Protecting Your Smile With Lifelike Dental Crowns

dental crownsOften, a restoration is prescribed to help repair damaged teeth, or those suffering from serious oral health problems. While a filling or dental bonding procedure could help, sometimes your tooth may need a solution that is a bit more substantial. In today’s blog, your El Paso, TX, dentists talk about fixing damaged teeth and addressing issues like decay and infection with a dental crown.

When Do I Need One?

We often use them to correct a number of restorative and cosmetic concerns. For example, we can provide lifelike repair for cracked, chipped, or broken teeth. We also lengthen teeth worn-down by bruxism (teeth grinding) and address misshapen or malformed portions of your smile. Placement could also provide repair for advanced tooth decay, or complete a root canal for teeth suffering from dental infection. We address permanent teeth stains too!

Creating and Placing a Dental Crown

Each one is custom-made to ensure a proper fit and to also provide an esthetically-pleasing appearance. We start by removing structure from the tooth and then taking detailed impressions and measurements, which we will use in a dental lab to design and fabricate your finished product. When the crown is ready, we will check the fit and if necessary, make final adjustments. Finally, we secure it to the tooth with a powerful bonding agent, ensuring that with proper care, your new restorations could last decades! The material we often use, ceramic, can be shaded to blend with your smile and also has the ability to absorb and withstand serious bite forces and pressure.

Aiding in Tooth Replacement

Placement could also aid in the loss of one or more of your teeth. For example, a dental bridge addresses between one and three teeth in a row. The new teeth, known a pontics, will be held in place with crowns attached to each end, which we then place on the natural teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. For a single tooth dental implant, we add a crown with an abutment to the implant portion, ensuring your new tooth looks natural and provides a dependable chewing surface. If you have any questions about designing and creating our restorations, or if you have a damaged or missing tooth, then please contact our team. We’re here to help with emergency dental care 24/7 at either of our locations, and we also accept walk-ins!


At Sunny Smiles in El Paso, TX, we’re ready to help tackle a wide array of restorative concerns with a custom-made dental crown. For more information on our durable and lifelike dental restorations, then contact our N. Zaragoza dental practice by calling 915-849-9000.