’s top dentists, and he has also been named as the Favorite Dentist in Las Cruces by Las Cruces Sun-News readers.

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