6317 Odana Rd Madison, WI 53719
Madison dentists offer tooth replacement

Replacing Missing or Damaged Teeth with Madison Dentists

Whether you've lost one tooth or multiple teeth, Total Dental Care is here to serve you with various tooth replacement options. Our restorative services are designed to restore your comfort and smile after a tooth extraction or loss. Come in today to learn how we can restore your smile. 

Restorative Services Include:

Dental Implants, Crowns/Bridges, and Dentures: Know the Difference!

X-ray Showing Missing TeethIf you’ve lost an adult tooth, you’ve probably wondered what your options are for getting a replacement. The same goes for anyone who has lost multiple teeth. What are the available treatments out there? How are dental implants different from a crown or bridge? Are dentures only for people missing all their teeth? The Madison dentists of TCD are here to help you learn more about tooth replacement options.

There are many reasons adults can lose a tooth or need to have a dental extraction performed. There is no shame in having missing teeth or getting replacements. Replacement teeth are made from porcelain and other materials to give a completely natural appearance. Many people won’t even be able to tell you to have “false” teeth!

  • Dentures - Dentures are used to replace many or all teeth. Partial dentures can be used to replace multiple teeth in one area. Full dentures are only used when all teeth need to be replaced. Both types of dentures can be removed for cleaning and care. Learn more about dentures here.
  • Dental Implants - Implants are used to replace a single missing tooth. These are popular when only one tooth goes missing or a few are missing from different areas of the mouth. They cannot be removed except by a dentist. Care involves regular oral hygiene. Learn more about dental implants now.
  • Crowns and Bridges - Crowns cover the surface of a damaged tooth while bridges replace missing teeth. They are often used when only a few teeth are missing, although bridges can be made for multiple teeth if they are missing from the same section. They cannot be removed except by a dentist. They should be treated like natural teeth and regularly cleaned with brushing and flossing. Learn more about crowns and bridges.
  • Four Life Changing Implants – A combination of dentures and dental implants, this option replaces all missing teeth on one dental arch (upper or lower) by using only 4 implants. This can be done in a single appointment. Learn more about Four Life Changing Implants.

Model of DenturesWill the way I lost my tooth affect my replacement choices?

Possibly. If you recently lost a tooth due to injury, your gums and jaw may need to heal before attempting to install dental implants or a bridge. Bone decay may require grafting to make the alveolar bone strong enough to support implants. If the teeth adjacent to a missing tooth are weak or damaged, a bridge will not be your best option.

By meeting with the dentists of Total Care Dental, you will receive a full exam to determine the best replacement option for your missing teeth. Using the latest dental technology, we will find all available treatments to improve your oral health.

There are very few reasons why a tooth could not be replaced at all. Our various replacement options can last for years, giving you a continuously strong and healthy smile.

Why should I have my tooth or teeth replaced?

If you are only missing one tooth, you may think getting a replacement is unnecessary. However, there are many side effects, including a changed appearance to your smile and jaw.

When a tooth falls out, the alveolar bone of the jaw begins to decay. The gums around the bone will begin to recede as well, endangering the surrounding teeth. This bone will not grow back without medical grafting. Fortunately, installing dental implants early can prevent jaw bone decay from occurring in the first place.

Man with Receding Jaw BoneThe space where a missing tooth is can cause the teeth around it to shift over time. This causes teeth to go crooked or create additional gaps. Crowns, bridges, and dentures can stop your natural teeth from moving around by filling empty space.

The fewer teeth you have, the harder it will be to chew food. This can lead to nutritional problems, especially in older individuals. As a result, replacement teeth of any kind are always preferable to leaving an empty space.

Affordable Replacement Teeth in Madison

Some people avoid getting dental implants because of the costs. However, the long term costs of missing teeth are worse than a few replacement procedures. Even if your dental insurance does not cover implants or considers crowns cosmetics, we have many dental financing options to make treatment affordable.

We accept everything from cash to Illumisure and CareCredit. You do not have to live with missing teeth just because of price. Our dentists will go over financing options with you to come up with an affordable option for restoring your smile.

For more information on the different tooth replacement options available in Madison, contact TCD dentists today.

No Insurance? We've Got You Covered.

Total Care Dental offers multi-level payment options for a variety of dental care services at our Madison, WI location. Enjoy routine checkups, cleanings, x-rays, periodontal preventative care and more without the hassle of dealing with insurance companies that don't value your time or health needs.

Benefits include:

  • Low-cost monthly payments
  • 10% off additional treatments
  • Immediate Benefits
  • Un-enroll any time
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Meet the TCD Madison Dentists

Our team of compassionate and knowledgeable professionals create a warm, inviting atmosphere, ensuring patients of all ages feel welcome. At TCD, we treat every patient like a member of our family.

Dr. Brett Clark

Dr. Brett Clark

Dentist & Owner

Little League Coach, Barefoot Water Skier, Exercise Junkie, Super-Dad!

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Dr. Jason Vandehaar

Dr. Jason Vandehaar

Dentist & Owner

Eagle Scout, Badger Fan, Dog Lover, Lifeguard, Hater of Shredded Coconut!

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Dr. Tammy Kalsow

Dr. Tammy Kalsow


Positive, loving, nurturing spirit. 

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Dental Hygienist

Positive Spirit, Team Leader, Hockey Mom; "A family that flosses together stays together!"

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Dr. Tammy Kalsow
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