Everyone wants to have a beautiful smile full of healthy, white teeth, but sometimes it takes a little help to achieve this. Your Tucson dentist can help you have healthy teeth and gums, and can make your smile look better, too. Cosmetic dentistry addresses a variety of different dental issues, including discoloration, chips, gaps, and even missing teeth. If you feel that your smile could use some improvements, it’s time to consider which cosmetic dentistry procedure is right for you. Read on for a look at a few of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures.

Teeth Whitening

Over time, your teeth can become discolored due to a variety of causes. Age, heredity, diet, lifestyle choices, and certain medications can make your teeth appear yellowed and dull, and make you look older than you actually are. For stains and discoloration, teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. Teeth whitening may be performed in your dentist’s office or at home with products that you can get from your dentist. If you wish your smile was a bit brighter, ask your dentist about whether teeth whitening is right for you.

Dental Implants

If you are missing one or more teeth, it can have an effect on your oral health as well as your aesthetic appearance. Dental implants are permanent solutions for missing teeth, and are designed to look just like your natural teeth. Missing teeth can lead to bone loss, which in turn can cause your face to have sunken appearance. In addition, missing teeth also contribute to the upper and adjacent teeth shifting. For cosmetic as well as health reasons, consider replacing your missing teeth with dental implants.


In some cases, teeth whitening is not an effective solution for discoloration. If you have not had success with teeth whitening, ask your dentist about veneers. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that fit over your existing teeth, and can correct a range of issues from discoloration to chipped and gapped teeth.

With all of the cosmetic dentistry procedures available today, you can finally have the smile you’ve always wanted. Call Robert C. Brei, DDS at (520) 325-9000 to schedule an appointment to find out how you can improve your smile. We pride ourselves on offering you convenient and effective cosmetic dentistry options.