What Does The Best Cosmetic Dentist in Lake Elsinore Prefer?

While we would like to think that our teeth are indestructible, they actually are for the most part. Sometimes we are so unaware of how much we abuse our teeth that we pile on even more damage until, one by one, they decide to retire. When that time comes, teeth replacement is a must, unless the toothless look is trending in your area.

Dr. Hauser Says

When it comes to tooth replacement, Dr. Hauser always advises patients to choose wisely. He is undoubtedly the best cosmetic dentist in Riverside County, CA; and with all the experience he has, it would be wise to hear what he has to say about choosing the best tooth replacement options.

CERC Crown on Dental Implant with Professional Teeth Cleaning and Whitening.
Damaged Tooth From Childhood Needed to be Pulled. Then a Dental Implant Placed, a CEREC Crown, with Professional Teeth Cleaning and Whitening.

There are many options available. However the choice should be made according to what suits your case best. Being an expert, Dr. Hauser prefers to point out the pros and cons of using each option based on the oral situation of each client. This will allow him or her to choose an option that makes the most sense.


Below are a few of the most common tooth replacement options available.

CEREC Crowns

These are used to restore a decayed or fractured tooth. This is created out of high-quality and resilient CEREC blocks. Please note that CEREC restorations are useful only if there is at least a small amount of the crown left. Otherwise, extraction and a different appliance would be necessary.

Dental Bridges

A bridge does what it says. It uses adjacent teeth as an anchor, which fills up the spaces where the tooth or teeth would have been. The most commonly used type is porcelain-fused-to-metal or PFM. Please keep in mind that this appliance will require the dentist to reduce the adjacent teeth. This may not be such a good idea when the abutment teeth are weak.

Please keep in mind that there are two types of bridges, fixed and removable. The bridge discussed earlier was the fixed one. The removable bridge is also known as a removable partial denture, which may also require the dentist to reduce part of the abutment teeth. However, less enamel is removed.

Complete Dentures

This is a removable appliance that is typically used in cases when either or both the maxilla or the mandible is completely edentulous. It is the best option when there are too many missing teeth and a bridge would be unable to withstand the load.

This is preferred by many people, especially seniors with reabsorbed alveolar ridges, making them poor candidates for dental implants.

Dental Implants

The dental implant is the best option so far. It simulates both the crown and root. There is no danger of it falling off mid-speech as it is anchored to the alveolar bone securely with a titanium post. It also lasts for 20 years or longer.

Tooth Replacements for Everyone

At Lakefront Family Dentistry, patients enjoy affordable payment options that allow them to select any replacement option without having to worry about their budget. This is because Dr. Hauser believes that each patient should be able to make the best dental care choice and have financing options available.

If you are in need of teeth replacement, visit the best cosmetic dentist in Lake Elsinore. To schedule an appointment, you can go online or Call Lakefront Family Dentistry and speak with one of the friendly patient coordinators at (951) 244-9495.

Our Patients Rank Dr. Mark Phillipe, DDS, and Dr. Derek Hauser, DDS, as the #1 Private Cosmetic and Family Dentist Practice in the Inland Empire!