Many factors can tarnish a person’s smile, including trauma and tooth decay. Sometimes even the most dedicated dental hygiene routine cannot prevent tooth discoloration or susceptibility to damage. Caring for the appearance as well as the health of your teeth can make your smile more radiant from the inside out. Cosmetic dentistry enhances the aesthetic characteristics of your teeth, dramatically improving your self-confidence and quality of life. At our Las Cruces, New Mexico office, we offer several advanced cosmetic procedures at Gentle Care Dentistry that can correct dental imperfections and produce radiant results.
For more information about our cosmetic dentistry services, you can schedule your consultation by calling our office today at 575-524-3722.
What Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve
Experiencing significant dental injuries can impair the beauty of your teeth and cause you to refrain from smiling with confidence. Cracks, chips, or tooth decay can create a displeasing appearance, but cosmetic dentistry can restore the structure of your teeth and boost your self-esteem.
Gaps can form between your teeth for various reasons. At Gentle Care Dentistry, we offer a range of cosmetic services that can help close the spaces between your teeth. Depending on the severity of the condition, a patient may qualify for dental treatments that yield immediate results.
Having a white smile is an aesthetic ideal many patients desire. However, certain foods and lifestyle choices can contribute to stained or discolored teeth. Gentle Care Dentistry can brighten your smile with the most appropriate treatment for your unique needs.
Cosmetic Dentistry Services
Bonding and White Filling
Dental bonding is a quick and painless treatment that can be used to correct cracks, gaps, and discoloration. It is also an inconspicuous alternative to noticeable amalgam fillings. Patients who opt for enhancement using dental bonding can enjoy beautiful and long-lasting cosmetic results.
Crowns are made of sturdy materials that can protect and strengthen weak teeth. At Gentle Care Dentistry, we provide our patients with the choice between traditional or same-day crowns. By using CEREC 3D technology, your dentist can craft and attach your dental restoration during a single visit.
Losing a permanent tooth can be upsetting and uncomfortable, especially when it affects the way your smile looks. Dental implants are a permanent approach to replacing missing teeth and preserving the integrity of the jawbone. Patients can choose between traditional or mini dental implants, depending on their needs.
Porcelain veneers are permanent dental restorations that can correct gaps between the teeth and create a smoother, stronger tooth surface. These thin pieces of porcelain can also give the teeth a brighter and healthier looking appearance. Over a series of appointments, patients can receive customized veneers that fulfill their cosmetic goals.
Teeth whitening is a simple way to give your smile a visibly brighter aesthetic. At Gentle Care Dentistry, we perform UV light whitening treatment that can make your teeth four to eight shades whiter. Additionally, we can create custom teeth whitening trays for at-home treatment to maintain those pearly whites.
During your first visit to Gentle Care Dentistry, we will take the time to learn about your medical history and dental expectations. By creating a strong foundation of trust and communication, your dentist can give you individualized care. If you would like to expedite your first visit, you can print and fill out the required new patient forms before you arrive.
We provide online scheduling to make the appointment process quick and easy. If you will think you will be late or have to reschedule your appointment, please contact the office as soon as possible.
Many cosmetic dental procedures result in little to no pain. Depending on the intensity of the treatment and the extent of correction necessary, your dentist may prescribe pain medication to manage any discomfort. The use of cold compresses can also alleviate some of the side effects after a dental cosmetic procedure.
Our patients can choose from a selection of financing options, including payment plans, dental insurance, cash, credit, and checks. We work with Delta Dental, United Concordia, and other insurance plans. Our highly trained financial coordinator can help you determine the type of financing that is best for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is dental bonding made of?
Dental bonding is composed of plastic or glass polymer resin. This material looks and feels like natural teeth and can help with the prevention of tooth decay.
Should I quit smoking before getting a dental implant?
Smoking increases the likelihood of dental implant failure, among other oral conditions. It is recommended that patients quit smoking before their procedure to ensure optimal results.
How can I replace multiple missing teeth without dental implants?
Patients who want to replace multiple missing teeth without having permanent dental implants may want to consider getting dentures. Dentures are removable false teeth that are customized to your oral anatomy.
Am I a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry?
The best way to find out how you can benefit from cosmetic dentistry is by scheduling an appointment at Gentle Care Dentistry. Your dentist will go over your options with you and develop a plan that addresses your oral concerns.