Cosmetic Dentistry

Let 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 by Dr. Peter Thompson, we can drastically transform your smile, your confidence, and your life.

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“What a feeling – being able to smile any time I want without shielding my two front teeth with my hand anymore! I must admit, I didn’t know much about veneers until a friend of mine mentioned them to me. He piqued my curiosity, but it was only after I spoke to Dr. Thompson and his staff that I decided to go ahead with the procedure. I have had horrible experiences with several previous dentists and the thought of extensive work in my mouth was not appealing to me. Especially because I have a very low tolerance for pain. I can honestly say that Dr. Thompson and his staff are one-of-a-kind, and truly the best out there! Not only are the very efficient and use state of the art procedures and materials, but they are compassionate and caring. I had never thought that a healthy smile would give me such a confidence boost, but it sure did! It used to be that people always told me that my eyes smiled when I spoke to them… Now I smile with much more than my eyes!”
– Mara W.

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.


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.

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.

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Get In Touch

If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry or would like to schedule a visit with your Portales cosmetic dentist, Dr. Peter Thompson, give us a call today or request an appointment online!

123 West 2nd St.
Portales, NM 88130

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