Scottsdale Cosmetic Dentist
You deserve to enjoy your best smile, and our doctors at Desert Vista Dental can help! If stains, gaps, and other dental flaws have stolen away your self-confidence, cosmetic treatment options can create the dazzling improvements you’re dreaming of. During a consultation, we’ll want to learn all about your personal needs and goals so that we can devise the ideal makeover plan that fits your budget, time commitment, and vision for the future. Before you know it, you’ll be showing off your new look proudly. Contact our Scottsdale, AZ office today!
If you struggle with stained, chipped, or crowded teeth and would like a quick, conservative solution, porcelain veneers may be the right answer for you. These thin shells of porcelain can completely transform a smile with very little alteration to natural tooth structure. Our dentists will custom design porcelain veneers that complement your age, gender, and facial profile.
Strength & Beauty
Porcelain sounds too delicate for teeth, right? With veneers, special layering techniques make the porcelain extremely durable, and the bonding methods we use reinforce the veneers’ strength. Because porcelain is semi-translucent and it can be tinted to match any tooth color, it closely mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel. Your friends, neighbors, and coworkers could have porcelain veneers, and you wouldn’t even know it.
Veneers are often referred to as “instant orthodontics” because they can cover gaps and misalignments in just two visits. They prove an excellent alternative to traditional braces, which can take years of treatments and still deliver less-than-satisfactory results.
Cosmetic bonding is an affordable cosmetic solution that can be successfully used to treat relatively minor cosmetic imperfections, including cracks, chips, gaps, and misaligned or misshaped teeth. The material used is called composite resin, which is also used to build tooth-colored fillings. Our doctors will select the closest match to your natural smile’s color and then apply the composite resin, carefully sculpting it into place to create the most pleasing and seamless appearance. Once securely in place, the addition will look and function just like natural enamel! Better yet, it can last for quite some time with the right levels of personal and professional maintenance.
In-Practice Teeth Whitening
Why do teeth become stained and discolored over time? There are several possible causes, including the following:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Too much coffee and/or wine in a daily diet
If you’re ready to improve your look, talk to our Desert Vista Dental doctors about the possibility of undergoing in-practice teeth whitening. This option is perfect for patients who have a big event coming up that they’d love to look their very best for, or those who just don’t have the time to keep up with a longer, at-home treatment. Our Scottsdale office provides both KoR and Opalescence as advanced whitening options that create dramatically brighter smiles. They can even be used to combat particularly stubborn discoloration that’s caused by tetracycline, a substance found in certain medications. You’ll be enjoying brighter, cleaner teeth after just one convenient appointment!
At-Home Teeth Whitening Kits
If you prefer to whiten your teeth at a more gradual pace or on your own schedule, at-home solutions are also available from our team. The patient’s job is to wear their new Opalescence oral trays and high-grade whitening gel together whenever they have the chance for a certain amount of time each day – this can be done when you’re completing chores, watching TV, or simply relaxing after putting the kids to bed. After a few weeks of diligent use, patients should start to see significant, beautiful changes.
At Desert Vista Dental, patients with damaged or lost teeth don’t have to worry about being stuck with a noticeable silver or gold restoration. Our doctors understand that you value your appearance, and our metal-free options can provide a beautifully lifelike look while still giving your smile back its strength and function. Several high-quality materials and brands are available, including Zirconia, E.max, and Empress, and our CEREC technology also provides tooth-colored crowns and other restorations in the span of just one appointment for added convenience. Our doctors will work with you to determine the best option for your oral health needs and personal preferences.
Most adults associate metal braces with adolescence. Even teenagers hate wearing metal braces. Now there’s an alternative. Invisalign clear braces combine digital imaging technology with modern materials to give patients clear, removable orthodontia that won’t compromise their mature images.
With Invisalign, good news travels fast!
At Desert Vista Dental, our dentists are certified Invisalign providers. They can help you decide if Invisalign is right for you. Most patients with mild to moderate misalignments, as well as bite issues, are candidates for Invisalign. Treatment times can vary, but many patients are finished in under a year.
With Invisalign, you won’t have to visit our office for uncomfortable tightening. Simply throw away the old aligners every two weeks and begin wearing the next set in the series. Visit us every six weeks to evaluate your progress, and in no time, you’ll be smiling with confidence.