Covid - 19 Update

     

Davis Dentistry will resume practice operations in compliance with relevant Executive Orders on Monday May 4th. We will continue to employ the enhanced cleaning and infection control protocols we implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We want to provide our patients and team members with the safest possible healthcare environment.

Our practice will be screening all patients and visitors to our offices. At Davis Dentistry team member will ask each patient/visitor a few travel-related and health screening questions, both prior to their appointment and upon arrival in our office; patients’ and visitors’ temperatures will be checked with a temporal thermometer. We are asking all patients to arrive 5 min. prior to their scheduled appointment. Patients who are at high risk for COVID-19, as determined by our office, will likely have their visit rescheduled. If you’re not feeling well, please contact us to reschedule, whenever possible, in advance of your visit.

All team members will be surveyed daily to ensure adherence with social distancing standards and status of their health. All team members will be in masks (or scarves for non-clinical team members). Importantly, all personnel in our offices will complete COVID-19 testing with the IGG antibody test as soon as we receive our supply of test kits (within 2 weeks).  The IGG test determines both the acute presence of the virus and whether our team members were exposed to COVID-19 previously.

Additionally, to reduce the risk of transmission to our patients and team members, as well as their families, the office has installed 4 very powerful HEPA h13 air filters.  These filters will remove all bacteria, viruses and VOCS down to the .3 microns keeping our working environment safe!

We appreciate your support of these infection control measures.  Your oral health is vital to your overall wellness and your ability to resist the impact of COVID-19, so we encourage you, if healthy, to maintain your regularly scheduled hygiene appointments with Dr. Davis and our practice. 

In good health,


Dr. Davis and Team

Porcelain Veneers Replacement: What You Should Know By Mark Davis on April 27, 2018

Illustration of a porcelain veneerPorcelain veneers can immediately transform the smile, addressing multiple dental flaws and improving your overall appearance. However, eventually porcelain veneers will need to be replaced. With proper care, veneers can last 10 years or more. 

However, eventually, your porcelain veneers will need to be replaced. At Davis Dentistry, Dr. Mark Davis offers porcelain veneers replacement to help our Scottsdale, AZ patients maintain a beautiful smile.

About Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the surface of teeth to correct cosmetic flaws. Patients experience immediate results as veneers mask discolored or crooked teeth. 

Before placing your veneers, Dr. Davis thoroughly evaluates your smile, considering the health of your gums and teeth. He works together with patients to determine short- and long-term goals for treatment.

Lifespan of Porcelain Veneers

Patients can typically expect their veneers to last about 10 years. With proper care, veneers could even reach the 20-year mark. The lifespan of porcelain veneers depends largely on how well patients care for them.

It is important to remember that veneers are susceptible to damage. They can become discolored, chipped, cracked; they can also fall off of the teeth.

How to Care for Veneers

Transforming your smile with porcelain veneers requires patients to commit to excellent oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing, flossing, and dentist visits.

Stay Away, Decay!

Regular dentist visits are key to keeping decay at bay and ensuring the longevity of your porcelain veneers. Also, it is important to brush and floss on a daily basis. While the veneer itself is not actually susceptible to decay, when cavities damage the underlying tooth structure, the veneer may need to be removed and replaced.

Guard Your Gums

Maintaining proper gum health seems like a no-brainer for oral health in general, but it is especially important for patients with porcelain veneers because it aids in the prevention of gum disease and receding gums, which can negatively affect the appearance of your veneers. If the gums recede, the margins of the veneers could show, compromising the aesthetics of your smile. 

While frequent, consistent brushing and flossing is a must for patients with veneers, they should be conscious that they are not brushing too hard because this can also jeopardize periodontal health.

Keep Veneers White and Bright

Wine, coffee, tomato sauce, berries… these are things patients with porcelain veneers should avoid. Although veneers are highly stain resistant, the dental cement that holds them in place is still subject to discoloration. If the cement becomes stained, the edge of a veneer can look discolored and unnatural.

Porcelain Veneer Replacement

Despite patients’ best efforts, porcelain veneers will eventually need to be replaced. This involves the removal of the previous set of veneers and dental cement. Then we will place your new veneers and bond them in place with dental cement.

Your Best Smile Is Only a Consultation Away

If you are interested in an instant, effective method of revitalizing your smile and improving your confidence, contact the professionals at Davis Dentistry online or call our office at (480) 595-1300 for a consultation today.

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