The General Dentistry Of Michael Armijo DDS

Comprehensive Dental Care in a Convenient Albuquerque Location

If you are looking for a high quality dental care provider in the Albuquerque, NM area, you can turn to Northtowne Dental and Dr. Michael Armijo. With more than twenty years of experience, Dr. Armijo offers patients the very latest technologies as well as standard dental care. He and his team offer one of the most comprehensive array of dental services in the area, ranging from basic to cosmetic treatments, and you can visit the Albuquerque office for:
DENTAL SERVICES

  • Preventative Dentistry Inlays/Onlays
  • Bonding
  • Root Canals
  • Oral Exams
  • Cleanings
  • Emergency Dental
  • Amalgam Free Fillings

Dr. Armijo and his team also provide a full array of cosmetic services that include whitening, same day crowns, implants, dentures, veneers, and more.

No matter what sort of dental health concerns you have, you can turn to the state-of-the-art technologies and compassionate care available to all patients of Northtowne Dental. Should you have questions about our services, feel free to give us a call at 505-797-1000, or use the convenient online form and Dr. Armjio or one of the staff will reply promptly.

Preventative Dentistry

Rely on Northtowne Dental for Optimal Dental Health

Most of us know that good dental health is an ongoing effort. Not only do you need to brush and floss twice each day, eat a healthy diet, and pay attention to the condition of your teeth and gums, but you also need to pay a visit to a good dental professional at least once per year. They can then do an oral exam, order any x-rays to ensure you have no decay or other issues, clean the teeth and gums, and take care of early signs of gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease). If any dental health problems are discovered, they should then be able to provide treatment.

This is the sort of essential care that all patients of Northtowne Dental and Dr. Michael Armijo can count on. The preventative dentistry that Dr. Armijo and his team make available is done with the utmost compassion and integrity. If you have been avoiding a dental visit because you are embarrassed about the condition of your teeth and gums, or because you fear that you might need extensive cleaning or treatment, the team at Northtowne Dental will alleviate your worries as soon as you step through the door.

The best way to reduce the need for extensive dental treatments is to have good dental health habits. Dr. Armijo and his team offer you an easy way to achieve this goal and have kept many patients in the Albuquerque area in the peak of dental health through their preventative dentistry treatments.

Cleanings

DENTAL SERVICESMake Sure You Have Regular Cleanings for Oral Health

In addition to annual oral exams as part of all-around dental health, everyone should also have at least one annual cleaning. This is going to ensure that gum disease is not present, and that any build-up of plaque and tartar will not cause problems with the teeth or the gums. At Northtowne Dental, Dr. Michael Armijo and his team of hygienists and dental professionals can provide patients with comprehensive solutions – including cleanings.

Cleanings can be part of oral exams as a hygienist examines the patient’s teeth and gums, removing any calculus when possible. Noting if there are signs of decay or infection, they might also order x-rays to catch signs of trouble. When the oral exam does indicate a high level of build up, the hygienist will proceed with the cleaning, but may need to also discuss treatments like scaling or planing, as well.

Cleanings ensure that your teeth and gums are bonded tightly and that no disease is present. At Northtowne Dental, we use only the most pain-free methods and latest technologies to provide cleanings that are fast, efficient, and effective. As part of a broader dental health plan, cleanings are a great way to experience the compassionate and high-tech care available from Dr. Armijo and his staff in their Albuquerque, NM office. Schedule your cleaning today and discover for yourself the superior care available.

Oral Exams

Oral Exams Are a Key to Dental Fitness

One of the biggest keys to healthy teeth and gums is good oral hygiene. Daily brushing and flossing are critical to your dental health. However, annual visits to your dental care provider is the other key to the long-term health of the teeth and gums, and this is why Northtowne Dental is so happy to offer comprehensive oral exams to their patients. Meant to identify early signs of gum disease, cavities, or dental health problems (such as wear due to teeth grinding or shifting bite patterns), oral exams must be part of regular oral care.

An exam is not just a patient sitting in a chair while a hygienist or dentist takes a quick look at the teeth and gums, though. It involves many steps that can include cleaning or scraping away calculus and buildup. It has to be done with attention, efficiency, and care to stop or eliminate any problems.

This is why patients can turn to Dr. Michael Armijo and his team at Northtowne Dental. In their Albuquerque office, they provide comprehensive oral exams for their patients, ensuring that any issues are caught early and dealt with efficiently. With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Armijo makes a point of using the very latest technologies, and this includes machines used for oral exams, too.

Additionally, the entire staff is committed to compassionate care, and this is why oral exams are done with pain-free and entirely relaxing methods. Whether a hygienist is removing calculus to determine if a cleaning is necessary, ordering x-rays, assessments or more in-depth exams, patients of Northtowne Dental will maintain prime dental health when they trust Dr. Armjio and his team for their annual oral exams.

Amalgam Free Fillings

DENTAL SERVICESSmile Brightly With Amalgam Free Fillings

One part of modern general dentistry is to provide patients with fillings. These are used when a tooth is suffering from a bit of decay, also described as a cavity. The dentist removes all of the decayed material, treats the tooth, and then fills it to give it strength and allow the patient to continue to use that tooth as if there had never been a problem.

