Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

Kim Paukune, DDS -  - General Dentist

Tucson Premier Smiles

Kim Paukune, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Tucson, AZ

Enhancing your smile with cosmetic dentistry immediately boosts your confidence and does wonders when it comes to first impressions and creating connections with others. At Tucson Premier Smiles, Kim Paukune, DDS, offers a wide range of cosmetic procedures, from teeth whitening to veneers that cover crooked teeth. If you’re ready to improve your appearance, don’t wait to learn about your cosmetic dentistry choices. Book an appointment online or call the office in Tucson, Arizona, today.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

How does cosmetic dentistry improve my smile?

The great thing about cosmetic dentistry is that it can improve everything you don’t like about your smile. The team at Tucson Premier Smiles offers a full range of services to take care of problems such as:

  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Uneven teeth

Some services that fall under the umbrella of cosmetic dentistry can also fill a restorative role. A dental crown protects and strengthens a cracked tooth, while also improving your appearance, to give you one example.

What procedures are used during cosmetic dentistry?

As part of your cosmetic makeover, Tucson Premier Smiles may recommend one or more of the following services:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental bridges
  • Tooth bonding
  • Dental implants
  • Invisalign®
  • Tooth-colored fillings

Veneers and crowns do an exceptional job of hiding an array of cosmetic problems, including crooked teeth. If you have many crooked teeth or a bad bite, you may need to start with Invisalign to straighten your teeth before tackling other cosmetic concerns.

What happens during a cosmetic dentistry exam?

When you schedule a cosmetic dentistry appointment, your initial exam is similar to a routine checkup. Your provider talks with you about the changes you want to make to your smile. Then they examine your teeth and gums and take a digital image of your mouth.

Tucson Premier Smiles uses the iTero® digital scanner to get a perfect 3D image of your teeth. The iTero sends the images to a monitor so you can look at your teeth while your Tucson Premier Smiles provider shows you any problems.

From there, your provider works with you to create a treatment plan that achieves the smile you envision. Whether you have all of the work done at one time or spread it out over several visits depends on the extent of the dental care you need.

You may need some restorative work before cosmetic treatments. For example, cavities should be filled before you have teeth whitening or cover your tooth with a dental veneer.

If you need a veneer, crown, or bridge, Tucson Premier Smiles uses exclusive labs to ensure the best quality, look, and fit. 

If you’re ready to dazzle the world with a new, beautiful smile, call Tucson Premier Smile or book an appointment online today.