Porcelain Crowns in Farmington, NM
Compared to fillings which just cover a small portion of a tooth, a crown (or cap) encases the entire visible portion of a tooth. In effect, the crown acts as the tooth's new outer surface.A dental crown is used when a tooth is broken or decayed to such an extent that fillings aren't able to repair the problem. The crown is able to provide a protective shell around the damaged or decayed tooth to strengthen it, as well as to improve the appearance of the tooth. They can also help restore a tooth to it's original shape, are used commonly for teeth that have been broken. While crowns come in different materials, the most common crowns typically have some mixture of porcelain in them to give them a look and feel similar to a natural tooth.
How it's done
At Pinon Hills Dental we have the latest in CAD/CAM technology which allows us to provide you with same day/single appointment crowns. We design and mill our crowns here in office. There is no longer any need for impressions or temporaries. You do not have to come in and be anesthetized for a second visit.