Cosmetic Dentistry – Which Procedure Is Right For You?

Tucson Cosmetic Dentistry

Modern dentistry has come a long way. Today there are numerous ways to improve and enhance your smile. To begin, a professional cleaning in your dental office can eliminate stains and brighten your teeth.

To achieve the smile you have always dreamed about there are many more options available with your professional Tucson dentist.


This procedure lightens or whitens stained or discolored teeth without and work done to change the shape or placement of the teeth in your mouth. Best results are usually attained in the dental office but there are take-home kits that are available.


Veneers are thin, porcelain laminates can be bonded to the front teeth. This procedure closes gaps and/or changes the size, shape and color of your teeth.


This procedure is used to fill spaces between teeth or to repair chips and alter tooth shape. Composite material is bonded to your tooth and then shaped by your dentist and polished to best function and look.

Fillings & Inlays

Are you tired of your unsightly silver fillings? This is your answer. Your dentist will replace your silver/mercury amalgam fillings with a composite material that matches your tooth color. Besides being color matched, porcelain inlays save more tooth structure than fillings.

Bridges or Implants

Your dentist uses bridges or implants to fill a space where teeth are missing. There is newer technology available that uses a titanium implant in the jawbone to support artificial teeth.

Porcelain Crowns

If you have badly damaged or decayed teeth then a procelain crown is your answer. Your dentist will remove the the damage and decay and cement in a toothlike cap that is optimally matched to your tooth color.


This includes the varied procedures used to realign your teeth and change your bite to enhance both your smile and your overall oral health.

Confused as to where to begin?

The first step is to talk things over with your dentist.  Talk candidly about your concerns and your overall goals.  Simple problems are often quickly and easily resolved.

Ideally you will receive a full evaluation and diagnosis from your dentist.  She can then discuss options in detail with you.  Advantages and disadvantages of each procedure will be discussed and a treatment plan constructed.

Make sure you talk about cost and see if your insurance plan covers procedures you are considering.


Ready to get started?

Then call Dr. Riley at 520-296-9069 today to schedule and appointment and take the first step towards creating the beautiful smile you have always wanted.