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Dental Crowns

Decayed, damaged, or weakened teeth often require strength and reinforcement for optimal oral health.

Dental crowns are custom-crafted restorations designed to fit over the entire tooth structure, protecting it for many years to come.

Dentist Timothy M. Kelly places same-day dental crowns at our Albuquerque, NM, practice.

What makes our crowns the best choice for patients?

The Unbeatable Benefits of Same-Day Crowns

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Immediate Results

Have an urgent dental issue? We offer custom same-day crowns to treat damaged or decayed teeth as quickly as possible. With same-day crowns, you can enjoy instant relief and peace of mind knowing your tooth is protected.

No Temporary Crowns

Traditional crowns require two appointments with an inconvenient waiting time in between. Our in-office milling technology allows our dentist to craft custom dental crowns in just one visit, eliminating the need for temporary crowns or an extra trip to the office.

Fully Customizable

We strive to make each dental restoration indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Our dentist uses high-quality porcelain that is strong, stain-resistant, and tooth-colored. Additionally, Dr. Kelly customizes every dental crown to match the shape, size, and shine of your surrounding teeth. 
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Reduced Risk of Future Problems

Whether you just had a root canal or are dealing with a fractured tooth, a dental crown dramatically reduces the risk of decay and other issues with that same tooth in the future.

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Celia Klaus

2021

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All the staff and Dr. Kelly are professional, friendly and very skilled. They always take great care of me and explain what treatments they will perform to care for my teeth. I highly recommend Dr. Kelly and his incredible staff.

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Trisch Van Sciver

2020

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Melissa is an excellent hygienist! Thorough, caring, kind and very knowledgeable Dr Kelly is always friendly and interested in my health ,caring & an excellent dentist Doreen at the front desk is super helpful and friendly! Always happy when I am there! And refer to them when asked !!

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A Long-Term Solution for Your Dental Needs

Our on-site milling system allows us to make stunning crowns out of porcelain that blends in with the rest of your smile.

A Closer Look at How Dental Crowns are Used in Restorative Dentistry

Let's take a deeper dive into how your Albuquerque dentist can implement crowns to address a variety of dental health needs:

Tooth Protection & Enhancement

Crafted from strong dental porcelain, our permanent crowns can seamlessly fit over a damaged tooth to provide lasting protection against further harm. Your dentist will carefully remove small amounts of dental tissue from the tooth to accommodate the permanent crown. When the crown is ready, your dentist will secure it in place with dental cement. We are able to place permanent crowns for most patients on the same day of their visit thanks to our advanced in-office dental technology. If your permanent crown requires additional time to produce, your dentist will provide a comfortable temporary crown to protect your natural tooth while the permanent restoration is developed.

Patients who want to improve the appearance of an otherwise healthy natural tooth or teeth may also choose permanent porcelain crowns to mask minor flaws and achieve a more even smile.

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Support for Traditional Dental Bridges

A traditional dental bridge can give you the ability to chew, speak, and smile with comfort and confidence again. These restorations are supported by neighboring teeth that have been topped with dental crowns. As with individual crown placement, your dentist will shape the supporting teeth to ensure a precise fit and proper support for the bridge. The crowns—and the bridge they support—will look completely natural within your smile.

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Complete Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants

Crowns can be combined with dental implants to replace a single lost tooth, from the root to chewing surface. An implant serves as a replacement for a natural tooth root. Over a period of three to six months, the implant fuses with the bone tissue in a process called osseointegration. Your custom crown will be secured to the implant once osseointegration is complete, giving you the function, stability, and appearance of a natural tooth.

Because implants require sufficient jawbone density to place, your dentist will assess the health of your jawbone before treatment to determine whether an implant-supported crown or another form of restorative dentistry is best for you. 

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Schedule a Dental Consultation Today

Did you know that a dental crown can protect your tooth and help you maintain a healthy smile for years to come? Our office regularly helps patients restore strength and function to badly damaged or weakened teeth with dental crowns. Whether you have a fractured tooth, underwent a root canal, or are interested in dental implants, crowns may be the right solution.

