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Restorative Dentistry in Encinitas, CA

What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry treatments help bring your smile back to its natural beauty. Dental restorations can replace a tooth or provide protection and structure for damaged teeth. Our Encinitas dental office offers plenty of restorative services to bring your smile back to perfection.

woman receiving restorative dentistry

Our Restorative Services

CEREC Same-Day Crowns

At McElroy Smiles By Design, our dental team is happy to offer an incredible alternative to creating dental crowns– CEREC digital dentistry. This method allows our Encinitas dentists to take you throughout the entire restoration process in just one appointment, saving time while creating exceptional results.

Dental Bridges

If you have a missing tooth or need to have a tooth pulled, our experienced dentists in Encinitas, CA, can replace your missing tooth with a dental bridge. A dental bridge is used when a tooth can’t be salvaged with a filling or dental crown, but it is still necessary to have a functioning tooth. Held in place with durable crowns, dental bridges are a great way to restore your smile!

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the sturdiest, most attractive dental restoration for anybody missing a single tooth, an entire arch of teeth, or any number in between. These dental prosthetics permanently restore your ability to eat, drink, and socialize without any issues or embarrassment.


Teeth-in-a-Day is a revolutionary treatment that can provide patients with an arch replacement in just one visit. Instead of replacing each missing tooth with individual implants, the innovative Teeth-in-a-Day procedure uses a few strategically placed implants to secure your new artificial teeth in place.

Implant-supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are a type of overdenture that replaces multiple teeth at once. These customized appliances are a permanent, durable solution to missing teeth. They’re an alternative to traditional dentures, which can slip and slide while you talk. Implant-retained dentures allow patients to live their lives with fewer restrictions than dentures. 


If the idea of permanently replacing your teeth with dental implants isn’t something you can confidently do, McElroy Smiles By Design also offers the latest advancements in conventional dentures. In addition to improving the appearance of your smile, dentures can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. 

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy can rescue your teeth from dental infection, restoring their health and allowing you to maintain a wholly natural smile. Most dentists agree that if the natural tooth can be saved from extraction, your smile is better off.Dr. McElroy will ensure your root canal treatment is a painless process. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will insurance cover dental implants?

In most cases, yes. Dental implants are generally regarded as being medically necessary due to their function of allowing you to eat, as well as supporting the surrounding teeth and facial structure. This makes insurance more inclined to cover such a procedure, but every insurance plan differs. Call your insurance company to make sure an implant procedure is covered before your procedure.

How long does it take to get dental implants?

Getting dental implants generally takes five to eight months to complete, though this depends on factors such as the condition of your oral health. After receiving your implants, you’ll need to wait for your mouth to completely heal before receiving your final dental restoration.

How much do dentures cost?

The cost of dentures can depend on many factors. The style of dentures, the extent of the work, and your insurance plan are all aspects that can affect your out-of-pocket costs. It’s a good idea to get ahold of your insurance company to determine exactly what costs you are responsible for. 

Bring Your Smile Back To Perfection

You deserve a smile you can rely on. At McElroy Smiles by Design, Dr. McElroy and our experienced dental team will work with you to create a restoration that meets your unique dental needs and achieves your smile goals. To schedule your consultation, call our Encinitas office at 760-230-6638, or fill out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to meeting you! 

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


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