Missing teeth can be quite inconvenient and troublesome, especially when they hinder your appearance, inhibit your ability to chew and talk and lower your self-esteem. Fortunately, Dr. Lawrence Gerhart and our dental team offer tooth-replacement options in Tucson, Arizona, that can help you have the complete, healthy, and beautiful smile you seek. Some of those replacement options are dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants.
Dentures are replacement teeth that you can have in your smile whenever you feel is necessary, which means they’re removable. There are two denture options to choose from, which are complete dentures and partial dentures. Complete dentures are made to replace all of your teeth, whether it’s the teeth in the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both, while partial dentures are made to fill a gap in your smile.
A dental bridge is beneficial if you have a desire to permanently fill a gap in your smile without going through invasive surgery. The bridge has a dental crown on each end and one or more false teeth in the middle. It is anchored on the neighboring natural teeth on both sides of the gap and it gives you natural-looking results.
A dental implant is beneficial when you want to replace a missing tooth and its root for a lifetime. However, this treatment does require surgery as well as a long recovery period. Once treatment has been completed, the implant can provide you with reliable, healthy, and beautiful results.
Are you interested in replacing your missing teeth with one of these tooth-replacement options? If so, please call Lawrence Gerhart DDS at 520-326-5442 at your earliest convenience and schedule an appointment. Our team would be happy to meet with you, examine your smile, and help you decide the best restoration for you and your oral health. We look forward to helping you!