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Cosmetic Dentistry

Life is worth smiling about–unless you are too embarrassed to smile because of damaged, discolored, crooked, worn, or missing teeth.

Fortunately, there are many advanced cosmetic dentistry procedures that can achieve a smile you'll love to show off.

Learn how Dr. James Slaman of Albuquerque, NM, can give you a new smile through the artistry of customized cosmetic dentistry...

Why Choose Dr. Slaman as Your Cosmetic Dentist?


Dr. Slaman is a highly regarded cosmetic dentist in Albuquerque, NM, where he was born, raised, and still calls home. He opened his dental care practice in "The 505" over 20 years ago and was named Top Cosmetic Dentist by Albuquerque The Magazine three times.

High Quality Care

When looking for a cosmetic dentist, you want someone who strives for the best. Dr. Slaman is a self-proclaimed perfectionist with extremely high standards. He regularly attends continuing education to provide the highest and most up-to-date dental care for his patients.

Comfortable Amenities

Patients know Dr. Slaman as a caring, extremely skilled dentist who offers them warm blankets, headphones, and fresh hot coffee. Our office is carefully designed to help you feel at ease the moment you enter the door for your cosmetic appointment.

Sedation Dentistry

Many patients are anxious about going to the dentist, but we don't want that to get in the way of your dream smile. Oral conscious sedation is available for those who feel nervous about dental procedures to ensure they feel relaxed and at ease during their visit with us.

Plus, His Affiliations Include:

  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association

Isn't it time you started smiling again? Schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Slaman online or by phone today. He looks forward to meeting you in his beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico dental office.

(505) 881-7586

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Dr. James Slaman

Enhance Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

Before smile makeover
After smile makeover
We used dental bonding to provide this patient with a brighter, more symmetrical smile.

"I Can Finally Smile with Confidence!" Read Our 5-Star Reviews


Lana Kiehne


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Because of Dr. Slaman, my teeth are beautiful! I’ve wanted veneers on my front teeth for years but because of my fear of dentists, I kept putting it off. I told Dr. Slaman I wanted my front teeth to look better and I didn’t need them to be perfect. Well, guess what? They are perfect! They are beautiful! His work is impeccable. Everyone was very friendly and always made me feel comfortable. I can finally smile with confidence which feels really good. 

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Silvia Eastman


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Oh My Goodness ! You need to know that Dr. Slaman and his dental team are the best in the city . They are compassionate, and sincerely caring. My husband and I are so blessed to have found them. I do not know how they are so perfect in their craft but they truly are. I Love the entire team, especially my hygienist, Lori. Thank you everyone.

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The Extraordinary Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

Increased Self-Esteem

Do you feel embarrassed about the way your teeth look and hide them when you smile or laugh? Cosmetic dentistry at our Albuquerque, NM, office can ignite your confidence and help you feel great inside and out. Whether you are interested in veneers, dental bonding, or a complete makeover, we can't wait to help you achieve a bright, stunning smile your personality can shine through.

Increased Opportunity

It's no secret that cosmetic dentistry helps you feel more confident, but did you know it can actually lead to greater opportunities in life, too? People with nice teeth are often regarded as more attractive and even more intelligent. Patients can make a memorable first impression by undergoing teeth whitening or another cosmetic procedure, which can lead to greater job opportunities or relationships.

Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

Our dentist, Dr. Slaman, offers several customized treatments to rejuvenate your smile. Some can even be done in the comfort of your own home. 

Teeth Whitening

Our in-office Zoom!® whitening system combines a concentrated peroxide gel with an oxidizing blue LED light to dramatically whiten tooth stains in about an hour. One Zoom! dental appointment in our Albuquerque, New Mexico, dentistry office often results in a smile that's eight shades whiter. Our at-home whitening kits include custom-fitted dental trays you'll fill with a professional-strength peroxide gel and wear while you're sleeping. This easy-to-use treatment should significantly whiten your smile in about two weeks.

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Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are natural-looking, thin porcelain shells that are attached to the front of one or more teeth to conceal dental flaws. When applied to a damaged tooth, this long-lasting shell instantly improves the tooth's look. We use a trusted dentistry lab, where a skilled dental ceramist will handcraft your veneers. Dr. Slaman is a self-proclaimed perfectionist who only uses superior-quality IPS e.max® veneers due to their amazingly lifelike appearance.

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Dental Bonding

Bonding is a conservative treatment that can conceal many of the same concerns as porcelain veneers. Like veneers, bonding can improve the size, shape, and color of individual teeth. Unlike veneers, however, Dr. Slaman does not need to reshape your teeth for treatment. He simply applies composite resin directly to your teeth to conceal blemishes and minor structural flaws. In many cases, our dentist can also use bonding to build up worn teeth, helping you delay or avoid the need for a full mouth reconstruction. 

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Gum Contouring

Excess gum tissue or a crooked, ragged gum line might make your teeth appear small and uneven. Our dentist can perform a simple cosmetic dentistry treatment called gum contouring which uses a precisely focused laser to reshape your gum line and improve the overall look of your smile. Dental laser gum contouring is virtually pain-free, requiring little or no numbing anesthetic. It's a modern alternative to traditional gum surgery done with scalpels and stitches.

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Smile Makeover

A smile makeover combines various cosmetic dental treatments to achieve a smile that can boost your confidence and make you feel more attractive and youthful. Our dentist will employ all his cosmetic dentistry skills as well as the latest dental technologies, such as digital impressions and Digital Smile Preview, to customize a makeover plan based on your specific dental health needs and goals. In some cases, we might also incorporate restorative procedures like dental implants.

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Dental Crowns

While dental crowns are typically used in restorative dentistry, they have a host of cosmetic benefits as well. Dental crowns provide an extra layer of reinforcement to weakened teeth but can also address discoloration and help adjust tooth size for a more balanced appearance. We use CEREC technology to craft stunning dental crowns in just one appointment at our Albuquerque, New Mexico, office. Crowns can also top dental implants to replace missing teeth.

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"Absolutely Top Notch"


Stephen Reuter


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Team Slaman is absolutely top notch! The staff is friendly, professional and thorough! I have spent an inordinate amount of time in the dentists’s chair having had to have several complex procedures. All of the work has been done to perfection with virtually no discomfort!!! Dr. Slaman and his team should be your first choice for complete dental care!!!!!

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Mike Salmon


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Without a doubt the best dental practice in the Albuquerque area. Dr. Slaman is highly competent and personable. His staff is, without exception, kind, considerate and just plain nice! I felt like I was treated to the VIP level at all times. It is rare to find an entire organization where you can’t find a single suggestion for improvement, but the Dr. Slaman team is as near to perfect as you can get!

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Does Insurance Cover Cosmetic Dentistry?

Unless the treatment is considered medically necessary, cosmetic dental care is not covered by insurance. Dr. Slaman realizes not everyone can afford these life-changing treatments upfront so he is proud to offer his qualifying patients affordable monthly financing through CareCredit® as well as convenient in-office payment plans. His warm and knowledgeable staff will happily go over all your available payment options. Now that's something to really smile about.

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Dr. James Slaman DDS, PC

Dr. James Slaman, DDS, specializes in cosmetic dentistry. Our dentist and his staff of compassionate dental professionals provide the community of Albuquerque a full selection of general and restorative treatments. Dr. Slaman is a member of a number of professional associations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

To schedule an appointment at our Albuquerque, NM, dental office, contact us online or call (505) 881-7586.

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