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How our team can enhance your smile

Portrait of a young office worker standing in an officehttp:// for your smile with brushing, flossing, and routine visits to the dentist is a great way to prevent certain problems such as tooth loss, disease, and cavities. Unfortunately, even brushing and flossing alone cannot change the appearance of your teeth in many situations. This is why patients in the Albuquerque, NM area will often approach Dr. Steven Holbrook about cosmetic treatments. Cosmetic treatments are treatments that are designed to help patients enhance their smile or change its appearance, and can work for patients with gaps, misalignment, chips, cracks, and permanent staining. 

What cosmetic treatments are available for smile enhancement? 

We encourage patients to speak to our team if they are interested in learning about ways to address imperfections in the smile.

Below are just a few of the more common cosmetic services available at our practice for patients to consider: 

  • Porcelain veneers – veneers are facings that are bonded onto the front of a tooth to cover imperfections
  • Porcelain crowns – porcelain crowns are “caps” made to cover a tooth and offer an extra layer of strength and protection
  • Professional teeth whitening – staining on the teeth can often be lifted with the use of professional-grade teeth bleaching services
  • Composite fillings – made of composite resin, tooth-colored composite fillings are often used to address cavities in the smile in an aesthetic manner
  • Porcelain fixed bridge – missing teeth can be restored with the use of a porcelain bridge, which replaces one or more teeth in a row
  • Dentures – full and partial dentures are also used to replace missing teeth
  • Dental implants – implants are the gold standard in tooth replacement and allows for permanent improvement
  • Invisalign – with clear aligner trays, patients can realign their smile to address mild to moderate malocclusion and bite alignment problems

Ready for a change?

If you are considering how cosmetic dentistry can enhance your smile’s appearance, we encourage you to book a visit with our team in Albuquerque, NM. Dr. Steven Holbrook has over 30 years of experience in providing quality care to individuals in and around the community. Call (505) 881-1159 to request an appointment at 8228 Louisiana Boulevard NE, Suite C.

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What treatments might be included in a smile makeover plan?

Patients of the Albuquerque, NM area who are interested in improving the appeal of their smiles will want to ask their dentist about a smile makeover. Smile makeovers, or full mouth restoration, is a custom-tailored treatment plan developed by the dentist and patient to enhance the smile. This is done for cosmetic purposes, and can boost a patient’s self-esteem and confidence dramatically. Each treatment is different, but in general, most smile makeovers may include any of the following services provided by Dr. Steven E. Holbrook and his team: 

  • Composite bonding – addressing cracked or spaced teeth can be achieved with the use of composite resin bonding, or dental bonding, that provides same-day repair of a patient’s smile.
  • Tooth-colored fillings – areas of decay should always be treated with tooth-colored fillings to ensure seamless repair and an aesthetic appearance. We offer composite fillings that blend in with the patient’s natural tooth enamel.
  • Gum contouring – for patients who have too much gum tissue, their teeth may appear small and they may deal with a “gummy” smile. Contouring the gumline is an easy way to restore balance and harmony with the teeth and gums.
  • Porcelain veneers – covering imperfections is another way to address small problem areas near the front of the smile. Veneers are a great choice, providing coverage for broken, misshapen, permanently stained, or gapped teeth.
  • Dental crowns – crowns are often used to repair a broken or problematic tooth, and cover all visible areas of the tooth. These are made of ceramic to match the patient’s existing smile.
  • Professional teeth whitening – often, all patients need to boost the appearance of their smiles is professional teeth whitening treatments. Many of these treatments can whiten the smile up to eight shades whiter in one treatment!

Are you ready for a smile makeover? 

Dr. Steven E. Holbrook and his team in Albuquerque, NM provide a wide range of aesthetic and restorative services that can be integrated into a smile makeover dental plan. If you are curious to find out more about this and other procedures available at his state-of-the-art facility, contact his office by calling (505) 881-1159. His facility is located at 8228 Louisiana Boulevard, NE Suite C and accepts new patients.  

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Cosmetic services offered to achieve beautiful smiles!

With the use of aesthetic dentistry, patients of the Albuquerque, NM area who are in need of smile enhancement options are encouraged to ask Dr. Steven E. Holbrook and his team about the options available. Cosmetic dental work has become more affordable than ever for patients and continues to be one of the more popular treatment options for new and current patients of the practice. Below are just a few of the more common options provided to patients who are looking to enhance their appearance:

  • Dental implants – replacing missing teeth with dental implants ensures a lifetime of beautiful smiles, as these metal posts are placed right into the jawbone as a tooth root replacement option.
  • Partial and full dentures – dentures are a way of replacing one, several, or all teeth in the smile to restore function and beauty.
  • Porcelain fixed bridge – one or more teeth in a row can be replaced using a porcelain fixed bridge, which is a restoration that uses the adjacent teeth to support a single restoration with crowns and pontics.
  • Porcelain veneers – disguising imperfections of the natural teeth can be achieved with the use of porcelain veneers, which are thin shells of ceramic bonded onto the front of teeth to change their appearance.
  • Dental crowns – crowns are used in restorative and cosmetic dentistry as they can offer an extra layer of protection against breakage when the natural tooth structure is impacted.
  • Professional teeth whitening – brightening the smile with professional-grade whitening solutions is far more effective than anything available over-the-counter at local drugstores.
  • Composite resin fillings – dental bonding is a popular choice for repairing small imperfections of the smile in an affordable way.
  • Invisalign orthodontics – misaligned teeth can be realigned without the use of metal brackets and wires by choosing Invisalign orthodontics as an alternative. This method of realignment is achieved using clear, discreet plastic aligner trays.

