Implant Dentistry

Healthy Smile ~ Healthy Life!

McBride Dental offers many options for tooth replacement, including dental bridges and dentures. Implant dentistry is a third, highly popular, option that provides long-lasting stability for your smile.

Dr. Michael McBride is pleased to provide the following services for implant dentistry:

Unlike dental bridges and traditional dentures, dental implants replace the entire tooth, including the root. The titanium implant post is surgically attached to the jawbone for a secure fit that will last for years and years. After the bone has bonded with the post, our skilled dentist will place a custom-made implant restoration on top to complete the implant and restore your beautiful smile. Dental implants are designed to look and feel just like your natural teeth.

Is Dr McBride qualified to place implants?

Dr. Michael McBride has received advanced training that allows him to place and restore dental implants. In fact, Dr McBride is one of only 3 dentists in San Diego County that is Board Certified to place and restore all types of dental implants. That testing board is the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry.

Our dentist offers this tooth replacement because it is one of the healthiest, most modern ones on the market. Schedule an appointment at McBride Dental to see if you can benefit from dental implants in San Marcos, California.

What are implants?

Dental implants are permanent, stable tooth replacements that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or all of the teeth. First, the dental implant post, which is a screw made of titanium, is surgically placed in your jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. This replaces your missing tooth root and ensures that your dental restoration is stable. Next, a period of healing is then often required to allow the bone to begin to bond with the bio-compatible post. Following this healing period, our dentist will place the dental implant restoration, or replacement tooth, which fits on top of the implant post.

It is also possible that you could be a candidate for what is called immediate loading. This service is often called All-on-4, or FTX. This involves placing implants and a denture or crowns all in one visit.

Depending on which teeth are missing and your personal dental needs, your implant restoration might be a dental crown, dental bridge, complete denture, or partial denture. Consequently, each dental implant restoration is custom made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.

Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function, and appearance. A dental implant is a great option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth. Also, with proper care, it can last a lifetime. For more information about the benefits of implant dentistry, and to schedule your implant consultation, please call or visit us soon.

What if you are missing a lot of teeth?

If you are missing all or most of your teeth, Dr. Michael McBride can provide implant-supported dentures, also known as permanent dentures. Your synthetic teeth are surgically attached to the jawbone with the use of implant posts, providing you with a beautiful, secure smile.

Lastly, when you visit our office, we will gladly discuss all of your options for tooth replacement to help you select the right treatment for your smile. If you would like to learn more about implant dentistry in San Marcos, California, please contact us today at 760-471-1003 and schedule an appointment.