However, not all fillings are alike, and amalgam free fillings are some of the very best. Often described as tooth-colored, they are a form of bonding that eliminates any health risks from the older, outdated, silver amalgam fillings. Because they are matched to the color of the tooth, they can also be part of a smile restoration.

Dr. Michael Armijo at Northtowne Dental in Albuquerque, NM uses only amalgam free fillings for his patients, and relies on the high-tech CEREC system for perfect matches between fillings and existing teeth. This ensures that patients never feel the need to hide their smiles, and that their dental health is the best it can be. Whether you need a new filling or want to replace older, darkly colored fillings with amalgam free fillings, you can turn to the cutting-edge technologies, on-site dental lab, and 20+ years of experience that Dr. Armijo has available.

Inlays/Onlays

Restoring a Smile with Inlays or Onlays

At Northtowne Dental in Albuquerque, NM, Dr. Michael Armijo and his staff pride themselves on offering comprehensive services in a single, state-of-the-art facility. This includes the use of an on-site dental lab that makes it easier than ever to rely on cosmetic dentistry to restore or improve a smile. One of the team’s most frequent treatment options is the use of a porcelain inlay or onlay to restore a damaged tooth.

Dr. Armijo and his staff know that many people begin to hide their smiles because of the so-called “flaws” they fear people might see. Chipped, cracked or broken teeth are a main reason for this sad situation, and it is why Northtowne Dental is so happy to provide inlays and onlays when needed.

Crafted from durable porcelain to custom-fit the patient’s tooth, the inlay or onlay strengthens the tooth while also giving it the appearance of a bright and healthy one. With options for same-day treatments using CEREC technologies, inlays and onlays are a great approach to smile restoration or improvements.

If you are worried about the look or condition of a single tooth, don’t let it ruin your smile. Give Dr. Armijo at Northtowne Dental a call, and discuss your options for inlays or onlays.

Bonding

DENTAL SERVICESRepairs or Restorations with Bonding

Dental bonding is a common technique used in many ways. It can be put to use in making a tooth-colored filling, as well as restoring teeth through inlays/onlays, porcelain veneers, and more. It is a technique that can improve the looks and health of teeth, and is a treatment that patients of Northtowne Dental have available to them.

Dr. Michael Armijo and his team of dedicated staff are happy to provide patients in their Albuquerque, NM office with a comprehensive array of dental treatments. Using only the latest technologies and state-of-the-art equipment, the team provides patients with the very best care. Bonding is something available to all of their patients, and whether it is direct bonding to make repairs of chips and cracks or adhesive bonding, which attaches a restoration to a tooth, patients can trust the compassionate and efficient care that Dr. Armijo and his staff provide.

With their on-site dental lab and Dr. Armijo’s 20+ years of experience, you can be sure that your bonding needs will be handled with great expertise, speed, and with the finest results. In the end, you will enjoy a healthy and bright smile.

Root Canals

Don’t Fear Root Canals

Almost all of us have heard about root canals, or even had one. In the past, they could be lengthy and complicated procedures, but with the advent of many different technological advances in modern dentistry, root canals do not have to be challenging at all. At Northtowne Dental in Albuquerque, NM, Dr. Michael Armijo describes them as a, “simple treatment that involves little to no patient discomfort.”

Naturally, Dr. Armijo can say this because of his 20+ years of experience, his dedication to compassionate care, and his state-of-the-art office that provides patients with the latest technologies.

Root canals are called for when the interior of the tooth, known as the pulp, has been infected for a length of time and has died. Though the rest of the tooth remains healthy for a long time afterward, a root canal is essential to preserving the adult tooth. Dr. Armijo can perform root canals easily in his Albuquerque office, placing a temporary crown while the on-site lab prepares a custom solution.

In a matter of days, your new crown can be painlessly placed, and you can use your tooth as if there was never any problem at all. The office also has CEREC technologies available, making it possible for a new crown to be made and placed the same day!

Don’t panic at the thought of root canals. When you visit Northtowne Dental you will be treated with compassion and efficiency, and you’ll have your treatment done in a modern facility with the utmost comfort and care.

Emergency Dental

Emergency Dental Solutions in Albuquerque, NM

Life has a way of catching us off guard, and whether it is a fall that knocks out an adult tooth, a silly accident that chips or breaks a tooth, or something more severe, dental emergencies are some of the scariest surprises we encounter. This is why Dr. Michael Armijo and the staff of Northtowne Dental are glad to provide emergency dental solutions in their Albuquerque, NM office.

No matter what time of the day or night your accident or dental emergency occurs, you can reach the office’s around the clock emergency answering system. This means you can begin to find a solution to the problem by dialing a few numbers on the phone. Whether it is consulting about home care needed until regular office hours or coming in for same-day services, Northtowne Dental has all of the technologies needed to get you through your dental emergency.

Dr. Armijo and his team are dedicated to providing the most compassionate care possible, but they also feature efficiency as part of their philosophy, too. Citing teamwork and integrity, they make it clear that patients are the priority, and this is why emergency dental services are available. If you have an emergency, don’t hesitate to call the office at 505-797-1000, and one of our staff will respond.


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