Dental Crowns & Onlays
A Single Visit Is All It Takes to Achieve a Healthy, Stunning Smile
Do you tend to turn away practically every time a camera is pointed in your direction? Or do you smile modestly with a closed mouth to conceal dental imperfections? Perhaps you often experience discomfort or pain due to damaged teeth. Whatever your reason for not flashing your smile proudly as often as you would like, dental crowns or onlays at our Albuquerquecosmetic dentistry practice may be the ideal solution for you.
Dental crowns and inlays are used to restore badly decayed, cracked, chipped, discolored, weakened, or otherwise damaged teeth. At Cosmetic Dentistry of New Mexico, Dr. Byron W. Wall is experienced in administering these fitted tooth "caps," which strengthen teeth and improve their functionality. If you are interested in learning more about dental crowns or onlays, contact our Albuquerque dental practice today.
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Types of Dental Crowns
Depending on your needs, you will have several types of dental crowns from which to choose. When you meet with Dr. Wall, you'll have the opportunity to discuss your dental goals and learn about your various options.
Metal Dental Crowns
Generally reserved for back teeth due to their metallic color, metal dental crowns are highly durable and easy to apply.
Ceramic Dental Crowns
Ceramic dental crowns are ideal for front teeth due to their natural appearance. While this type of dental crown can be made to match the appearance of your surrounding natural teeth, they are not as resilient as metal dental crowns; however, they can last for years with proper maintenance.
Porcelain Dental Crowns
Porcelain dental crowns consist of porcelain fused to metal. They are slightly stronger than all-ceramic dental crowns and more natural appearing than metal dental crowns.
No matter which dental crown material you select, the skilled dental professionals at our Albuquerque-based dental practice will carry out the procedure impeccably, giving you results that will make you smile.
A custom-crafted dental crown will restore form, function, and health to your mouth, giving you a great reason to smile once again. - Dr. Wall
For patients with mild to moderate tooth damage, Dr. Wall may recommend the placement of dental onlays. Dental onlays are a long-lasting, durable solution for treating decay within tooth cusps or the top projections of teeth. Unlike traditional fillings, dental onlays strengthen and protect the original tooth structure. Additionally, onlays can be made from porcelain material, creating a natural and unnoticeable appearance.
Placement of Dental Crowns and Onlays
Most dental practices require at least two appointments to complete the procedure of placing dental crowns or onlays. However, at our Albuquerque dental office, you can restore damaged teeth within a single office visit.
Dr. Wall begins the placement procedure by prepping the teeth, cleaning out portions of the affected areas.
An impression of the tooth is then taken, but rather than being sent to a lab, the dental crowns or onlays are custom fabricated right here in our office.
Dr. Wall will then place the dental crown or onlay into position, making sure you achieve your desired look, as well as optimum comfort.
Benefits of Dental Crowns and Onlays
Dental crowns and onlays are a highly effective means of repairing tooth damage. Among their many benefits, dental crowns and onlays:
- Strengthen weakened teeth
- Mend damaged areas of the teeth
- Protect teeth from further damage into the future
- Provide a long-lasting solution
- Involve a quick, easy, and virtually painless procedure
- Replace old metal fillings or old dental crowns
Learn More about Dental Crowns or Onlays
If you are ready to restore strength and functionality to decayed or damaged teeth, we are ready to help. Contact our Albuquerque dental practice today to learn more about dental crowns or onlays. A caring, knowledgeable representative is standing by to answer your questions or to schedule an appointment for you.