Essenmacher Family Dental

Services & Procedures

We provide a variety of comprehensive services to fit your needs. See a complete list of our services and additional information below.
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Are you looking for a dental office and top dentist in Northeast Heights, NM?

Providing quality and convenience is essential, but so is excellent dental care from an experienced dentist. At Essenmacher Family Dental, our dentist, Dr. Lindsay Essenmacher, provides the services you need to keep your smile healthy for life. She even offers advanced dental services for those seeking cosmetic enhancements.

We also provide dentistry for patients of all ages—from children to senior citizens.

Our proactive approach to dentistry means that we do our best to stop conditions before they start, giving you better oral health throughout your lifetime. We even offer expanded services such as implant crowns, extractions, and root canal therapy all under one roof in our Albuquerque, NM dental office.

If you would like to learn more, or if you would like to schedule an exam, contact our Northeast Heights, NM dental office today.

In the meantime, see the frequently asked questions below for more information about our dental services and procedures.

Why should I choose Dr. Lindsay Essenmacher as my dentist in Northeast Heights, NM?

Dr. Essenmacher is a gentle and compassionate dentist who graduated with honors from the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA. She is also certified in ClearSmile orthodontics for adults, and she is a member of:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The New Mexico Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The International Team for Implantology

Our dentist in Northeast Heights, NM serves many satisfied patients in Albuquerque, Corrales, Rio Rancho, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, Placitas, Los Lunas, Edgewood, Cedar Crest, Bosque Farms, and Bernalillo. She is also a destination dentist for many families who live in outlying areas.

What types of dental services do you offer?

At Essenmacher Family Dental, we offer the services families need to maintain healthy smiles.

Our services include:

  • Preventive dentistry—dental exams, professional teeth cleanings, fluoride treatments, and more
  • General dentistry—fillings, root canals, gum disease treatment, and more
  • Dental emergencies—extractions, root canals, and more
  • Restoration dentistry—crowns and bridges, dentures, dental implant restorations

If you’re looking for quality and affordable dental care for the family, schedule an appointment today. If you have questions about preventive dentistry, exams, or dental cleanings, contact our dental office!

What types of cosmetic dentistry treatments do you offer?

How do you feel about the way your teeth look? We want to hear what you would like to change about your smile. Dr. Lindsay Essenmacher, your dentist in Northeast Heights, NM is highly skilled in dentistry aesthetics. And she offers everything from professional teeth whitening to full smile makeovers to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

Professional teeth whitening—if you would like to get rid of brown or yellow tooth stains, professional teeth whitening can give you better results than over-the-counter whitening products.

We start by creating custom whitening trays and providing you with enough professional-strength whitening gel to brighten your teeth by several shades. We will give specific instructions on how long to wear your trays and how often so you can achieve maximum results in just a few weeks. You should keep your custom trays because you can use them to touch up your smile in the future.

Cosmetic dental bonding—if you have chips or gaps that you would like to address, cosmetic dental bonding offers a fast, reliable, and affordable solution. We use the same composite material that we use when filling cavities. It comes in several shades so that we can match it to the color of your teeth.

Since bonding works by adding to your existing tooth structure, it is non-invasive and preserves your healthy tooth.

Porcelain veneers—the best way to completely change the color, size, or shape of your teeth and have that perfect celebrity smile! Veneers are thin layers of porcelain that cover the front of your teeth. They can address common issues such as misalignment, stains, chips, or short teeth. Dr. Essenmacher will design a smile that looks beautiful and natural so that you can smile confidently.

Full-Smile Makeovers—a full smile makeover considers your entire smile. Your dentist in Northeast Heights, NM may borrow from several parts of dentistry to help you achieve the smile you’ve been looking for.

How often should I see the dentist?

The American Dental Association recommends twice-yearly exams and dental cleanings for best results. This means that those who practice these preventive measures have fewer incidences of periodontal disease, gum infections, cavities, and dental emergencies.

Exams in our Northeast Heights, NM dental office are comprehensive and help stave off potential issues before they become costly and complicated problems.

A top Albuquerque, NM dentist can screen you for cancer, find subtle changes in your oral health between dental visits, and offer recommendations for you to follow at home, too.

In addition to regular exams and dental cleanings, periodic x-rays are an essential part of preventive dentistry.

At Essenmacher Family Dental, we use digital x-rays, which are safer and provide high-resolution images of your teeth and gums.

Regular exams and cleanings—coupled with an excellent oral hygiene routine at home and periodic x-rays—are the best practices to help keep your teeth and gums healthy for life. If you’re prone to certain dental problems like cavities, we always customize your treatment plan to reflect your oral health.

At what age should you see my child?

As a mother herself, Dr. Lindsay Essenmacher, your Northeast Heights, NM dentist, understands that every child develops at his or her own pace. With that in mind, she customizes her pediatric dental care plans to meet your child’s needs and their attention span.

Because childhood decay is so prevalent, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry strongly suggests that children have their first dental visit by the time they celebrate their one-year birthday. Because children at this age are often busy and don’t always want to sit still, we make kids’ dental appointments fun and interactive. 

Our “happy visit” is geared toward helping your child become familiar with our team and dental office. We also leave plenty of time for Dr. Essenmacher or our gentle hygienist to take a peek inside your little one’s mouth and discuss with caregivers what to expect as their children grow.

First dental appointments will include a ride in the dental chair, a check-up, and our hygienist will also demonstrate how to brush your child’s teeth properly.

This is a great time to discuss nutrition and habits like thumb sucking and bottle use. Parents may also have questions about dental development and how to look after their baby teeth.

Getting started early with children’s dentistry helps our Albuquerque families have the tools for success and lifelong healthy smiles.

Do you offer orthodontics?

If you have misaligned teeth and want to improve the appearance of your smile, we have two options at Essenmacher Family Dental that do not require brackets and wires or lengthy treatment times. 

The Inman Aligner is a fast way to achieve a straight smile. We will move only your front teeth – the ones that people can see when you smile! Because this process uses pressure on both sides of your teeth, they move quickly, giving you fast results.

ClearSmile, like Invisalign, uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays to improve your appearance conveniently and without unsightly wires. ClearSmile is nearly invisible.

With both the Inman Aligner and ClearSmile, your aligners are removable for eating and for cleaning your teeth.

Contact Us to Schedule an Exam with Our Dentist in Northeast Heights, NM

Are you looking for a new dentist in the Albuquerque area? Dr. Essenmacher looks forward to giving you and your family the excellent dental care you deserve! We treat our patients how we want our own family treated, and we're looking forward to providing you with that same kind of gentle care.

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