Sabino Hills Family Dentistry
A Great Dentist

A Clean & Safe Practice

We go above and beyond the ADA and OSHA recommended standards to make our Tucson dental office a clean and safe place for your family. Before your visit, we disinfect all of our equipment in a designated area with state-of-the-art sterilization technology. We also thoroughly sanitize each room between patients. We worry about the cleanliness of our office so you’ll never have to.

Get To Know Us
Dr. Michael Allen

Meet Dr. Michael Allen


Dr. Michael Allen and our dedicated professional team work hard to create a practice that is current with all the latest dental technology and updated procedures. But our basic mission has always remained the same – to provide all members of your family with personalized quality care that exceeds your expectations.For the past five years, Dr. Allen has worked at Mariposa Community Health Center in Nogales and Rio Rico providing dental care for underserved families in Southern Arizona. He truly loves what he does and brings that positive attitude to work on a daily basis.

Meet our Team

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

We encourage our patients to be proactive when it comes to learning about their dental care. Dr. Michael Allen and our team always explain procedures in detail, and we know that there’s a lot to think about. That’s why it’s vital that you share any concerns or questions you may have about your proposed treatment. The best way for us to meet your expectations is to understand what’s important to you.

We’ve gathered a few of the questions our team hears most often and shared them here. You probably have many more of your own, so please call our office and a friendly member of our team will be happy to assist you.

Other

We are in-network with the following PPO plans, but will also bill all out-of-network PPO plans. 

Aetna/DHA

Assurant

Cigna Radius

Delta Dental

GEHA

Guardian

Humana

United Concordia

Contact Our East Tucson Office

Please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you don’t see your plan listed here, as we update this list frequently.

person holding large clock that reads 11:55At Sabino Hills Family Dentistry, we do our best to accommodate all our busy patients with hours that make finding time for dental care easy. We start hours at 7 AM on Tuesdays and Fridays so you and your family can get in to see us before work or school. We're also open until 7 PM on Wednesdays if getting here after work is more convenient. If you have an emergency during business hours, we'll get you in to see us as soon as possible, usually the same day. For after-hours emergencies, please call our practice number and you'll receive instructions for getting in touch with a member of our team.

Full Tucson Office Schedule

Tuesday:  7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Thursday:  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Friday:  7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 

 

Braces & Orthodontics

Close up of woman using Invisalign from tanque verde dentistYou might be surprised to learn that the cost of Invisalign in Tucson, AZ is very comparable to what you would pay for traditional braces. However, since each patient's needs are different, the best way to determine the cost of your treatment is to schedule an Invisalign consultation with Dr. Allen.

Orthodontics Evaluation

During your evaluation, Dr. Allen will perform a thorough examination and take x-rays and photos of your teeth. He will help you determine if Invisalign is the best treatment for your needs and also let you know the cost of your treatment. Since every patient is unique, the cost of each case is determined by its complexity and how long it will take to complete.

How to Pay for Invisalign

If you have dental insurance, many plans include an orthodontic benefit that can be applied towards treatment with Invisalign. Sabino Hills Family Dentistry also works with companies like CareCredit that can help you finance the cost of your orthodontic treatment so you can pay for it with affordable monthly payments.

Contact Our 85749 Dental Clinic

Would you like to learn more about Invisalign and if it's right for you? We encourage you to contact our Tucson dental office today at (520) 760-6044 to schedule your evaluation with Dr. Allen.

woman smiling wearing hat We’re pleased to offer orthodontics at Sabino Hills Family Dentistry, and our options allow us to help children and adults.

Short-term orthodontics are generally designed with the adult lifestyle in mind. 

Types of Short-Term Orthodontics

  • Invisalign – Invisalign is a perfect example of adult orthodontics; they’re discreet, easy to wear, and can be removed for meals and oral hygiene.
  • Inman Aligners – This system is perfect for adults who need to straighten the front teeth that show when you smile. Aligners placed on the inside and outside of your teeth and as the back teeth are pushed forward, the front teeth are pulled outward. This opposing force works quickly, and we can often achieve the desired results in only weeks.
  • PowerProx Six Month Braces – PowerProx is another short-term adult treatment that is meant to straighten teeth that show when you smile. Clear brackets and wires are affixed to your teeth, and most patients see the results they want in as little as six months.

Contact Our Tanque Verde Dental Office

As you can see, adults who are interested in orthodontics in Tanque Verde have many options. If you would like to take a step toward a straighter smile, please call our office to arrange a consultation with Dr. Michael Allen. He will talk to you about your goals, answer your questions, and evaluate your smile to see which approach is right for you.

Woman smilingIf you are an adult who would like a straighter smile, today you have more orthodontic treatment options than ever. At Sabino Hills Family Dentistry, we offer several ways to correct crooked or crowded teeth because everyone has unique needs and goals for their smile. One popular option at our Tucson, AZ dental office is PowerProx Six Month Braces that can produce results for our patients in as little as six months.

Traditional Braces

Traditional bracket and wire braces are typically used to address major alignment and bite problems, and treatment can take years. But many of our adult patients have only minor tooth misalignment and don’t have any issues with their dental bite.

