The Best Thing about Your Healthy, Natural Teeth

Dental implants in San Diego are becoming an increasingly popular solution to tooth loss.

Tooth loss affects more than half of American adults over the age of 35. While it is common, it can also have serious health effects.

If you are missing a tooth, your smile has more than just an unattractive gap: It may also have an increased risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and further tooth loss.

At Serena Family & Cosmetic Dentistry we can help you.

A single tooth implant requires a dental crown. If you are missing multiple teeth, several implants placed at strategic points throughout the jaw can be used to support a dental bridge or dentures.

Dental implants benefit your life and improve your self-esteem. Nobody will be able to tell that you have implants since they look and feel just like real teeth.

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Dental Implant icon What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the next best thing to your healthy, natural teeth.

Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth.

Other options such as dentures or bridges can lead to bone deterioration and may interfere with eating, smiling, speaking and other activities of everyday life.

Dental implants are built to last. That makes them your best long-term, cost-effective solution.

Tooth implants allow you to enjoy life without worrying about your teeth. There is no need for you to stay home or feel uncomfortable in public, embarrassed because your smile looks different, or worry that missing teeth will limit your ability to join in the fun.

Traditional, tooth-supported dental bridges only last five to seven years, and with proper care often more than ten years, but at some point, they may need to be replaced. Those costs can add up over time. While dental implants may need periodic adjustments, they can last a lifetime.

And you certainly don’t need to worry as you do with removable dentures or tooth-supported replacement teeth could loosen or fall out when you talk, eat or laugh. Teeth restored with dental implants are teeth that let you, not your teeth, lead your life.

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There Are Many Advantages to Dental Implants

Dental Implants are not just a perfect cosmetic solution to missing teeth; they also help you on your day to day activities.

You will once again be able to eat and speak as like you used to, without the fear of their dentures falling out of your mouth.

Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%.


Dental BridgeTooth Implant
Longevity7-10 yearsLifetime
Teeth fractureYesNo
Cutting teethYesNo

*This comparison is between a bridge and a single implant with a bridge.


Implant, Abutment & Dental Crown Starting at $145 per month

Dentures are false teeth, and although their quality has improved, they’re not ideal for everyone.

If not secured with denture adhesive, dentures might slip out of place while eating or speaking, and partial dentures might promote infection and decay in other teeth if they aren’t fitted properly, which may increase the risk that you would need a tooth filling on the abutment tooth.

That said, dentures may be the best choice for people whose gums and jaw are weak or unhealthy.

If you are missing teeth and your gums and jaw are healthy, you may benefit from dental implants, which are replacement teeth that are implanted surgically into the jawbone.

With good oral hygiene, dental implants can last for 20 years or more without the need for replacement. Dental implants are often a popular choice for people who have only one or two teeth missing, but they can be an alternative to dentures if you have several missing teeth.

As long as your gums and jaw are healthy, two or more implants can serve as a base of support for several replacement teeth.

If you are missing one or more teeth, you may want to consider dental implants.

There are many benefits of dental implants, and they are the most efficient solution to replace you’re missing teeth. Unfortunately, not everyone is an ideal candidate for dental implants.

Before considering the possibility of dental implants, make sure that you qualify for these first:

  • Your teeth and gums need to be healthy.
  • You need to have sufficient bone density to support the dental implant.
  • Are committed to good oral hygiene.
  • Do not suffer from uncontrolled diabetes or autoimmune disorders which may impact your ability to heal.
  • Have not had treatment with bisphosphonate medications (usually for cancer treatment).
  • Are non-smokers or are willing to stop smoking during the dental implant process.

After placing the implant, it can take an additional six months to heal before installing the crown. Remember, every case is special, this way for a proper diagnosis you need to see our dentist

Dental implants are a very successful, a perfect option for people facing tooth loss and one of the best innovations in modern dentistry. However, they are not the right option for everyone.

Consider the following if dental implants are not the right choice for you:

  • Tooth Supported Fixed Bridge
  • Removable Partial Denture
  • Removable Complete Denture
  • Dental implants have given thousands of people a second chance to enjoy the foods they love, to smile with confidence and to get their lives back after tooth loss.

4453 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92117

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Monday – 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday – 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday – 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday – Emergency Only
Friday – Only by Appointment
Saturday – Only by Appointment
Sunday – Closed


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