If your tooth needs to be restored, our dentists may recommend a dental crown in Gallup, New Mexico. A dental crown will restore the strength, size, shape, and appearance of the tooth.
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A dental crown, or cap, is a restoration that can be used for a number of purposes. One of the most common uses of a dental crown is to restore a tooth that is significantly damaged or decayed. The crown is custom-made to fit over the entire tooth, starting at the gum line, in order to restore the tooth to its original shape and size. Dental crowns can be made of gold, porcelain or porcelain fused to metal; porcelain crowns are popular because they match the natural color and appearance of your teeth. Our doctor will help you determine which type of dental crown is right for your smile.
Your smile may benefit from a crown if a tooth is damaged or decayed to the point that a dental filling will not provide a successful restoration. Crowns can also be used for a number of other restorative and aesthetic purposes, including:
To protect a tooth following root canal treatmentTo anchor and attach a dental bridgeTo cover and complete a dental implantTo enhance the beauty of your smileTo improve a misshapen toothTo strengthen a tooth that is fractured or weakTo support a large filling when little natural tooth structure remains