Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry Services in Farmington, NM

Enhance Your Smile With Our Farmington Cosmetic Dentist

A healthy, beautiful smile can make you feel confident and empowered. However, certain oral health issues may affect the aesthetics of your smile. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of your smile but in some cases combines restorative dentistry and general dentistry treatments, improving your oral health as well. At Desert Hills Dental Care, our Farmington dentists offer cosmetic dentistry services to improve your smile and possibly your oral health. Keep reading to learn more.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a field of dentistry focused on improving the aesthetics of your smile by concealing or correcting imperfections such as:

  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Discoloration
  • Misalignment
  • Size and shape
  • Gaps
  • Decay teeth
  • Missing teeth & jaw bone structure

Cosmetic dentistry services can be purely cosmetic, or it can have multiple applications that can improve your oral health alongside your smile’s appearance. Some cosmetic dentistry services may involve the need for implant dentistry and restorative dentistry, improving your smile’s function and look.  

Our Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped restorations that can be made from a variety of materials including, gold, porcelain, and composite resin. They contain hollow openings, allowing them to be fitted over your natural teeth or a dental implant. They can also be used to support dental bridges. These versatile restorations not only repair a damaged tooth, but can also restore the tooth’s form and function while protecting against future damage. 

Dental Implants

Dental implants are natural-looking  restorations that replace missing teeth from root to crown. Implants are surgically inserted into your jawbone, giving you a stable, long-lasting restoration. Dental implants are the best way to protect your oral health against tooth-loss related issues, and they can last twenty years to a lifetime with proper care and regular dental exams. 


Full and partial dentures are prosthetic teeth that allow you to affordably restore the function and appearance of your smile. Our Farmington dentists offer full dentures to replace entire arches of teeth, partial dentures to replace a few teeth in an arch, and implant-supported dentures for unmatched stability. Dentures will restore your bite, help support any remaining teeth, aid digestion, and help you smile your best!  


Invisalign is an alternative orthodontic treatment that can straighten your smile in half the average time of traditional metal braces! Invisalign uses clear, removable aligner trays crafted with SmartTrack® material, comfortably shifting your teeth into place over time. However, unlike metal braces, Invisalign is  almost completely invisible, so you can smile proudly during treatment. With Invisalign, you can enjoy a straighter, healthier smile in no time. 

Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening allows our Farmington cosmetic dentists to give you the bright, white smile you want, without excess sensitivity and enamel damage. The dentists at Desert Dental Care offer LED assisted whitening to brighten your teeth up to eight shades in one appointment, and laser assisted whitening to help target teeth and problem spots that can’t be normally whitened. 

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells that our Farmington  dentists can adhere to the front of your teeth. Once placed, these durable shells immediately improve your smile by concealing cosmetic flaws such as cracks, discoloration, and gaps between the teeth. Porcelain veneers can also prevent discoloration of your natural teeth and benefit your oral health by replacing lost enamel, reducing dental sensitivity.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is cosmetic dentistry painful?
How much does cosmetic dentistry cost?
Are cosmetic dentistry services covered by insurance?
What dental problems can cosmetic dentistry services solve?
Is cosmetic dentistry painful?

While some cosmetic services are painless, others may require anesthetic, which the Farmington dental team will use as needed. We can also use anesthetic if you experience dental sensitivity and feel uncomfortable during painless procedures like teeth whitening. Please let our dentists know if you experience discomfort so they can help you feel calm and relaxed. Rest assured that your safety and comfort are our number one priorities.

How much does cosmetic dentistry cost?

The exact cost of your cosmetic dentistry service will depend on numerous factors including the type of treatment you undergo, the specifics of your case, and your insurance coverage. We encourage you to contact your insurance provider beforehand to ask them which costs they can cover. 

If you’re underinsured, uninsured, or your insurance provider won’t cover your treatment, then Desert Hills Dental Care can help by offering flexible financing options, including third-party financing with CareCredit.

Are cosmetic dentistry services covered by insurance?

Cosmetic dentistry services that are purely cosmetic aren’t usually covered by insurance unless they’re considered necessary. Services that also have restorative dentistry properties may be covered or partially covered by your insurance provider. Be sure to call your insurance provider beforehand and confirm with them which costs they can cover and under which circumstances. 

What dental problems can cosmetic dentistry services solve?

Cosmetic dentistry services are designed to address problems that make our smiles look less appealing. Common dental issues that cosmetic dentistry can solve include:

  • Crooked Teeth
  • Cracks
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Gaps
  • Discoloration
  • Missing teeth

Call Desert Hills Dental Care for Cosmetic Dentistry Services!

Our cosmetic dentistry services allow patients to enjoy a smile that they’re proud of. If you’re interested in learning more about cosmetic dentistry, then contact Desert Hills Dental Care by dialing (505) 327-4863

You can also request an appointment by clicking the button below and one of our friendly members to get back to you shortly. Our cosmetic dentists serve patients from Farmington, NM as well as surrounding areas such as Kirtland, Spencerville, and Bloomfield, NM.