Using dental implants to restore the smile after tooth loss

At All Coast Dental, Dr. Joseph of Pacific Beach, California, can help patients who are looking to replace any missing teeth with dental implants. Restorative dentistry encompasses a wide range of solutions for missing teeth, from high-quality dental implants to partial and full dentures. However, implantation dentistry is one of the more popular ways of addressing significant tooth loss.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a tooth replacement solution that is more permanent with a fixed appliance. The implant itself is a titanium post placed into the jawbone. It stimulates bone growth, allowing the bone to create a solid and sturdy foundation that supports the implant. Once in place, the implant abutment can be restored in various ways:

  • Dental crown. Patients replacing a single tooth can use a dental crown over the implant to create the appearance of a natural tooth. These crowns are made using porcelain, a material that closely mimics the look of tooth enamel and is made to match the patient’s existing teeth.
  • Dental bridges. Patients often use dental implants to support one or both sides of a dental bridge. Dental bridges require adjacent teeth or implants to hold them in place, and dental implants can provide that support.
  • Dentures. Implant-retained dentures are a very popular way for patients to replace all the teeth in their upper or lower arch. They provide better stability than denture adhesives or natural suction, allowing the restoration of the smile with improved confidence. Patients can also continue to enjoy all their favorite foods without worrying about their restorations falling out of their mouths at inopportune moments.

Are you ready to find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants

Working with our team of professionals at All Coast Dental is the best way to learn more about implant dentistry and all it offers! If you are considering restorative dentistry solutions such as permanent dental implants, we welcome you to call our office at

 (858) 264-3002 and visit us at 2180 Garnet Avenue, Suite 1-K. We are open to new patients in and around Bay Park, La Jolla, San Diego, Ocean Beach, University City, Mesa, and Clairemont, CA.

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Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.