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Porcelain Veneers

Stained, chipped, or irregularly shaped teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile.

Dr. Byron Wall in Albuquerque, NM, can provide customized porcelain veneers of the highest quality to conceal a range of cosmetic concerns.

So what can veneers do for me?

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Veneers Can Help You Take More Confidence in Your Smile

High-Quality Materials

At our practice, we use the finest medical-grade dental porcelain to create stunning veneers that blend seamlessly with surrounding teeth.

Versatile Treatment

Dr. Byron Wall can use veneers to address a wide range of cosmetic flaws, including chips, cracks, misalignment, gaps, and stubborn discoloration.

Strength and Durability

Despite being very thin, veneers are remarkably strong. With proper care, your veneers could last for up to 25 years without damage.

Take a Closer Look at How Veneers are Placed...

Once the tooth has been slightly altered to accommodate a veneer, your dentist will secure the porcelain restoration to the front dental surface using a special adhesive.

If You Are Dissatisfied with Your Smile, You Are Not Alone

How the Procedure Works

Crafting your veneers typically takes about two weeks. 

Day of Procedure

Crafting your veneers typically takes about two weeks. 

Preparation and Temporaries

During your first appointment, a small amount of enamel is removed from the front surface of each tooth you wish to treat. This allows the restoration to lay flush with surrounding teeth. Dr. Wall will take impressions of the treated teeth, which will be used to create the permanent restorations. 

Crafting Your Permanent Restorations

The veneers will be crafted at a trusted offsite lab. This typically takes about two weeks. We will provide temporary restorations to wear in the meantime.

Placement

Once your permanent veneers are complete, you will return to have them attached to your teeth. Once they are in place, Dr. Wall can make any necessary adjustments to ensure a precise fit that contributes to a comfortable and balanced bite.

"He Crafted My Veneers and I Am So Happy with His Artistry."

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Del Reanne Lucas

2016

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He crafted my veneers and I am so happy with his artistry. I was terrified that I would not recognize myself - he and his staff worked diligently and patiently to design the perfect teeth for me. I love that his is so thorough and thoughtful in all that he does!

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Camille Scales

2018

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I was referred to Cosmetic Dentistry of New Mexico by Marie (employee) and I had such a good experience there. I received a teeth whitening. The staff was very professional and accommodating. After the whitening, I even received a at home whitening kit for touch ups! I would recommend going here for teeth whitening.

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Take the First Step Today!

Your smile is one of your most important assets. It's one of the first things others notice about you, and it can be the key to making an amazing first impression in a job interview, at a party, or on a first date. Dr. Byron Wall is a dentist who believes life is too short to waste time feeling self-conscious about your smile. His skill and artistic sensibilities can help you reach an exciting new level of confidence in your life with custom porcelain veneers.

To learn more about how Dr. Wall can give your smile a potentially life-changing upgrade, book your one-on-one consultation at our Albuquerque office today. You can request an appointment with our dentist online or call us at:

(505) 883-4488

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We Can Target a Range of Cosmetic Imperfections
 
​Using Porcelain Veneers

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Chips

If you have chipped a tooth, Dr. Wall in Albuquerque can place a veneer to conceal the missing piece.

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Cracks

For cracks that do not affect the health of a tooth, veneers can provide improved aesthetics.

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Discoloration

If the stains on your teeth do not respond to teeth whitening, the affected tooth can be concealed with a veneer.

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Misshapen Teeth

If a tooth is misshapen or disproportionate, Dr. Byron Wall can use veneers to change the size and shape.

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Misalignment

Porcelain veneers can effectively hide minor tooth misalignment and make your smile look straight and healthy

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Minor Gaps

For small gaps between teeth, Dr. Wall can place custom veneers to give your smile improved symmetry.

A Solution For Patients Who Need a New Smile Fast 

Dental veneers are one of the only cosmetic treatments that can dramatically transform your smile in a short amount of time–just two appointments–at our Albuquerque practice. This feature makes dental veneers a great option for patients who have an upcoming wedding, graduation, or birthday. Because these porcelain restorations deliver reliably beautiful results, dentists often recommend this treatment to patients who need a complete makeover in a short amount of time.

For example, you may have misalignment that affects the appearance of your smile but does not compromise the balance or comfort of your bite. In this case, if you don't want to wait a year or longer to achieve beautiful symmetry in your smile, veneers by leading dentist Byron Wall may be an excellent way to realize the smile you have been dreaming of.