PowerProx Treatment in 85749

For these patients, PowerProx is the perfect solution because treatment focuses straightening only the teeth that are visible when you smile. Some of the advantages of choosing PowerProx are:

  • Ceramic brackets and tooth-colored wires offer discreet treatment.
  • Treatment times are typically short – between four and nine months for most people.
  • Since treatment times are shorter, PowerProx tends to cost less than metal braces.

Contact Our Tanque Verde Dental Office

If you have crooked front teeth that detract from your appearance, please call us to arrange a consultation with Dr. Michael Allen. He will be happy to evaluate your needs and help you decide if PowerProx Six Month braces in Tucson, ZA is appropriate for you.

CEREC Same-Day Crowns

dental crowns in tanque verdeIf you have ever had a crown placed, you know the drill; visit the dentist to have the tooth prepared and have impressions taken, wait about two weeks while you deal with a temporary crown, and then make a second visit to have the final crown adjusted for fit and placed on the tooth.

Most people accept that this is the only way, but it’s not. With CEREC same-day crowns in Tucson, AZ, you can have the entire procedure completed in one visit to our office.

CEREC Crowns Process

The first few steps for placing CEREC are similar to those for a lab-fabricated crown. But instead of messy impressions, Dr. Michael Allen takes digital images that are used to generate a 3-D model of your teeth that he uses to design your new crown in a software program.

The details are sent to a milling machine in your office where your crown is fabricated from a block of porcelain. The crown is then checked for fit, adjusted, and cemented in your mouth just as a lab-fabricated crown would be.

But there are no multiple visits and no two-week wait. You won’t need to wear a temporary crown, and you will leave our office the same day with a fully customized porcelain crown.

Contact Our 85749 Dental Clinic

If you need a crown but want to avoid the hassle, please call Sabino Hills Dentistry. We will be happy to arrange a consultation with Dr. Allen so he can explain the CEREC process to you in detail.

Woman smiling You’re leaving on your dream vacation in a few days and couldn’t be more excited! But you're enjoying movie night with your kids, and suddenly you bite down on a popcorn kernel. When you hear that awful cracking sound, you know you've broken your tooth.

You think you need a dental crown, but there’s not enough time to complete the process before your trip – what do you do?

Ask Us about CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns

Start by calling your Tuscon dentist to learn about CEREC same-day crowns. There are no gimmicks – you come in with a broken tooth, and you leave a few hours later with a beautiful, durable dental crown.

CEREC uses digital imaging technology to comfortably scan your tooth and render a virtual 3-D model of the broken tooth. Dr. Allen designs your crown in the software and sends the specifications to a milling machine in our office. CEREC technology works like a 3-D printer to fabricate your new dental crown from a small block of ceramic material. It is a fascinating process to watch!

Benefits of Choosing CEREC Dental Crowns

Choosing CEREC dental crowns is perfect if you’re in a hurry or just don’t want to wait two weeks to get your new crown. Since the entire process only requires a single dental appointment, there are many benefits CEREC offers:

  • No multiple injections
  • No messy impressions
  • No temporary dental crown
  • No return visits to place your crown

The material we use for CEREC dental crowns is highly durable and blends naturally with the rest of your smile.

Please Call to Schedule an Appointment in the East Tucson Area

Need a dental crown in a hurry or don’t have time for multiple dental appointments? Call us today to learn more about how CEREC crowns in Tucson, AZ can simplify your life.

Close up of smile Restorative dentistry involves any dental services we use to return your teeth to full, healthy function and appearance. Treatments like fillings and dental crowns and bridges probably come to mind because they are the most commonly used. 

Restore Your Smile

But nearly every service that we offer at Sabino Hills Family Dentistry can be considered restorative. Dentures, orthodontics, and even gum disease treatments are all services we provide at our Tucson dental office and may use as part of a plan to restore the health and beauty of your smile. Even cosmetic procedures like porcelain dental veneers may be considered to be restorative.

The truth is that restorative dentistry is whatever you need it to be. If you come to us with dental concerns like broken, decayed, or missing teeth, we will personalize your treatment to meet your unique needs.

After evaluating your situation, Dr. Allen will explain all the options available, and, working together, we’ll choose one or more services to help you achieve a healthier, more attractive smile. 

Contact Our Tucson, AZ Dental Clinic

If your teeth are broken or compromised in any way, restorative dentistry at our Tucson, AZ dental office holds the solution you need. Please call Sabino Hills Family Dentistry to schedule a convenient appointment with Dr. Allen.

Children's Dentistry

Three young girls smiling while playing in grass Children deserve healthy, problem-free smiles that allow them to go about the important business of being a kid. Unfortunately, too many children get slowed down because of dental problems that might have been avoided with proper preventive care.

Your job is to show them how to brush and how to develop a routine of healthy oral hygiene habits. Our job at Sabino Hills Family Dentistry is to provide the preventive services like routine cleanings and exams that support your at-home efforts.

