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Dental Crowns

A damaged tooth can cause discomfort and stress, and make daily activities like eating or speaking a challenge.

Dr. James Slaman offers durable dental crowns to restore damaged teeth and improve the look of your smile–often in just one visit.

Let's take a closer look at dental crowns at our office in Albuquerque, NM…

Custom Dental Crowns
Crafted from Quality Materials

Dental crowns have many functions and benefits, The procedure might even be recommended to improve the appearance of your smile. Our dental office offers traditional and same-day crowns with our innovative CEREC® system. Whether you need to strengthen a damaged tooth or replace a missing tooth with an implant-supported crown, we're confident we have a solution to meet your dental needs.

Dental Crowns Provide Many Benefits

Boosted Confidence

Many dental concerns can detract from your appearance. A dental crown often improves the look of a damaged tooth, allowing you to flaunt a healthier-looking smile.

Durable Protection

Dental crowns can protect a compromised tooth that is decayed, broken, or chipped by providing extra strength and structure.

Long-Lasting Effects

With proper maintenance and care, crowns can last for 10 years or more, allowing patients to bite and chew without worry.

Natural-Looking Results

Designed to look and function like natural teeth, a dental crown matches your surrounding teeth to blend into your smile seamlessly.

Dental Crowns

In this video, Dr. James Slaman discusses the purpose of dental crowns, candidacy requirements, and how long a crown lasts. You may need a dental crown if you have a broken or decayed tooth, or a tooth with a large filling that needs replacing. The crown can last more than a decade with proper care.

A Dentist with the Highest Standards of Care Request a Consultation Today

With over 20 years of dental experience, Dr. Slaman considers himself a perfectionist. He is passionate about providing the best care to all his patients by keeping up with continuing education. His office is equipped with not just the latest state-of-the-art technology in dentistry, but also perks to make your visit as comfortable as possible. We offer warm blankets, headphones, gourmet coffee, and filtered water. To learn more about whether a crown is right for you, request a consultation or call our Albuquerque, NM, office at: 

(505) 881-7586

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This is the first time in 50 years that I love going to the dentist. Dr. Slaman is so caring. His associates all professional and fun. Always have great results.

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Dr. Slaman has been our family's dentist for many years. He and his staff provide quality dental care in an atmosphere of warmth and friendliness. Their professionalism is unmatched, and we are grateful for their excellent care.

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In this video, Bonnie discusses her dental patient experience with Dr. James Slaman. Bonnie has had dental issues since she was young. Dr. Slaman has improved the function of her smile, which has had a significant impact on her overall health.

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Types of Crowns Offered at Our Dental Office

We offer a range of crowns at our office in Albuquerque, such as porcelain, gold, and ceramic. Dr. Slaman will work with you to recommend the crown type that best fits your individual dental needs and goals.


A porcelain crown is virtually impossible to distinguish from a natural tooth. Made to match any shade flawlessly, porcelain is an excellent option for patients who want results that are both aesthetic and reliable in strength and durability.


Dr. Slaman is renowned for his skill with gold crowns. This type is typically recommended for the restoration of your back molars. It is incredibly strong and can withstand tremendous force. If you chronically clench your teeth, a gold crown may be a good option for you.

IPS e.max®

This type of material has a more lifelike effect compared to gold. IPS e.max has a slight translucence, allowing the material to interact with light as natural enamel does. This results in a sparkle that will leave you with a brighter smile and healthier-looking teeth.


Similar to IPS e.max, zirconia is an advanced ceramic that comes in a variety of shades. Our dentist will select the color that best matches your surrounding teeth for a seamless fit. Zirconia is reliable and extremely durable, and may be a good option for strengthening back teeth.

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I've been going here for about 15 years, I guess. Super friendly staff that has been there forever. Gentle and professional. Cutting edge with tech and the most up to date methods and equipment. Highly recommend!!

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Jovannah Saenz


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Love, love, love the staff. They’re caring, transparent, gentle, and respectful. My visits are always pleasant, which says a lot considering how scary the dentist’s office can be.

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The State-of-the-Art CEREC System  Say Goodbye to Temporary Crowns

Whenever possible, Dr. Slaman will use our CEREC dentistry system to provide natural-looking permanent crowns in a single appointment at our Albuquerque, NM, office. By using a high-tech scanner to take impressions of your tooth, we're able to create custom designs that fit your tooth like a glove.

