Artistic Dentistry Tucson mother and daughter

SERVICES

CLEANINGS & PREVENTION

Our focus is to get you healthier teeth so you can be a happier you. At Artistic Dentistry, we provide comprehensive general dentistry services to keep you healthy and smiling. Our dentists strongly encourage long-lasting dental health by regular dental checkups every six months. During your checkup, we’ll examine your teeth and overall oral health. With regular dental visits, we can prevent common dental health problems such as tooth decay or periodontal disease by monitoring your teeth and gums. Should you be dealing with serious dental problems, we can help you get your life back without draining your wallet. No matter what your issue is, we have an affordable solution just for you in an atmosphere that will make you feel comfortable and cared for.

Call 520.745.0030 to schedule an appointment, or use our contact form.

COSMETIC DENTISTRY

The first thing most people notice about you is your smile. Advances in cosmetic dental care have made it possible for a dentist with the right training, qualifications and expertise to completely redesign your smile.

Dr. Wheeler has the desired combination of experience and knowledge in the practice of cosmetic dentistry to transform the appearance of your smile while also attending to function, to improve your overall dental health.

We offer a variety of advanced techniques to create the smile of your dreams. We offer Conservative Refurbishing or a Complete Makeover. Call us today to learn how how we can give you the smile you deserve. You may also use our contact form for questions and appointments.

VENEERS & LUMINEERS®

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers offers the ultimate in esthetics. A veneer is a thin facing or covering that bonds to the natural tooth structure. A much more conservative alternative to crowns (caps) that can give you the smile you have always dreamed of and deserve. Porcelain veneers are top line in cosmetic dentistry. If your teeth are chipped, broken, or discolored, porcelain veneers are a great way to change the color and shape of your teeth. Veneers can be a great alternative to braces for slight orthodontic problems and provide a beautiful smile in a short amount of time. The results are simply gorgeous!

Lumineers®

Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Wheeler, offers Lumineers®. These veneers are as thin as contact lenses! This means in most cases, Lumineers® can be placed on your teeth without any drilling or tooth reduction and without the necessity of temporaries! While some minor polishing and enamel recontouring may be necessary, these veneers are done painlessly, with no shots and it is a reversible, non-invasive comfortable procedure that is proven to last for up to 20 years! Even dark tetracycline stained or yellowed teeth can be completely masked out with sparkling white veneers.

 

Artistic Lumineers before after

TEETH WHITENING

Dr. Wheeler uses a variety of teeth whitening techniques, including Zoom2®, to get your teeth their whitest and brightest. Zoom2® teeth whitening is the revolutionary in-office process that gets your teeth their whitest in just over an hour. Our in-home teeth whitening kits are easy to use and great results are achieved in 4 to 6 weeks. Call our office or use our contact form to learn more about our teeth whitening options.

Artistic Zoom whitening

PERIODONTAL DISEASE

Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the worst cases, teeth are lost. People usually don’t show signs of gum disease until they are in their 30s or 40s.  Men are more likely to have gum disease than women.  Although teenagers rarely develop periodontitis, they can develop gingivitis, the milder form of gum disease.  Most commonly, gum disease develops when plaque is allowed to build up along and under the gum line. Symptoms include: Bad breath that won’t go away Red or swollen gums Tender or bleeding gums Painful chewing Loose teeth Sensitive teeth Receding gum or longer appearing teeth Non-surgical treatments are available.  The effects of gingivitis can be reversed with good brushing and flossing habits and a professional teeth cleaning performed at our office.  In more advanced stages of periodontal disease, a scaling and root planing procedure if performed which consists of removing plaque and tartar below the gum-line. There are surgical options as well if non-surgical treatment does not successfully halt the progression. 

INVISALIGN®

What is Invisalign?Artistic Dentistry Invisalign

Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear removable Aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. It has been proven effective in clinical research and in practices nationwide.

How Does Invisalign Work?

You wear each set of Aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position your Invisalign provider has prescribed. You’ll visit your doctor about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months, and the average number of Aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.

How Are Aligners Made?

You’d Be Amazed… The Aligners are made through a combination of your doctor’s expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology. Contact us or call 520.745.0030 to find out how easy it is to get started!

Actual Cases of Invisalign Patients

John: Crowding Jennifer: Crowding
Treatment time: 10 months. Aligners used: 13 upper, 18 lower Treatment time: 10 months. Aligners used: 44 upper, 27 lower
Artistic Invisalign before and after - John Artistic Invisalign before and after - Jennifer

ROOT CANAL THERAPY

A root canal, also called endodontic therapy, treats teeth that have become severely damaged, allowing the nerves and soft inner pulp of the tooth to become infected. Root canals have a reputation for being painful, but modern techniques make the procedure no more uncomfortable than having a tooth filled. After completing the root canal, the tooth will also need a crown or filling to complete the restoration. 

