Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and Bridges

A dental crown is generally needed if you have to restore a broken or cracked tooth, to cover a dental implant, to hold a dental bridge in place or to cover misshapen or discolored teeth. If you’re in need of a dental crown and are looking for a dentist in Albuquerque, New Mexico, you have come to the right place! Thanks to our most recent dental equipment, we at Gallegos Family Dentistry can complete the whole procedure within the same day, so you don’t need to make multiple appointments. Dental crowns can be made of different materials and will examine your mouth and tell you what the best option for you is.

 

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

On average, dental crowns can last between 5 and 15 years and their lifespan depends on things like oral hygiene, eating habits and where the crown is located in your mouth. Dr. Gallegos will tell you how to take proper care of crowns so that they last as long as possible and if, for some reasons your crown or dental bridge falls off, contact our office immediately and we will give you specific instructions on how to care for the tooth and crown until your appointment.

Dr. Gallegos will be able to re-cement the crown or make a new one. A crowned tooth doesn’t need a special treatment but it’s important to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing and flossing twice a day for the sake of your crown and overall health as well.

 

How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?

Generally, dental crowns and bridges cost between $500 and $900. However, a portion of the cost is usually covered by dental insurance, so check this with your insurance company. We offer different payment plans as well which can help you.

The procedure of getting dental crowns or dental bridges is quick and painless, so there is nothing to worry about. Contact us today at (505) 550-8886 to schedule an appointment and let us help you with solve the issue and return the smile on your face as quickly as possible.