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Placing A Custom Dental Crown

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When you have a serious concern with the health, function, or even the appearance of a tooth due to decay or injury, then we can help! By creating and placing a custom dental crown, we can restore your smile and safeguard your smile’s stability. In today’s blog, your Fort Bliss, TX, dentist talks about when smiles need a dental crown.

When Smiles Need a Dental Restoration

A dental crown can be full or partial, and is used to repair damage or address oral health concerns too severe to be handled by a dental filling or tooth bonding. For example, we could place them to handle advanced tooth decay, or to complete a root canal when treating an infected tooth. Placement could repair cracked or chipped teeth, and lengthen teeth that have been worn down by teeth grinding. Our team could use them to improve bite balance and chewing function, and to aid in tooth replacement by securing a bridge for completing a dental implant. Each one will be custom-made for the smile!

Inlays and Onlays

Also known as partial restorations, these are used to repair teeth too damaged or decayed for a filling, but not severe enough to require a full crown. Each one is custom-made from porcelain, so they can handle daily bite forces and be shaded to blend with your tooth seamlessly. The inlay fits in between the cusps on top of your tooth, while an onlay fits over the cusps.

Full Restorations

Our team also custom-makes our full crowns, which cover the entirety of your tooth’s visible portion. We create these by gently removing structure from the tooth to make room for them, and then taking detailed digital images to create an impression. We use this in a dental lab setting to design and fabricate the finished product. When ready, we will check the fit and then attach the restoration with a powerful bonding agent. The completed restoration is also shaded to blend with your smile and offer a lifelike appearance!

If you have any questions about our custom and lifelike dental crowns, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with our team for yourself or a member of your family, then contact our team today! We look forward to hearing from you, and helping you enjoy optimal oral health.


When your tooth needs to be repaired, then we can help in only one visit. Treatment helps you avoid painful complications, and keeps your smile whole and beautiful. Speak with a member of the team at Fort Bliss Family Dentistry in Fort Bliss, TX at (915)895-3678 to schedule a visit. We’re ready to help you improve the function, health, and even the beauty of your smile.