If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, there are a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can help to improve the look of your smile. From whitening to veneers, we provide multiple options to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Many of these treatments can be completed in as little as one visit to our dental office!
If you have teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or misaligned, a variety of cosmetic solutions are available to you. One popular option is porcelain veneers, which involve bonding thin shells of porcelain to the front of your teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers are custom-made to fit your smile and can last for many years with proper care.
Veneers can improve the look of your teeth because they can be shaped and colored to match your existing teeth. Your dentist in Albuquerque, NM can place them on the surface of your front teeth to correct minor imperfections. They can also be used to close gaps between teeth and reshape broken or misshapen teeth. However, they are not as resistant to damage as dental crowns.
Teeth whitening is the subtle process of removing the stains from the teeth surfaces using teeth whitening agents that contain hydrogen peroxide. There are two types of teeth whitening available. The first type is called an in-office procedure. This procedure often involves the use of a special light or laser to speed up the bleaching process. The second type of treatment involves using customized trays and whitening gel that you use at home over the course of a few weeks. Both techniques can help you to achieve a brighter smile.
If your teeth have minor chips or cracks, composite bonding may be an excellent solution for you. During this treatment, we will apply a composite resin material to the damaged tooth to restore its function and shape. The resin is then cured using a high-intensity curing light, which will help the material to harden quickly. In just one visit to our office, you can restore your smile’s appearance and function in one quick visit!
If your teeth are crooked, overcrowded, or have an uneven bite, you may be a great candidate for orthodontic treatment. Although orthodontics primarily aims at restoring the alignment of one’s teeth, it indirectly enhances the aesthetics of one’s smile as well. Also, perfectly aligned teeth are easier to clean and maintain.
A dental crown is a piece of tooth-shaped porcelain that is placed over a tooth to cover it and restore its shape, size, and strength, as well as improve its appearance. Usually, a crown is made in a dental lab using impressions taken from a patient’s tooth. But these days, CEREC technology allows dentists to make a crown in a single visit using a high-quality ceramic block. This means no temporary crowns and no waiting two weeks in between appointments are needed.
To find out more about the dental services offered at our dental practice, call (505) 292-8515 or go online to schedule a consultation. You can also visit us at 8400 Osuna Rd NE, Suite 5B, Albuquerque 87111.