Tooth Replacement in San Diego, CA
Your Options for Restoring One or More Missing Teeth
Teeth are important for many reasons, but if you are missing any, you may feel as though a part of yourself is missing too. Whether you lost a tooth recently or have been missing teeth for many years, there are options to restore your smile that our oral surgery experts can help with. At The Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Specialists of San Diego, we have many long-term restorative treatments available to help patients of all ages achieve a healthy and complete smile.
Tooth Replacement Options
Contact either of our two offices in San Diego to schedule an appointment with Dr. Koshgerian and Dr. Shelton, who will closely evaluate your oral health and create a personalized treatment plan. There are several options for replacing missing teeth, including:
- Dental Implants. A dental implant can replace a single tooth as many times as needed throughout the mouth. They replace the entire tooth, including the root, to replicate the appearance, function, and health benefits of a healthy natural tooth.
- Implant-Supported Bridges. Dental implants can be inserted to support a dental bridge, which restores multiple missing teeth next to each other. The implant posts fuse to the jaw bone, creating a solid foundation for the bridge that preserves the integrity of the jaw. With dental implants supporting the prosthesis, there is no need to grind down your existing teeth to fit the bridge.
- Full-Arch Restoration. Patients missing many or all of their teeth turn to this treatment, which involves using dental implant posts to secure a fixed denture. After this procedure, you will walk out of our office with a brand new, fully functioning smile that remains in your mouth at all times.
- Removable Partial Dentures or Complete Dentures. These options cosmetically restore your smile where the teeth are missing, but do not fuse to the jaw bone to prevent bone deterioration. Removable appliances must be replaced every few years due to wear and tear, and many patients find it inconvenient to remove them during brushing and eating.
- No Replacement. If you do not replace an extracted, damaged, or missing tooth, the neighboring teeth may shift into the open space. Without a tooth’s root or implant post in its place to stimulate the jaw bone, the bone will begin to deteriorate. Over time, this can lead to facial sagging or severe bone loss, which requires costly major bone repair surgery down the road.
Tooth Replacement Cost
The Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Specialists of San Diego aims to make excellent oral surgery care affordable and attainable to more people in need. We accept many payment methods and have financing options available to cover your cost of treatment. To learn more about a credit card that you can use to pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses, visit the CareCredit® website.
The cost of your tooth replacement will depend on the number of teeth you need replaced, the type of anesthesia chosen, your dental insurance, the complexity of your surgical procedure, and if you need any additional procedures. Some patients need a tooth extracted, then immediately replaced with a dental implant. Others may desire a full-arch restoration, which involves extracting any remaining teeth in the dental arch and placing the implant posts. If you do not have enough jaw bone to support the implant, we will place a bone graft to help regrow bone in a particular area to create a sturdy foundation for the dental implant.
During your consultation visit, we will perform an evaluation of your mouth, determine your restorative needs, and go over the cost of your treatment. We believe in being transparent about our care and will provide an accurate cost estimate upfront as well as answer any questions you may have.
Find Us in San Diego
3737 Moraga Ave, Ste B-216
San Diego, CA 92117
- Solana Beach
- Del Mar
- National City
- Chula Vista
6386 Alvarado Ct, Ste 110
San Diego, CA 92120
- La Mesa
- El Cajon
- National City
- Chula Vista
Types of Anesthesia
The right anesthesia will depend on the complexity of your procedure and your level of anxiety.
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How Can We Help?
If you have questions, would like to learn more about a procedure, or wish to schedule an appointment, give us a call. Our board-certified surgeons and attentive team are here to help.