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Dental crowns can help your smile in a myriad of ways. However, they might be a little confusing and even overwhelming if you’re not sure about the details on dental crowns. So, to help you know a little more about this restoration, our dental team are happy to give you the answers to certain questions that can help you know more.

Q: What is a dental crown?

A: A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that replaces the tooth enamel of a worn down, broken, oddly shaped, severely decayed, or discolored tooth.

Q: What are the benefits of a dental crown?

A: There are many benefits of a dental crown. In fact, a dental crown can improve the appearance of an unattractive tooth, protect a weak tooth, fix a broken tooth, hold a dental bridge in place, hide tooth imperfections, and improve your self-esteem.

Q: What is the process of placing a dental crown?

A: The process of placing a dental crown is simple and painless. After numbing your mouth with a local anesthetic, your dentist will shave the tooth enamel to make room for the crown. Then, impressions of that tooth will be sent to a dental lab. When the dental crown is custom made for you, it will be sent back to our office. Next, your dentist will use a dental-grade cement to secure it into place.

If you have any questions that weren’t included in this blog, please remember that our dental team at Ortho*Dental, Inc. is always here to help you! Our dentists, Dr. Wilson, Dr. Cowley, Dr. Riche, Dr. Wilson, and Dr. Anandarajah are here for our patients in Gallup, New Mexico. All you need to do is dial (505) 863-8100!