Cosmetic Dentistry – Albuquerque, NM

Embrace a Healthy Smile

Woman sharing gorgeous smile after cosmetic dentistry

The health of your teeth, gums, and overall health is of the utmost importance to Dr. Keanna; however, he also recognizes the benefits of achieving and maintaining an aesthetically pleasing smile. This is why he offers various cosmetic dental treatments to improve and enhance smiles plagued by stains, cracks, gaps, and even an overgrowth of gum tissue. If you’re ready to say goodbye to the flaws and imperfections, contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss cosmetic dentistry in Albuquerque, NM.

Why Choose Natural Dental Services for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Ceramic Restorations for Natural Appearances
  • Improved Aesthetics Without the Use of Toxic Materials
  • Smile Makeovers For Complex Cosmetic Needs

Porcelain Veneers

Woman looking at smile after porcelain veneer placement

Veneers are thin ceramic coverings that fit snugly over the surface of your teeth. Versatile enough to cover chips, cracks, gaps, misshapen and misaligned teeth, stains, and discoloration, they are considered a permanent cosmetic solution and made according to your desired size, shape, and color. They can also last a decade or longer with proper maintenance. You can achieve a fully transformed smile with veneers in just two dental appointments.

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Natural, Ceramic Dental Restorations

Several different types of natural and ceramic dental restorations

Using biocompatible materials instead of traditional metal, our restorations are safe to use even on patients with severe allergies and sensitivities. Crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and fillings are all BPA-free and non-toxic. Instead, we use porcelain that is durable, natural in appearance, and long-lasting, so you can worry less about the problem areas of your smile and instead, embrace a healthier, more beautiful aesthetic.

Dental Bonding

Woman looking at smile after dental bonding treatment

Direct bonding is an alternative to veneers that uses tooth-colored resin to cover minor tooth imperfections. Hiding chips, cracks, and stains, your cosmetic dentist will apply it directly onto the tooth’s surface and sculpt it into place. Once complete, the resin will harden, and you’ll receive a final polish. Although it’s much more stain-resistant than tooth enamel, it’s important you limit/avoid smoking or consuming dark-colored beverages and foods, as they can become discolored over time.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Dental patient placing a take home teeth whitening tray

If stains and discoloration are causing you to feel embarrassed by your smile, our team can equip you with take-home teeth whitening kits. Using the Bravo system, you can notice dramatic results in as little as two weeks when used correctly. Depending on your lifestyle habits and commitment to better oral hygiene, your brighter, whiter smile can last for several months before needing a touch-up.

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Gum Recontouring

Animated smile in need of gum recontouring

An overgrowth of gum tissue can be bothersome. It can also increase your risk for gum disease if left untreated. While there are many reasons it can form in the first place, Dr. Keanna is pleased to provide gum recontouring as a safe and effective solution. Using various instruments and equipment to carefully remove soft oral tissue, he can reshape your gum line to create a more uniform, pleasing aesthetic.

Smile Makeovers

Woman sharing smile after makeover

If you feel as if your smile is too far gone to undergo successful treatment, consider a smile makeover. Combining restorative and cosmetic services into one plan, Dr. Keanna can transform your appearance in a healthy and natural way. Whether you need veneers and gum recontouring or metal-free restorations, teeth whitening, and dental implants, we will take the time to listen to your needs and craft a plan that is right for you.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

 Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?

Cosmetic dental services are available at a range of price points. Some treatments, such as take-home teeth whitening, often cost just a few hundred dollars. In contrast, a full set of veneers can run tens of thousands of dollars.

During your consultation, we can share specific pricing information with you and help you understand your payment options, such as low-interest financing. Also, we advise you to keep in mind that even though cosmetic dentistry can seem expensive, it is actually an investment. It has the potential to boost your confidence and possibly even help you move forward in your career.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Covered by Insurance?

Treatments that are only for aesthetic purposes are generally not covered by dental insurance. Therefore, you should not expect your plan to cover teeth whitening, veneers, or other services whose benefits are primarily cosmetic.

However, if a treatment both enhances your smile and improves your oral health, your insurance might cover part of its cost. This is often the case with metal-free crowns.

Our practice is not in-network with any insurance plans, but we can still help you file claims so you do not miss out on any benefits.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Safe?

As long as your treatment is provided by a qualified team of dental professionals, there is very little risk involved in cosmetic dentistry. We never recommend any procedures that come with a high risk of harm to our patients, and we always strive to be upfront about the pros and cons of the services we offer.

Cosmetic dentistry is only risky under certain circumstances. For example, getting treatment from an unlicensed provider or trying to enhance your smile when you have severe oral health problems could lead to undesirable consequences, including lasting harm to your dental well-being,

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

The results of cosmetic dentistry can last anywhere from a few months to many years. It depends on which services you undergo and how you care for your smile. Usually, teeth whitening can last several months or a few years, whereas veneers may endure for up to 15 years or longer. Metal-free crowns can also last a decade or longer.

To keep your smile looking as good as possible for as long as possible, you should:

  • Maintain a thorough oral hygiene routine.
  • Eat a balanced, nutritious diet.
  • Attend regular dental checkups.
  • Wear a mouthguard when you play sports or participate in other activities that might lead to oral injuries.
  • Avoid the use of cigarettes and chewing tobacco.