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Are you missing teeth in your smile? If so, that means you have an imperfect smile, you have an inhibited ability to chew and talk, and you are susceptible to orthodontic treatment. So, it’s important to do all you can to replace your missing teeth as soon as possible. Fortunately, there are many options available that can help you, like dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants.

Dentures are beneficial appliances that are removable, which means you can have a complete smile whenever you want. For your convenience, there are two different types of dentures available, which are complete dentures and partial dentures. Complete dentures replace every tooth in your mouth. Partial dentures replace a few missing teeth in a row when there are still natural teeth remaining.

A dental bridge is a sturdy and permanent dental restoration that is anchored on the two remaining natural teeth on each side of the gap in your mouth. This appliance is best when you want strong, dependable, and permanent results without having to go through invasive surgery.

A dental implant also provides stable and permanent results. However, it does require surgical intervention. During treatment, Dr. Christopher M. Granillo, DDS, LLC will place a small titanium post into the bone socket of the missing tooth and will cover that post with a dental crown. This can give you a natural-looking, natural-feeling, strong, and reliable replacement tooth. Please remember that this option requires recovery time.

If you’re interested in any of these tooth-replacement options in Tucson, Arizona, don’t be afraid to call Christopher M. Granillo, DDS, LLC at 520-298-5556 and schedule an appointment. Dr. Christopher M. Granillo, DDS, LLC and our dental team will be happy to see if one of these dental restorations are good for you and your smile during your consultation. We look forward to helping you!