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SERVICES AND PRICING

CLEANINGS & PREVENTION

Our focus is to get you healthier teeth so that you can be a happier you. At First Dental Center, 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. 

COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Today there are several effective, fast and minimally invasive options for improving the appearance of teeth.

Bonding

Cosmetic bonding is a procedure that uses composite resin, the same tooth-color material used for fillings, to alter the shape or color of a tooth.

It is placed on the tooth in its soft, liquid form and then hardened.
Bonding can help close gaps between teeth, repair chipped teeth or reshape teeth that are too small or irregularly shaped.  Bonding can also cover stains, cracks or pits on a tooth’s surface.

 

Veneers

A veneer is a thin, durable shell made of porcelain that bonds to the front of a tooth.  Veneers can be used to correct the same types of issues as bonding which includes broken, discolored, or widely spaced teeth.  They can also be placed over slightly crooked or overlapping teeth to create the appearance of straight teeth.

 

Why choose one over the other?

Bonding is generally less expensive and takes less time to perform.  Bonding doesn’t require tooth reduction.  But veneers are very durable.  Because they are made of hard porcelain, veneers last five to 10 years longer.

COMPOSITE FILLINGS

For people who like to talk, laugh or smile, a silver tooth filling is very noticeable and sometimes embarrassing.  Composite resin is a filling material designed for aesthetic dental restorations. A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and ceramic compounds used to restore decaying teeth.

Composites are also used for improvements of the smile.

TEETH WHITENING

Everyone wants a white, healthy smile. Unfortunately, it is not easy to maintain. The simple act of aging can produce stains and various environmental and lifestyle factors can too. The good news is that most stains can be resolved though safe, effective teeth whitening procedures. As effective as teeth whitening can be, it’s not right for everyone. Always consult your dentist to find out if the option you are considering is safe. Certain types of teeth should not be exposed to even mild concentrations of carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide, which are used in these procedures and products.

Explore your options:

Over-the-counter-teeth-whitening kits are easy to use, but aren’t usually the vest option. The main problem is that they’re not as strong as the products your dentist can supply. You may have to expose your teeth to whitening chemicals over long periods of time to achieve noticeable results which can be detrimental to your teeth. Take-home kits provided by our office is a nice alternative. They are similar to what you’ll find in a drugstore but they contain stronger chemicals that produce results more quickly. The primary advantage is that the take-home kit is convenient In-office teeth whitening procedures are available at our Center. They typically take about 45 minutes to complete. The process is simple and you see results right away. In the office, you can expect the teeth whitening procedure to lighten your teeth by five to 10 shades.

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.

CROWNS (CAPS)

Dental crowns, also called caps, fit over worn and damaged teeth.  They can also serve a cosmetic purpose, restoring a discolored tooth to its former color.  They provide support to weakened or broken teeth.  Untreated dental problems can lead to headaches and jaw pain and can further damage healthy teeth. Dental crowns fall into three categories: full metal, porcelain fused to metal and porcelain.

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.

DENTAL IMPLANTS

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is constructed of titanium that has been used for decades in hip and knee replacement surgeries. The implant is inserted into the jawbone, and the bones fuses. Once the implant is anchored into the jawbone, a tooth restoration is attached to the abutment.

In general, most people who are healthy enough to undergo a dental procedure like a filling or a root canal are good candidates for dental implants. While other tooth replacement methods are in use today, dental implants are the gold standard.  Dentures are designed to stay in place with suction and often over time patients experience embarrassing slippage.  Bridges are another common option, but they require reduction of healthy teeth to place the crowns.

With implants, because your new restoration is permanently anchored in your mouth, you can enjoy speaking, eating, and socializing without worrying about your teeth.  They look and feel the most natural. First Dental Center is pleased to be provide complete dental implant treatment from Tucson’s premier Dental Implant Center. At First Dental, the focus is dental implant treatment and restoring smiles in just one day.

From single implant to full mouth restorations, contact First Dental Center to give you back the smile you deserve.

BRIDGES

A dental bridge covers the gap where a missing tooth once was, filling the space with a synthetic tooth.  In most cases, bridges need support at either end.  Fitting a bridge requires filling down adjacent teeth to support the bridge.  Dental bridges are available as fixed or removable applies.

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 First Dental 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.

New Patient Package – Comprehensive examination, x-rays: $35
Cleaning (healthy): $80
Fillings (1 – 3 surfaces): $128 – $185
Extractions (simple – surgical): $110 – $250
Crowns (Zirconia): $788
Replacement Denture: $890
Implant with Zirconia Crown: $2,563
Snap In Denture on 2 Implants Including Extractions: $6,100

*Published prices reflect full payment at the time of service discount