Dental Treatments for Children in 85749

There are other practical treatments like fluoride applications that will also help keep your child’s teeth strong and healthy. Dental sealants are another weapon we have against cavities because they seal out food debris and harmful bacteria that collect on tooth surfaces. This is especially true of permanent teeth like molars and premolars that have deep crevices that are difficult to clean thoroughly.

Application of sealants is a simple process and does not require any drilling or anesthesia and can usually be completed during your child’s cleaning appointment. At our Tanque Verde, AZ office, our children’s dentistry services include fluoride and sealant applications. Please call us to arrange an appointment to learn more.

Mother, young daughter, and fatherIs your family overdue for their next dental exams? At Sabino Hills Family Dentistry, we make it easy for every member of your household to get excellent dental care under one convenient roof.

Benefits of a Family Dentist

In addition to the simplicity of keeping your family’s dental care in one location, some of the best benefits of visiting our family dentist in East Tucson include:

  • A wide range of dental treatments designed to accommodate smiles of all ages
  • Gentle, caring dentistry specifically for toddlers, children, and teenagers 
  • A dental office that can grow with your family and as your dental needs change throughout your lives
  • Access to comprehensive dentistry services including cosmetic, restorative, and orthodontic treatments 
  • Having a dental team that’s experienced when it comes to treating a variety of conditions 
  • Flexible scheduling and overlapping dental appointments for you, your spouse, and your children
  • Access to a network of trusted specialists and dental colleagues who can help in the case of a unique dental challenge 

Contact Our East Tucson Dental Office

You and your family should visit the dentist every six months for your routine teeth cleaning and dental exam. If it’s been more than six months, you’re overdue! Contact our family dentist in East Tucson at (520) 760-6044 to schedule your family’s next dental appointments today. 

At Sabino Hills Family Dentistry, we see children as soon as they have all their baby teeth, but no later than age one. We love providing dentistry for kids to make sure they have a Tucson dentist Dr Allen holding babypositive experience every time they visit our Tucson dental office. Getting your child started on a lifetime of good oral health care habits is one of the best things we can do for them.

Your Child's First Dental Visit

The goal of the first visit is for us to meet them and let them see that going to the dentist is fun. We’ll give them a ride in the chair, count their teeth, and show them how to brush. Using panoramic x-rays (no film), we’ll take pictures to get a baseline for future treatment.

We understand how important it is that we gradually get your child used to being around us in the office environment. Our professional team takes all the time necessary to treat your children with the special attention they need to help them feel safe and secure.

Contact our East Tucson Dental Clinic

As parents, we know that you probably have concerns about your child’s first trip to the dentist. Please do not hesitate to contact our Tucson dental office, and we’ll be happy to arrange a visit so you can get to know Dr. Allen and our caring team.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Woman getting dental veneers in tucsonExcept for implants, there are virtually no dental restorations that last a lifetime.

Cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Allen creates beautiful, durable restorations at our Tucson, AZ dental office. But even the highest quality restoration, whether it is a veneer, crown, bridge or denture – or even a filling – will eventually need to be replaced.

How to Care for Dental Veneers

Many things affect the lifespan of a veneer. Your general dental care, the types of foods you eat, and whether or not you are a smoker all impact the way your veneer ages.

Veneers are made of dental porcelain, which is very durable. But you have to remember that a veneer is very thin to sit naturally on your tooth. This makes veneers prone to chipping and breaking if you don’t take care of them properly, so avoid biting down on ice, nuts, and hard candies to prevent chipping.

Good oral hygiene and regular visits help lengthen the lifespan of your dentistry, so your 6-month checkups with Tucson, AZ cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Allen are essential. Your veneer may look fine, but the tooth underneath it must also be healthy or you may have to have the veneer replaced.

Contact Our 85749 Dental Clinic

If you would like to learn more about getting the most out of your veneers, please call Tucson, AZ cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Allen. We want you to enjoy your new smile for as long as possible!

Iwoman smiling f you have ever dreamed of having a "Hollywood" smile, you'll want to hear about porcelain veneers. Many of the celebrities you admire enhanced their smiles using dental veneers.

Imperfections That Can Be Covered With Veneers

A veneer is an ultra-thin layer of porcelain that fits over your tooth and covers minor imperfections, such as:

  • Gaps or spaces between teeth
  • Stained, yellowed, or discolored teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Small misalignment issues
  • Tooth size or shape discrepancies

The beauty of using porcelain veneers in East Tucson, AZ to enhance your smile is that they can transform the appearance of your teeth by changing the shade, size, or shape. This means that you and Dr. Allen are free to completely redesign your teeth, giving you the perfect smile you've always dreamed of.

Contact Our East Tucson Dental Clinic

If you would like to learn more about what's possible for your smile, we encourage you to contact Sabino Hills Family Dentistry to schedule a commitment-free smile evaluation with Dr. Allen. During this appointment, he'll discuss your goals for your smile with you to give you the treatment recommendations that will best help you meet those goals. Call us today to schedule your appointment at (520) 760-6044.

You might be surprised to learn what's possible for you!

