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Why People 🧡 Desert Dentist

Justine C.
This place is wonderful. The staff are very nice and welcoming. The Dr's are very nice and are excited to get your teeth cleaned and smile ready. Desert Dentist helped get my teeth back into shape when they were at its worst. I really, really love this place. 😁
Maria G.
My visit at Desert Dental! Was great very Nice people! I greatly appreciate the work and looking forward my next visit ! Thanks everyone
Henry M.
I just had my first cleaning at Desert Dental and was very impressed! The office was clean & professional, and followed good protocol for Covid prevention.
Brittney W.
This office has been professional and friendly from the first conversation up to my appointment. Highly recommend will be changing my current dentist from now on. Staff are amazing thank you.
Savannah M.
My whole family and I attend this place. We love it here. Highly recommend this place for all your dental needs.
Justice R.
Despite being late roughly 20 minuets to my appointment they were still very kind and friendly throughout the entire interaction. Great environment and very informative of your needs. Highly recommend.
First time visiting Desert Dentist & I was very pleased with my experience. The girls in the front desk were very welcoming and so was the whole staff. I’m so happy I found a such a great dentist office!
Ruderic G.
Every staff greeted customers warmly and friendly. In fact, one staff offered coffee or hot water due to stormy/colder weather condition today. I and my son felt relaxed inside the clinic. Amazing experienced…..Thank you.👍
Amanda N.
Very good experience! I didn’t have to wait a long time. There was no delays in my appointment. Everyone was friendly and helpful. This place is very on top of reminding you when your appointment is coming up. Highly recommend!
Lacey P.
Best freaking Dr./staff ever! So friendly and welcoming and Dr. Is so gentle and cares about you! I'll never go to another dentist again I usually don't go to dentist it's been yrs so glad I found them!
Saralyn H.
I have been so impressed with the level of care I have received at this office. Every staff member is friendly, helpful and accommodating. The dental work I’ve had done has been as painless as possible. I cannot recommend them enough.

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What are Porcelain Veneers?

The Advantages of Veneers Over Crowns

  • Conservation of Natural Tooth Structure: Porcelain veneers require minimal tooth preparation compared to crowns, preserving more of your natural tooth structure. This makes them a more conservative option and a preferred choice for those with healthy teeth seeking cosmetic enhancements.
  • Aesthetics and Natural Look: Veneers provide a stunningly natural appearance, as the ceramic material mimics the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth. They are an ideal option for achieving a picture-perfect, yet undetectable smile transformation.
  • Versatility: Veneers can correct a wide range of cosmetic flaws, including teeth discoloration, chipped or cracked teeth, gaps between teeth, and even minor misalignments. This versatility allows for a comprehensive smile makeover.
  • Longevity and Durability: When properly maintained, porcelain veneers can last for many years, providing you with a durable and long-lasting solution for your smile enhancement needs.
  • Stain-resistant: Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to stains, ensuring your smile stays radiant and bright even after enjoying your favorite coffee or red wine.
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The Process of Getting Porcelain Veneers

1. Consultation and Smile Assessment: Your veneers journey begins with a friendly consultation with one of our experienced dentists. We'll listen carefully to your concerns, assess your oral health, and evaluate your smile goals. This comprehensive examination will help us determine if veneers are the right option for you.

2. Treatment Planning: Once we decide that veneers are the best solution for your smile, our team will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. We'll discuss the number of veneers required, the desired shade of your veneers, and the overall outcome you can expect.

3. Tooth Preparation: During the next visit, we'll prepare your teeth for veneer placement. This process involves removing a small amount of enamel from the front surface of your teeth to ensure a seamless fit for the veneers. Fear not, this step is generally painless, and we'll make sure you're comfortable throughout the procedure.

4. Digital Impressions: After tooth preparation, we'll take precise digital impressions of your teeth using state-of-the-art technology. These impressions will serve as the blueprint for crafting your custom veneers, ensuring a perfect fit and natural appearance.

5. Temporary Veneers: While your permanent veneers are being expertly fabricated in our trusted dental lab, we'll provide you with temporary veneers to protect your prepared teeth and maintain your smile's aesthetics.

