Essenmacher Family Dental

Why do I need a crown?

Crowns Can Be Needed for Many Reasons

There are a few different reasons that a person could need a crown on their tooth. The most common reason is that the tooth has a Dental Crowns | Albuquerque NM Dentistcavity and/or existing filling that is so large that the tooth is prone to breaking without a protective cap.  Another reason that a tooth may need a crown is that the tooth has a crack in it. A crack can be caused by trauma to the tooth, such as getting hit by something or biting down on something very hard.  Other times, a tooth becomes cracked when a person has bite issues or a grinding or clenching habit. A crown is needed on these teeth to hold the tooth structure together and prevent it from cracking any further. If you feel that your tooth may need a crown, please call our office, Essenmacher Family Dental, at 505-881-0334.  We would be happy to set up an appointment to evaluate your needs.

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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