Smart Smile Basics: Dental Crowns

Published on August 14, 2017

If you wish to improve the appearance of your smile and at the same time provide an extra layer of protection for your teeth, dental crowns are an extremely beneficial option. Dental crowns are prosthetic enhancements designed to cap or conceal damage to broken teeth. Beyond covering a tooth for added protection, crowns can also improve the appearance of a tooth.

Dental crowns are highly effective treatment options for extremely weak teeth and broken teeth that have fallen apart. Dental crowns can bind any bits of teeth together to once again allow the tooth to maintain and return to its natural functionality. In situations where a dental filling is required, dental crowns can even be used to hold the tooth and the filling together if there is not enough tooth remaining.

Dental crowns are highly effective for covering previous treatments such as dental bridges, dental implants, root canals, and dental fillings. Furthermore, if the damage to your teeth is too severe for other treatments such as veneers or implants, dental crowns can often be used to save teeth that otherwise may need to be extracted. Dental crowns are extremely durable and are known to last upwards of two decades and even longer.

Dental damage can be treated with the help of dental crowns and our licensed professionals at Las Cruces Dental Associates. To book an appointment with Dr. Samaniego at our dentist office in Las Cruces, New Mexico, please contact us at 575.523.1479. We can help you choose the right service for a brighter smile!