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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Is a Chipped Tooth Dangerous?

Tooth enamel is harder than bone. It works to protect the nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue that comprise the pulp in each tooth’s center. Below the enamel of each tooth are the dentin and cementum layers. Like enamel, these layers are hard and work to protect the soft, non-calcified tissue in the pulp chamber. …

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How can a Dentist Give You a Facelift?

A facelift is a surgical procedure during which incisions are made next to or behind the ears, allowing underlying tissue and muscle to be manipulated and lifted into a firmer and more youthful position. The typical facelift costs around $7,500 and can produce a tighter and more lifted look, but it cannot add volume to areas of …

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Mini Implants in Phoenix

Dental implants offer the strongest, most reliable, and longest-lasting solution for the replacement of missing teeth. Traditional dental implants are inserted directly into the jaw where they undergo a process called osseointegration, during which osteoblasts and connective tissue adhere to tiny holes on the implant’s surface and securing it into bone. This process serves two important …

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What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is focused on treatments for oral health issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, and root canal infection. Unlike preventative dentistry, which is designed to help patients avoid oral health problems, restorative services become necessary when such problems have not been prevented. These services are often essential in order to avoid further damage. …

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What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is focused on treatments for oral health issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, and root canal infection. Unlike preventative dentistry, which is designed to help patients avoid oral health problems, restorative services become necessary when such problems have not been prevented. These services are often essential in order to avoid further damage. …

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Dr. Wilcox Recognized as Elite Dentist

Desert Smiles Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry’s own Dr. Donald Wilcox has recently been recognized as an Elite Dentist for 2016 from MicroDental Laboratories. The award is given to those in the cosmetic and restorative dental fields who exceed standard expectations and provide consistent quality care to their patients. “We are excited to recognize Dr. Wilcox …

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Three Famous Smiles Made Possible with Dental Implants

Few of the restorative dentistry procedures performed by Phoenix-area dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox at his Glendale practice, Desert Smiles, boast the same tremendously high patient satisfaction rate as dental implants. While one consumer website ranks post-procedural dental implant patient satisfaction at 88 percent, many dentistry studies indicate an even higher percentage of people who are …

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An Alert From Your Glendale Dentist: Holidays, Sugar and Your Teeth

Halloween and its onslaught of sugary treats will soon pass but that only means the winter holidays and all of their rich culinary indulges will follow close behind – from brown sugar-laden sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving to daily chocolates from a Christmas advent calendar. For Glendale cosmetic dentist and dental implant specialist Dr. Donald Wilcox, …

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