A healthy and beautiful smile is not only an attractive asset, it’s also essential to your overall well-being. At the office of Dr. Hunter L. Mortley, your dentist in Albuquerque, you’ll receive the finest quality dental care provided in an environment that is both comfortable and caring.
With over 30 years of experience at Hunter L. Mortley, DDS Family Dentistry and Orthodontics, we have the passion, dedication, commitment and knowledge to make happy teeth happen. We offer a comprehensive array of the latest dental services designed to meet the needs of every member of your family, including reasonably priced braces. As a trusted dentist in Albuquerque with an established reputation for excellence, we provide exemplary patient care with a compassionate and gentle touch. Building relationships with our patients built on trust is the key to our success.
Throughout this website, you will find an abundance of information about our practice, the procedures we provide and how we can help you maintain excellent oral health while achieving the beautiful smile you desire. Please feel free to contact us if you need any additional information or to schedule an appointment.
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Dental Fillings are the most common type of dental restoration used to replace sections of teeth that are missing, damaged or decayed. While traditional dental materials like gold, amalgam, porcelain, and composite successfully restore teeth; recent advances in dental technology have made a wider and improved selection of restorative choices available.
When it comes to traditional braces, our office has over 25 years of experience. Traditional braces remain the most common types of braces today. Made of high-grade stainless steel these braces are significantly smaller and have a lower profile than their predecessors from years ago. Each brace, which is known as an orthodontic bracket, is individually bonded to the front of each tooth. Metal braces allow for efficient and highly controllable tooth movement.
Out of all the restorative choices available today, an implant comes the closest to replicating the look, feel and function of a natural tooth. Furthermore, it is the only method of tooth replacement that does not require the involvement or preparation of the adjacent teeth. A dental implant also stimulates bone remodeling to prevent shrinkage in areas where teeth are missing and helps to restore facial contours in areas where significant bone loss has occurred.
Invisalign®* is a form of orthodontic treatment that works to correct many different types of malocclusions through the use of a series of clear plastic trays called aligners. In many cases it provides an excellent treatment alternative to traditional orthodontic braces and metal wires.
Dr. Mortley graduated with a BS degree in Microbiology from Brigham Young University in 1978. He went on to dental school at the University of Missouri at Kansas City graduating in 1982. He practiced in Iowa before returning to the state he grew up in--New Mexico--in 1983; and has been here ever since. He went to Mitchell Elementary, Hoover Middle School, and El Dorado High School in his youth. He will always be a straight shooter and tell you only what he feels you need for optimum dental health, not what some corporation, whose only motive is profit, would want you to "need." When not in the office, Dr. Mortley enjoys writing novels, gardening, astronomy, hydroponics, bees and golf.