Emergency Dental Services

Man holding jaw from pain during dental emergencyAs an experienced dental team, we understand how upsetting a dental emergency is and that the only thing on your mind is getting the care and relief you need. At Sabino Hills Family Dentistry, we leave openings in our schedule so we address emergencies, and, in most cases, we can see you the same day, especially if you’re in pain.

What to Do During a Dental Emergency

If you have a situation that’s developing with your oral health, call us right away at (520) 760-6044. You will speak with a team member who knows which questions to ask to find out if we need to see you right away and give you instructions for handling your emergency until you get to our office.

Types of Dental Emergencies

The two most critical dental emergencies are a knocked-out tooth and severe tooth pain that makes it difficult to function normally. Any pain is a symptom of a problem and needs to be addressed. But any pain that makes it difficult to function means that you may be in imminent danger of losing the tooth if we don’t treat it.

If a tooth has been knocked out, we have only a few hours to replace it in the socket successfully. Handle the tooth by the crown only and keep it moist in a container of milk, water, or saliva until you can safely get to our office.

Contact Our East Tucson Dental Clinic

Dr. Michael Allen is your emergency dentist in Tucson, so please contact our office right away if you are having a problem.

Fear or anxiety about visits to the dentist is a common problem that affects many people. Whatever your reason for avoiding dental visits, the team at Sabino Hills Family Dentistry is here to listen with compassion and respect for your concerns. Often, just knowing that your feelings are being taken seriously can go a long way toward helping you relax. That’s why you should never feel embarrassed about sharing your concerns – our primary goal is your comfort and well-being.woman afraid of dentist sitting in dental chair

Overcome Dental Anxiety

Dr. Michael Allen and our team of compassionate professionals have successfully helped many patients overcome their dental fears. Once you visit us, you’ll see that our caring approach and genuine concern for your comfort can make a world of difference to your attitude about dental treatment. We also provide soothing amenities like blankets, pillows, and TVs to set the stage for a relaxed visit.

Sedation Dentistry Options in 85749

If you find your anxiety to be overwhelming, we can provide nitrous oxide. This is a very gentle type of sedation that will just help you relax for the time you’re with us. You won’t feel drowsy afterward, and you’ll be able to go on with your normal routine.

While we’re more than happy to provide nitrous oxide, you may be pleasantly surprised to find that our gentle treatment and calming approach are all you need to relax. If you’d like more information about our gentle approach to dentistry, please contact us today.

man holding jaw from pain from dental emergencyDental emergencies are never fun, and many are, unfortunately, painful. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency that’s disrupted your daily life, you need immediate treatment. 

Important to Receive Dental Care Quickly

When you injure a tooth, it’s important not to wait to contact your dentist. With many dental emergencies, you only have a specific window of time within which you can seek treatment if you want to save your natural tooth.

Urgent Dental Care in Tucson

At Sabino Hills Family Dentistry, we offer urgent dental care in 85749 to provide you with peace of mind and a place to turn when those unexpected injuries do arise. You should always contact our dental office right away if you experience:

  • A broken jaw
  • A knocked-out tooth
  • Bleeding in your mouth that won’t stop 
  • A trauma to your face that injures your tongue, lips, or cheek tissue
  • A cracked or fractured tooth
  • Loose teeth
  • A painful toothache
  • Broken dental restorations 

Usually, any of these symptoms will warrant an emergency dental appointment. The best way to know for sure if you need urgent dental care in 85749, however, is always to contact your Tucson dentist. 

Contact Our East Tucson Dental Clinic

At Sabino Hills Dentistry, we monitor our phones every night after business hours in case any of our patients experience a dental emergency. If you injure your tooth, don’t wait to call us at (520) 760-6044 so we can discuss your injury and help you determine what to do next. 

Full & Partial Dentures

Full dentures are used when all teeth in an arch (upper, lower, or both) are missing. Partial dentures placed at our Tucson dental office are appropriate when you still have most offull and partial dentures in tucson az your natural teeth.

Custom Dentures

Where a full upper denture consists of a plate and a complete set of artificial teeth, removable partial dentures are made to fit in with your remaining teeth. Let’s say you're missing all teeth except molars. We can create a partial denture that leaves space for the remaining molars and includes replacement teeth for those that are missing. In this case, the partial would attach securely to the molars with a metal clasp.

Natural-Looking Dentures in 85749

If you’re concerned that your partial dentures Tucson will look unnatural, we can put your fears to rest! Thanks to some significant advances in dental materials over the years, we can now work with our lab to create natural-looking partials that actually enhance the appearance of your smile!

We’ll talk to you about your expectations so that you’re thrilled with the final result. Not only will you smile again with confidence, but a set of partial dentures can do wonders for filling out your face and eliminating a sunken appearance.

Contact Our East Tucson Office

If you are tired of living with missing teeth, please call our office. Whether you need partials or a complete set of dentures, we’ll discuss your needs and help you choose the option that’s just right for you.

partial dentureIt’s important to understand that whatever you think about dentures is probably not true! Yes, in the past they were bulky, uncomfortable, and didn’t look much like natural teeth, but today we can create beautiful dentures that fit perfectly and look natural.

