Best Tooth Caps In Albuquerque
Dental Caps For Teeth in Albuquerque
Dental Teeth Caps Albuquerque
How healthy and vibrant you feel is often reflected through your smile. But a tooth that is broken, misshapened or discolored can diminish your healthy reflection but can be fixed with dental crowns. A tooth that is chipped or broken can also make it difficult to eat the foods you enjoy without worry or discomfort. Albuquerque’s Dr. Andrea Patterson and her staff of caring, concerned professionals want you to know that when you walk into our office our first priority is to make you feel at home. Our second job is to show you how Dr. Andrea Patterson can restore the function and appearance of a tooth using a dental crown.
Albuquerque endodontists, oral surgeons, and general dentists use dental crowns (sometimes called caps) in many restorative treatments. A tooth caps adds strength to a tooth that has a large filling or has been injured, a crown can correct bite misalignments, and a crown is usually necessary after a root canal. In a dental implant procedure, attaching the crown to the abutment is the final step.
Best Tooth Caps in Albuquerque
Crowns are also used extensively for purely cosmetic problems: yellow teeth, stained teeth, too-small teeth, and teeth that are misshapen.
Dental caps are fabricated from a variety of materials that vary in appearance and strength:
1. All ceramic (porcelain-based)
2. Porcelain fused to metal
3. Gold alloys
4. Base metal alloys
Your tooth cap dentist can help you determine which type is right for you. Factors to consider are: the location of the crown in the mouth, your budget, and any allergies to metal.
When many Albuquerque dentists provide a crown restoration, they use a process that requires two office visits. On the first visit, the dentist will prepare the tooth and take an impression for the dental lab. Then, the dentist will make a temporary crown for the patient to use until the permanent crown is ready. Some dentists have special technology that allows them to fabricate and place crowns in one visit.
Affordable Tooth Caps That Last In Albuquerque, NM
How long do dental crowns last? Dental crowns can last for many years, but are not designed to last indefinitely. Even with proper care, dental patients should not expect crowns to be trouble-free for decades. There is encouraging evidence, however, that points to a high success rate: a 2009 study found that more than 90% of dental crowns will not require treatment within five years of placement. The study also found that 50% to 80% last from 15 to 20 years.1
At TruCare Dental in Albuquerque, we provide quality restorative and cosmetic dentistry. In addition to dental crowns, we offer cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers, and dental bridges
4824 McMahon Blvd NW #119
Albuquerque, NM 87114