Smile Confidently: Powered by Dental Technology!
We understand how important it is to find a dentist you can trust, and we're honored you've chosen Cottonwood Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics as your dental provider of choice. Our practice serves the 87114 and 87121 zip codes, as well as the Albuquerque West Side, Corrales, and the neighboring communities of Grants, Bernalillo, and Rio Rancho. Apart from general dentistry, our office provides many cosmetic procedures that will enhance your smile. Have an upcoming event? Make sure your smile is picture-perfect and ask about our natural teeth whitening service. Looking to straighten your teeth? Our practice is pleased to offer Invisalign and clear aligners. Other cosmetic procedures done at our practice include veneers and dental implants. Cottonwood Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics is in the shopping center east of Cottonwood Commons, near Panera and Chipotle. We are on the south side of Alameda Blvd. (NM 528), just west of Coors Blvd. and before Ellison Blvd. We look forward to treating you and your family. Contact us today.
Higher level of care using advanced, proven technology.
The benefits are simple. Save the time and effort of multiple appointments with CEREC® CAD/CAM same-day crowns, available in a single visit. Get more accurate diagnoses and a better understanding of your oral health with the more precise 3D imaging available from Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT).
Electronic Dental Records
Electronic Dental Records are an integrated part of our practice management system. Our paperless system delivers electronic charting, digital imaging and enhanced case presentation where it is needed most... at chair side.
CEREC® CAD/CAM is the epitome of Modern Dentistry. It means that in just 2 hours you can have a crown! There are no temporaries and no need for a second visit. It's a precise fit. CEREC® CAD/CAM is less invasive and delivers durable, natural looking crowns in a snap.
Digital X-rays offer a huge advantage in early detection and preventive services. Advanced image manipulation and analysis, for example, allows your doctor to detect early stages of gum disease through recognition of bone level changes, or by evaluating the results against a previous treatment.
An intraoral camera is an indispensable diagnostic and educational tool. The tiny video camera moves around inside of your mouth and generates a tooth by tooth video exam of your teeth. Using an intraoral camera allows patients to better understand their dental needs by seeing what the dentist sees and then having it explained.
Cone Beam Computed Tomography
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is an advanced, proven technology that provides more precise three-dimensional (3D) imaging for more accurate diagnosis and treatment of oral health conditions. 3D dental X-rays can uncover issues that may not be detectable with 2D X-rays. By making images easier to see, it’s helpful in gaining a better understanding of oral health conditions and suggested treatment.
Lasers are a non-surgical approach to arresting the progression of periodontal disease. Following scaling and root planing, a laser is used to significantly reduce the bacterial colonies and decontaminate the infected periodontal pocket. Lasers also remove the infected tissue lining the periodontal pocket. As the infected tissue is removed, microscopic blood clots form and your body's natural healing response takes over. As you heal, the tissue reattaches to the bone and your gums return to a healthy infection-free state.