SEDATION DENTISTRY

RELAX . . . You’re in great hands!

Nearly 50% of the population feels nervous or uncomfortable about going to the dentist or having dental procedures done, so much so that they put up with the pain and embarrassment of severely broken down teeth. Dr. Wheeler understands the importance of helping patients feel relaxed and comfortable during dental procedures. With IV sedation dentistry, patients can sleep through long overdue dental work in a safe, comfortable manner. For those patients with mild anxiety, nitrous oxide, and pain free techniques may be all that is needed to complete their dental work. If you feel that IV sedation is necessary for your dental care, give us a call to learn more about our IV sedation dentistry.

How You May Feel

Most patients remember nothing about their treatment. A few will remember a little, usually at the end of the appointment when we are getting them ready to go home. You will need someone to bring you to our office on the day of your sedation appointment and you MUST have someone take you home afterwards.

Safety of IV Sedation

The reason that we use oral sedation is because of its safety. We use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment to monitor your pulse and blood pressure. You’ll be done before you know it, completely unaware of the time passing, totally relaxed.

Contact us for more information about Sedation Dentistry.

SLEEP APNEA

Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea can be serious medical problems. Improperly treated obstructive sleep apnea can increase the risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes and other serious illnesses. Choosing a sleep-disorders dentist who is qualified to work with your physician is essential to your health or the health of a loved one.

The dentist you choose to treat your problem with sleep disordered breathing must be properly educated and with adequate experience. Legally, any dentist can treat snoring and/or sleep apnea with an oral appliance, however, that does not mean that every dentist has the necessary experience and training to provide proper therapy. Because no special qualifications are required it is your responsibility to choose your dentist wisely. A qualified sleep-disorders dentist should have:

  • Appropriate knowledge of sleep medicine
  • Adequate training in oral appliance therapy
  • Experience with many different appliance types
  • Solid relationships with local sleep labs and sleep physicians
  • Current knowledge of emerging trends
  • Ability to derive maximum insurance benefits for you
  • A team approach with other professionals
  • A proven follow-up system to ensure healthy results long-term
  • In-depth knowledge of oral appliance research

Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious medical problem that has been associated with cardiac problems, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, ED, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, and numerous other medical problems. Neither snoring nor sleep apnea should be taken lightly, as your health is at stake. Recent research is beginning to explore the complex interrelationships between sleep apnea and these other medical problems. Management by a dentist should always involve interaction with your family physician, cardiologist, pulmonologist and/or endocrinologist.

TMJ

Do you suffer from chronic pain in your jaw and face, experience “popping” sounds when you chew and talk or have symptoms such as headaches or lockjaw? If so, the problem may be TMJ. This condition affects more than 10 million people in the U.S. alone. And it’s more than just painful — over time it can cause serious damage to your jaws and teeth.

TMJ Dysfunction is a popular term to describe a disorder of the jaw joints or the muscles that control the joints. Symptoms masquerade as a multitude of other problems such as sinus headaches, migraines, neck and shoulder stiffness and earaches.

We can accurately pinpoint the source of your pain and provide relief using the very latest in gentle, nonsurgical treatments.

Use our contact form or call 520.745.0030 for more information about advanced solutions for TMJ Treatment.

DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dental implants represent the state-of-the-art in dentistry today. Because implants are fixed in place, speaking, eating and socializing are more enjoyable. Dental implants have the most natural look and feel. Artistic Dentistry is pleased to offer complete dental implant treatment for single tooth, multiple teeth and full mouth restorations to help you look and feel your best. Often, a new smile can be provided in a single day.

For more information about your dental implant options, please contact Artistic Dentistry today, or call 520.745.0030 for a consultation.

DENTURES/PARTIALS

Dentures are a type of prosthesis used to accommodate missing teeth.  These devices are removable, but some are bonded or implanted.  When all teeth are absent, complete dentures are used.  When only some teeth are missing, partial dentures are used. 

EXTRACTIONS

Although permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are a number of reasons why tooth extraction may be needed.  A very common reason involves a tooth that is too badly damaged from trauma or decay to be repaired.

What is a tooth extraction? The removal of a tooth is called a tooth extraction. While we strive to provide the most conservative type of treatment possible, tooth extraction may be necessary in certain cases. Our dental team may recommend tooth extraction if it is the best solution for restoring your smile to good health.

Does my tooth need to be extracted? Extraction may be necessary if:

A tooth is so severely damaged or decayed that a dental crown, filling, or other type of restoration cannot effectively restore the tooth There is not enough room for all of the teeth to properly fit in the mouth, causing overcrowding Infection has destroyed a large portion of the tooth and/or supporting bone structure. We work hard to make certain that your tooth extraction at Artistic Dentistry is as painless and comfortable as possible. Following the extraction, we are happy to restore your smile with one of our high-quality tooth replacement options.