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5 Things to Know Before a Smile Makeover

A Smile Makeover can be an ideal option for patients who have several cosmetic dental concerns they would like to address. This popular procedure involves a combination of aesthetic and/or restorative dental treatments that can produce a beautiful and comprehensive smile rejuvenation. Signs of staining and discoloration, chips and spaces between the teeth, missing teeth, misalignment, and asymmetrical gum tissue are some of the common conditions that can be improved as part of a Smile Makeover. With all of this […]

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How to Remove Yellow Stains from Teeth

Most individuals will experience some degree of yellowing or discoloration on the teeth at some point in life. Even if you have taken excellent care of your teeth and do all the right things to maintain the best possible oral health, factors both within your control and outside your control can cause the teeth to develop a progressively yellow appearance. The natural aging process, tobacco use, and consuming common foods and beverages that contain staining agents over many years are […]

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Invisalign Vs. DIY Teeth Straightening

There have been many recent commercials and online advertisements for what’s known as “direct-to-consumer” options for teeth straightening. These do-it-yourself teeth alignment systems are designed for individuals to use at home, and often look similar to orthodontic appliances such as Invisalign®, which is the technique we offer here at Scottsdale Smile Center. We would like to take a moment to evaluate the many significant distinctions between Invisalign® and direct-to-consumer teeth straightening treatments, because these differences are very important when it […]

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Discreet Orthodontic Treatment for Adults

The thought of having to wear prominent metal appliances on the teeth for an extended period of time often makes the prospect of orthodontic treatment unappealing to adults who wish to correct teeth misalignment. Fortunately, there have been many innovations over the years that make it possible for both adult and adolescent patients to resolve common orthodontic concerns without compromising smile aesthetics during the treatment process. Our dentists at Scottsdale Smile Center offer two popular options that can correct the […]

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How to Fix a Chipped Tooth

Teeth that have been broken or “chipped” can have a significant aesthetic effect on your smile. In fact, even a small chip can be quite noticeable. Although the teeth are naturally strong and durable, they are certainly not impervious to harm. A traumatic injury or using the teeth to pry open a package/bottle are the most common ways to chip a tooth. Fortunately, individuals who experience this condition have several options that can effectively address a chipped tooth and restore […]

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How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?

Do you often find yourself hesitant to smile because of chips, gaps, stains, and/or other perceived tooth imperfections? At Scottsdale Smile Center, Dr. Don Chiappetti and Dr. Jonathan Coombs offer porcelain veneers to help restore the function and aesthetics of our patients’ teeth. Bonded to the front of each affected tooth, porcelain veneers are custom-designed to conceal damage, discolorations, misalignments, and size inconsistencies with durable, natural-looking results that can last for years. If you are considering porcelain veneers to enhance […]

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What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?

If you are seeking a cosmetic dentistry treatment that can restore both form and function to your teeth, porcelain veneers may be an excellent option. Fabricated from durable ceramic material, porcelain veneers can be bonded to the outside of your teeth to conceal a number of common dental issues, including: Chipped, cracked, and/or broken teeth Stains and discolorations of the teeth Gaps and spaces between the teeth Crooked and/or misaligned teeth Disproportionately-sized and/or worn-down teeth Custom-designed to match the color, […]

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How Much Does a Smile Design Makeover Cost?

Are you self-conscious about your smile due to the aesthetics of your teeth and/or gums? At Scottsdale Smile Center, our experienced dentists, Dr. Jonathan Coombs and Dr. Don Chiappetti, provide various cosmetic and restorative dentistry options that can be combined to create a customized Smile Design makeover you’re proud to show off. Some of the most common smile design treatments include porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, gum reshaping, dental implants, and even Invisalign®. If you are interested in receiving a Smile […]

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