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Common Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry

Common Myths about La Jolla Family Cosmetic DentistryMyths and tall tales about cosmetic dentistry abound. At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics in Farmington, we’d like to discuss some of those myths. We have heard almost all of them.

MYTH #1: COSMETIC DENTISTRY IS NEVER NECESSARY FOR A HEALTHY SMILE

Many of the procedures that an aesthetic dentist would perform, including many cosmetic dental procedures, are not solely cosmetic. Dental procedures such as tooth replacement or dental implants prevent many potential problems such as tooth movement, bone loss and difficulty chewing and speaking.

MYTH #2: A DENTAL BRIDGE IS THE ONLY WAY TO REPLACE A MISSING TOOTH

Dental bridges have been used for many years with success. However, dental implants are often a better choice for replacing one or more missing teeth. Dental implants have many critical advantages for patients. They feel like natural teeth, they are stronger, and they are easier to clean than dental bridges. Tooth implants can also be used to anchor dentures or partial dentures.

MYTH #3: AT-HOME KITS ARE AS EFFECTIVE FOR TOOTH WHITENING THAN A PROFESSIONAL DENTAL SOLUTION

At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics, we offer our dental patients teeth whitening treatments that are commonly more effective than at-home kits. At-home kits may remove surface stains, but they do not provide optimum results and can often lead to uneven coloring. Our team can take a custom approach to in-office teeth whitening, sometimes referred to as chairside bleaching, to help achieve the desired results.

MYTH #4: DENTAL BONDING IS THE BEST WAY TO FIX A CHIPPED TOOTH.

Dental bonding can restore the shape of a tooth, but may not be the best long-term solution. If you have a damaged tooth, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers, also known as dental veneers, are thin layers of ceramic or resin used to cover the front surfaces of natural teeth. These wafer-thin shells are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth that are aesthetically damaged, allowing us to match the shape, color, length, size, and even texture of those teeth with extraordinary precision to the surrounding natural teeth to create a more uniform and cohesive appearance.

MYTH #5: METAL BRACES ARE THE ONLY WAY TO CORRECT CROOKED TEETH

Braces are often part of a transforming dental makeover for teens and adults alike. We offer a variety of different orthodontic options.

  • Invisalign® is the clear alternative to traditional braces that has revolutionized orthodontics.
  • Traditional braces have worked wonders for years. They have become smaller and more comfortable, and even come in tooth-colored or clear design.

At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics, we serve patients throughout the New Mexico area, including the communities of Farmington, Rio Rancho, Gallup, and Cortez CO. Call us today for an appointment and see how we can make you smile.

CONTACT SUNDANCE DENTAL & ORTHODONTICS:

505-985-5626

LOCATION (TAP TO OPEN IN GOOGLE MAPS):

6588 E MAIN ST
FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO
87402

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Sundance Dental Care of Bloomfield
100 S 1st St
Bloomfield, NM 87413
Call: 505-632-3344

Sundance Dental Care of Cortez
111 Sligo St Bldg A
Cortez, CO 81321
Call: 970-459-1314

Sundance Dental Care of Farmington
6588 E Main St
Farmington, NM 87402
Call: 505-326-6800

Sundance Dental Care of 30th St
Dr. Rasmussen
800 E 30th St Ste 3
Farmington, NM 87401
Call: 505-327-9161

Sundance Dental Care of Gallup
1601 S 2nd St
Gallup, NM 87301
Call: 505-722-4422

Sundance Dental Care of Kirtland
3 Road 6523
Kirtland, NM 87417
Call: 505-598-6800

Sundance Dental Care of Rio Rancho
770 Broadmoor Blvd NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Call: 505-891-0554

Sundance Dental Care of Grants
920 Lobo Canyon Rd Ste 6
Grants, NM 87020
Call: 505-972-3000

Sundance Orthodontics
3903 Beckland Dr. Suite A
Farmington, NM 87402
Call: 505-436-2727

Sundance Dental Kids
3903 Beckland Dr Ste B
Farmington, NM 87402
Call: 505-278-8806
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