Cosmetic Dentist - Albuquerque, NM
We Can Enhance Your Smile & Self-Confidence
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry recently conducted a study and found that a sensational smile can make you seem more intelligent, interesting, and successful. With a passion for excellence, Albuquerque cosmetic dentist Dr. Boehmer has the dental expertise and artistic skill needed to give patients beautiful teeth and gums. With so many cosmetic dental procedures available today, you will, without a doubt, find a solution that is right for your individual needs. From teeth whitening and porcelain veneers to Invisalign and metal-free restorations, Dr. Boehmer will erase smile imperfections so that you can reap the rewards of a bright, bold smile.
Why Choose Us for Cosmetic Dentistry?
- Comprehensive, Customized Smile Makeover Plans
- Straighten Teeth Seamlessly with Invisalign Clear Braces
- ZOOM! Whitening For Professional-Strength Results
Considered one of the “Top Dentists” in Albuquerque The Magazine since 2005, Dr. Boehmer provides outstanding dental care to all who seek her. From advanced training in orthodontics to completing neuromuscular courses at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Education, she remains committed to learning more about advanced techniques that will provide her patients with greater, more beautiful and longer-lasting results.
Her dedication to esthetic and restorative dentistry is evident through the wide range of cosmetic services she offers, as well as in her ability to use her advanced training to transform smiles with an artistic eye, skillful hand, and close attention to detail.
Patients from Albuquerque and its surrounding communities have achieved amazing results with the help of Dr. Boehmer, many of whom are featured in our very own Smile Gallery. We invite you to read their stories and view the before and after photos to better understand why Dr. Boehmer is the right choice for cosmetic dentistry.
If we need to correct more than just stains and discoloration, then porcelain veneers may be the ideal solution. These hard but natural-looking coverings are cemented to the visible side of your smile in order to conceal chips, cracks, fractures, slightly crooked teeth, and teeth that are too small or misshaped.
When planning the creation of a new dental crown, inlay, or onlay, dark-colored metals are no longer the restorative norm. Whenever possible, Dr. Boehmer will strongly recommend the use of all-ceramic materials for superior aesthetics instead! These new smile additions are so seamless to the eye that they even reflect light in a similar fashion to natural tooth enamel. Patients won’t have to worry about dark lines forming near their gums over the lifespan of the restoration, and the biocompatible nature is safe for all patients, even those with proven allergies to traditional metals.
If you are looking for a fast and convenient way to improve the appearance of teeth without cutting corners on quality, cosmetic bonding could be the right approach. This treatment option only requires one appointment in most cases, during which Dr. Boehmer will apply white composite resin and sculpt it into place with a precise, artistic touch, correcting minor flaws like thin gaps between teeth, chips in the enamel, and dark spots.
You’re never too old to enjoy the aesthetic and oral health benefits of straight teeth. However, you may consider yourself too old to wear a mouthful of metal braces. Dr. Boehmer is a certified provider of Invisalign, and she would like to introduce you to this more mature orthodontic service. These clear braces are barely noticeable as they gradually move your teeth into proper alignment. Treatment usually requires about 12 to 18 months, which can be considerably less than the treatment time required with traditional braces.
ZOOM! Teeth Whitening
Dark stains and noticeable discoloration can befall even healthy teeth over time. Before trusting in lackluster store-bought products when trying to brighten enamel back to its original glow, talk to Dr. Boehmer about ZOOM! Whitening. This professional-strength formula can dramatically improve smiles by several shades over the course of just an hour-long appointment here in Albuquerque. Take-home whitening kits are also available for patients who’d prefer a more gradual and flexible process.
With a smile makeover, Dr. Boehmer combines any number of cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry treatments in order to create a plan that will systematically allow you to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. She'll present you with a wide variety of options, and ultimately, you'll decide on the best course of action for your smile makeover. In some cases, simple teeth whitening is all that's needed; other situations call for a combination of cosmetic and restorative dental procedures. Don't let finances stand in the way of your attractive smile. Ask about affordable payment plans when you visit us!
