About Dental Implants
At Allred Dental in San Marcos, CA, Dr. Jeffrey Allred specializes in restoring the smiles of his patients who are looking to replace missing or broken teeth. Dental implants offer long-lasting and natural-looking restoration by using titanium posts implanted into the jawbone where false teeth can then be attached. With a secure fit, dental implants do not require any special adhesives and there are no restrictions on what foods the patient can eat. Whether a patient is missing one or several teeth, dental implants are a great option for restoring the aesthetic appearance and functionality of the smile while still looking natural and realistic.
"I had such a wonderful experience at Allred dental. Dr. Allred and his staff are super friendly and attentive they made me feel totally relaxed which is pretty rare for being at a dentist office. I was actually a little nervous going in for my procedure because I was scared it was going to be painful. In the contrary I felt no pain and they were finished before I knew it. It was great!! I would highly recommend Allred dental to anyone needing dental services."- C.C. / Google / Aug 21, 2017
"From the time the receptionist answered the phone to the time I walked out the door, I was treated very professionally from the entire staff at Allred Dental. You can expect a friendly voice from Ellen when you call to make your appointment and when you walk in the door. After a very thorough photo session of my teeth, the dental assistant walked me through a tour of my mouth asking me a lot of questions and telling me what was going on with my teeth. When Dr Allred came in, a thorough recap in her findings was presented to him and me. From there he checked himself, agreed with everything she said and had a couple additional points. Then on to my cleaning which was a breeze. They really take care to insure your comfort. Great dental experience."- A.N. / Yelp / Aug 07, 2018
"Dr. Allred and his team are very friendly, honest, and skilled at what they do. They are also clearly up to date with the latest technology. I would highly recommend them!"- K.M. / Facebook / Jul 25, 2018
"Samantha was a delight to talk to and I love this office, clean and everyone is so friendly! It was easy to get in and be seen, will be going again for sure even if it's a bit of a drive! Worth it! Thank you Samantha for putting my mind at ease before I even walked through the door!"- M.P. / Facebook / Jul 25, 2018
"Dr Allred is an outstanding, detail oriented, talented and super kind dentist and person. He is up to date on the latest and greatest, and his staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. Just awesome!!"- D.S. / Google / Jul 20, 2018
What to Expect
When you visit Allred Dental to discuss your treatment plan, you and Dr. Allred will work together to decide which type of dental implant will work best for your specific needs. Before a dental implant is placed, a thorough examination will be conducted to assess the health and strength of the gums and jawbone. If the patient is a good candidate for dental implants, digital x-rays and physical impressions will help Dr. Allred determine the best placement for the dental implants during the procedure.
If you need more than one implant installed in an appointment, we are able to accommodate even the most complicated case. The process begins with placing the implant hardware. A small incision is made in the gum and the implant is screwed into the jawbone. At the end of your first appointment, your implant will be secured and sealed. After the initial placement of the implant, the area will need a few months to heal. The jawbone will fuse with the implant during this time to form a strong bond.
After the healing process is over, an abutment will be placed on the implant as a base for the new tooth. An impression of the abutment will be used as a guide to create a custom, permanent tooth. This custom tooth will be fabricated by us, for you, in our on-site dental laboratory. This unique replacement is fully customized to naturally and comfortably fit your mouth. By the end of the process, your restored smile will look and feel just like it used to, if not better and stronger, and you’ll have no excuse not to smile!
Most patients have little to no pain after their dental implants are finished, but some may have temporary soreness and discomfort that can be relieved with an over-the-counter pain medication. To prolong the life of dental implants, you should have a good home oral care routine that includes brushing, flossing, and rinsing with antibacterial mouthwash. Regular dental appointments for professional cleanings and dental exams are also important to implant care. Dental implants can last a long time with proper care, but may eventually need to be repaired or replaced.
If your dental implants are considered medically necessary, your dental insurance plan might cover some or most of the costs. However, cosmetic dental implants are usually not covered by insurance. During your consultation, our office can confirm your insurance coverage and discuss payment options and financing plans.
Plan Your Procedure
The team at Allred Dental strives to offer the best dental services possible: flawless dental work, a friendly environment, and top amenities — all with your comfort as our goal. If you’re curious about whether or not dental implants could be the solution to replacing your missing teeth, don’t hesitate to contact Allred Dental. We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment and providing you a tailored dental experience with your needs in mind.