First, your dentist will meet with you to learn more about your lifestyle and goals, as well as what you want your new smile to look like. Then we develop a plan to make it happen. The plan includes tooth contour, tooth shades, gingival contour, your current smile, lip line and much more.
At Desert Valley Dentistry, we offer KöR® Whitening options for both in-office and at-home whitening treatments to restore your bright and beautiful smile. Widely recognized as a provider of the world’s most effective systems, KöR offers cost-effective solutions that even include treatment for stubborn tetracycline cases – plus everything in-between.
For at-home bleaching, a custom-designed tray will be made for you, and you’ll be given a bleaching gel and regimen to follow. Done from the comfort and convenience of your home, whitening typically takes about 10 to 14 days to achieve desired results.
Still too long to wait? Laser assisted whitening can get results even faster – and without compromising the safety of your teeth and gums. The unique wavelength characteristics of our Er:YAG dental laser mean the laser is fully absorbed in the gel, protecting your teeth while accelerating its whitening power. This can make the procedure go up to 10 times faster!
With in-office whitening, results can last anywhere from several months to three years, depending on how you care for your teeth and how often you consume food and drink likely to cause stains.
These ultrathin, biocompatible, tooth-colored coverings are custom made and bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. The entire process of placing them usually takes place over the course of three visits.
Your first visit is a consultation with Dr. Larry or Dr. Trevor to discuss your goals and design your new smile. This visit may include taking x-rays and making digital impressions of your teeth in order to create a model for you to evaluate what your smile will look like after treatment.
Porcelain veneers are incredibly durable and can last up to 20 years or more if cared for properly.