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Admit it – that tooth you’re missing not only bothers you when you speak and chew, but the unsightly gap in your smile always makes you self-conscious. You want to get dental implants in Encinitas, but you’re afraid that this treatment will break the bank. How much do these replacement teeth cost? And, can you afford the treatment you need? With McElroy Smiles by Design, we answer all your questions and reassure you that you’ll be able to restore your smile to its former glory without worry about your wallet.

Are Missing Teeth Really A Problem?

Absolutely. Many patients may be resigned to losing their smile as they age, but missing teeth are more than just a cosmetic problem. Your remaining dentitions can shift, become damaged, and your ability to chew and speak can be compromised. And, without them, you’ll end up losing vital jawbone tissue.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Implants are the gold standard of treatment for replacement teeth. Dr. McElroy will place a titanium post in your jaw, creating a secure foundation for the prosthesis. Then, an abutment will be attached to the post – this is what your dentist will secure the tooth-shaped “cap” to. Lastly, the dental crown will be affixed, giving you the secure, long-lasting replacement you deserve. Your smile will look great and no one will know you have a false tooth.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

Dental implants vary in price, since every patient has an individualized plan for their oral care. With implant surgery, we can replace one, two, or even an entire row of teeth. Depending on how many new teeth you need, the cost will be based on the requirements for your unique treatment process– generally, more replacements mean a higher cost.

When compared to other restorative options, implants are actually the more economical solution for prosthetics. Since they’re so long-lasting, you’ll need to replace crowns, bridges, and dentures more often over the course of a lifetime. While you may pay a little more up front for implants, in the long run, this natural-looking solution is the better option for your finances.

Can I Afford Dental Implants?

Since we take pride in being knowledgeable about insurance and financing, we like to reassure our patients that they will be able to afford the treatment they need. We work with practically all of the major insurance companies and will be glad to submit your claims for you.

If your plan doesn’t have benefits for implants, you can check out reasonably priced options for the additional coverage you need. If you’re worried about gaps in coverage, we offer many financing and payment plans, as well. We’ll make it easy for you to make your smile healthy and beautiful again.

Now that you know how affordable dental implants can make your smile healthy and radiant again, schedule your appointment with McElroy Smiles by Design today!


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Encinitas Dentist for Teeth Cleanings, Pain-Free Dental Care, Gum Treatment, Dentures, Dental Implants, Invisalign, Teeth Whitening, Veneers, & More – Serving Encinitas, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Escondido & San Diego, CA

Your Top-Rated Dentist in Encinitas, CA

"This is a fantastic Dentist, McElroy and the associates in the office are amazing. Our daughters enjoy every time they are here. Very good practice, highly suggested!!"

- Cody H.

"I would definitely recommend Smiles By Design dental office to anyone who is looking for a personable, honest, thorough, and professional dentist. Dr. McElroy and his staff make you feel so comfortable, you forget you are at the dentist!! Highly recommend!"

- Kelly C.

"Had my first appointment at McElroy smiles by design, and the staff was so friendly and informative. It was an enjoyable experience and I plan on going back in the future."

- Isaac W.

"Thanks to everyone in the office! Great service and very punctual. Dr.McElroy is a wonderful dentist, he is very professional and friendly. He does what it takes to do the job perfectly— even if it requires extra time. I needed a lot of work when I first came to the office, but now when its all done, I love the outcome and my new smile! I am stoked!!"

- Wera S.

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of McElroy Smiles. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

What To Expect On Your First Visit

Dr. McElroy is excited to provide you a $99 new patient special!


Discuss Your Goals With Dr. McElroy


Thorough Exam & Professional Cleaning


Digital X-Rays


Discuss Your Potential Treatment Options


Bonus: Free copy of Dr. McEroy’s Book