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Dental Crowns

Do you find yourself hiding your smile because of a broken or decayed tooth that also makes tasks like eating and speaking difficult?

The team at New Mexico Smile Center in Albuquerque, NM, can ease discomfort and restore your smile with a porcelain dental crown.

Learn how our dentist, Dr. Steve Ollason, can repair and protect compromised teeth using the latest technology, materials, and techniques.

Crowns Also Offer Incredible Aesthetic Benefits

We can use dental crowns for more than just restorative purposes. They have a wide range of applications in cosmetic dentistry as well.

If you have a tooth that looks worn, slightly misshapen, or deeply discolored, a crown can provide a more comprehensive, lasting solution than other cosmetic treatments like dental bonding or teeth whitening may be able to.

Reach out to our dentist to find out if a new porcelain crown is the answer to your cosmetic needs.

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If you have a painful tooth that you think may need a dental crown, Dr. Ollason will provide an exam and recommendation so that you can make an informed decision about your care.

We know that dental problems not only cause physical discomfort — they can be a source of worry. Our team will make every effort to help put you at ease during your visit to our Albuquerque, NM, dental office. Our dentistry practice uses state-of-the-art technology and materials when restoring damaged teeth so that you can enjoy the best possible results.

To learn more about treating a painful tooth, dental crowns, or dental implants, or to schedule an appointment at New Mexico Smile Center in Albuquerque, NM, contact us online or call:

(505) 275-1663

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Hear From Our Patients "Their entire team are kind and compassionate."


Janell Valdez


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Awesome staff. Excellent care. From Marie, Rae,Jan, and the always marvelous Marie, this is the dentist offfice for you and your family.

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Amy Liotta


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NM Smile Center rocks! I have been a patient for many years. Dr. Steve, Marie, Michelle, Rae Ann and their entire team are kind and compassionate. I am grateful to be treated by such a great group of humans.

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Dental Care You Can Afford Discounts and Flexible Financing Are Available

When developing a treatment plan at New Mexico Smile Center, we take into account your budget so that you can receive the expert care you need at a price you can afford.


We accept most insurance plans, and our friendly office staff will file all the necessary paperwork with your carrier so that you can take full advantage of your benefits.

Dental Benefits Program

For patients without insurance, our no-cost Dental Benefits Program offers discounted services to help bring the cost of treatment down.


We also offer financing through CareCredit® for patients who are interested in managing out-of-pocket expenses. Financing options ranging from six to 24 months feature no interest charges for patients that qualify. 

More 5-Star Google Reviews "The best dentist's office in the city!"


Edie Castaneda


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Great service from the initial phone call, through the procedure, and the aftercare! I went in with a considerable amount of dentist-anxiety, but Dr. Ollason was incredible...just the right touch to do the extraction gently and without the need for sedation. I think I have finally found "my dentist"!

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Cruz M


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The best dentist office in the city! The sweetest staff for 15 years...we've had nothing but the best dental care here...what would I do without them all...very knowledgeable and caring! ❤

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The Dental Crown Treatment Process

A small layer of enamel is removed from the treated tooth in order to make room for the crown.

Feeling Nervous About Treatment? Sedation Can Keep You Comfortable

There is minimal pain associated with the dental crown procedure, and we can usually complete it using just local anesthesia. However, we understand that localized numbing may not be enough to guarantee your comfort if you have dental anxiety, tooth or gum sensitivity, or are receiving a crown as part of a more complex treatment, like a root canal. This is why we make sedation available to all our patients. 

Choosing sedation will allow you to deeply relax during your treatment and help the time pass much more easily. To learn more about your options for sedation during dental crown treatment or any other procedure, send us a message online or call our Albuquerque practice at: 

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Dental Crown Timeline

Patients who receive a traditional crown for a damaged tooth at our office can expect several simple steps:
The dental crown process isn't especially uncomfortable, but calming sedation is available to you if you choose.
The dental crown process isn't especially uncomfortable, but calming sedation is available to you if you choose.


Dr. Ollason will examine your teeth in order to develop the best solution to improve your dental health. He can identify any issues and communicate the best plan of action to restore your smile.


Before he can place a temporary crown or permanent crown, our dentist will treat any teeth that need attention.

For example, you may need decayed portions removed or, in more severe cases, require a root canal before proceeding.

Digital Scan

Using advanced dental tools, our dentist will take digital impressions of your tooth and surrounding teeth to ensure your dental crown fits perfectly in your smile. This allows you to skip the mess of traditional impression material.

Temporary Crown

If your crown is being made on-site, your impressions will be sent to our design system. If you choose a traditional crown, they will be sent to a trusted local dental lab that can craft your permanent crown in just a few days.

The lab technicians can customize the shade of your crown so it matches your natural teeth. In the meantime, Dr. Ollason will place a temporary crown over your tooth while your custom permanent restoration is being crafted.

Permanent Crown

Before securing your permanent dental crown in place, any necessary final adjustments will be made so that you can enjoy a perfect fit.

By the end of your appointment, your new crown should feel, function, and appear just like your surrounding teeth. 

Top Reviews From Patients in the Albuquerque Area
"I can't say enough good things about Dr. Ollason."


Anita Foster


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My first visit was memorable for all the right reasons: pleasant, friendly professional staff, on-time and efficient exam - and Dr. Ollason was extremely helpful addressing concerns and questions. Best dental experience I have ever had! I am heading back for extensive work and have every confidence everything will go well.

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Jill Holtz


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I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Ollason. I had my first ever weekend dental emergency on Easter Sunday and he was on call. He met me at the office within an hour to help get me out of pain. He was very professional and helpful and on a holiday/Sunday … wow! I’m grateful to have found him.

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The team of dental professionals at New Mexico Smile Center

New Mexico Smile Center

Dr. Steve Ollason and the team at New Mexico Smile Center are dedicated to helping you create a healthy, radiant smile that lasts a lifetime. We are proudly affiliated with the: 

  • American Dental Association
  • New Mexico Dental Association

If you are ready to transform your smile, request a consultation online or call us at (505) 275-1663 to learn more

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This is a great dental practice--you won't find better in Albuquerque. Dr. Ollason is an excellent dentist and a very personable fellow.

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