Feel Good. Look Good. Because Dentistry Isn't Just A Science, It’s An Art.
Call us at: 505.994.1700
Steven Fife DDS, PC
2240 Grande Blvd SE Suite 101
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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"Thank you for all your consideration and time to help our son. Even when the hospital messed up his prescription, you came through for us and faxed a copy! We sure appreciate all of your efforts!"

- The B. Family
"I appreciate you taking me back as a patient. You do top notch work and everyone is extremely helpful. Making the drive across town is difficult but worth it. Thanks again!"

- Kim A.
"Thank you so very much for giving back my self confidence and my true smile. You are such a great dentist and a wonderful person. From the bottom of my heart, your service is highly appreciated!"

- Jocelyn
"I just wanted to say thank you and let you know how much I appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule. You were such a sweet heart about the
whole thing."

- Gina
"This is just a small token of appreciation for all you have done for us and our little family. We can't thank you enough for the care and compassion you have shown all of us! You have always gone above and beyond for us and we are truly grateful. Thanks for everything!"

- Kenton and Marina
"Thank you for giving me a gorgeous smile. It has really boosted my confidence and helped me to feel better about my smile! You're amazing and your staff is so wonderful. The results are just fabulous.
Thank you and Bless you!"

- Katrina L.

"I have always had a phobia when it came to the dentist and had neglected going to the dentist for several years. Dr Fife and his staff are caring professionals and put me at ease. I will be keeping up with and no longer neglecting my dental care!"

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Dental Crowns

At Fife Dental Care in Rio Rancho, NM, we strive to help patients maintain their oral health and enhance
the beauty of their smiles while preserving their natural teeth. Dental crowns are one way we can accomplish
both goals.

Call 505.994.1700 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Fife.

Dental Crown Applications

Dental crowns can be used for both restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry applications.

Dental crowns are often used to cap a tooth that has had infected pulp and nerve tissue removed during a root canal procedure. The crown provides a protective covering from both the stress of biting and chewing and from bacteria that cause decay.

Dental crowns may also be used to cap a tooth that has been worn
down by bruxism and/or has been chipped or broken to restore a
normal appearance.

At Fife Dental Care, we use porcelain crowns because of their durability, and we carefully select the labs that make the dental crowns to ensure you get the most natural-looking tooth possible.

The Dental Crown Procedure

In order to provide a dental crown that fits perfectly and looks natural, the procedure requires two office visits. During the first visit, Dr. Fife will examine your tooth and prepare it for the dental crown. In order to ensure the crown fits securely, your tooth may need to be resized, either by filing (to make smaller) or filling (to make bigger). Molds of the prepared tooth and surrounding teeth will be taken and sent to a lab to create a custom dental crown. A temporary cap will be placed on the prepared tooth to protect it.

During the second visit, the temporary cap will be removed and the permanent crown attached. We do our best to minimize time between appointments and schedule visits when it is convenient for you.

Are Dental Crowns Right for You?

Dental crowns are an effective restorative and cosmetic option for many conditions, but there may be times when the natural tooth cannot be spared. Dr. Fife can determine if capping a natural tooth is the best way to restore your smile or if Albuquerque dental implants present a better alternative for long-term dental health. Contact us to schedule an appointment at Fife Dental Care.