To find out if a crown is right for you, request a consultation or call our Albuquerque practice at:

(505) 256-1770

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Our dentist works closely with each patient to determine if crowns are right for them.

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Celia Klaus

2021

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All the staff and Dr. Kelly are professional, friendly and very skilled. They always take great care of me and explain what treatments they will perform to care for my teeth. I highly recommend Dr. Kelly and his incredible staff.

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Trisch Van Sciver

2020

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Melissa is an excellent hygienist! Thorough, caring, kind and very knowledgeable Dr Kelly is always friendly and interested in my health ,caring & an excellent dentist Doreen at the front desk is super helpful and friendly! Always happy when I am there! And refer to them when asked !!

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How Does the Process Work?

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Dental Crown Procedure

Here are the general steps you can expect during dental crown treatment at our Albuquerque practice:

Initial Consultation

Tooth Preparation

First, our dentist must remove damage and decay from the natural tooth. Next, he will gently reshape the tooth. This ensures that your new crown will fit properly and stay firmly in place.

Impressions

Next, digital impressions of your tooth are taken using our E4D CAD/CAM system. These images are uploaded to our software to help create your fully custom crown and ensure a precise fit.

Crown Fabrication

Your crown will be milled in our office with our advanced CAD/CAM system. Patients can sit back and relax as their same-day crown is created.

Placement

Dr. Kelly will assess the fit and look of the crown before bonding it onto the tooth. He will then check your bite and make necessary adjustments before cementing the crown in place.

What Is the Cost of a Dental Crown?

The cost of a dental crown depends on a few factors, such as the material selected and which tooth is being treated. Porcelain crowns range from $950 to $1,200 at our Albuquerque office. We can provide a more accurate price after examining your tooth at your consultation.

Dental insurance companies usually provide partial or full coverage for crowns depending on your plan. Our team is happy to check your insurance to ensure you get the most out of your benefits. 

More about Our E4D Technology

Whenever possible, Dr. Kelly fabricates single-visit tooth crowns using our E4D CAD/CAM system. This advanced technology offers a number of benefits. Most notably, your treatment can be completed in one appointment instead of two. E4D technology also eliminates the need for a temporary crown, which can lower the overall cost of treatment.

Additionally, digital impressions are more comfortable (and more accurate) compared to impressions taken with traditional putty. Our E4D system uses laser scanning as opposed to infrared technology common with CEREC® machines. This eliminates the need for reflective powder, which is commonly used to produce sufficient contrast for digital imaging. 

Over 30 Years of Experience Restoring Smiles  in the Albuquerque, NM, Area 

As a seasoned practitioner of restorative dentistry, Dr. Kelly is able to effectively improve the appearance and function of smiles across Albuquerque. Whether you are looking to protect a damaged tooth with a permanent crown, restore your bite with a traditional dental bridge, or fill gaps in your smile with implant-supported porcelain crowns, Dr. Kelly can provide a solution that is durable and comfortable, with the same look and feel as a natural tooth or set of teeth. 

If you are interested in how porcelain dental crowns from Dr. Kelly can transform your smile, contact our Albuquerque, NM, office online or call us at:

(505) 256-1770

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Holly Peterson

2020

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2020

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Well deserving of recognition as the best dental clinic in Albuquerque. You'll find Doctor Kelly and his entire staff to be extremely engaging. The good Dr. spends some of his spare time in crafting beautiful pens. If you appreciate precision made writing instruments, check them out.

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Dr. Timothy M. Kelly

Timothy M. Kelly, DMD, PA

Timothy M. Kelly, DMD, PA, has been in practice in Albuquerque, NM, for over 40 years. He provides a wide range of cosmetic, restorative, and general dental services, with a special emphasis on the treatment of TMJ disorder. Some of our most popular services include:

To request an appointment with Dr. Kelly, please fill out our online form or call (505) 256-1770.

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"We believe that every patient has infinite worth and should be treated with dignity and respect. We are dedicated to educating, creating awareness, and empowering people to make treatment choices that are consistent with their own beliefs, needs and desires." Dr. Tim Kelly

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