Comfortable Dentures

Dr. Michael Allen and our team want you to smile confidently without any worry about uncomfortable dentures that don’t fit properly. With updated technology and materials, dentures designed at our Tucson, AZ dental office look, fit, and feel better than you can imagine.

New Denture Technology

The materials used today are a vast improvement from dentures made decades ago. We create high-quality dentures are completely customized to complement your facial structure and skin tone. The planning process is a crucial step because we want to make sure that the final result exceeds your expectations!

Proper fit is essential because it’s hard to enjoy life when your dentures slip and move while you are speaking or eating. We will create mock-ups that will give you an idea of what your final dentures will look like and feel like. This allows us to make adjustments to the fit and appearance of your new dentures until you are completely happy with the result.

Contact Our East Tucson Dental Clinic

If you’re facing the prospect of getting dentures and aren’t sure where to start, please call our Tucson, AZ dental office to arrange a consultation so we can discuss your needs.

Gum Disease Treatment

Man getting periodontal dental examGum disease can be serious if left untreated, and many times, symptoms do not appear until the disease is advanced. However, it’s crucial to be able to recognize tell-tale signs that a visit to the dentist is necessary.

Signs of Periodontal Disease

  • Pain and tenderness along your gum line
  • Red and swollen gums instead of pink gums
  • Bleeding when you brush and floss
  • Visibly noticeable receding gums, making teeth appear longer
  • Loose teeth
  • Sores or pus between your teeth and in your mouth
  • Chronic bad breath that does not go away after brushing
  • A noticeable change in how your teeth feel

The best way to cure gum disease is to prevent it in the first place. While good oral hygiene prevents many oral issues, factors like diet and smoking must be considered. As with many health problems, ignoring it does not make it go away. Gum disease becomes harder to cure the longer it is left untreated, and can ultimately lead to tooth loss. 

Contact Our Tucson Office

If you have any tooth or jaw pain, this may be a sign that you need to make an appointment with your Tucson, AZ, dentist Dr. Michael Allen. Don’t wait for things to get better; invest in your oral health today.

Inman Aligners

inman aligner If you’re looking to straighten your visible front teeth in a shorter amount of time than you would need while wearing traditional braces, then the Inman Aligner treatment program might be right for you. 

Traditional Orthodontics

With traditional orthodontics, you wear a set of metal wires and brackets that are permanently attached to your teeth, typically for several years. These metal braces straighten your entire smile at once, which is why the process takes a long time. 

Short-Term Orthodontic Treatment

When you choose Inman Aligners in East Tucson, however, you’ll focus on straightening only your front teeth using a convenient, removable oral appliance. 

Inman Aligners are a short-term, specially-focused orthodontic treatment that lets you address concerns with the most noticeable parts of your smile. Unlike traditional orthodontics, with Inman Aligners you can:

  • Remove the device to eat and to clean your teeth
  • See results in a matter of weeks 
  • Straighten your front teeth while on a budget 

Contact Our East Tucson Dental Office

If you have questions about Inman Aligners in East Tucson, Dr. Michael Allen can provide the answers you need. Dr. Allen is certified to perform this unique orthodontic treatment and help you get the beautiful, straight smile you’ve been craving. 

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Allen to discuss Inman Aligners, please contact us at Sabino Hills Family Dentistry by calling (520) 760-6044 today. 

Man with sunglasses smilingCorrecting the overall aesthetics of your smile often involves straightening crooked or crowded front teeth. But most adults who want a more balanced-looking smile don’t want or need to have their bite adjusted, which can involve comprehensive orthodontic treatment.

If you are an adult who wants to straighten the front teeth that show when you smile, removable Inman Aligners in Tucson, AZ are an excellent solution that can produce noticeable results in just a few weeks.

How Inman Aligners Work

Inman Aligners use a unique approach to straightening teeth. They are self-adjusting because springs located on either side of the aligner place continuous pressure on the front teeth. When you get your aligners, Dr. Allen calibrates them to ensure that your teeth move into the correct position.

Many patients start seeing a difference within a couple of weeks, and we can often achieve the desired results in as little as 6 to 18 weeks.

Transform Your Smile

Inman Aligners have a success rate of about 94 percent, but the key is compliance. You must wear the aligners every day for at least 20 hours to see the beautiful results you desire in the shortest time possible.

Contact Our 85749 Dental Clinic Today

You have choices when it comes to adult orthodontic treatment in Tanque Verde, AZ. In addition to Inman Aligners, we offer Invisalign, PowerProx Six Month Braces and traditional braces. If you would like to learn more about these options, please call Sabino Hills Family Dentistry to arrange a consultation with Dr. Allen.

Inman aligners Inman Aligners are an orthodontic treatment that’s referred to as lingual braces. The primary difference between lingual braces and traditional braces is that they’re secured to the back side of your teeth. This unique approach to orthodontic treatment allows you to smile freely without announcing to the world that you have braces.

Lingual braces are used to perfect slight misalignment of your front teeth. However, the thing our patients love most about Inman Aligners is that they can produce beautiful results quickly – in some cases as little as six weeks. 

