Cosmetic dentistry can encompass a wide range of procedures, from porcelain veneers to teeth whitening. The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to change the appearance of your smile in order to make you feel better about the way you look when you smile or laugh. By improving the appearance of your teeth, you can also improve your self-esteem and self-confidence.
Some of the most common cosmetic procedures are the following:
You should come in for teeth whitening if you are not satisfied with the color of your teeth or if you have a special event coming up and want to look your best. We offer both in-office and at-home whitening treatments, so you can pick the one that will work best for you. We will make sure that you are comfortable during the treatment process with our use of laser dentistry and digital imaging. This will allow us to ensure that your teeth are getting the proper amount of whitening without causing sensitivity or damage to your tooth enamel. We will also provide you with an at-home kit that you can use to maintain the results of the in-office procedure.
A composite resin is a tooth-colored plastic mixture filled with glass particles and ceramic particles for added strength and durability. It’s applied directly onto teeth to change color, shape, or size. Composite resin is used for cosmetic purposes like fixing small chips and cracks in your teeth to improve the overall appearance of your smile.
Another advantage of composite resins is that they can be molded and polished to look like your natural teeth. The dentist will sculpt the bonding material so it blends seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. This makes it a good option for closing gaps between your teeth and repairing chipped teeth.
When teeth are discolored, chipped, oddly shaped, or misaligned, dental veneers can conceal these flaws and give you a beautiful smile. They are designed to be thin shells of ceramic that go over the front of the tooth. They are custom-made to fit you perfectly. Dental veneers are stain-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about them changing color. With proper care, they can last for many years before needing to be replaced.
When you come in for your consultation, the dentist will be able to let you know if you are a good candidate for dental veneers. If you are, they will also be able to recommend the proper shade for the new veneer to match your natural teeth.
Dental implants are a popular option for patients who want to replace missing teeth because they mimic natural teeth better than other restorative procedures. They are comprised of three parts – the implant, the abutment, and the crown. The implant is placed into the jawbone during a minor oral surgical procedure. During the healing process, a small connector post called an “abutment” is attached to the implant. This holds the dental crown securely in place. Once the crown is ready, the abutment is removed, and the permanent restoration is cemented onto the dental implant. The result is a beautiful new tooth that looks and feels completely natural.
There are several benefits to dental implants for patients. They improve both the appearance and function of a smile. They are also designed to last a lifetime with proper care. This means that patients who choose dental implants to replace their missing or damaged teeth won’t have to worry about replacing them. Their smile will look beautiful and natural for a lifetime.
To find out more about the dental services offered at our dental practice, call (505) 292-8515 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 8400 Osuna Rd NE, Suite 5B, Albuquerque 87111.
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