6. Veneer Placement: Once your custom veneers are ready, we'll schedule your final appointment for their placement. Our dentists will carefully bond the veneers to your teeth, making any necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable bite and flawless aesthetics. You'll leave our office with a breathtaking smile that you'll be proud to show off!

7. Aftercare and Maintenance: We'll provide you with comprehensive aftercare instructions to help you maintain your new veneers and keep your smile looking its best. Regular dental check-ups and diligent oral hygiene practices are crucial for the longevity of your veneers.

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Meet Your Friendly Smile Experts

Dr. Eugenie Kim

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Whether you are seeking dental care for yourself, your children, or anyone in your family, Desert Dentist is here to serve you. We are committed to delivering exceptional dental care with a personal touch, all while prioritizing your comfort, convenience, and overall well-being!
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Conveniently Located in the High Desert Area

With offices conveniently located in Hesperia and Apple Valley, Desert Dentist is your go-to destination for exceptional dental care in the High Desert area of San Bernardino County. We are committed to providing expert general dentistry services that cater to your needs right in your own community.

Comprehensive Family Dental Services

We offer a wide range of dental services to meet every family member's unique needs. Our experienced team is well-versed in general and preventive dentistry, emergency dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, periodontal care, and restorative treatments. We are dedicated to providing you with the highest standard of care!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What cosmetic issues can porcelain veneers address?

Porcelain veneers can effectively correct a variety of cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Teeth discoloration or stains that are resistant to whitening treatments
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Uneven or misaligned teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Teeth that appear too small or too large
  • Worn-down teeth

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made shells that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. They are crafted from high-quality dental ceramic and are designed to enhance the appearance of your smile by covering imperfections and creating a natural, flawless look.

How long do veneers last?

The durability of veneers depends on various factors, including the material used, oral hygiene practices, and your individual habits. On average, porcelain veneers can last between 10 and 15 years, while composite resin veneers may have a lifespan of 5 to 7 years. However, with proper care and regular dental check-ups, veneers can last even longer. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits are essential to maintain the health and longevity of your veneers.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

With proper care and maintenance, porcelain veneers can last for many years, typically ranging from 10 to 15 years. It's important to maintain good oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, to ensure the longevity of your veneers.

How do porcelain veneers differ from dental crowns?

Porcelain veneers are a more conservative option compared to dental crowns. Veneers require minimal tooth preparation, preserving more of your natural tooth structure. They are typically used for cosmetic purposes, while dental crowns provide more extensive coverage and are often used to restore damaged teeth.

How do I care for porcelain veneers?

Caring for porcelain veneers is similar to caring for your natural teeth. It's important to maintain good oral hygiene practices, including brushing your teeth twice a day with a non-abrasive toothpaste, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist for regular check-ups. Avoiding habits such as biting your nails or chewing on hard objects can also help preserve the longevity of your veneers.

Can porcelain veneers be removed if needed?

Porcelain veneers are intended to be a permanent solution, as a thin layer of enamel is removed during the tooth preparation process. If necessary, veneers can be replaced with new ones. However, it's important to consult with your dentist to discuss any concerns or issues you may have.

Can I still eat and drink normally with porcelain veneers?

Yes, you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods and beverages with porcelain veneers. The ceramic material used in veneers is stain-resistant, meaning your veneers will remain vibrant and unaffected by common staining agents like coffee, tea, or wine. However, it's advisable to avoid biting into excessively hard objects or using your teeth as tools to prevent any damage.

Are porcelain veneers noticeable?

Porcelain veneers are designed to look incredibly natural and blend seamlessly with your existing teeth. The ceramic material used in veneers mimics the translucency and light-reflecting properties of natural teeth, ensuring a beautiful, undetectable smile transformation.

Are porcelain veneers a painful procedure?

The process of getting porcelain veneers is generally painless. During the tooth preparation phase, your dentist may administer local anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Some patients may experience minor sensitivity or discomfort after the placement of veneers, but this typically subsides within a few days.

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