Modern Crowns Designed for Different Needs


How do you conservatively restore a tooth that’s significantly damaged or blemished? In many cases, the answer is with a dental crown, which is traditionally designed to completely cap a tooth to restore and protect it. Dental crowns are a highly effective solution for repairing significantly damaged teeth, and today they can also be customized to meet a wide range of specific restorative and cosmetic dental needs. With a variety of materials and the ability to design crowns as complete or partial restorations, we can customize your dental crown to meet your specific needs and preferences for your smile.

A variety of dental crown materials

One of the biggest differences between today’s dental crowns and those of several decades ago is that today’s crowns come in several different materials. For example, depending on the tooth that needs restoration and your personal preferences, we can craft your dental crown from:

  • Metal – for optimal durability
  • Porcelain – for a highly lifelike appearance
  • Zirconia – similar to porcelain, but stronger
  • PFM – or porcelain-fused-to-metal, for durability and esthetics

Before suggesting a material for your crown, we’ll perform a comprehensive exam to diagnose the extent of your tooth’s damage, and whether a full or partial crown may be the best option for restoring it.

Partial and full dental crowns

Another significant advancement of modern dental crowns is the fact that not all of them are designed to completely cap your tooth’s natural crown. Instead of a full crown, we may recommend placing a partial crown (inlay or onlay) to restore just the portion of your tooth that is damaged. If the crack, fracture, or break isn’t severe enough to warrant a complete crown, then a partial one can offer similar restorative results while preserving a maximum amount of your healthy tooth structure.

Schedule a visit to find the crown that fits you best

Depending on your needs and preferences, your dental crown can be made from a variety of materials, and designed to cover a part or all of your tooth. To learn more, schedule a consultation with us by calling Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699. We also proudly serve patients who live in Bayard, Deming, Las Cruces, Lordsburg, and all surrounding communities.