Doctors Derickson and Dalesandro are happy to welcome students from the University of Arizona! As U of A alumni, Dr. Derickson and his team recognize the value in our student community. Our office is directly on the 3rd street bike path, only a 4 minute bicycle ride away from the east end of campus. We are open through the week, including Fridays so there’s no need to adjust your class schedule to make room for a stop at the dentist. We’re always accepting new patients. Our office can handle emergencies or just a routine cleaning.
Dr. Derickson and Dr. Dalesandro are also part of the Aetna Network! This program can help students take advantage of discounts throughout the medical and dental fields. We also accept most insurances!
In a new city, or a new school it’s nice to have professionals you can trust. We can make sure that your dental needs are one less thing to worry about. Call (520) 327-5993 today to set up an appointment.
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 tooth replacement for you.
Dental Implants – The best solution to tooth loss! 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.
Fixed Bridges – 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!
Crowns – 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.
Nesbitt Partial – 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.
Dentures - 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!
Flippers - This is a removable temporary denture that usually replaces a missing front tooth. 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".
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