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Dental Crowns and Onlays

Do you have a tooth that is broken or severely compromised by decay?

Dental crowns and onlays can repair your teeth in a way that restores function, comfort, health, and the appearance of your smile.

At our Albuquerque, NM, office, we help patients experience the maximum benefits of this treatment...

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An Efficient and Lasting Solution


Dental crowns and onlays can last 15 years or more with proper brushing, flossing, and dental exams, making them a long-term solution to protect your oral health. Patients no longer have to worry about damaging their teeth or avoiding certain foods when eating.


With CEREC technology, we can design and fabricate high-quality ceramic restorations in one visit so you can avoid the need for temporary crowns and multiple appointments. However, it is important to understand that materials other than porcelain will require multiple office visits.


The placement of crowns and onlays is virtually a painless procedure. We completely numb the treatment area to maintain your comfort at all times. Patients do not feel a thing during treatment and the procedure is over before they know it at our Albuquerque, NM, office.

Natural Appearance

We fabricate crowns and onlays out of high-quality materials such as porcelain, which is virtually identical to natural dental tissue. Our restorations are color matched to ensure they seamlessly blend in with the rest of your teeth and help you feel good about your smile.

"I Left in Less Than 2 Hours with My New Crown!"


Marilyn Grayson


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I needed a crown on my farthest back molar. It was hard to get to. I felt no pain!  I left in less than 2 hours with my new crown!

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Romie Lavoie


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Dr Wall is always amazing. Kind, gentle, professional and awesome Dentist.  His staff is always smart, kind and personable.

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It's Time to Boost Your Oral Health Contact Our Dentistry Practice Today

Do you need a dental crown, onlay, or other restoration and not sure where to start? We invite you to book an appointment with Dr. Wall so he can evaluate your teeth and create a custom treatment plan to fit your needs. Whether you have a broken tooth or want to conceal cosmetic flaws with a crown, we can help restore the functionality and appearance of your smile. To schedule an appointment with our dentist, contact our dental practice online or call our Albuquerque, NM, office at:

(505) 883-4488

Dentist Byron W. Wall and his team
Dentist Byron W. Wall and his team
"A custom-crafted dental crown will restore form, function, and health to your mouth, giving you a great reason to smile again." Dr. Wall

A Dramatic Transformation

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Dr. Wall can achieve beautiful smile makeover results using crowns and other advanced procedures at our Albuquerque office.

"10/10 Will Recommend!"


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I’ve been going here for about 15 years. Prior to that I had a pretty traumatic experience. I recommend Dr. Wall and Cosmetic Dentistry of New Mexico to anyone that mentions dental work in my presence. At this place you’ll learn that going to the dentist doesn’t have to be such an anxiety producing event. Give them a try! The rest of the staff is awesome too!

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I felt very welcome and appreciated as a client. I could tell that even the staff is happy to be there. Dr. Wall went out of his way to make sure I left happy. The front desk gals are absolutely lovely, I'd probably stop in just to see them at times! 10/10 will recommend!!

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The Unbeatable Benefits of Same-Day Crowns

Whenever possible, we prefer to place same-day crowns. Our dentist can determine whether a porcelain same-day crown or other alternative is best for you during your initial consultation at our Albuquerque office.

No Second Visit

Dental crowns usually take two dental visits to complete due to using an off-site lab. Our CEREC technology allows us to craft stunning porcelain crowns in just one visit, eliminating the need for a second appointment.

No Messy Impressions

Traditional dental impressions are made of putty and can be uncomfortable and unpleasant to deal with. We take precise digital impressions of your teeth in seconds with CEREC to ensure your comfort.

No Temporary Crown

Patients must wear a temporary crown before receiving their permanent crown if an off-site lab is used. Temporary crowns are bulky, can fall off, and require extra caution when eating, which can inconvenience patients.

What about Dental Onlays?

For patients with mild to moderate tooth damage, our dentist may recommend the placement of dental onlays when you visit our Albuquerque dentistry practice. Onlays are:

  • A more conservative option that only replaces the decayed tissue rather than covering the entire tooth
  • Made in a single appointment using CEREC technology
  • Custom-designed to blend with your natural dental tissue

Dental onlays are made of porcelain, and they are a long-lasting, durable solution for replacing decayed tissue on or between tooth cusps (the top projections of a tooth). After the tooth has been treated, the restoration is carefully crafted to replace the compromised tissue, fitting like a puzzle piece.

