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How can veneers improve my smile?

January 15th, 2019

Dr. Marshall Clayton and our team at Pinnacle Peak Dentistry believe everyone’s smile should be a something they can be proud of. Most of us aren’t born with naturally perfect teeth, though, so it’s fortunate that cosmetic dentistry and veneers make it possible to achieve the smile of your dreams!

Dental veneers are a great option to improve your smile and are highly accessible to patients around the world. They’re made of porcelain and will be customized to fit the surface of your teeth perfectly. Our team will note your tooth size, color, and shape so your veneers will look completely natural.

Benefits of dental veneers

Appearance: Dental veneers can be undetectable to others because they look so natural. One of the best perks is that they are resistant to stains, so you don’t have to worry about discoloration over time.

Improvements: Not only will your smile look better, but many minor imperfections can be improved with dental veneers as well. Chipped teeth, discoloration, and gaps will be covered by your veneers.

Durability: Veneers are made from long-lasting porcelain materials, which means they are resistant to scratches and chipping. If you take care of them properly, they can look as good as new for years!

Flexibility: Patients have the option of choosing single veneers to repair chips or cracks in teeth or go for multiple teeth to create a completely new smile.


Just because dental veneers can cover imperfections, that doesn’t mean your oral hygiene is any less vital. Your teeth and gums should be healthy and disease-free in order to be eligible for veneers.

Set up an initial consultation at our Scottsdale, AZ office today, and we can address any underlying issues you may have. Your perfect smile could be just a phone call away!


Patient Reviews

January 14th, 2019

We've said it once and we'll say it again: we are forever grateful for our lovely patients. Thank you all for the encouraging words!

"This place impressed me with how it has kept up with (and helped to lead) modern technology in dentistry. The procedures seem more of an art than a science."

"My experiences with Dr. Clayton and Natascha have been the best. Highly skilled and competent, kind, friendly, and compassionate, they have inspired total trust for the work they do with me. I love my smile!"

"The best DDS!!!!"

"The Dental service provided is always excellent."

"I came in for a six month cleaning and was given the opportunity to have a small repair done without having to make an additional appointment and another trip. THANK YOU so much for the accommodation."

"Love you guys thanks for everything!"

"Highly recommend to all my nice friends and family!"

"I have already referred several of my friends to Dr. Clayton. Very pleased."

"I'm not an easy patient and yet Dr. Clayton and his staff are always patient and professional!"

"I drive about 45 minutes, without traffic, to come here. I appreciate that everyone understands my concerns and questions and does their best to make me feel at ease. Thank you!"

"Always a pleasure to come here. Staff and Dr. Clayton are wonderful to work with. I feel confident that I always get what is best for my dental health."

"Would never go anywhere else. I have complete confidence in Dr. Clayton after years of going to him."

"This was my first visit and Alicia and Jan were awesome at the front desk, Cara was great to sit with while she cleaned my teeth, Dr. Clayton was very personable while completing my visit. I look forward to my next visit!"

"Superior doctor and staff is our reason for returning to Dr. Clayton's practice!  Thank you!"

"I have been going there for several years. Every time I am there the staff is wonderful. I look forward to my next appointment."

"For the first time ever I did not suffer anxiety a good day before coming for my appointment. I was relaxed! Thank you!"

"Dr. Clayton and his staff are the very best. We have been going to him for over 16 years. We moved out of state several years ago and had a really hard time finding another dentist that we felt as comfortable with as we do with Dr. Clayton. Thank you!"

"Have recommended Dr. Clayton and staff to friends at Vi at Silverstone."

"It is the best dental experience I have ever had."

Protecting Your Smile with Mouthguards

January 8th, 2019

If you participate in sports or other physical activities, it’s wise to consider getting a mouthguard. Also known as mouth protectors, mouthguards are a device worn over the teeth to lessen the impact of a blow to the face.

This reduces the chance that you might lose teeth or sustain other serious oral injuries. We recommend that all patients involved in a contact sport such as wrestling, football, or hockey wear a mouthguard because of the high risk of such injuries.

However, anyone involved in a physically demanding sport or activity should wear a mouthguard as well.

Can you imagine what it would be like to lose a few of your front teeth? The way you talk, eat, and smile would all change. Potential injuries when you don’t wear a mouthguard include chipped and broken teeth, fractured jaws, root damage, damage to crowns and bridgework, concussions, and/or injury to the lips, cheeks, or gums.

Types of Mouthguards

There are three different types of mouthguards — typically made of a soft plastic material or laminate. You can decide which works best for you in terms of budget, fit, and comfort.

  • Stock mouthguards are prefabricated to a standard size. They offer adequate protection, but you need to make sure you find one that fits properly and comfortably. Stock mouthguards are readily available at department stores, sporting goods stores, and online.
  • Boil-and-bite mouthguards are placed in boiling water to soften them, then into the mouth so they can conform to the shape of the teeth. Boil-and-bite mouthguards are more expensive, but offer a more customized fit than stock ones. You can find these in department stores, pharmacies, sporting goods stores, and online.
  • Custom-made mouthguards are created just for you by Dr. Marshall Clayton. These offer the best fit and comfort of all the options, but they are also the most expensive. Ask a member of our Scottsdale, AZ team for more information.

The American Dental Association says a good mouthguard should be easy to clean, fit properly, be comfortable, and resist tearing or damage. It shouldn’t restrict speech or breathing.

Still not sure if you need a mouthguard or which kind is right for you? Ask Dr. Marshall Clayton or one of our staff members for more information.

A Brighter Smile for the New Year

January 1st, 2019

The beginning of a new year is the perfect opportunity for a fresh start for you and your smile. At Pinnacle Peak Dentistry, a brighter smile is quick and easy!

Given the latest in whitening technology, whiter teeth are only an appointment away. Teeth whitening is a safe, quick, and inexpensive way to create the dream smile you’ve always desired. We can offer a safe method that corrects tooth discolorations that may have been caused by staining, aging, or chemical effects.

So, start the new year off right and get a whiter smile today! Give us a call at our convenient Scottsdale, AZ office to schedule an appointment!

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