Cosmetic Dentistry in Tucson, AZ
A bright, beautiful smile lights up a room. It’s one of the first things people notice about you, so why not let it create a memorable first impression? Besides, unsightly teeth can make you feel self-conscious and interfere with your well-being. Cosmetic dentistry in Tucson, AZ is here to change all that and help you put your best face forward daily.
If there’s anything about your smile that makes you feel self-conscious, cosmetic dental treatments at Sabino Hills Family Dentistry can help. With all the amazing advances in dental materials and techniques, there’s really no limit to the stunning smile makeovers we can customize for you.
With dentistry, there are no one-size-fits-all solutions, especially with cosmetic dental treatments and procedures. Your concerns are unique, and we can tailor your cosmetic dentistry to correct just about any problem that’s bothering you. This includes combination therapies or options done on your schedule and according to your budget.
Just tell us what you’d like to change about your smile, and Dr. Michael Allen will work with you to find the treatment that’s right for you. We’ll explain all your cosmetic treatment options and support you in deciding which choices best fit your cosmetic goals, budget, and timeline.
If you would like to schedule a cosmetic exam in our Tucson, AZ dental office, get in touch with us today at (520) 760-6044, or you can contact us online. Additionally, if you have questions, we’d love to hear from you.
See a few of our most frequently asked questions below for more information about our cosmetic dental services in Tucson, AZ.
- What are porcelain veneers?
- Am I a good candidate for porcelain veneers?
- What if I only need a few porcelain veneers?
TOOTH-COLORED FILLINGS, DENTAL CROWNS, AND BONDING
- Will my tooth-colored filling look natural?
- What is a dental crown?
- What is dental bonding?
- How do I take care of my restorations?
PROFESSIONAL TEETH WHITENING
- Which professional teeth whitening system do you use?
- Will professional teeth whitening make my teeth sensitive?
- Can I combine professional teeth whitening with another cosmetic dental option?
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shields of natural-looking porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneers are a popular treatment because they resolve a number of aesthetic dental problems. With veneers, we can correct the appearance of teeth in just a few visits.
Some of the issues that porcelain veneers conceal include:
- Height discrepancies in teeth for a more uniform look
- Small gaps between teeth
- Oddly shaped teeth
- Small visual misalignments
Porcelain veneers are popular with celebrities!
Am I a good candidate for porcelain veneers?
Dr. Michael Allen will examine your teeth in order to determine whether you’re a good candidate for porcelain veneers in Tucson, AZ.
In most cases, if you’re teeth are healthy and you are a good candidate, the next step is planning your new smile.
What if I only need a few porcelain veneers?
In some cases, a patient has only one or two discolored teeth or another specific issue that does not mar their entire smile. Whether you need one or more veneers, we can help.
TOOTH-COLORED FILLINGS AND DENTAL BONDING
Will my tooth-colored filling look natural?
Tooth-colored fillings are designed to blend in with your existing teeth and are always shaded to match. Today’s technologies mean you can close your cavity without metal or silver.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is both a cosmetic dental option and part of general dentistry. It can conceal flaws in a tooth and also strengthen a tooth that has been weakened through decay or trauma.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fits over a prepared tooth—a weakened prepared tooth—to restore function. Or it is a cap to dress up an unsightly tooth. Dental crowns in Tucson, AZ are designed to match your smile.
We also offer CEREC crowns in our Tucson, AZ dental office. This means dental crowns molded from porcelain and ready in a single day—porcelain crowns designed meticulously by Dr. Michael Allen. No temporaries. No waiting!
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a conservative, cost-effective cosmetic solution that can be used to fix many of the same problems as porcelain veneers. Dental bonding uses a tooth-colored filling material to build up damaged portions of your teeth.
You may not think of a filling as a cosmetic enhancement. But using the same composite material, we can fill your tooth and create a repair that is virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your tooth. We can use this material to shape and restore…to conceal and make a tooth attractive!
How do I take care of my restorations?
Following treatments and procedures, a member of our team will instruct you on how to get the most out of your smile investment. A good rule is to adopt or continue a good oral hygiene routine daily. This starts with brushing and flossing at least twice per day.
Next, you will want to visit our dental office regularly for exams and cleanings and allow periodic, safe x-rays just as you did before your restorations.
Dental cleanings take care of stubborn bacteria that lead to decay, gum infections, dental emergencies, and cavities. Restorations do not prevent these problems, and without good dental care, you can lose your restorations through infection or tooth loss.
PROFESSIONAL TEETH WHITENING
Which professional teeth whitening system do you use?
Almost everyone can benefit from professional teeth whitening treatments in Tucson, AZ. Teeth whitening can refresh the appearance of stained, discolored teeth and give you a healthier, more youthful appearance.
At Sabino Hills Family Dentistry, we’ll brighten your smile using the revolutionary KöR Deep Bleaching & Whitening system. KöR offers benefits that you won’t find with other whitening treatments. It’s designed to penetrate deep inside your dental enamel to lift out even the most stubborn stains and discoloration. In fact, KöR is so effective, that it’s the only whitener that can eliminate tetracycline staining. This is a specific stain that is very stubborn and a side effect of the antibiotic.
Will professional teeth whitening make my teeth sensitive?
When you opt for professional teeth whitening treatments at Sabino Hills Family Dentistry, you are under the discretion of dental professionals. If you do develop tooth sensitivity following professional teeth whitening, which is uncommon, this usually goes away in a day or two.
However, if you’re using over-the-counter options, which generally don’t whiten teeth thoroughly, you may experience sensitivity or other issues. When whitening your teeth, it is always better to check with our Tucson, AZ dentist and rely on materials or products recommended by a professional.
Can I combine professional teeth whitening with another cosmetic dental option?
Dr. Michael Allen will assess your teeth and gums to make sure that the dental options you choose will work with your smile goals. If you are a good candidate for the options you choose, it is possible to combine cosmetic dental options and even create a plan to have work done over time.
For example, a professional teeth whitening means you can choose brighter restorations to match your smile.
We Want to See You Smile!
You don’t have to spend another daydreaming about a perfect smile because we’re here to help! We’ll start the process by outlining your treatment plan and answering all your questions. Your concerns and desires will dictate the pace and outcome of your treatment so you can be confident that the final results will be exactly what you’re looking for.
Please give our Tanque Verde dental office a call, and we’ll be happy to give you all the details you need.