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 Dental Implants in Encinitas, CA

If you need to permanently replace a missing tooth, one of our single dental implants in Encinitas, CA, is an excellent option. At McElroy Smiles By Design, our expert dentist can use a single dental implant to replace a gap caused by a missing tooth. Thanks to today’s advanced technology, getting dental implants is a virtually pain-free procedure with minimal discomfort during recovery. Keep reading to learn more!

What Is A Single Dental Implant?

A single dental implant is a permanent replacement for your damaged or missing tooth. We surgically position a titanium “tooth root” into the jawbone below the gumline. Once your implant heals and securely fuses to the jawbone, we create a natural-looking crown as a cap. Your new tooth will look, feel, and function just like your natural tooth!

Benefits of Dental Implants

Go ahead and bite into an apple or corn on the cob! Permanent dental implants are as strong and durable as natural teeth — no adhesive or soaking is necessary. You brush and floss just like you would with your original teeth. A dental implant can also:

  • Improve speech
  • Increase comfort
  • Boost confidence
  • Refine your facial features
  • Hold your teeth firmly in place
  • Encourage jaw bone growth

Before beginning treatment, we will determine if your jaw is healthy enough to support a dental implant. In the case that it is not, we can strengthen the bone with grafts.

How It Works

After our doctor determines that you are a candidate for a single dental implant, we will take impressions of your bite to create a cast of your smile. We will then take a scan of your mouth to determine the position of your dental implant. Our doctor will insert the implant into your jaw and allow you to heal for three to six months. After the implant has fused to the bone, we will attach a crown to complete your smile!

Implant-Supported Dentures

In addition to single dental implants, you may also choose an implant-supported denture to restore your smile if you have multiple missing teeth. While a regular denture rests on just the gums, an implant-supported denture is a type of denture supported by and attached to implants. An implant-supported denture is indicated when someone is missing all their teeth and has enough bone in the jaw to support implants.
The implant-supported denture has special attachments that snap onto the implants, making them more stable than regular dentures. Patients find it easier to speak and eat with these restorations, and they don’t have to worry about the denture becoming loose or falling out of their mouth in social situations.
To find out if a single dental implant or implant-supported dentures are right for you, contact our friendly office today!

Contact Us For Single Dental Implants in Encinitas, CA, Today!

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"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.

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