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Welcome to Santa Cruz River Dental

Featured Services

Emergency Dental Care

Dental emergencies usually occur swiftly, without warning, and can be extremely painful. Regardless of whether or not you are a regular patient with us here at Santa Cruz River Dental, if you are in the Tucson, Arizona area and have experienced a dental emergency, call us at 520-547-2328 to schedule the treatment you need during our regular business hours.

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Comfort Dentistry

Here at Santa Cruz River Dental, our entire dental team is dedicated to making your visit as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Our experts utilize the most up-to-date techniques, tools, and medications to ensure that your experience is positive and painless. You can relax, knowing that you no longer need to let anxiety keep you from enjoying a beautiful, healthy smile.

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Gentle Professional Cleaning

Professional cleaning includes an examination of your teeth and gums, tooth scaling (removal of plaque) and tooth polishing. It is a procedure to gently loosen and remove tartar that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, especially in areas that are difficult to reach during routine tooth brushing.

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About Us

Welcome to Santa Cruz River Dental!

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Here at Santa Cruz River Dental, you will find an experienced team of dental professionals ready to provide you with the highest quality of care for your oral health needs. If it has been a while since your last check-up or you are simply looking for a new home for dental care, you are probably wondering, "Is there a dentist near me who can provide excellent service at an affordable price?" Fortunately, you have found the answer here at Santa Cruz River Dental. Our highest priority is your satisfaction and comfort for everything from cosmetic teeth whitening to root canal therapy.

Every member of our dental team, from Dr. Dino Drummer to the hygienists, dental assistants, and technicians have been trained in the most advanced equipment and techniques for providing effective, pain-free, and affordable dental care. We are dedicated to the idea that your oral health directly affects your overall health, so even a minor toothache requires serious attention and individualized care. After a comprehensive exam, your dentist will discuss any outstanding issues and work with you to devise a plan based on your unique needs, whether you only require regular check-ups or the more specialized service of an orthodontist, endodontist, periodontist or prosthodontist. Regular check-ups and professional cleaning help to maintain a healthy smile and prevent complications such as gum disease and tooth loss.

Take the first step towards enjoying the beautiful smile you deserve by calling us at 520-547-2328 to schedule an appointment today!

Dental Services at Santa Cruz River Dental in Tucson, Arizona

Comfort Dentistry

It is quite normal to feel anxious about visiting the dentist, but you can relax as the gentle dental professionals here at Santa Cruz River Dental assess your particular needs and take the time to discuss your best dental care options. You can count on our experience and expertise to provide care that is as pain-free as possible even if you have particularly sensitive teeth.

IV Sedation Dentistry at Santa Cruz River Dental

Whether you experience mild anxiety or serious dental phobia, we are happy to work with you to find the perfect solution. Dr. Drummer has extensive experience with a variety of safe and effective sedation options.  You may opt for a gentle, relaxed anesthesia that allows you to remain conscious, but free from fear and pain.  Or, you may prefer a general sedative so you can sleep peacefully through the entire procedure.  This is particularly effective for young children, special needs patients, or those who suffer from acute distress.  Regardless of your needs, we are well equipped to make your experience with us as pleasant as it is effective.  If you would like more information on your sedation options, please don't hesitate to call us for more information.

Restorative Dentistry

Are you experiencing a toothache? Have you chipped or broken a tooth? Do you need a professional dental examination to find the cause of your pain? At Santa Cruz River Dental we offer a variety of restorative procedures from fillings to root canal therapy. These services do more than just improve the appearance of your smile. Our goal is to provide pain relief, restore function, and ensure future oral health.

Crowns

At Santa Cruz River Dental, we apply a custom, natural-looking crown (or "cap") in cases where decay or trauma has done too much damage to completely restore the original tooth. Crowns are an excellent alternative to extraction that offer long-term durability, protection from decay or cracking, and an improved, natural appearance.

A crown may be right for you if...

  • you have chipped or broken teeth that are immediately visible as soon as the dental array is revealed. This situation could require tooth removal and cause a gap in your teeth that requires a surface replacement.
  • you have undergone a root canal that requires a significant portion of the tooth to be removed to make way for the support structure and the cleaning process.
  • you have weak and damage-prone teeth.
  • you have a tooth that is severely discolored.

