If you’re a resident of Murrieta, CA, or the Temecula Valley, and dealing with missing teeth, we’re here to help! Our dental practice has been serving the community for years, and we’re committed to offering personalized and effective tooth replacement options for every unique situation. We understand how missing teeth can affect your quality of life and confidence in your smile. That’s why we’re proud to offer a range of full-mouth rehabilitation replacement options that suit your needs, budget, and lifestyle, right here in the heart of Murrieta.
Why Replace Lost Teeth?
Tooth loss can affect you and your health in more ways than you might realize. Not only is your dental health impacted, but also your overall wellness. So whether you lost a tooth because of an accident or periodontal disease, it’s almost always best to replace it as quickly as possible.
- Alignment of Surrounding Teeth—Teeth tilt and shift out of alignment when neighboring teeth are removed.
- TMJ Disorder—Changes in your bite alter the natural motion of your jaw, leading to joint strain.
- Premature Aging and Facial Profile Changes—Collapse of your facial profile and sunken-in tissues are common during tooth and bone loss.
- Balanced Diet—Functional, healthy teeth allow you to maximize your nutrient intake and absorption.
Common Causes of Tooth Loss
Some of the most common reasons why people lose teeth are because of:
- Dental emergencies
- Therapeutic tooth extraction
- Gum disease (periodontitis)
- Traumatic injuries, such as a car wreck or athletic accident
- Non-restorable tooth decay
If you lose one or all of your teeth, we’ll want to do everything we can to preserve your natural remaining teeth. But if those teeth are non-restorable, it may be best to remove them and then plan a full arch replacement option.
Single Implant Placement with Crown
We’ve had the pleasure of restoring smiles for countless Murrieta residents with our single implant placements and crowns even if you are only missig a single tooth. Dental implants mimic your natural tooth root and are a reliable option for restoring one or more teeth. An implant-supported ceramic crown looks and feels like a natural tooth, providing you with confidence and comfort. Just like our satisfied local patients, you’ll find it easy to care for your implant – just brush and floss as usual and enjoy no dietary restrictions. Best of all, dental implants can last an entire lifetime.
Pros: Natural look, easy care, no dietary restrictions.
Cons: Higher upfront cost, surgery required.
Fixed Dental Bridges (Traditional)
A dental bridge is a multi-tooth restoration that’s supported by a pair of healthy teeth. Bridges are popular, traditional tooth replacement options that blend in with the shape and color of your surrounding smile.
Pros: Reliable, blends with surrounding teeth.
Cons: Requires alteration of adjacent teeth.
Implant-Supported Dental Bridges
If you have several missing teeth, a traditional bridge won’t be an option. Instead of wearing a temporary partial denture, we can use a dental implant on either end of the open space to anchor an implant-supported bridge. You can usually expect an implant bridge to outlast a tooth supported dental bridge, thanks to the overall life expectancy of dental implants.
Pros: Long-lasting, stable, and preserves healthy teeth.
Cons: Higher cost, surgery required.
Full-Arch Implants (i.e., “All-on-4”, etc.)
Hybrid implant restorations like All-On-4 provide full arch adjoining teeth that are secure and comfortable. As few as four implants are necessary for this extended fixed bridge system. For someone with several teeth missing, complete arch implants are one of the most comfortable and efficient ways to restore their smile. Not only do they require minimal maintenance, but they also help retain facial dimensions for fuller, more youthful characteristics.
Pros: Secure, comfortable, minimal maintenance.
Cons: More invasive procedure, higher cost.
Implant Stabilized Overdentures
Implant-supported dentures are a removable, stabilized “overdenture” that clips in and out of place. They are an affordable tooth replacement option that blends traditional dentures with 2-4 strategically placed implants. Overdentures are cost-savvy alternatives for our patients who need to restore their entire smile.
Pros: Affordable, stable, and easy to clean.
Cons: Not as permanent as other options.
Conventional Dentures (“Plates”)
Not everyone qualifies for implant surgery. Perhaps they are saving up for dental implants or want the most affordable tooth replacement treatment. In that case, a conventional denture is an excellent choice. Dentures rest directly on top of your natural gums. Unlike partials, there are no metal clasps. Depending on your situation, it may be possible to retrofit your denture in the future to attach to two implants for added stabilization.
Pros: Affordable, non-invasive.
Cons: Less stable, may need adjustments.
A partial denture replaces several teeth when there are healthy adjacent teeth next to them. Removable partial dentures prevent the need to extract existing teeth, maximizing your overall oral health. If at any point you have additional teeth that need to be replaced, it may be possible to add a few teeth to your removable partial denture.
Pros: Preserves existing teeth, removable.
Cons: Less secure than fixed options.
Which Tooth Replacement Option is Best?
Most of us qualify for more than just one tooth replacement treatment. Generally speaking, implant-supported restorations tend to be the most desirable. But they’re not ideal for everyone. Whether you need to replace single or multiple teeth, our team will help you weigh the advantages of each one as it relates to your unique smile. Our restorative dentist in Murrieta, Dr. Do, will provide you with the same advice that we would our own family members.
How to Afford Replacing Missing Teeth
The cost of your restoration and dental visits will depend on things like how many teeth are missing, the type of restoration you choose, and any existing insurance coverage. During your treatment consultation, we will provide you with an itemized list of recommended procedures and all associated fees.
Whether you’re replacing a single tooth or an entire arch, we have payment options to fit your budget. If you have insurance, we will file your claim on your behalf. No insurance? No problem! We offer financing through CareCredit and accept all major credit cards.
Book Your Teeth Replacement Consultation Today!
Madison Square Dentistry offers multiple options for replacement teeth. No matter what your smile has been through, we’re here to help make it whole again. Contact our office today to reserve an exam. We’ll discuss your treatment options to help you identify the best permanent replacement.