Essenmacher Family Dental

3 Purposes of Dental Crowns

May 20, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Lindsay M. Essenmacher, DDS
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At Essenmacher Family Dental, we strive to repair and protect the teeth you have as part of our preventive dental approach. We use high-quality, tooth-colored crowns for that purpose in our Northeast Heights dental office, which gives our patients a reason to smile confidently again.

Crowns Repair Broken Teeth

If you crack or break a tooth while eating, chances are it might have already been damaged from teeth grinding or simply from day-to-day use. To avoid continued damage that leads to a tooth extraction, placing a crown over the tooth reduces sensitivity and absorbs the force from chewing for many years to come.

Our beautiful, custom dental crowns also match your smile and build confidence in your appearance.

Crowns Protect Damaged or Treated Teeth

Chipped, cracked, and heavily restored teeth might feel sensitive when chewing or when exposed to cold drinks or yummy foods like ice cream. Dr. Lindsay Essenmacher will discuss these symptoms with you and determine if dental crowns might benefit you.

Dental crowns also add reinforcement to root canal-treated teeth, which often become brittle after your procedure. The combination of a root canal and crown can add decades to the life of your tooth.

Crowns Make Worn Teeth Whole Again

If you clench and grind your teeth during sleep or when you feel overly stressed, a dental crown will provide a barrier to protect the nerve and make chewing comfortable again. Worn teeth often look small and aged. Dental crowns will restore the comfort of your tooth, and also the beauty.

To protect patients from damaging their natural teeth and their dental crowns from continued wear and fractures due to a teeth-grinding habit, Dr. Essenmacher may recommend a nightguard.


Contact Our Office in Northeast Heights, NM

If you suspect you need a dental crown, we warmly welcome new patients to become part of our dental family where your smile is our top priority. Contact our comfortable, local office to schedule your first appointment with us. 

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Dear valued patients,

As many of you know, in response to the recommendations from the American Dental Association and public health orders in place in New Mexico, we have been seeing patients on an urgent/emergency basis only since March 17. As a practice, our first priority is to put the health and safety of our team and community first.  

Because the exact trajectory of this pandemic cannot be anticipated, we are unable to accurately predict when we’ll be able to resume seeing patients for regular dental care.  At this time, public health orders prohibiting elective dental care extend until May 15.  However, we will definitely make an announcement on our website and Facebook when normal hours are resumed. We will also be contacting patients whose appointments were canceled so that we can reschedule.  

In the meantime, if you have any questions about an upcoming appointment, or have a concern about your teeth that you’d like to discuss, please do not hesitate to call our office.  We are happy to assist you in any way we can.  

While we all watch and wait to see what the coming weeks hold for our nation, I pray for health and peace for all of you and those you love.  I know that together, we will get through this. Take care and God bless. Visit our Facebook page for a message from Dr. Essenmacher. 

Best Regards,

Dr. Essenmacher