Dentures    

If you are looking for affordable dentures in the Tucson, Arizona area, you can find them here at Santa Cruz River Dental.  Our dentures are custom-crafted to look natural and allow you to enjoy proper oral function. Dr. Drummer will help you determine if a partial or full denture will best suit your individual needs, lifestyle, and budget.

Cosmetic Dentistry

At Santa Cruz River Dental, we want your smile to look as good as it feels. Our dental team can help you smile with pride by effectively treating problems that range from discoloration to misalignment.

Professional Teeth Whitening with Opalescence Boost

Even the most carefully treated white teeth can fade over time or become discolored as the result of diet, personal habits, or aging. We will work with you to determine the best teeth whitening treatment for your personal needs and lifestyle.

The Opalescence Boost system utilizes a powerful teeth-whitening gel to brighten your smile by several shades in a short amount of time. We also offer the option of using custom Take Home Trays for your whitening treatments. Depending on your needs and preferences, our dental team will help you choose whether to receive this treatment in our office or apply it yourself in the comfort and convenience of your own home with a teeth-whitening kit.

Lumineers

If you are unhappy with chipped, slightly crooked, misshapen, or discolored teeth, then Lumineers may be right for you.  Unlike traditional veneers, Lumineers are ultra-thin and require no grinding down of the original tooth, therefore the process is completely painless and reversible.  Lumineers are an ideal alternative to minor orthodontic treatment and are engineered to provide you with a beautiful smile for many years to come. During your exam and consultation, our Certified Lumineer Dentist can evaluate your situation, explain the difference between veneers and Lumineers and help you decide what will best serve your needs. 

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells that are bonded to the front of the teeth in order to change their color, shape, size or length. Porcelain veneers are stronger, more durable, and resist stains better than resin veneers. These veneers are a popular option because they mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth.  Dental veneers can also provide relief from the tooth pain associated with worn enamel.

Invisalign and Invisalign Teen 

Santa Cruz River Dental is proud to be your Invisalign provider in Tucson, Arizona. Invisalign is an innovative alternative to traditional metal braces for correcting dental misalignment or spacing problems.  Your teeth are gradually shifted into their optimal position by a series of custom-made clear aligners that are virtually invisible, comfortable to wear, and easily removed to accommodate activities such as eating or sports.  Working adults are able to maintain a professional appearance and enjoy the dramatic improvement of properly aligned teeth without feeling self-conscious. Invisalign Teen is specially designed to complement your adolescent patient's lifestyle, which also encourages their enthusiastic participation in a way that traditional metal braces simply can't match.

State-of-the-Art Technology

Here at Santa Cruz River Dental, we utilize the most advanced, up-to-date technology in order to diagnose and treat dental problems with the highest level of accuracy and effectiveness. You no longer have to deal with time-consuming, uncomfortable traditional dental x-rays. Instead, at Santa Cruz River Dental we use non-invasive, painless equipment to instantly produce high-resolution digital images and x-rays that allow our dentist to identify problems such as tooth decay, worn enamel, periodontal disease, or micro-fractures that would normally remain undetectable and untreated.

Emergency Dental Care in Tucson, Arizona

A severe tooth cavity, physical trauma, and other oral health problems can be incredibly uncomfortable, and we are here to treat dental issues that just can't wait for your regular check-up. Whether you're suffering from a painful cavity, cracked tooth, or a loose filling, please don't hesitate to give Santa Cruz River Dental a call! Research shows periodontal problems can potentially elevate the risk for other health issues, including diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular disease. Your health and comfort are our first priority. If you are in the Tucson, Arizona area and experiencing serious oral pain, call us directly at 520-547-2328 and one of our team members will schedule a consultation with you during our regular business hours.

Oral Surgery

If you need a tooth extraction, wisdom teeth removal, or even bone grafting, we can save you the time and money of making an extra trip to see an oral surgeon. These procedures require only local anesthesia and can be performed here at our dental clinic.

Make an Appointment

Our dental team is ready to help you achieve and maintain the smile you've always dreamed of having. We are happy to answer any questions about the dental insurance we accept or the available options if you have no dental insurance. Call us today at 520-547-2328 to schedule an appointment for your comprehensive dental care.