Do cosmetic flaws leave you embarrassed to smile? Few of us were born with perfect teeth. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry can transform the appearance of your smile by blending artistry and proven cosmetic treatments that can address misshapen, crooked, and damaged teeth. An attractive smile can have incredible benefits for your personal and professional life.
We are all aware of cosmetic issues that afflict our teeth. Often, these blemishes are the source of embarrassment. Common dental problems that can be treated at our Albuquerque cosmetic dentistry clinic include:
If you wish to address cosmetic dental problems, the first step toward a revamped smile begins with a consultation at our office. One of our doctors will listen to your cosmetic and personal goals. Patients should be in good oral health before undergoing any cosmetic treatment. If you have any outstanding gum disease or tooth decay, those dental problems will need to be addressed before you can gain candidacy for cosmetic bonding, veneers, or clear aligners.
Numerous studies have examined how the attractiveness of our smile informs how others view us. Individuals who have bright smiles are often seen as appearing more confident or even younger. After you have undergone cosmetic treatment at our office, you may find yourself smiling more often. Many of our patients report that they feel more attractive and self-confident after undergoing a cosmetic procedure. If you are seeking a promotion or a romantic relationship, this little boost in confidence can help you reach your professional or personal goals.
Cosmetic dentistry can even have oral health benefits. Minor chips and cracks can lead to heightened sensitivity. Any openings in your enamel also place you at a higher risk of tooth decay. By placing bonding over these areas, you can lower your risk for sensitivity and tooth decay. A bright, attractive smile also motivates patients to want to take care of their teeth and gums through better oral hygiene habits and regular visits to our office.
To address cosmetic problems with your teeth, our office offers bonding, veneers, and Invisalign.
Bonding uses tooth-colored composite resin to reshape the features of your teeth. The material is very versatile and natural-looking. Bonding can be polished to deliver the same reflective properties as enamel. If you have chips or gaps between teeth that you wish to conceal, one of our doctors can artfully apply bonding to reshape and brighten your smile.
Veneers can deliver a smile that’s fit for the red carpet. Many celebrities turn to veneers to deliver drastic cosmetic results. The treatment places a wafer-thin shell made from a durable material (typically porcelain) that covers the front of anterior teeth. Veneers can last for well over 10 years when taken care of and maintained. Placing porcelain veneers often requires removing a small amount of natural tissue, meaning the treatment is not reversible.
If teeth alignment is your biggest cosmetic worry, you can undergo discreet and comfortable Invisalign treatments. The clear aligners fit snugly over teeth and reorientate teeth into better alignment through micro-movements. Invisalign has become a popular alternative to uncomfortable traditional orthodontics.
Cosmetic dentistry can revamp your smile. If misshapen, small, or crooked teeth leave you hesitant to smile, one of our doctors can recommend one or more cosmetic treatments that deliver drastic results. We even offer a comprehensive smile makeover that can lower your overall treatment timeline by combining multiple treatments into one convenient visit. To schedule your cosmetic consultation, call our Albuquerque dental clinic on (505) 323-7700.