Dental Implants

Restore Your Smile—and Your Confidence—with Dental Implants

La Jolla cosmetic dentist Dr. Moeckel understands that appearance is not the only thing that matters when planning tooth replacement. Although everyone wants a bright, attractive smile, there are also the matters of comfort, stability, and confidence. With conventional methods of tooth replacement, this is not always possible. We are happy to provide our patients with dental implants to meet their long-term needs for function and beauty. Dr. Moeckel has completed mini residencies in implant placement and implantology.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small cylindrical posts. Their role in smile restoration is actually to replace missing roots. Bridges and dentures have been designed only for tooth replacement, and we have learned the shortcomings of these methods over years of clinical use. With implants, these shortcomings are eliminated. At the completion of implant treatment, restoration mimics what Mother Nature intended.