Michelle Villanueva, DDS Phone: (480) 882-9710 Fax: (480) 882-9706 21321 East Ocotillo Road Suite 112
Queen Creek AZ 85242

Our services

Cosmetic Dentistry

What is cosmetic dentistry?

From subtle changes to major repairs, Dr. V can perform a variety of procedures to improve your smile. There are many techniques and options to treat teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen or missing. Dr. V can reshape your teeth, close spaces, restore worn or short teeth or alter the length of your teeth. Common procedures include bleaching, bonding, crowns, veneers and reshaping and contouring. We also specialize with Invisalign™ for a broad range of orthodontic issues.

*These improvements are not always just cosmetic. Many of these treatments can improve oral problems, such as your bite.

Bleaching

Bleaching is a common and popular chemical process used to whiten teeth. Some people get their teeth bleached to make stains disappear, while other just want a whiter shade. Discoloration occurs in the enamel and can be caused by medication, coffee, tea and cigarettes. Discoloration also can be hereditary or due simply to getting older.

Bleaching can be performed by Dr. V in the office or, under dental supervision, at home. Many of our patients enjoy bleaching at home because it is more convenient. Treatment begins when we creates a custom mouthpiece to ensure the correct amount of whitening solution is used and that your teeth are properly exposed. Typically, whitening at home takes two weeks, depending on desired shade you wish to achieve. Whitening in the office may call for one or more 45-minute to one-hour visits to your dentist's office.

***Patients need to avoid heavy colored drinks for several days after bleaching.

Bonding

Bonding is tooth-colored material used to fill in gaps or change the color of teeth. Requiring a single office visit, bonding lasts several years. Bonding is more susceptible to staining or chipping than other forms of restoration. When teeth are chipped or slightly decayed, bonded composite resins may be the material of choice. Bonding also is used as a tooth-colored filling for small cavities. Additionally, it can be used to close spaces between teeth or cover the entire outside surface of a tooth to change its color and shape.

Crowns

Crowns, also known as caps, cover a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and appearance. Due to their cost, they are used in cases where other procedures will not be effective. Crowns have the longest life expectancy of all cosmetic restorations, but are the most time-consuming. Thanks to our E4D CAD-CAM technology, we are able to provide this service within hours of your appointment.

Veneers

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic placed over the front teeth to change the color or shape of your teeth. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked. Little or no anesthesia is needed. Veneers are used to treat some of the same problems as bonding.

This treatment is an alternative to crowns. The procedure requires us to take an impression of your tooth. Before the custom-made veneer is cemented directly onto the tooth, we will lightly buff the tooth to compensate for the added thickness of the veneer. Once the cement is between the veneer and your tooth, a light beam is used to harden it. Porcelain veneers require more than one visit because they are fabricated in a laboratory. Veneers have a longer life expectancy and color stability than bonding.

Contouring and reshaping

Tooth reshaping and contouring, is a procedure to correct crooked teeth, chipped or irregularly shaped teeth or even overlapping teeth in a single session. Tooth reshaping and contouring, is commonly used to alter the length, shape or position of your teeth. Contouring teeth may also help correct small problems with bite. It is common for bonding to be combined with tooth reshaping.

This procedure is ideal for candidates with normal, healthy teeth but who want subtle changes to their smile. We will take X-rays to evaluate the size and location of the pulp of each tooth to ensure that there's enough bone between the teeth to support them.

Which procedure is right for me?

Dr. V can answer any questions you may have about techniques used to improve your smile. The condition of your teeth and desired result you want often dictates the best procedure. If you are considering a treatment, there are a few questions you can ask Dr. V before deciding if a particular procedure is right for you.

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Covid-19 Safety Protocol

The health and safety of our guests and team members has always been our top priority. We have enhanced our systems to continue to provide a safe environment for all. Below are some of the safety measures implemented at Divine DentalCare:

  • Sterilization of all instruments and disinfecting of all surfaces complying with OSHA & CDC guidelines has always been common practice. There will be more frequent disinfection of counters, handles, pens, and all surfaces after each guest use throughout the day.
  • UV air purifiers are placed throughout the entire office to help eliminate airborne viruses, microbes, and allergens.
  • Readily available hand sanitizer and hand washing stations throughout the office for increased hand hygiene for team and guest use before and after visits.
  • New protective equipment such as face shields, high level mask protection, lab coats (changes between every patient), non latex gloves, hair caps, and eye protective wear
  • Removal of amenities (spa, pillows, headsets, towels, etc)—please bring your own for your dental comfort needs at this time.
  • Limited number of guests in the office at one time—only patients with an appointment are to present to the office with the exception of one parent/guardian to accompany a child/special needs adult.
  • Social distancing measures will be used for treatment arrangement.
  • Less patients scheduled per day to allow for increased disinfecting times between guests.
  • Requests for all guests entering the office to wear face covering upon arrival and post procedure.
  • Placement of Plexiglas (clear barrier) at front desk check in and check out areas to reduce airborne transmissions.
  • Temperatures and screening will be required for EVERY patient and team member upon arrival.
  • Remote and advanced registration via online submission of guest forms including Covid-19 screening form.
  • Patients 65 or older and/or who have underlying health conditions/are immunocompromised will be reappointed or will be scheduled with a teledentistry appointment.
  • Guests are to wait in car and text (602) 284-4873 upon arrival. Guest will receive text response from office notifying you when we are ready for appointment.
  • Guests will be required to rinse with 1.5% hydrogen peroxide (to destroy virus) at the beginning of dental appointment.
  • Covid-19 testing protocol will be implemented as testing availability increases.

We will continue to implement and modify safety systems, as necessary, with updates from the CDC and ADA and as technological/engineering systems advance. Our commitment is to provide the safest environment to all of our guests! We look forward to seeing you!