Straighten Misaligned Teeth

Inman Aligners use a patented process that gently guides your front teeth into the ideal position. We can achieve results so quickly because, unlike other orthodontic treatment, we’re not trying to correct your dental bite. The goal of Inman Aligners is to address the alignment of front teeth that are visible when you smile.

Contact Our East Tucson Dental Office

Our dentist Tucson, AZ offers several orthodontic options. We will work closely with you to talk about your goals, lifestyle, and budget to decide if Inman Aligners are the best choice for you. Dr. Allen will present all your options and together we’ll decide which best suits your needs. Please give our office a call to arrange an orthodontic consultation.

KöR Teeth Whitening

Woman showing off white teeth At Sabino Hills Family Dentistry, we offer professional teeth whitening in East Tucson, AZ. As dental professionals who routinely treat patients who have attempted to whiten their teeth with drugstore whitening kits, we can emphatically conclude that professional teeth whitening is significantly better than store-bought, at-home teeth whitening kits. 

Whiten Your Smile

If you have yellow teeth and are looking for a whiter smile, we encourage you to rely on a licensed dentist to help you get the results you want.

Teeth bleaching kits from the grocery store are generic, mass-produced, and generally ineffective. Additionally, these “whiter-teeth-in-a-box” treatments can leave your gums feeling irritated and your teeth looking spotty. 

Because thousands or even millions of people will purchase teeth-whitening kits from the store in a year, those treatments have to be universal enough for anyone to use them. That means that the teeth whitening strips or trays will not fit a specific mouth shape or size and that the whitening gel will not be any particular strength or aim to reach a specific shade. 

Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening in East Tucson, on the other hand, is:

  • Safe 
  • Personalized 
  • Effective
  • Supervised 
  • Fast-acting 

Contact Our East Tucson Dental Clinic

Our East Tucson dentist will tailor your teeth bleaching sessions specifically for you, making it easy and convenient to brighten your smile. Professional teeth whitening is a worthwhile investment that lasts longer and has more powerful results than its drugstore counterparts. 

woman getting teeth whitened in tucsonKöR is a revolutionary tooth whitening system that changes the way dentists today approach the problem of a dull or stained smile. There are several advantages to choosing KöR over other whiteners.

Advantages of KöR Teeth Whitening

One of the things that makes KöR unique is the proprietary whitening agent that penetrates deep into dental enamel to lift out and removes stains that other products can’t touch. For example, KöR treatment can even remove stains caused by medications like the antibiotic tetracycline.

Freshness is another factor that affects whitening because these products start to lose potency almost immediately after they're produced. KöR, on the other hand, is kept under refrigeration until the moment your dentist uses it for your treatment.

KöR Whitening Results

The results take a little longer to achieve than some systems, but the results achieved with KöR are nothing short of amazing; many of our patients see a smile that’s about 16 shades brighter than when they started. Not only will you enjoy a dazzling smile, but the results are permanent with monthly touchups at home

Contact Our 85749 Dental Clinic

If you would like to learn more about what KöR teeth whitening in Tuscon can do for your smile, please call Sabino Hills Family Dentistry. We’ll be happy to explain KöR’s benefits and help you decide if it’s the whitening treatment for you!

Laser Dentistry

Woman smiling in dental chairAt Sabino Hills Family Dentistry, Dr. Michael Allen and our team pride themselves on their commitment to stay current with the latest in dental treatments, techniques, and state-of-the-art technology. We believe that investing our time this way is an investment in you and your optimal oral health.

One area where we have seen a lot of progress is laser dentistry. Dental lasers work like any other laser – they use a focused beam of light that’s directed at the area in your mouth to be treated.

Laser Uses in Dentistry

Our soft laser is versatile, and one area where it is especially beneficial is in treating gum disease. After a deep periodontal cleaning, the laser can be used to remove infected material from pockets around your teeth comfortably.

Another procedure is typically used for kids and is called a frenectomy to resolve a problem known as a “tongue-tie.” Dental lasers can also be used to remove herpetic sores and relieve the pain of canker sores. We can even use lasers for gum contouring, an esthetic procedure that removes excess gum tissue to make your teeth appear longer.

Contact Our 85749 Dental Clinic

If you would like to learn more about laser dentistry at our Tucson dental office, please call us to arrange a convenient appointment. 

man getting dental treatmentIt was only a matter of time before dentists found a way to use leading-edge laser technology to improve their patients’ comfort. Dr. Michael Allen is committed to researching and using updated treatments in all areas of his dental practice. He’s studied laser dentistry in Tucson, AZ and is now able to bring this innovative technology to his patients.

