Feel Good. Look Good. Because Dentistry Isn't Just A Science, It’s An Art.
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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
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- 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.

"Coming in not only as a new patient, but a new patient in quite a bit of pain needing an extraction. I was beside myself with anxiety and pain. Dr. Fife and his whole staff were so nice and calming and got me in right away to have my procedure without anxiety. I plan on continuing to have my dental issues addressed with Dr. Fife’s office and have a happier, healthier and stress free mouth!"


Dental Crown Types

Multiple materials are used to make today’s dental crowns, including cosmetic options that will blend with your natural teeth. If you need a crown to protect damaged or decayed teeth, Fife Dental Care can help you choose the best option. We’ll work with you to find a solution that fits your budget and aesthetic preferences, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions about the treatment process so you know you’re making the best choice.

Types of Dental Crownscrowns

Today’s dental crowns are available in a variety of materials. There are four primary types of dental crown:

  • Base metal alloys, which utilize a combination of corrosion-resistant metals.
  • Gold alloys, which combine gold with copper and other metals.
  • Porcelain-fused metals, which utilize a metal crown bounded with a porcelain exterior.
  • Ceramic crowns, which are made entirely of porcelain-based materials and/or zirconia.

All crown types are available at Fife Dental Care, and each has its benefits and drawbacks depending on your individual needs.

Which Type of Dental Crown is Best?

For front teeth, ceramic crowns are the most popular and best option. They can be colored to match your natural teeth, and the untrained eye will not be able to identify the crown. Your smile will get the benefits of esthetics as well as strength and quality from this type of crown.

Other types of crowns may be indicated for different reasons—typically, high quality porcelain-fused to metal crowns or gold crowns (usually upon patient request).

Choosing the Best Option

If you need a dental crown, Fife Dental Care can help you choose the best type for your individual needs and budget. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and discuss your options with Dr. Fife!

Call 505.994.1700 to learn more about our dentistry services.