Invisalign – Clearly The Best Choice To Transform Your Smile

Invisalign or “clear aligner therapy” provides the best way to transform your smile without interfering with your day to day life. Invisalign gradually moves your teeth through a series of custom-made, removable, nearly invisible Aligners.

It has been shown that straighter teeth will provide you with…

Healthier Gums – Properly positioned teeth are easier to brush and floss than teeth that are crowded, crooked or even spaced too far apart.

Improved Chewing and Speech – In many cases, speech problems result from poorly positioned teeth and jaws.  Invisalign therapy can correct your bit and help improve chewing and speech.

Decreased Risk of Dental Trauma and Abnormal Wear – Properly aligned teeth are less stressful on the supporting bone and jaw joints.

Invisalign is clearly your best choice to straighten your teeth because:

  1. It’s removable for good hygiene. You can brush and floss normally, which can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.  Some other orthodontic appliances, like braces, can cause gingivitis.
  2. You can still eat what ever you want. You Invisalign Aligners are removable so you can eat what you want and enjoy your meals.
  3. They are comfortable. The edges of Invisalign are smooth so they won’t irritate your teeth or gums.


Begin the transformation of your smile today with Arizona Dental Medicine.

Cosmetic Dentistry – Which Procedure Is Right For You?

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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.

Cosmetic Dentistry – More Than Just A Pretty Smile

Modern cosmetic dentistry offers many ways to enhance your smile.  Often times teeth whitening is the first thing that pops into tucson dentistpeople’s minds when thinking or talking about cosmetic dentistry.

However there are numerous procedures available to help beautify your smile.  These include veneers, bonding to fill spaces or repair chips, fillings and inlays, bridges or implants, porcelain crowns and orthodontics or teeth realignment.

A bright, beautiful smile is important.  Studies have conclusively shown that a great smile not only makes you have more self-confidence but other people feel that you are more attractive, intelligent and successful.

Yes, creating a beautiful smile with cosmetic dentistry can be a positive life changing experience.  But there are more things to consider besides aesthetics.  You also want your “smile” to function properly.  Malocclusion (bad bite) is many times the main contributing factor towards needing cosmetic dentistry.

Correcting your bite as part of any dental treatment plan is paramount towards insuring proper jaw function as well as the longevity and durability of your cosmetic procedures.

Restoring or realigning your bite and a cosmetic procedure together will most likely require  a more complex treatment plan.  This could include major reconstruction of your teeth, orthodontics or even both.

Proper correction of your smile and your bite will depend on many factors that your dentist will evaluate and consider.  Many times these factors are signs and symptoms of underlying problems with the way that your teeth fit together.  Your dentist must conduct a thorough evaluation of your dental history, examine your mouth thoroughly and carefully and may even perform one or more tests.

It is of vital importance that your dentist determine the status of your occlusion (bite) before designing and going forward with a treatment plan.

For best results you and your dentist should consider tooth shade (color) as well as tooth width and length.  Your treatment plan may also include non-tooth concerns about the appearance of your gums and lips.  These will be taken under consideration in the overall creation and implementation of your treatment plan.

For example, if too much gum shows in your smile, a simple process called crown lengthening may be used.  Bonding or reconstruction procedures can make the lips more full and minimize the appearance of wrinkles.

Begin by discussing your concerns and overall goals with your dentist. Simple problems or procedures can most often be quickly resolved.  If more comprehensive work is needed your dentist will schedule a full evaluation and diagnosis.

Ready to get started creating a beautiful, functional and healthy smile?  Call Dr. Riley today – 520-297-9069.  General dentistry with a cosmetic flair!

Tucson Cosmetic Dentistry – Erase Visible Signs Of Aging

Tucson Cosmetic Dentistry

Your smile is the key to your facial appearance. In fact, it is the first thing that most people see when meeting

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you for the first time.  So isn’t it in your best interest to do something about any old, worn, chipped and discolored teeth you have?  And remove these obvious clues to aging. The essence of good Tucson cosmetic dentistry is to combine modern techniques with artistic flair – so that nobody can guess what’s been done and you only look and feel fabulous.

Here are some easy ways to improve your teeth!

Re-contouring: A little bleaching whitens the teeth and slight reshaping restores the edges of the teeth to what they were in youth.

Replacing fillings: Using modern materials for the front and most prominent teeth can cause the dental restoration work to blend in with the general colour of the tooth.

Bonding: A synthetic material that looks like natural tooth enamel is bonded to the enamel tooth surface. Because it can be shaped and polished, this material can alter the colour, texture, size, shape and even, to an extent, the position of the teeth. The treatment can be applied to the eight to twelve upper front teeth. It lasts from three to six years.

Veneering: A technique similar to bonding ? only more permanent. A thin, hard porcelain veneer is individually made for each tooth to the correct colour, size and shape. Porcelain is as durable as the original tooth enamel so the restored tooth will last for decades rather than years. Veneering is often done on front incisor teeth that have been damaged.


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Call AZ Dental Medicine today 297-9065 and begin creating the beautiful smile that you deserve.