RL Davison, DDS | Crowns in Albuquerque

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RL Davison, DDS in Albuquerque NM


When teeth break, or have a large cavity or a large old filling, usually it is best to restore the teeth with a full coverage crown.  A crown restores the structure, strength, and function of the tooth and can last up to five times longer than a filling. 

Crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or a full gold crown. For great estheticss, a natural look and feel,  a porcelain finished crown is best, as it can be matched to the shade of your other teeth. This will allow it to blend in and appear just like one of your natural teeth.  For strength and durability on the back chewing teeth, a gold crown is always the best choice.

The process of installing a crown usually takes 2 visits.  On the first visit the tooth will be reshaped by reducing the enamel so that the crown can be placed over it.  Once the tooth has been reshaped, a mold will be taken of that tooth and the surrounding teeth. This mold will be sent to our quality dental lab so that your new crown can be made so that it fits in the spot created for it and looks the same relative to the surrounding teeth. Another appointment will be schedule for you to place and fit the permanent crown. 

Crowns are durable and will usually can last many years. You should care for it as you would any of your other teeth with regular brushing and flossing. Call us today at 505 883-6111 if you would like to learn more about how crowns can help restore your smile or regain the chewing you once had.

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