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The Placement Process

If you are receiving a ceramic crown or onlay, our Albuquerque dental office can restore a damaged tooth within a single office visit and without the need for a temporary crown:
The placement of crowns and onlays is a virtually painless procedure. 
The placement of crowns and onlays is a virtually painless procedure. 

Local Anesthesia

Dr. Wall begins the placement procedure by administering a local anesthetic around the tooth that will be treated. This will keep you completely comfortable and pain-free throughout treatment.

Preparing the Tooth

Next, the dentist will prep the tooth. This involves removing all decayed or infected tissue, possibly through a root canal. He will then reshape the remaining dental tissue to accommodate the crown.

Digital Impressions

Next, we will use the CEREC system to take digital impressions of the tooth. These impressions allow our dentist to create crowns and onlays that achieve a precise fit.


Using the CEREC software, Dr. Wall will design your crown or onlay to blend in with your surrounding teeth.


While you wait in our office, the CEREC system will fabricate your permanent crown or onlay from a solid block of porcelain in less than an hour using the digital impressions and design specifications entered into the system. This allows us to avoid the need for a temporary crown and second dental office visit.


Your dentist will place the permanent crown or onlay into position and test the fit on your tooth. Then, he will cement the cap into place and make any final adjustments needed to make sure your bite feels comfortable.

What Are You Waiting For? Request Your Consultation Today

Dental crowns and onlays are some of the most common dentistry procedures we perform at our Albuquerque office. By being proactive and getting the necessary treatment, patients are rewarded with years of protection and reinforcement with restorations that look just like a natural tooth. If you recently had a root canal or have a weakened tooth, we can provide the support you need and give you the healthy smile you deserve. To get started, fill out our online form or call our office at:

(505) 883-4488

"There's No Second Visit, No Temporaries."

Dr. Wall's assistant, Ms. Gomez, discusses the advantages of using CEREC to create custom restorations in a single office visit

What Sets Us Apart? A Compassionate Dental Team on Your Side

Years of Expertise

Dr. Wall has been practicing dentistry since 1983 and has extensive experience helping patients restore their teeth with crowns and onlays. He is committed to helping patients improve their quality of life through personalized dentistry.

Values Continuing Education

Dr. Wall is a licensed dentist in the state of New Mexico and attends the LV Institute every year to further his education and skills. We can ensure you are receiving the most up-to-date and modern techniques when receiving your restoration.


Our Albuquerque office consistently receives five-star ratings for the high quality of care we provide. We prioritize patient safety and comfort and explain each step of the dental crown or onlay procedure so you can feel fully informed at all times.

Warm and Welcoming Staff

Our dental team is extremely close-knit and works hand in hand to provide the best experience possible. Many of our team members have been here for a decade, and four members have been with us longer than 20 years because of the welcoming and positive environment we create.

Replace Missing Teeth with Implant-supported Crowns

Crowns can replace missing teeth when they are secured to dental implants. This treatment is an alternative to a traditional dental bridge, which relies on adjacent teeth for support. During a consultation at our Albuquerque practice, patients can find out if an implant-supported crown or dental bridge is the best treatment option. Dr. Wall does not place implants, but he can coordinate with other area specialists to help you take advantage of this solution and achieve a solution that mimics a natural tooth. If you are interested in implant-supported crowns, Dr. Wall is happy to walk you through the process at your consultation and answer any questions you may have.

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"Always a Great Experience"


Yolanda Deimling


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Always a great experience no matter what work needs to be done!   Dr. Wall and his staff are outstanding!

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Jill Hruby


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I've been going to Dr Wall for about nine years.  He is a great dentist, his staff are friendly, and overall I highly recommend.

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Cosmetic Dentistry of New Mexico

Dr. Byron W. Wall of Cosmetic Dentistry of New Mexico has provided greater Albuquerque with advanced services and compassionate dental care since 1983. Our friendly team offers a range of treatments to maximize the impact of your smile. Dr. Wall is affiliated with the:

  • Albuquerque District Dental Society
  • New Mexico Dental Association
  • University of New Mexico

To schedule an appointment at our office, contact us online or call (505) 883-4488.

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