Not sure if you qualify for veneers?

We Recommend Veneers to Patients with:

Minor Tooth Flaws

Veneers can address isolated concerns that affect the appearance - but not the health - of your teeth.

Good Oral Hygiene

Porcelain veneers need a healthy foundation. Brushing, flossing, and regular checkups are essential. 

Excellent Oral Health

Tooth decay or gum disease must be completely resolved before receiving veneers.

Let's Take a Look at How Veneers Work...

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What about dental bonding?

Dental Veneers vs. Dental Bonding

Our Albuquerque, NM, dentist also offers dental bonding

Rather than using porcelain, Dr. Wall can use composite resin to perform bonding. During the procedure, several layers of tooth-colored composite resin are bonded onto the teeth, concealing chips, cracks, and minor gaps. The resin is matched to the color of your teeth and carefully shaped to blend beautifully with your natural dental tissue.

Although dental bonding is a popular alternative to dental veneers, the results may not be as natural-looking

Additionally, bonding usually has to be touched up more often, meaning more frequent visits to our Albuquerque, NM, office. However, because bonding is a more affordable and temporary treatment than porcelain veneers, patients often choose to undergo bonding first in order to decide if they would eventually like to invest in a more premium enhancement.

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If you want the most lifelike and long-lasting results, dental veneers remain the very best choice.

"If You Don't Like Your Smile, Veneers May Be a Great Option."

Cosmetic Dentistry of New Mexico offers a range of cosmetic dentistry procedures including ceramic restorations, or veneers, to conceal imperfections including misalignment, chips, cracks, gaps between teeth and discoloration. Dr. Wall discusses the veneer process and the lasting benefits enjoyed by patients.

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Heather Wood

2019

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I’ve been seeing Dr. Wall and his staff for over 17 years, and have always gotten top-quality dental care in a professional atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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Romie Lavoie

2020

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Dr Wall is always amazing. Kind, gentle, professional and awesome Dentist. His staff is always smart, kind and personable.

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Let's Find the Right Solution for You

When you trust your cosmetic dentistry needs to a respected leader in the field like Dr. Wall, you can count on receiving an expert recommendation. In many cases, veneers are exactly the solution a patient needs in order to achieve the smile they have always dreamed of having. In others, it's just a matter of undergoing whitening. However, if a more extensive treatment such as a smile makeover or dental crowns are the best way to achieve your goals, Dr. Wall has you covered.

As Dr. Wall's patient, you can rest assured that your goals and best interests come first. He will only recommend the treatment he believes will bring you the best possible benefits, and he will take all the time needed to help you understand your options, their costs, and all other essential details. To book your consultation, reach out to us online or call:

(505) 883-4488

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How can you keep your veneers looking and feeling great?

Caring for Your Veneers

With proper care, your porcelain veneers can last anywhere from seven to 15 years. While they do not require any specific care, it is important to maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine and take care not to damage your veneers. You should brush twice a day using a non-abrasive toothbrush with fluoride, floss daily, and continue attending twice-yearly exams. 

Although porcelain is more stain-resistant than enamel, you may want to limit coffee and other foods that can stain your teeth, such as:

  • Tea
  • Red wine
  • Berries
  • Tomato soup

Do not bite or chew on hard objects, such as pens. You should avoid using your teeth to open packages and certain very hard foods can also damage your veneers. 

Even if you are attentive in your care, though, veneers are not meant to last forever. You will likely need to replace them at some point. 

What will the results look like?

Before and After Porcelain Veneers

Before treatment
Before treatment This patient's smile was crooked and full of gaps.
After treatment
After treatment Veneers closed gaps and straightened their smile. 

The Results Can Be Life-Changing 

Many patients are worried that their smiles won't look natural but porcelain veneers are crafted with your specific smile in mind. The wafer-thin shells are securely bonded in place to completely conceal any imperfections. The durable material mimics the light-reflecting properties of natural tooth enamel, giving the appearance of a flawless, natural tooth, and overall, a gorgeous smile.

Feeling more confident in your smile can help you feel more confident in other areas of your life too, including your career. Because porcelain veneers have virtually no recovery time, they are a great option for patients who want dazzling results before an important event such as a wedding or graduation.

How much do dental veneers cost?

