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Cosmetic Dentistry – Portales, NM

Helping Your Smile Shine

Dr. Thompson has been personally trained by many of modern dentistry’s experts in cosmetic dentistry and has a real passion for perfection, a keen attention to detail, and an eye for design. Many dentists claim to be “cosmetic” dentists, but few actually pursue the education necessary to consistently create beautiful, natural, and lasting results. With cosmetic dentistry in Portales, NM from Dr. Peter Thompson, we can drastically transform your smile, your confidence, and your life.

Why Choose Peter L. Thompson, DDS for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Advanced Smile Design Technology
  • Fully Personalized Porcelain Veneers
  • Dental Office Puts Customer Service First

Smile Design

For every smile makeover analysis, Dr. Thompson and his experienced and professional team begin with a personal consultation and visual evaluation. Your lip line, facial shape, jaw angle and eye symmetry are examined. Radiographs, impressions and digital images may be taken to create your custom smile design plan.

Dr. Thompson will discuss your needs and concerns, taking into account your personality and subjective aesthetic desires, and will answer all your questions. Dr. Thompson believes that each of these elements is essential in designing the most beautiful “natural” smile for each individual patient. An unsightly smile is no longer a matter of fate… it is now a matter of choice.

After your evaluation is complete, Dr. Thompson will create a custom smile design plan just for you. His philosophy is to use the most up-to-date materials and techniques available to create the perfect smile for you.

Your smile makeover may include one treatment or a combination of treatments that are right for you. Most procedures are relatively quick and simple and can often be completed in a single visit. If you are at all nervous about the procedure, sedation dentistry is the key to the best dental appointment you’ve ever had.

Porcelain Veneers

At the Portales dentist office of Dr. Peter Thompson, we believe that no one should have to live with a smile they are not proud to show off. A smile is an indicator of happiness, vitality, and success, and can have a serious impact on the way that others see you, and the way you see yourself. With porcelain veneers, we can take your smile from one you’ve been hiding to one that is sure to light up any room.

Porcelain veneers are an excellent option for altering malformed teeth, closing a gap between teeth, and lightening the appearance of stains. They are also much more durable than bonding. A veneer is actually a thin piece of porcelain placed over a tooth to improve the look of a tooth and protect from damage to a tooth’s surface. Once bonded in place, the porcelain veneer looks, feels and functions just like a natural tooth.

Dr. Thompson has extensive training from some of modern dentistry’s most notable experts in smile design and porcelain veneers. Few dentists share Dr. Thompson’s training and years of experience in smile design and porcelain veneers. If you’re interested in improving your smile, please browse our smile gallery; it is full of examples of our work. We think you will see the difference.

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Metal-Free Dental Restorations

Dentist checking patient's metal free dental restorations during cosmetic dentistry visit

Do you have a metal dental crown that leaves you feeling embarrassed about your smile? When the time comes to replace it, ask about getting a lifelike all-porcelain crown instead. This high-quality material already closely mimics the color and light-reflective properties of real enamel; after a bit of careful shading and sculpting, we can turn it into a restoration that blends in so well that even our own staff members might have trouble figuring which teeth are real.

Dental Bonding

Patient receiving dental bonding treatment

When you want to take care of small chips, stains, and gaps as quickly as possible, we suggest direct bonding instead of porcelain veneers that take at least two appointments to place. Bonding is a much quicker procedure that hides minor flaws using a small amount of naturally colored composite resin. Despite how quick the procedure itself is, the results can easily last for a decade or even longer as long as you continue to take care of your smile.

Zoom! Teeth Whitening

An unfortunate fact of life is that our teeth tend to yellow and discolor with age, and with the help of some of our favorite vices – coffee, tea, tobacco, and red wine are some of the biggest culprits that stain teeth. Thankfully, you can remove years of discoloration and staining with a professional teeth whitening treatment at your Portales dentist.

Dr. Thompson can brighten your smile with powerful teeth whitening treatments that lighten discolorations caused by coffee, cigarettes, medication or aging. You’ll notice the difference immediately, and so will everyone else in Eastern New Mexico and West Texas; that’s why it’s called the ZOOM® Whitening system!

Dr. Thompson utilizes the latest technology in teeth whitening to quickly and effectively whiten your teeth and take years off your smile in a single visit. He can also custom fit you for a tray containing whitening gel quickly and easily during your initial visit, then continue treatments in your home until your teeth are as bright as you want. Whitening at Dr. Thompson’s really does work like magic.

ClearCorrect Clear Aligners

ClearCorrect clear aligner system

Dr. Thompson’s #1 choice for clear aligners is ClearCorrect, which is made right here in the United States! The process is simple – patients wear a series of custom, removable aligners that blend right in with their appearance with also subtly shifting teeth to fill gaps and correct misalignments. It’s a comfortable and convenient way for older patients to achieve the more confident smile they’ve always wanted without having to worry about a mouthful of metal.  

Invisalign Clear Aligners

If you’re not looking forward to wearing braces for your crooked or crowded teeth, then good news: you may not have to! Invisalign gives you a way to correct the alignment of your smile without brackets and wires that will attract unwanted attention for several months. Invisalign clear aligners slowly shift the teeth towards a more ideal alignment in a highly discreet way, and as an added benefit they can even be removed during meals or while brushing.

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Gum Recontouring

Gorgeous smile after gum recontouring

Sometimes it’s the details that can make or break a smile. An uneven gum line can cause your teeth to look short and stubby in addition to leaving you feeling self-conscious. Once we’ve had a chance to check your gums, we can use a soft tissue laser to painlessly remove the tissue that isn’t needed. Reshaping the gum line in this way can help balance out your grin so that you can achieve the beautiful smile that you’ve been wanting.