Cosmetic dentistry involves a variety of procedures to improve you smile. It can range from something as simple as tooth whitening or as complex as surgical orthodontics. Dr. Giaquinto has extensive experience in cosmetic dentistry techniques and has helped thousands of patients seeking cosmetic dentistry in Albuquerque to achieve the smile they thought they could only dream about. We realize that having a healthy, bright, beautiful smile enhances your appearance and we want you to smile with confidence. Thanks to the advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, we are able to improve our teeth and smiles with quick, painless and surprisingly affordable treatments.

Cosmetic dental treatments can:

  • Change the size, shape, and alignment of certain teeth.
  • Fill in unattractive spaces between teeth.
  • Improve or correct bites.
  • Lighten or brighten the color of teeth.
  • Repair decayed, broken, cracked, or chipped teeth.
  • Replace missing teeth.
  • Replace old or worn dental treatments.

Tooth Whitening

One form of cosmetic dentistry in Albuquerque is tooth whitening, which is used to brighten the natural color of the tooth enamel. It is an easy, non-invasive way to improve the appearance and of your smile. There are several different ways we can whiten a patients teeth. The Home tooth whitening systems are the most popular method, and can give patients dramatic results. However, before beginning a tooth whitening regimen, it’s important to determine if any fillings, crowns or other restorations need to be replaced, as tooth whitening only works on the natural tooth enamel. In our office, replacements will be done after the bleaching, so your new fillings will match the new color of your teeth.

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Please feel free to call our office today and make an appointment to evaluate teeth whitening. We can be reached at 505-899-7645.

Botox & Derma-Fill

What is Botox?

Every day it seems a new condition can be treated with this protein. As we’re uncovering the numerous benefits of Botox, it appears that our efforts in performing cosmetic dentistry in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque is not just for enhancing physical appearances. It has been reported in medical research that “BoNT [Botox] is used for pain relief in numerous conditions including tension headaches, migraine headaches, post-herpetic neuralgia and myofacial TMD,” according to PubMed Central.

Botox is currently the number one cosmetic treatment in the United States. It stops your body from making wrinkles by hindering the movement that causes them in the first place. Botox is a trade name for botulinum toxin, which comes in the form of a purified protein. The mechanism of action for Botox is really quite simple. Botox is a muscle relaxer. When the muscle does not contract, the dynamic motion that causes wrinkles in the skin will stop. The skin then starts to smooth out, and in approximately three to ten days after treatment, the skin above those muscles becomes nice and smooth. The effects of Botox last for approximately three to four months, at which time the patient will need to repeat the treatment. Botox has also been used for important clinical uses for patients with chronic TMJ and facial pain. Botox is also used to complement esthetic dentistry cases, as a minimally invasive alternative to surgically treating high lip line cases, denture patients who have trouble adjusting to new dentures, lip augmentation, and has uses in orthodontic cases where retraining of the facial muscles is necessary.

Ask our dentist about whether Botox treatment as a form of cosmetic dentistry in Rio Rancho, NM or Albuquerque, NM is right for you.

What are Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers will volumize wrinkles, creases, and folds around the face in areas that have lost fat and collagen as we age. After age 30, we all lose approximately 1% of hyaluronic acid from our bodies. Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm can be injected right underneath these folds to replace the volume lost which creates a younger appearance in the face.

Dermal fillers can be used to complete cosmetic dentistry cases by creating a beautiful, young-looking frame around the teeth. The effect of dermal fillers typically last anywhere from 6 to 12 months at which point the procedure needs to be repeated. Both Botox and dermal fillers are procedures that take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes.

    Payment Options

    Your smile is yours forever, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best dental care when you need it. We have various options for different needs here at Cottonwood Dental. We encourage consulting with our front office staff for payment inquiries pertaining to cosmetic dentistry in Albuquerque as well as cosmetic dental designs in Rio Rancho.

    • Our practice accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans.
    • Our office staff is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork. We’ll work with your insurance provider to make sure that your coverage meets your needs and your budget.

    Please let us know if you have any questions about your insurance coverage.

    Ability to pay is of deep concern to many dental patients. We share your concern and are prepared to offer you a number of payment options. If you have dental insurance, we file claims as a courtesy for our patients. A 5% accounting adjustment is allowed when fees in excess of $2,000 are paid in full by cash or check on the day of treatment, or in advance of scheduling the appointment.

    We accept most major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, CareCredit and Capital One. We are pleased to offer Capital One Healthcare Finance to our patients. Capital One Healthcare Finance is a convenient, no initial payment, low monthly payment plan for dental treatments of $1,000 to $25,000. Additional financing options are available through Enhance Patient Financing, CareCredit and Patient Credit Plan.