Patients missing a single tooth or several teeth can restore their smile with dental implants.

Dr. Brian Fabb and Dr. Christine Altrock have extensive experience performing implant dentistry procedures. They can put together a comprehensive treatment plan that includes a dental implant restoration and other procedures to enhance or restore your smile.

Restore Your Smile With a Dental Implant

Why We Recommend Dental Implants

We may recommend a dental implant restoration instead of dentures because implants preserve bone in the jaw and do not have complications such as slipping or shifting in the mouth. This will help us create a natural-looking smile and our patients enjoy results for their entire lifetime.

Benefits of a Dental Implant Restoration:

  • Natural-looking results
  • Preservation of bone tissue
  • No restrictions on foods
  • Ability to speak with confidence
  • A more comfortable smile
  • Preservation of the remaining natural teeth
  • Less risk of bone loss

How the Dental Implant Procedure Is Performed

We typically place dental implants with patients under anesthesia since the implant must be fused to the jawbone for optimal placement. It takes several months for the implants to fuse to the jaw completely. Once fully integrated, the restoration functions just like your real tooth. We cap it with a custom crown so it mimics the appearance of your natural teeth.

Dental Implant Problems

In some cases, patients may develop a problem with the implant crown or a possible infection in the surrounding bone. If you are experiencing any problems, schedule an appointment with one of our implant specialists for a possible replacement or advanced periodontal care. Learn more about our treatment options for dental implant problems in Pacific Beach, CA, by scheduling your appointment today!


Approximately 25 percent of adults 60 years of age and older have lost all their teeth.


Approximately 15 percent of people without any teeth get dentures.

Additional Facts

Difficulty with pain, distress, and relaxation are associated with tooth loss and wearing dentures.

Approximately 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth.

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  2. Source: International Dental Journal, 2003, 53, 327-334
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