If you’re dealing with the discomfort or embarrassment of missing teeth, North County Oral and Facial Surgery Center (NCOFSC) has a solution that will let you eat, talk and smile again with confidence and pride. Our dental implants provide a permanent foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function so much like natural teeth you may forget they’re not your own.
Permanent support for missing teeth with Dental Implants
When you lose a tooth, you also lose the root that holds it to your jawbone. A dental implant acts as a substitute for the root and an anchor for the tooth that will be attached to it. It also helps preserve your facial structure, preventing bone from deteriorating when a tooth is lost or removed.
Dental implants can be used to replace one, several or a full set of teeth.
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Why NCOFSC dental implants offer the best outcomes possible
Our focus at NCOFSC is on your whole health and well-being. We will not place a dental implant if there are any underlying issues that could affect the durability and long life of the implant, such as bone loss, gum disease or medical issues.
Our highly experienced oral surgeons are respected by dentists throughout San Diego as leaders in the placement of dental implants, using leading-edge and proven techniques to ensure successful outcomes. Our doctors perform over 1,000 implant surgeries a year—more in a month than many dentists who dabble in implants have performed in their careers.
Using the latest in Dental Implant technology
As dental implant experts, we combine the superior skills of our entire team, with leading edge technology.
- 3-D Cone Beam CT to analyze your mouth and facial structure more accurately and find the right placement for your implant
- iTero digital impression scanner to take digital impressions of your teeth
- Milled abutments that are accurate to within 2 microns
Painless dental implant surgery
Your dental implant procedure will be performed in our state-of-the-art surgery center. We offer I.V. sedation that not only allows you to rest comfortably throughout the surgery but also lets your surgeon complete the work more efficiently. A shorter procedure time means a quicker recovery time. Our patients routinely tell us that having a dental implant is less traumatic than having a tooth extracted. For longer surgical procedures, we have M.D. anesthesiologists on staff to provide complete general anesthesia.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the only dental specialty that trains alongside anesthesiologists during the hospital-based residency. No other dental specialists or general dentists have this type of training or experience with different anesthesia options such as I.V. sedation or general anesthesia.
With you through healing
After your dental implant procedure, you will receive follow-up phone calls to check on your recovery and answer any questions you may have. You can trust that your doctor and the rest of our staff will always be available when you need us.
We work with your dentist
Placing and restoring dental implants are usually two separate procedures. The surgical procedure is done to place the implants. A second non-surgical procedure is done 8 to 12 weeks later, after the implant has bonded with your jawbone. A small post or abutment is added to the implant. Your dentist will use this abutment to secure the new crown, bridge or denture that replaces your missing tooth or teeth. In some cases, that can be the same day.
Throughout your dental implant treatment program, we will work closely with your general or restorative dentist to keep them updated on your progress. Should you need a restorative dentist, we’ll be happy to refer you to one of the many dental professionals we partner with. We will coordinate appointments so when you’re ready for both your temporary and permanent prosthesis, you’ll get that immediately. We also provide a variety of payment options to make sure the cost of dental implants aligns with your budget and expectations.