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Choosing a dentist is an important decision! After all, your dentist is a part of your healthcare team. Many patients have questions about a new practice. Here are some of the most popular questions we receive. If you have another question that is not listed here, we encourage you to call and speak to one of our helpful team members.
Crowns and Bridges
How Is That Possible?
Many people are puzzled when their dentist tells them that their tooth with a crown has a cavity. You may be thinking, "How does that happen? I thought the crown was porcelain or metal, and covers the whole tooth?"
Typically crowned teeth develop a cavity on the tooth at the junction where the crown and tooth meet, which dentists call the "margin." The margin is sometimes on the root surface of your tooth, which is more susceptible to getting cavities.
Cavity Prevention is Important
This is why oral hygiene is very important in making your crowns last longer. Brushing twice a day and flossing to remove plaque buildup helps to prevent cavities. Some other things that can be done to prevent from getting cavities on crowned teeth are in-office fluoride treatments after your cleanings, a healthy diet, and using a prescription mouth rinse or toothpaste. Please call Essenmacher Family Dental if you have any further questions.
If you have missing or damaged teeth, these issues can lead to further tooth loss because of wear, erosion, bone loss, and shifting.
Also, damaged and missing teeth may impact your self-esteem, prevent you from smiling, and even limit your dietary choices.
At Essenmacher Family Dental our Northeast Heights area dentist creates beautiful crowns and bridges to help you reclaim your emotional wellness and to protect you from further tooth loss.
A dental crown alone is often used to strengthen a weak or damaged tooth. This may follow a failed root canal or result from trauma or decay.
A dental crown also hides stains, cracks, and specific tooth flaws that can take away from your smile.
A bridge holds natural-looking replacement teeth suspended between two dental crowns. These crowns are placed over the teeth on either side of the gap to give you a full smile.
Crowns and bridges in Albuquerque, NM are designed to match your teeth and fill in your smile. We think you will love your new look following crowns and bridges.
Get in Touch with Essenmacher Family Dental Today
If you’re considering crowns and bridges and would like to schedule an exam consultation with our top Northeast Heights, NM dentist, contact us
Your Time Is Important
If you are like most people today, it seems like life just gets busier and busier, which is why we strive to make dentistry convenient for families in Albuquerque, NM. Dr. Essenmacher is a perfectionist when it comes to treating smiles.
Until the development of in-house ceramic crown fabrication, it took at least two appointments to receive a final crown restoration. Advanced technology like CEREC and other systems use CAD/CAM technology to make it possible to have your final dental crown in a single visit without the wait associated with an outside dental lab.
Here are some benefits of same day crowns:
- Dr. Essenmacher controls the quality and outcome from start to finish
- No sticky impressions with digital tooth scanning capabilities
- Excellent esthetics and durability for long-lasting results
- No need to wait two weeks for a final crown
- Eliminates the need for awkward temporaries
You don’t have to compromise on beauty or strength when it comes to same-day crowns in our Albuquerque dental office. We will make sure your ceramic crown fits and functions perfectly and that it complements the appearance of your natural teeth.
If you have missing teeth, you may be considering affordable and practical solutions to complete your smile. Partial dentures and dental bridges in Northeast Heights, NM are affordable and practical.
At Essenmacher Family Dental, our Albuquerque, NM dentist wants to help you feel good about your smile again, give you the ability to diversify your diet, and help prevent future tooth loss.
It’s true. Missing teeth prompt existing teeth to move toward open spaces. When this happens, your bite is compromised, which can lead to erosion and future tooth loss.
A dental bridge in Northeast Heights is an affixed appliance that holds natural-looking replacement teeth. This bridge is connected to adjacent teeth with dental crowns.
A partial denture is a removable appliance that fills in for missing teeth.
Our Albuquerque, NM dentist relies on quality materials to give you a natural-looking smile following restoration dentistry.
We think you’ll be pleased with your new look. Imagine being able to eat your favorite foods and smiling again with confidence!
Contact Our Northeast Heights Area Dental Office to Schedule an Exam
Get in touch with us to book your exam consultation with our top dentist. She will evaluate your smile and let you know which restorations are right for you. Also, get in touch if you have any questions.
Our dental crowns in Albuquerque, NM are beautiful and practical! Additionally, a dental crown can help a weak tooth remain strong and functional.
Generally, when you have a cavity, we provide a dental filling. However, if a tooth is deeply decayed or if it requires a complex root canal, a dental filling may not be strong enough to keep the tooth healthy and useful. A weak tooth can break and cause further oral health issues, too.
We rely on CEREC technology in Northeast Heights, NM. This means we create natural-looking crowns fast right here in our dental office. These crowns, made of quality ceramic, can often be completed in a single day.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cover that goes over a weak or unsightly tooth to keep it strong. Our dental crowns are always colored to match your smile, and no one will know you even have a dental crown!
Get in Touch with Essenmacher Family Dental for More Information
If you would like to schedule an exam for yourself or a loved one, contact us today. If you have questions about our treatments, procedures, or services, we are available to answer any questions that you may have.
We look forward to meeting you!
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 cavity 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.
We Offer Tooth-Colored Crowns
Patients who need a dental crown due to decay, a broken tooth, or after root canal treatment are concerned that their dental crown will look out of place with their smiles. At Essenmacher Family Dental, your Albuquerque family dental office, we offer long-lasting, tooth-colored dental crowns to protect your teeth and your smile.
As part of the dental crown process, Dr. Lindsay Essenmacher will shade-match your new dental crown to the surrounding teeth for beautiful, natural-looking results.
We use modern, ultra-strong zirconia crowns for their superior esthetics and durability. Zirconia eliminates the dark margin around the gumline, which is a tell-tale sign that you have had a dental crown.
At-Home Care is Important
Dental crowns do not decay, but caring for the gums and surrounding teeth is essential. When we work together, you can enjoy a comfortable, attractive dental crown for many years to come.
We invite you to contact our Albuquerque dental office for questions about dental crowns and other restorations that will protect your teeth and make it possible to eat your favorite Southwest cuisine with friends and a beaming smile.