Non-Invasive Dentistry in East Tucson

Laser dentistry is non-invasive, so it improves the comfort of many dental procedures. But there are also many other benefits:

  • No shots – Nobody likes the idea of injections, especially for their children. Fortunately, treatment with dental lasers is so gentle and comfortable that no drilling or anesthesia is necessary in many cases. 
  • Fast treatment – Since there’s no invasive treatment needed, laser dentistry minimizes post-treatment bleeding and speeds recovery times. And since dental lasers are so efficient, it’s possible to perform multiple procedures during a single appointment.
  • More accurate – Laser dentistry gives us the control to target specific areas and offer a conservative solution to treat cavities. Dental lasers are so precise that it’s possible to remove only the decayed portion of a tooth and preserve the integrity and structure of your tooth.
  • Promotes faster healing – Non-invasive treatments involve minimal bleeding, speedier recovery, and improved long-term outcomes. 

Is Laser Dentistry Right for You?

Patients at Sabino Hills Family Dentistry can’t believe how comfortable laser dentistry in Tucson, AZ is and how it improves their dental experience. We would be happy to show you how laser dentistry can streamline your treatment and improve your oral health.

Please call us to schedule a dental appointment to get started.

Preventative Dental Care

woman smiling in dental chair at preventative appointmentYou’ve probably heard your dentist talk about the importance of preventative dental care, but have you ever stopped to think about precisely what that term means? 

At Sabino Hills Family Dentistry, we strive to help our patients keep their smiles healthy for life. We know that the best way to do this is to stop dental decay before it ever develops. How? With preventative dentistry in East Tucson!

How to Keep Your Smile Healthy

The preventative dental care we offer in our dental chair, combined with the preventative dental hygiene habits you practice at home, exists to keep your smile healthy and to hold disease and dental problems at bay.

So what does preventative dental care include? Any professional dental services or at-home habits that keep your mouth healthy and prevent cavities, gum disease, and other preventable dental problems. 

Preventative Dental Services in East Tucson

Preventative dentistry in East Tucson includes:

  • Professional dental cleanings
  • Bitewing x-rays and other dental imaging
  • Oral cancer screenings 
  • Full-mouth dental exams
  • Fluoride rinses
  • Dental sealants 

You can practice excellent preventative dental care habits on your own by:

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day or after every meal
  • Flossing at least every 24 hours
  • Wearing a mouthguard when you play sports
  • Rinsing with mouthwash after flossing your teeth
  • Eating healthy foods and avoiding too much dietary acid or sugar
  • Avoiding tobacco products 

Fear or anxiety about visits to the dentist is a common problem that affects many people. Whatever your reason for avoiding dental visits, the team at Sabino Hills Family Dentistry is here to listen with compassion and respect for your concerns. Often, just knowing that your feelings are being taken seriously can go a long way toward helping you relax. That’s why you should never feel embarrassed about sharing your concerns – our primary goal is your comfort and well-being.woman afraid of dentist sitting in dental chair

Overcome Dental Anxiety

Dr. Michael Allen and our team of compassionate professionals have successfully helped many patients overcome their dental fears. Once you visit us, you’ll see that our caring approach and genuine concern for your comfort can make a world of difference to your attitude about dental treatment. We also provide soothing amenities like blankets, pillows, and TVs to set the stage for a relaxed visit.

Sedation Dentistry Options in 85749

If you find your anxiety to be overwhelming, we can provide nitrous oxide. This is a very gentle type of sedation that will just help you relax for the time you’re with us. You won’t feel drowsy afterward, and you’ll be able to go on with your normal routine.

While we’re more than happy to provide nitrous oxide, you may be pleasantly surprised to find that our gentle treatment and calming approach are all you need to relax. If you’d like more information about our gentle approach to dentistry, please contact us today.

Mother, young daughter, and fatherIs your family overdue for their next dental exams? At Sabino Hills Family Dentistry, we make it easy for every member of your household to get excellent dental care under one convenient roof.

Benefits of a Family Dentist

In addition to the simplicity of keeping your family’s dental care in one location, some of the best benefits of visiting our family dentist in East Tucson include:

  • A wide range of dental treatments designed to accommodate smiles of all ages
  • Gentle, caring dentistry specifically for toddlers, children, and teenagers 
  • A dental office that can grow with your family and as your dental needs change throughout your lives
  • Access to comprehensive dentistry services including cosmetic, restorative, and orthodontic treatments 
  • Having a dental team that’s experienced when it comes to treating a variety of conditions 
  • Flexible scheduling and overlapping dental appointments for you, your spouse, and your children
  • Access to a network of trusted specialists and dental colleagues who can help in the case of a unique dental challenge 

Contact Our East Tucson Dental Office

You and your family should visit the dentist every six months for your routine teeth cleaning and dental exam. If it’s been more than six months, you’re overdue! Contact our family dentist in East Tucson at (520) 760-6044 to schedule your family’s next dental appointments today. 

Quality Dental Plan

The cost of medical and dental treatments is a big concern for everyone these days. If you’re not insured, you may feel like you have to choose between quality dental care and finances. At Sabino Hills Family Dentistry, we want to make it possible for you and your family to get the treatments you need without a lot of stress.

CareCredit 

Quality Dental Plan LogoOne of the ways we do this is by working with CareCredit, an interest-free financing option. CareCredit is used for certain health and wellness services like dental, vision, cosmetic treatments, and even veterinary expenses. You can make easy monthly payments, and as long as payment is complete within the agreed period, you won’t be charged any interest. Applying is easy, and most patients can get an answer back within minutes. If you’re interested in CareCredit, please give us a call!