Take care of your smile and consider aesthetic enhancement

A healthy smile may not always be a beautiful smile, but this shouldn’t stop patients from learning more about cosmetic dentistry options available to them. If you reside in or around the community of Albuquerque, NM and want to speak to Dr. Steven E. Holbrook about aesthetic dental work, call (505) 881-1159 to schedule an appointment at 8228 Louisiana Boulevard, NE Suite C. Our team is dedicated to helping new and current patients obtain comprehensive dental care and aesthetic work as needed!

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Full mouth reconstruction with Dr. Steven Holbrook

Dr. Steven E. Holbrook and his Albuquerque, NM area team are here to help patients feel confident with their smiles. In addition to providing a range of cosmetic services for new and current patients of his practice, he also offers full mouth reconstruction. Full mouth reconstruction, sometimes referred to as a smile makeover, fixes a variety of common issues within the smile. Some concerns are cosmetic, while others are related to the functionality of the smile. These restorative procedures are hand-selected by our team to develop a customized treatment plan for each individual ready to take charge of their smile!

What procedures are used in full mouth reconstruction?

Developing a treatment plan for a patient starts with a consultation appointment with Dr. Steven E. Holbrook. He evaluates the smile and talks to the patient about what they would like to achieve with these procedures. He can then choose from a range of treatments to ensure patients get the results they desire. Some of the more common procedures and treatments performed for full mouth reconstruction may include:

  • Dental implants – dental implants provide a permanent replacement for one or more missing teeth, and can last a lifetime with proper care. These versatile posts are used to ensure a proper foundation for a tooth replacement option.
  • Dental bridges – bridges replace one or more teeth in a row, and use the adjacent teeth for support.
  • Dentures – patients seeking a more economical way of replacing teeth may want to speak to their dentist about partial and full dentures. These are commonly used for replacing one or more teeth in the mouth and are removable, making them easy to care for.
  • Teeth whitening – professional teeth whitening ensures patients enjoy a brighter smile and invest in long-lasting results!
  • Porcelain veneers – facings called veneers are a common solution for imperfections of the smile and continue to be a popular choice for patients looking to disguise problem areas.
  • Dental bonding – covering concerns within the smile can also be achieved with dental bonding, but dental bonding will only last a few years and is not stain-resistant as porcelain veneers are.

Call Dr. Steven E. Holbrook today!

Albuquerque, NM patients interested in learning more about full mouth reconstruction can start the process with a consultation appointment at our facility. Call (505) 881-1159 today to request a consultation visit and speak to our professionals about the options available to you for restoring the smile. We are conveniently located in Suite C at 8228 Louisiana Boulevard NE and accept new patients.

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Love your smile again with cosmetic dental work!

Aesthetic imperfections of the teeth and gums can make patients hate their smile. Patients with problems such as permanent staining, broken teeth, or gaps may cover their mouth when they laugh, smile, or speak with others. This lack of self-confidence makes patients feel as though they can’t share their smile with those around them and make them self-conscious about their appearance. With cosmetic dentistry with Dr. Steven E. Holbrook, patients often find that they can enhance their smile and rebuild their self-esteem with the help of our professionals.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry changes smiles. Dr. Steven E. Holbrook is excited to offer not only preventative, general, and restorative dentistry, but the ability to focus on the aesthetics of the smile as well. A healthy smile may not always be beautiful, and with cosmetic dental work, patients can transform their smile in an affordable and effective manner.

Aesthetic services available at Comprehensive Dental Care

Dr. Steven E. Holbrook is excited to offer patients a range of services when it comes to smile enhancement. Below is just a small sample of what he provides:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Porcelain dental crowns
  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Composite resin fillings
  • Porcelain fixed bridges
  • Partial dentures
  • Full dentures
  • Dental implants
  • Invisalign orthodontics

Which treatments are right for me?

With such a wide range of cosmetic services available at the practice of Dr. Steven E. Holbrook, many patients are overwhelmed at the choices. Some restorative procedures can address more than one issue at a time. When patients schedule a consultation appointment with the team of Comprehensive Dental Care, they can take the time to speak to a dentist that has over three decades of experience in improving oral health and wellness in patients and find out what will work for them. Patients can combine a variety of treatments to essentially create a “smile makeover” plan of action.

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile?

Talk to a cosmetic dentist that has years of experience in enhancing smiles in the Albuquerque, NM area. Dr. Steven E. Holbrook can be reached by calling (505) 881-1159 and scheduling a consultation appointment to discuss aesthetic services.

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