Cosmetic Dentistry

Are you unhappy with the way your smile looks? Let Dr. Reiter and his staff at Advanced Dental of Las Cruces help you today!

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the look of your smile rather than the function. Everything from the color of your teeth to the way they are aligned can be corrected with cosmetic dentistry.

How can dental veneers help me?

Dental veneers are able to cover minor cosmetic flaws that are affecting the appearance of your smile. Problems such as cracks, chips, misshapen teeth, or deeply stained teeth can all be corrected with dental veneers.

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a cap that goes over your tooth, completely covering the surface of the tooth to the gum-line. The crown, made of porcelain, metal, metal fused to porcelain, or porcelain and zirconia, is shaped and formed to your tooth. In addition to protecting your tooth, a crown can change the shape and size of your tooth, blending perfectly with the natural appearance of your other teeth.

Do I Need a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are used in a variety of cases where a tooth may have been damaged. Crowns are most commonly used when dental decay is present. For instance, if a cavity is filled, but the tooth has sustained some damage from the cavity, the tooth may be crowned to protect it. A dental crown can also be placed after root canals to save the tooth itself and help protect the remaining structure from further damage. The crown will block out any food or bacteria that may enter into the tooth.

When your tooth is broken or damaged due to trauma or injury, a crown can be placed over the tooth to keep it safe and avoid more damage. The crown will reshape the tooth and provide you with a natural feel.

Replace Missing Teeth with a Dental Bridge

If you are missing one or more teeth in a series, dental bridges may be the right option for you. The dental bridge will use supporting teeth on either side of the gap to secure crowns and hold a replacement tooth in place. The crowns will look and feel like your natural teeth, so you will not have a problem when it comes to eating and chewing. We also have implant-supported bridges to securely replace three or more missing teeth and prevent any jawbone deterioration underneath.

What is the difference between OTC dental whiteners and professional teeth whiteners?

OTC teeth whitening solutions are not as potent as what you’ll get in the professional solutions from Advanced Dental. This means they cannot whiten as much, or as fast, as the dental whitening options we have available.

What orthodontic options are available at Advanced Dental?

Advanced Dental has two orthodontic options:

  • Invisalign – Invisalign’s clear plastic aligners that remake your smile are comfortable, easy to maintain, and invisible. They also can realign your whole smile in as little at 12 months.
  • Six Month Smiles – This solution focuses only on the teeth that show when you smile. These teeth are sometimes referred to as the “social six.” That is one of the reasons they are able to get the job done in such a short amount of time.

What is teeth contouring/crown lengthening?

Dr. Reiter can reshape an oddly formed tooth to help it fit more uniformly into your smile. This procedure is painless and fast. He can also adjust the level of your gum-line to expose more of the natural crown of your tooth.

What is gum reshaping?

Balance between the visible part of teeth and the gum-line is an important part of a great smile. Gum reshaping will restore that balance to a gummy smile, which has been dominated by too much gum and not enough tooth.

What is a smile makeover?

With a single treatment plan, Dr. Reiter can completely remake the appearance of your smile. A smile makeover will use the perfect combination of our cosmetic treatments to help you get a smile you can be proud of.

What is Snap-On Smile?

This dental prosthetic snaps onto the front of your teeth to give you the appearance of a great smile. It is removable and requires no corrective dental work. We’ll just take impressions, and then you will get your Snap-On Smile in a few weeks.

How can tooth bonding help me?

Dental bonding is one quick way to fix several cosmetic flaws. Small chips, cracks, and other irregularities can be corrected by applying a tooth-colored composite resin.

Are you interested in Cosmetic Dentistry? Call Advanced Dental of Las Cruces today at (575) 680-1314 to schedule your appointment.