Quality Dental Plan

We’re also pleased to offer Quality Dental Plan (QDP), a yearly membership plan that offers two free cleanings and exams per year, along with discounts on many services. Simply pay an annual fee and enjoy the benefits of quality dentistry that won’t compromise your budget.

Give Our East Tucson Dental Office

If you have questions about payment plans at Sabino Hills Family Dentistry, we encourage you to give us a call. Our goal is to help you maintain a healthy smile, so we’ll do everything we can to work with your budget.

Are you looking at an extensive treatment plan that you would like to pay for over time? Sabino Hills Family Dentistry is pleased to work with CareCredit. This financing option has helped hundreds of our patients comfortably fit more complex treatment plans into their budgets without depleting their wallets. Better yet, there are even interest-free plans for qualified patients. 

Quality Dental Plan in Tucson, AZ

Another option to help defray the cost of your dental treatment is the Quality Dental Plan in Tuscon, AZ. The way the Quality Dental Plan works is that you will pay one low annual fee that will cover the cost of your preventive care 100 percent. Your membership plan also offers additional savings on certain restorative services.

The best part of your Tucson Quality Dental Plan is that there are absolutely no waiting periods, and no yearly maximums or deductibles. You can start using your benefits as soon as you sign up!

Contact Sabino Hills Family Dentistry 

Dr. Allen and his team work hard to ensure that our patients can afford the high-quality dentistry we believe everyone deserves. Please contact our dental office at (520) 760-6044 and speak with one of our treatment coordinators if you have questions or concerns about your payment options.

We are here to help!

Quality Dental Plan LogoEveryone wants a healthy smile, but if you are uninsured, you may wonder how to fit the cost of dental care comfortably in your budget. Unfortunately, many people stop at this point and forgo dentistry altogether and hope for the best for their smile.

At Sabino Hills Family Dentistry, we have a better way. We are pleased to offer our patients the convenience of our affordable Quality Dental Plan (QDP). This plan is not insurance, so there’s no waiting period, no deductibles, and no annual maximums.

Benefits of the Quality Dental Plan

When you sign up for QDP, you pay a single annual fee that covers your family’s dental needs. One of the most important benefits of this plan is that it includes two free cleanings, exams, and needed x-rays for one year. These routine appointments are crucial if you want to avoid the more significant expense associated with complex dental work in the future.

You will also receive discounts on all services that can save you a significant amount of money on high-quality dental care. This can add up to big savings, especially if you have a large family!

Contact Our 85749 Dental Clinic

If you are looking for a Tucson, AZ dentist who offers QDP, please call Sabino Hills Family Dentistry for details.

Restorative Dentistry

Close up of smile Restorative dentistry involves any dental services we use to return your teeth to full, healthy function and appearance. Treatments like fillings and dental crowns and bridges probably come to mind because they are the most commonly used. 

Restore Your Smile

But nearly every service that we offer at Sabino Hills Family Dentistry can be considered restorative. Dentures, orthodontics, and even gum disease treatments are all services we provide at our Tucson dental office and may use as part of a plan to restore the health and beauty of your smile. Even cosmetic procedures like porcelain dental veneers may be considered to be restorative.

The truth is that restorative dentistry is whatever you need it to be. If you come to us with dental concerns like broken, decayed, or missing teeth, we will personalize your treatment to meet your unique needs.

After evaluating your situation, Dr. Allen will explain all the options available, and, working together, we’ll choose one or more services to help you achieve a healthier, more attractive smile. 

Contact Our Tucson, AZ Dental Clinic

If your teeth are broken or compromised in any way, restorative dentistry at our Tucson, AZ dental office holds the solution you need. Please call Sabino Hills Family Dentistry to schedule a convenient appointment with Dr. Allen.

Before and After photo of dental fillingsFor decades silver (amalgam) fillings were used because they were the most durable material available at the time. Today, we can use tooth-colored fillings (composites) at our Tucson dental office that are every bit as strong as amalgam.

Amalgam Fillings

The most noticeable difference between the two materials is the obvious dark spot that an amalgam filling leaves in your mouth. These fillings aren’t typically used in front teeth that are visible when you smile. But you still have to contend with the dark chunk of silver material in back teeth when you open wide!

Tooth-Colored Fillings in 85749

On the other hand, tooth-colored fillings are specifically designed to be aesthetically pleasing. First, we have control over the shading of the material and can create a customized color for your filling that blends with your natural tooth. Also, the method for placing tooth-colored fillings at our Tucson dental office is very different from amalgam.

An amalgam filling basically just sits inside the prepared space. A tooth-colored filling is bonded securely to all surfaces of the tooth. This results in a filling that’s not only strong but is also indistinguishable from the rest of the tooth.

Contact Our East Tucson Dental Clinic 

At Sabino Hills Family Dentistry we place only tooth-colored fillings because of their strength, durability, and natural appearance. Please call today if you’d like to see the difference tooth-colored fillings can make to your beautiful smile!

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