Do Porcelain Veneers Stain?

Porcelain dental veneers are placed over the front of teeth that have been marred by cosmetic imperfections. This can include gaps, irregular tooth sizes, crooked presentation, and similar types of minor malocclusion. It can also include structural issues such as chips and cracks, or strictly cosmetic issues like deep stains. Once placed over the front …

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What is the Fastest Way to Whiten My Teeth?

The fastest way to whiten your teeth will be dependent on what type of stains you are addressing. If your stains are topical, such as those caused by foods and beverages, an in-office tooth whitening treatment will likely be the fastest. If your stains are deep, embedded underneath the enamel, dental bonding may be the …

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Our Hygiene Set Up

In this short video, Sarah, one of our dental hygienists, explains our hygiene set-up Would you like to schedule a consultation? Call us today!

how to care for porcelain crowns

How to Care for Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are placed over teeth that have been weakened through trauma, infection, or severe decay. Also known as “caps,” crowns may be used to replace missing teeth as a restoration for dental implants and bridges. They may also be used to secure a dental bridge without harming adjacent teeth. Placing dental crowns takes two …

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Bonding vs Veneers

Dental Veneers or Dental Bonding? Which is Right for Me?

Dental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers, are placed over the front of teeth that have been impacted by cosmetic issues such as chips, crooked presentation, and severe staining. Sized, shaped, and colored to look and feel just like natural teeth, dental veneers fit seamlessly into the smile. And, because they are both stain-resistant and …

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Services at Desert Smiles

Dr. Nathan Tenney is pleased to offer a comprehensive range of general and family dentistry services, including services designed to meet the needs of children. In addition, Dr. Tenney offers cosmetic dentistry services, specialty dentistry services including sleep apnea treatment, and even options to help quell anxiety in nervous patients. Ready to learn more? Contact …

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What Are Instant Orthodontics?

What Are Instant Orthodontics?

Instant orthodontics typically refers to the correction of minor malocclusion with porcelain veneers. While not truly “instant,” addressing cosmetic bite irregularities with dental veneers is significantly faster than traditional orthodontics, often being able to completely transform a smile in as few as three weeks. Porcelain veneers are placed over the front of teeth that are …

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