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Porcelain Veneers

Cosmetic imperfections such as chips, discoloration, and gaps can make your smile look unbalanced or even unhealthy.

Dr. James Slaman can design custom and highly lifelike veneers for patients in Albuquerque, NM, concealing several concerns at once.

Why are porcelain veneers such a popular cosmetic dentistry option?

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Veneers are also a highly efficient cosmetic dentistry treatment. In some cases, they can be used to resolve minor misalignment issues, allowing patients to achieve their desired results in about two weeks as opposed to several months of orthodontic treatment. In addition, the treatment can also offer a significant boost in self-confidence. Many patients who undergo treatment are far more eager to laugh and smile.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Like dental crowns, porcelain veneers are custom-crafted restorations, designed to match the shade and fit of your surrounding teeth. However, rather than covering the entire tooth structure, a veneer covers only the front surface of the tooth. These restorations are ultra-thin for maximum comfort, but since they are fabricated from high-quality dental materials, they are also durable and long-lasting. The porcelain in dental veneers mirrors the shine of natural enamel, delivering an incredibly lifelike result. Best of all, veneers are stain-resistant and can be properly maintained with routine brushing and flossing, as well as regular check-ups and cleanings.

This patient's smile was transformed thanks to porcelain veneers.

before and after of a patient's smile with veneers

How Do Dental Veneers Work? 

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Unlike teeth whitening or orthodontics, veneers can address
virtually every cosmetic aspect of a tooth, including shape, color, and size.

If You Are Worried about the Appearance of Your Smile, You Are Not Alone

A recent study found that 42% of people said that their teeth are the number one thing they would change about themselves

*According to a OnePoll survey conducted for Bupa Dental Services

Wondering what porcelain veneers at our Albuquerque, NM, office can correct?

Do you think porcelain veneers could be right for you?

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If you are interested in upgrading your smile with dental veneers, we invite you to schedule a consultation at the practice of Dr. James Slaman DDS, PC, in Albuquerque, NM, today. Our dentist is an accomplished cosmetic specialist with hundreds of positive reviews from satisfied patients.

You can request an appointment by contacting us online or calling

(505) 881-7586

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Dr. Slaman can use veneers to mask stains, chips, and more.

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Sufficient Enamel

Dental veneers require the removal of some tooth enamel. If for any reason you cannot afford to have enamel removed without threatening the health of your tooth, you will need to consider an alternative solution such as dental bonding.

Minor Imperfections

Porcelain veneers are designed to cover imperfections that are cosmetic in nature. In addition, an issue such as pronounced misalignment might be better treated with orthodontics.

Excellent Oral Health

If you have tooth decay, gum disease, or other issues affecting your oral health, they must be resolved before receiving porcelain veneers or any other cosmetic procedure. A healthy foundation is essential for a long-lasting aesthetic upgrade.

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At our Albuquerque, NM, practice, Dr. Slaman works with a highly skilled lab to create precisely customized veneers. In most cases, veneers can be designed, fabricated, and placed within two weeks. 
smile before veneers
smile after veneers
Dr. Slaman used dental veneers made from high-quality porcelain to correct the gaps in this patient's smile. 

Porcelain Veneer Treatment Timeline

When you choose our dental practice in Albuquerque, NM, for dental veneers, you can expect your treatment to consist of several steps:
Most of our patients can receive their final restorations in as little as two weeks.
Most of our patients can receive their final restorations in as little as two weeks.

Initial Consultation

Before treatment can begin, Dr. Slaman must see you for a consultation. During this visit, he will talk to you about your personal cosmetic goals and assess the health of your teeth and gums to confirm that this form of dentistry is right for you. If veneers are recommended, he will design a fully personalized plan.

Preparing the Teeth

To begin the treatment process, Dr. Slaman will remove a small amount of enamel from each treated tooth. This will make room for your restoration and prepare the tooth for a veneer.

Digital Impressions

Once preparation is complete, we will take digital impressions of your teeth using our intraoral scanner. This device captures numerous images of your dental anatomy and combines them for an accurate representation.

Fabrication of Veneers

The images obtained by the digital impressions will be sent directly to our dental lab, where a skilled ceramist will begin the fabrication process. Your veneers will be custom-crafted from IPS e.max®, a porcelain-like material that offers superior aesthetics. This process takes approximately two weeks. In the meantime, you may be fitted with temporary veneers.


Once your dental veneer or veneers arrive, you will return to our Albuquerque office for a final visit. Dr. Slaman will check the fit and feel of your new restoration, making sure it meets your expectations before securing the porcelain shell in place. Once affixed to the tooth, any last-minute adjustments will be made.

What does it cost to upgrade my smile with veneers?

Determining the Cost of Porcelain Veneers

The three most significant cost variables are:

  • The extent of treatment needed to meet your goals
  • The amount of treatment you need before receiving veneers
  • The type of material used to create your veneers

It is important to understand that because this is an elective procedure, it does not qualify for insurance coverage. However, Dr. Slaman offers in-office 90-day financing to help you budget for this treatment. The staff at our Albuquerque office can also help you coordinate low-interest and interest-free financing through CareCredit®.

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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! The whole experience is geared to putting the patient at ease knowing care is first rate. 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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Dr. Slaman and his staff are so professional and caring. Dr. Slaman made time to fix a chip in a front tooth during a routine exam. He could have asked me to schedule another time to get this done, but instead he took care of this for me during the exam. I appreciated his respect for my time and left feeling, and looking so much better. Also want to thank his front staff for excellent communications regarding scheduling and billing. They are fabulous!

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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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