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5-Star-Rated Dentists for Dental Crowns, Bridges, Dentures & Dental Implants in Encinitas, CA

Over 15,000 Smiles Treated Since 1990 At McElroy Smiles By Design

McElroy Smiles By Design specializes in a variety of procedures that can restore damaged, diseased, or missing teeth, including dental crowns, dental bridges, root canals, dentures, and dental implants in Encinitas, CA. Keep reading to find out how our experienced and compassionate restorative dentists can help you achieve your healthiest, happiest smile!

Come experience McElroy Smiles By Design! You will see we offer innovative and effective dental crowns, dental bridges, dentures, and dental implants in Encinitas, CA, Carlsbad, CA, San Marcos, CA, Vista, CA, Oceanside, CA, Solana Beach, CA, Del Mar, CA, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, Escondido, CA and San Diego, CA.

Our Encinitas Dentist Can Help You With…

Restore The Appearance Of Your Tooth With A Dental Crown

If you have a cavity that has resulted in extensive tooth decay or chipped a tooth beyond repair, your tooth may require a dental crown. Much like a crown that sits on the head of royalty, a dental crown sits on top of a tooth that is almost no longer salvageable. At McElroy Smiles By Design, our custom-made, all-ceramic crowns can do wonders for your smile. In addition to restoring the strength and structure of your tooth, a dental crown can replenish its natural shape and appearance.

With other dental offices, the multiple appointments required to get a dental crown can feel like a lifetime, especially for busy families and patients with hectic work schedules. Here at McElroy Smiles By Design, our dental team is happy to offer an incredible alternative – CEREC digital dentistry. This method allows our Encinitas dentists to take you throughout the entire restoration process (impressions, creation, final placement, and more) in just one appointment, saving valuable time while creating the same exceptional results.

Ask Us About Our Dental Crown Warranty!

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, restorations can fail for a variety of reasons that include new decay, breakage from excessive teeth grinding, or simply biting down on a hard object such as a fork or bone. To help you offset the cost of replacing a cracked dental crown, we provide a 5-year limited warranty on all dental crowns placed in our Encinitas dental office.

Call 760-230-6638 to schedule an appointment and learn how dental crowns and other dental restorations can help you achieve your healthiest smile. Are you a new patient? If so, click here and take advantage of our $99 Dr. McElroy New Patient Dental Health Exam!

Replace Your Missing Tooth With A Dental Bridge

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. A dental bridge is comprised of a whole tooth, typically porcelain, firmly affixed between two tooth caps. The tooth caps are affixed to the teeth on either side of the gap. The bridging tooth and caps are designed to match your other teeth, giving you a complete row of teeth and a bright smile.

Call 760-230-6638 or click here to schedule your appointment and learn how dental bridges and other tooth replacement restorations can give you a complete, beautiful, and functional smile.

Rescue Your Teeth & Restore Your Health With A Root Canal

If your teeth become severely injured or decayed, extraction may start to seem like the only option. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be! Root canal therapy can often rescue your teeth, restoring their health and shape and allowing you to maintain a smile that’s wholly natural. During the procedure, one of our experienced dentists will carefully and gently access the inner chamber of your tooth. He will remove diseased pulp and bacteria and then clean the area thoroughly to minimize the risk of further infection. If your tooth has lost any structure because of disease or damage, we can place a new restoration such as a dental crown to strengthen and save it.

In the past, root canals have gotten a reputation for being painful procedures, but modern technology in the field of dentistry has changed all that! Our Encinitas root canal dentists can ensure that your procedure is entirely painless, and we will help you to minimize any discomfort after you return home, as well. If you feel very anxious about your root canal, we also offer relaxation techniques and sedation dentistry options to help put you at ease. At McElroy Smiles By Design, your comfort is as much a priority as your dental health!

When you feel ready for a pain-free dental experience, schedule your appointment with our friendly and experienced Encinitas dentists. Call 760-230-6638 or click here to request your appointment today!

Closely Resemble Your Natural Teeth With 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. You can wear your new teeth confidently and brush, floss, and soak them outside of your mouth. You don’t have to worry as much about standard gum disease, either, since your new teeth are no longer directly attached to the gum tissue.

Dentures can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much. In addition to improving the appearance of your smile, dentures can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. They also counteract the tendency for facial muscles to sag after significant tooth loss.

Schedule a time to speak with our expert Encinitas dentists for dentures by calling 760-230-6638 or clicking here. Be sure to ask us about our $99 Dr. McElroy New Patient Dental Health Exam, too. We look forward to helping you restore your confident smile!

Restore The Utility Of A Lost Tooth Or Teeth With Dental Implants


Thanks to modern technological advancements in the field of dentistry, you can now virtually restore the natural presentation and utility of a lost tooth or teeth with dental implants. Dental implants are artificial teeth that are permanently inserted into your jaw so that they look and function just like your natural teeth. Implants can be used to take the place of a single tooth, multiple teeth, or your entire upper or lower set of teeth. A dental implant can also be utilized to anchor porcelain crowns, porcelain bridges, or non-slip dentures. Our dentists are highly experienced in restoring the function and appearance of teeth with dental implants in Encinitas, CA.

Who Might Need Dental Implants?

  • People With Loose Dentures Or Partials – Patients who have lost all of their teeth and wear dentures can find it hard to maintain good nutrition. They cannot chew many healthy foods and often must forego some of their favorite foods. By placing just a few implants that can attach to the dentures, you can feel like you have all your natural teeth once again. Implants are secure, look like real teeth, and are very strong. With implants, you will find it easy to smile, laugh, and eat comfortably. You won’t have to worry about your dentures sliding or making noises, either!
  • Athletes Of All Ages – Accidents and injuries can cause anyone to lose a tooth or teeth, regardless of their age. If this has happened to you or a loved one, McElroy Smiles By Design can restore your smile’s function and appearance with dental implants in Encinitas, CA. This can be a preferable alternative to getting a dental bridge, which would require grinding down the adjacent healthy teeth to support the bridge.
  • Teens Who Are Missing Their Eye Teeth (Canines) – Frequently, our Encinitas dentists see a boy or girl with wide gaps on each side of their smile where their eye teeth are supposed to be. In the past, dentists used braces to push the teeth together, which really messed up the youngster’s occlusion (bite) for the rest of their lives. Today, we can ask an dentist to move the teeth so the spaces actually become larger. Then our experienced Encinitas implant dentists place the implants, typically after the young adult’s mouth and teeth have completely matured. As a result, the young person’s smile not only looks completely normal; their teeth also function and mesh together as if there were never anything wrong!

Restore Your Full Smile With All-on-4 Teeth In A Day

Are you missing a full arch of teeth? Struggling with a traditional full or partial denture? Have you been told you lack adequate bone density to support implant-retained dentures? Innovative All-on-Four dentures may be the solution.

As a full-service dental office, McElroy Smiles By Design offers All-on-4 dental implants in Encinitas, CA. If you require more than a few dental implants, All-on-4 can provide you with all the benefits of a complete, healthy set of teeth with no more than four implants! If you would like to learn more about this revolutionary procedure, click here to read more about All-on-4 dental implants, or schedule an exam and consultation with our expert Encinitas dentists. Call 760-230-6638 or click here to request your appointment today!


Our 5-Star-Rated Dentists Specialize in Dental Crowns, Dental Bridges, Root Canals, Dentures, and Dental Implants in Encinitas, CA 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


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