Patients can enjoy results in just one dental visit without worrying about repeat trips to the dentist or temporary crowns. Despite their advantages, CEREC crowns are not right for everyone. Our dentist will evaluate your needs and provide the treatment recommendation that is best for you.

What to Expect during Treatment

Creating crowns on-site allows us to closely oversee every step, from design to placement.
Creating crowns on-site allows us to closely oversee every step, from design to placement.


Our dentist uses digital x-rays and an intraoral camera to evaluate your tooth and determine if a crown is the right option. After we decide you're a good candidate, we'll work with you to select a restorative material that best fits your functional and aesthetic dental needs.


If extensive decay is present or a tooth root is compromised, root canal treatment is required before a crown can be placed.


If you opt for a same-day crown, our dentist uses a scanner to take 3-D impressions of your tooth. The models are incredibly precise and eliminate the need for messy impression trays.


This information is sent to our in-office CEREC machine, which works similarly to a 3-D printer. The machine will create your restoration based on your digital impressions, which will guide automated tools in shaping a block of porcelain. The process usually takes less than an hour and allows you to skip the wait and temporary crown necessary for traditional lab-crafted restorations.


After the crown is ready, it is placed over the tooth and examined for comfort. Your dentist will make any necessary adjustments before securely bonding the crown to your tooth.

How to Care for Your Dental Crown

To ensure the longevity of your new crown, we recommend several tips:

  • Avoid chewing ice and biting your nails
  • When flossing, slide floss to the side instead of lifting it up and out
  • Practice good dental hygiene
  • Schedule twice-yearly dental appointments

What Is the Cost of Dental Crowns?

The cost of a dental crown depends on a few factors, such as what restorative material you select and which tooth is treated. The cost can also depend on any preparatory procedures such as dental implant surgery or a root canal.

If you have dental insurance, your crown should be partially or fully covered unless it is an elective treatment. We also accept CareCredit® financing and offer in-office payment plans at our Albuquerque office to help offset the price of dental care. Please let us know if you have any questions, and we're happy to walk you through the process.

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Without a doubt the best dental practice in the Albuquerque area. Dr. Slaman is highly competent and personable. His staff is, without exception, kind, considerate and just plain nice! The whole experience is geared to putting the patient at ease knowing care is first rate. I felt like I was treated to the VIP level at all times. It is rare to find an entire organization where you can’t find a single suggestion for improvement, but the Dr. Slaman team is as near to perfect as you can get!

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Austin Ginn


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Dr Slaman and employees are very porfessional. I was explained treatment and my options very throughly. The office is very clean and comfortable. Dr Slaman actually seems to care and be interested in my dental health, other places seem to just want to get paid and move on to the next client.

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Fill the Gap in Your Smile Implant-Supported Crowns and Dental Bridges

Losing a tooth can have an impact on your self-esteem, oral function, and oral health. Our dentist in Albuquerque, NM, can restore your bite, boost your self-confidence, and improve your oral health with a dental bridge or implant-supported crown.

Implant-Supported Crowns

When a tooth is lost, the lack of dental roots causes the bone tissue in your jaw to begin to deteriorate. This is because the roots of a tooth provide stimulation to your jawbone, keeping it healthy and strong. Without prompt treatment, jawbone atrophy can lead to shifting teeth, sunken cheeks, and additional tooth loss. Dental implants act like tooth roots and are the only treatment proven to stop jawbone atrophy. Dr. Slaman in Albuquerque can fill the gap in your smile with an implant-supported crown that acts, feels, and looks just like a natural tooth.

Dental Bridges

A traditional dental bridge uses the two teeth on either side of the gap in your smile as anchor points. These teeth are capped with dental crowns to support replacement teeth. While a traditional dental bridge does not offer the same stability or protection to your jawbone as an implant-supported restoration, it can keep your teeth from shifting and restore function. Dental bridges also provide a more affordable way to restore oral function and complete your smile.

Dr. James Slaman DDS

James Slaman, DDS, PC

Dr. James Slaman specializes in cosmetic dentistry and offers a full selection of general and restorative treatments. Dr. Slaman is a member of various professional associations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Spear Faculty Club​

To request an appointment at our Albuquerque, NM, dental office, contact us online or call (505) 881-7586.

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