Whether it is dental implants, bridges, crowns, or dentures, let Dr. Derickson and Dalesandro be your choice for expert Tucson Tooth Replacement services. Let experienced professionals handle your next dental implant for you.
The best tooth replacement! It is the most natural-like solution. Our doctors keep up with the latest treatments in the field of Implants and work with a Board Certified Periodontist or Maxillo-facial Surgeon. A small titanium screw is placed in the jaw at the site of the missing tooth. In some cases a temporary tooth is placed. After 4- 6 months of healing and integration, the implant is now a new "root" into which our doctors can place a crown. Your tooth is now replaced without having to drill down neighboring teeth! Multiple teeth and/or dentures can also be secured by implants. Call our office for a consultation.
This is another permanent solution to tooth loss. It gives faster results than Implant treatment. Teeth on each side of the space are used to hold a false tooth. They are crowned and attached to the false tooth. The result is a natural looking replacement that only you and your dentist know about...and in just a couple of weeks!
A human jaw creates over 200 lbs. of force per square inch! When tooth strength has diminished due to decay, injury, cracks or wear, it is imperative to the tooth's longevity that it be protected from the stresses of chewing. A Crown (AKA Cap) is a protective shell made of porcelain or a combination of different materials.
Last option to single tooth replacement and space maintenance. It's a false acrylic tooth placed in a gum colored acrylic base with flexible arms that hug the teeth next to the space near the gumline. Should be removed for cleaning.
Removable Partial or Full Dentures: Impressions are taken in order to make casts of your mouth. These casts are used to make your dentures. A foundation of metal and/or acrylic is the base in which natural looking teeth are placed. Dr. Derickson does the custom design for your denture himself and supervises every step of its production. Expect 2-3 "Try-In" appointments and a final delivery in about 2-3 weeks. In some cases a new Denture can be made more quickly. Patients receive free lifetime adjustments with each new denture!
This is a removable temporary denture that acts as a tooth replacement. It is not intended for chewing as it only clips into the back of the front teeth. Two visits 1 week apart and the space is filled. Flippers are usually part of a more permanent treatment plan in which the patient needs healing time. In some cases, a Flipper is made prior to an extraction so that the patient is never "without a tooth".
It's best to have a tooth replacement taken care of instead of just letting it sit empty. Not only will it be uncomfortable and could cause infections, but it can affect the way you chew food. One of the most popular methods for tooth replacement is using dental implants. There's a big reason for this. Below is a list of benefits that come with choosing dental implants.
Dental bridges are often used as a tooth replacement option. There are some benefits related to choosing this option, that others tooth replacements do not have. Below is a list of pros that come with opting for this option.
To determine the best option for you it's best to talk to a dentist like Dr. Dalesandro in Tucson, Arizona. Let's take a look at the 2 main factors that will determine which tooth replacement option is best. Your finances and dental insurance, will be one of the major things to consider. Some options are much more expensive than others. If you're not dealing with any financial issues like debt, a dental implant is the best tooth replacement option. However, if money is an issue, you may have to take a look at the other options. Dental Bridges are less expensive, so this becomes a better option for some. All the other options will help with your issue with minimal cost.
The second most important thing to consider when choosing the right tooth replacement option for you is the number of teeth that need replacing. When you need a lot of teeth needing replacement the options you have can become limited. This is due to how some of the options work, some depend on the neighboring teeth. Not only will that affect but with multiple teeth the prices begin to rack up.
If you're looking at getting a tooth replaced in Tucson, give Dr. Dalesandro a call today. We will help you go over the options in detail and determine the best options for you.