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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
"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 always have a great visit at Fife! Marla and Dr. Fife are so awesome and welcoming! Marla is definitely the warmest and friendliest dental hygienist I’ve ever had! You can definitely tell they care about their patients. I definitely recommend them!"

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Tooth Replacement Options

Missing teeth can be a painful and embarrassing problem. One missing tooth can often lead to additional tooth loss as stress is distributed unevenly across the remaining teeth. If you are currently missing teeth or have teeth that may need to be extracted due to damage or decay, Fife Dental Care can help you choose the right tooth replacement option to protect your oral health.

Why Replace a Missing Tooth?

Teeth are held in place in part by their roots, which are anchored within the jaw, and the presence of neighboring teeth. However, teeth are not firmly fixed in place; they can and do move when force is applied to them. This is what makes dental realignment (braces) effective; it’s also one reason why one missing tooth can lead to additional tooth loss.

When one tooth is lost, the surrounding teeth may begin to shift into that empty space, causing them to loosen in their sockets. Additionally, each lost tooth places greater stress on the remaining teeth during chewing and other activities. This can lead to greater likelihood of breakage and enamel wear.

Tooth Replacement Options

There are multiple options for replacing a missing tooth or teeth, depending on
your situation:

  • Dental Implants are single prosthetic teeth that are anchored to your jaw bone with a small titanium rod. The implant looks and functions like a natural tooth.
  • Dental Bridges consist of one or more prosthetic teeth held in place by abutment teeth on either side. The abutment teeth may be your natural teeth or implants. The bridge fills the gap of missing teeth but rests on the gum line rather than beneath it.
  • Partials and Dentures are removable devices made to fit your mouth. Partial and full dentures are available, depending on the number of teeth you need replaced.

Depending on the number of teeth you need replaced, the current health of your smile, and your budget for dental care, the best option may vary. Contact Fife Dental Care for a consultation today to learn more about your options.

Learn more about tooth replacement options.
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