Sometimes, the teeth themselves aren’t to blame when a patient is unhappy with their smile, especially when they appear overly short or “gummy.” If the natural gum line isn’t at a proper level, this can be corrected with an aesthetic gum recontouring procedure by Dr. Boehmer. Excessive tissue will be comfortably and precisely eliminated from the mouth, along with any noticeable symmetrical flaws. The previously hidden dental structure will finally be revealed to the world, helping you smile with full confidence.
So, you’ve finally achieved the stunning smile transformation of your dreams, only to discover that facial wrinkles and fine lines are detracting from its appearance more than you’d like. Here in Albuquerque, Dr. Boehmer enjoys helping her patients elevate their self-image and live more confidently in whatever ways she can, which is why she has the training needed to provide BOTOX, Juvéderm, and other safe dermal fillers right here in-office. BOTOX injections help to relax the muscles and minimize the appearance of frown lines and crow’s feet. Meanwhile, dermal fillers like Juvéderm can restore youthful volume to the face by gently smoothing away folds and wrinkles.
Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
No matter the problem, cosmetic dentistry can give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Not only is it the first thing people notice about you, but it speaks volumes about how you take care of yourself. Whether you’re preparing for a job interview, serving in the bridal party at a friend’s wedding, or attempting to make a good impression on the person you recently met, your smile can prove beneficial or detrimental. By allowing a highly-skilled and trained cosmetic dentist to cover your imperfections and transform your appearance, you will reap the benefits that cosmetic dentistry provides, some of which include:
- Enhanced smile aesthetics
- Increased confidence levels you need and deserve
- Improved oral health by addressing flaws and reducing your risk for tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Considering one of the many available cosmetic dentistry solutions by Dr. Boehmer? She and her team are equipped and trained to provide outstanding care that produces dramatic results. Whether you prefer porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, Invisalign, gum recontouring, Botox, or metal-free dental restorations, you can take your smile to the next level. But before you get started with a personalized treatment plan, here are a few cosmetic dentistry FAQs for you to review. These will help you to better understand the process and expectations when choosing the right cosmetic procedure.
Will dental insurance cover the cost of treatment?
In most cases, dental insurance companies do not cover cosmetic treatments. Why? Because they are not deemed a “medical necessity.” Unlike preventive and restorative care, the problems that are fixed with the help of cosmetic dentistry mainly focus on the aesthetics of your smile and not its overall health. Whether you choose to contact a member of your insurance company or ask one of our team members to work on your behalf, we can identify ways in which you can still receive treatment and stay within your budget.
Does cosmetic dentistry do more than just improve aesthetics?
Yes! Although not recognized by insurance companies, cosmetic treatments do more than just enhance and improve the look of your smile. By choosing to address chips, cracks, stains, discoloration, minor gaps, misshapen or crooked teeth, you are decreasing your risk for potential dental problems in the future. It is important that you remember just because you have veneers or metal-free restorations doesn’t mean that your natural teeth cannot decay. You will need to maintain a good oral hygiene routine to ensure your oral health remains in optimal shape at all times.
Is it possible for teenagers to receive cosmetic dentistry?
This is dependent upon your teen’s individual situation and whether Dr. Boehmer believes it will effectively address the issue. Metal-free dental restorations, teeth whitening, and cosmetic bonding might be possible solutions for your teenager; however, porcelain veneers, skincare fillers, Invisalign, and gum recontouring will likely not be viable or recommended options for anyone other than adults.
Only a scheduled consultation with Dr. Boehmer will give you and your teen the answers as to how they can improve the look of their smile.
What is the timeline for cosmetic dentistry?
This is a difficult question to answer because it varies depending on the type of treatment you receive. It is also based on whether you will require any pre-cosmetic dental work to be completed (i.e. periodontal therapy, tooth extraction).
In most cases, you can expect to see results in:
- 2 dental visits for porcelain veneers
- 2-3 visits for metal-free dental restorations (i.e. dental crowns, inlays, onlays, bridges)
- 1 visit for tooth-colored fillings
- 1 visit (1 hour) for in-house Zoom! Teeth Whitening
- 2 weeks for Take-Home whitening kits
- 1 visit for gum recontouring
- 12-18 months for Invisalign
- 1 visit for cosmetic bonding