in Albuquerque, NM
Although teeth are very strong, they are not indestructible, and when tooth damage strikes, you begin to appreciate the vital role they play in your everyday life. From giving you a beautiful smile to helping you chew and pronounce words properly, their function is undeniable and indispensable.
When you need solutions to tooth damage or tooth loss, Dr. Dan Lafferty and his team offer care that restores function and beauty to smiles. ABQ Gentle Dentistry in Albuquerque repairs and replaces teeth using the latest technology for accurate and time-saving treatments.
Inlays and Onlays,
to Restore Beauty and Function
A filling may be an inadequate treatment when significant damage affects a tooth. Instead, Dr. Lafferty may recommend an inlay or onlay to restore a tooth. Inlays and onlays, also known as partial crowns, are porcelain prosthetics custom designed to replace sections of severely damaged teeth. Maximum tooth structure is preserved using inlays or onlays and securely cemented onto teeth. The porcelain is matched to the tooth’s enamel color for a strong and appealing treatment.
Porcelain Crowns are Used in
Several Prosthetic Restorations
Porcelain Crowns are another prosthetic used to treat both damaged and missing teeth.
They can be placed over fragile teeth to preserve their form and function, or they can be used to treat tooth loss when paired with dental implants.
Treating tooth loss with crowns:
- Removable prosthetics: Removable dentures and partial dentures may use crowns that are secured by adhesive paste, metal hooks, or dental implants.
- Permanent prosthetics: Crowns are an option with permanent restorations, supported by dental implants. The implant-supported restorations may replace a single tooth, a row of teeth, or a full arch of teeth.
Expertise in Design and Placement of Prosthetics
and CEREC Technology for Same-Day Service
Whatever your dental needs, we provide the expertise and technology to give you quality and lifelike prosthetics for lustrous and durable smiles. They design gorgeous prosthetics and accurately place dental implants for comprehensive dental treatments done your way. ABQ Gentle Dentistry also utilizes CEREC technology to fabricate porcelain prosthetics when requested immediately. This same-day tooth replacement saves you multiple trips to the dental office and money.