Dental Crowns & Dental Bridges in Las Cruces, NM
Is one of your teeth broken or damaged? Do you have severe dental decay? If so, the team at Advanced Dental of Las Cruces can help you restore and protect your teeth with dental crowns and dental bridges. Our cosmetic crowns are custom made to fit naturally in your mouth and provide a protective barrier against damage and dental decay.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a cap that goes over your tooth, completely covering the surface of the tooth to the gumline. The crown, made of porcelain, metal, metal fused to porcelain, or porcelain and zirconia, is shaped and formed to your tooth. In addition to protecting your tooth, a crown can change the shape and size of your tooth, blending perfectly with the natural appearance of your other teeth.
Do I Need a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are used in a variety of cases where a tooth may have been damaged. Crowns are most commonly used when dental decay is present. For instance, if a cavity is filled, but the tooth has sustained some damage from the cavity, the tooth may be crowned to protect it. A dental crown can also be placed after root canals to save the tooth itself and help protect the remaining structure from further damage. The crown will block out any food or bacteria that may enter into the tooth.
When your tooth is broken or damaged due to trauma or injury, a crown can be placed over the tooth to keep it safe and avoid more damage. The crown will reshape the tooth and provide you with a natural feel.
Replace Missing Teeth With a Dental Bridge
If you are missing one or more teeth in a series, dental bridges may be the right option for you. The dental bridge will use supporting teeth on either side of the gap to secure crowns and hold a replacement tooth in place. The crowns will look and feel like your natural teeth, so you will not have a problem when it comes to eating and chewing. We also have implant-supported bridges to securely replace three or more missing teeth and prevent any jawbone deterioration underneath.