The Price Varies  from One Case to Another

The cost of porcelain veneers can vary widely depending on several factors. Every smile is unique, meaning the final price of treatment will vary based on each patient’s needs and cosmetic goals.

As a general rule of thumb, though, improving the appearance of a single tooth is usually more affordable than enhancing your entire smile. You can also combine veneers with other procedures, such as whitening, to achieve more dramatic results. However, adding other treatments will raise your final bill.

During your initial consultation at our Albuquerque, NM, office, Dr. Wall will perform an evaluation of your oral health, identify concerns, and discuss all of the factors that may influence the final cost of your treatment.

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We are completely upfront about pricing and will work with your budget

Factors That Affect the Final Cost

The most important cost factor is your choice of dentist. Although porcelain veneers are widely available, this treatment requires advanced skill and artistry on the part of your dentist. A more experienced dentist with a track record of providing beautiful results will likely charge more than a less experienced and less reputable provider. In addition to your choice of dentist, you can expect that the cost of your treatment will be influenced by:

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Types of Materials Used

Some types of porcelain are more expensive than others, but produce more natural-looking outcomes. 

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Number of Teeth Treated

While treating one tooth is very affordable, covering cosmetic concerns across multiple teeth is more expensive. 

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Preparatory Treatments 

In some cases, our dentist needs to perform additional treatments to prepare your smile for dental veneers.

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Roxanne R. Musselman-Gomez

2020

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Dr Wall is the best. He only wants what is best for his patients. everyone at the office is so supportive and kind. Would recommend him a million times over.

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Myia Hackett

2019

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Dr. Wall and staff are amazing! I really hate going to a dentist BUT, they are truly caring and understanding! This is why I continue to travel to New Mexico for my dental care!

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We'll Help You Budget for Your New Smile

Veneers and other cosmetic dentistry solutions are not covered by insurance, but investing in these treatments can help you experience benefits that absolutely justify the out-of-pocket expense. During your consultation, Dr. Wall and his friendly team of professionals will explain the projected cost of reaching your goals in great detail and answer all of your questions. They will also provide options so you can choose the best path to a brilliant new smile.

We are glad to discuss payment options with patients and help them determine the best way to place the cost of their desired treatments comfortably within their budgets. To find out more about what you can expect to pay for a powerful smile upgrade by a leading Albuquerque cosmetic dentist, send us an appointment request online or give us a call today at:

(505) 883-4488

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Porcelain veneer compared to a patient's tooth

Porcelain veneers can meet a variety of different cosmetic needs. You may wish to consider porcelain veneers as a solution if you:

  • Want to see quick results
  • Prefer to undergo a non-invasive, essentially painless process
  • Are looking for a long-lasting solution to dental flaws

Many patients notice increased happiness and self-confidence after receiving veneers. Feeling secure in your smile can make you more likely to use it, which can improve your overall quality of life. In fact, research has shown that smiling can significantly reduce stress, which can in turn benefit your cardiovascular health. You are more than just another set of teeth to Dr. Wall, and he can use his experience, expertise, and artistic sensibilities to help you lead a happier and healthier life.

A Healthy Foundation Is Essential

A wide range of patients can enhance their smile with this sophisticated solution. However, oral health conditions, such as gum disease, tooth decay, and infection, can limit your eligibility for veneers. However, Dr. Wall and our team provide a variety of treatment options to address any health issues and prepare your smile for the many benefits of porcelain veneers.

It is important to keep in mind that treatment with veneers is permanent, so be sure to thoroughly discuss all of your options with your dentist during your consultation. If you clench or grind your teeth or are not ready to receive an irreversible treatment, we can explore treatments for this condition in order to set the stage for a dazzling cosmetic upgrade.

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"Always a great experience no matter what work needs to be done! Dr. Wall and his staff are outstanding!" Yolanda Deimling, 5-Star Google Review
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Cosmetic Dentistry of New Mexico

Dr. Byron W. Wall of Cosmetic Dentistry of New Mexico has provided greater Albuquerque with advanced services and compassionate dental care since 1983. Our friendly team offers a range of treatments to maximize the impact of your smile. Dr. Wall is affiliated with the:

  • Albuquerque District Dental Society
  • New Mexico Dental Association
  • University of New Mexico

To schedule an appointment at our office, contact us online or call (505) 883-4488.

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