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What to Consider Before Getting a Dental Crown

January 26, 2020
Posted By: Essenmacher Family Dental
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A dental crown is a cover that goes over a prepared tooth. It is colored and designed to blend with your natural teeth. If you need a tooth crown in Northeast Heights, NM, it may be that you want to conceal discoloration or that you have a tooth weakened by trauma or infection. Perhaps you’ve decided on a dental bridge, which calls for supporting dental crowns. Maybe you need a replacement tooth to top your dental implant post.

We use dental crowns widely across dentistry because they are time-tested and versatile.

Your dentist in Albuquerque will evaluate your smile to see if a tooth crown is right for you.

Reasons You May Need a Tooth Crown in Northeast Heights, NM

If you’ve had a root infection or trauma to your tooth, a dental crown—following treatment—provides support for that tooth to prevent fractures and tooth loss. It works by creating a buffer between your weak tooth and bite force.

If you have a discolored, flawed or misshapen tooth, a tooth crown in Northeast Heights, NM covers these issues and improves your smile.

Some patients with missing teeth opt for a dental bridge, which is a restoration tooth or teeth joined between two tooth crowns. These crowns cap the teeth on either side of the smile gap, allowing your restoration teeth to fill the space.

A tooth crown in Northeast Heights, NM tops a dental implant abutment following healing. This crown is your replacement tooth.

Your dentist in Albuquerque uses quality materials to give you a sturdy, functional, and attractive tooth crown.

Caring for Your Tooth Crown

A tooth crown calls for brushing and flossing regularly and bi-yearly exams and cleanings. You treat your crown, in other words, the same way you treat your adult teeth!

A dental bridge requires a special cleaning brush and floss threader.

Quality Tooth Crowns in Northeast Heights, NM

Contact a member of our dental team to schedule an exam or if you have any questions about dental crowns or tooth replacement.

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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