Dental Implants

Dental Implants in San Diego

When teeth are missing, it can impact your confidence as well as your daily life. At Uptown Dental Office - Dr. Susie C. Kwok, we offer dental implants as a permanent solution to missing teeth. Our dentist combines her years of experience with an artistic eye for detail to deliver dental implants that look and feel natural within your smile.

Our office provides both the placement and restoration of dental implants, allowing you to have a smooth experience and avoid going to multiple offices. Whether you need a single-tooth replacement, multiple teeth replaced with bridges, or full arch restorations like dentures or All-on-4®, our practice can provide you with the care you need. Call us today to learn more about our San Diego dental implants.


What Are Dental Implants?


Dental implants are a tooth replacement option that mimics the natural structure of your teeth, providing a durable and long-lasting solution for your smile. While it is always our priority to save and heal your teeth, that is not always possible due to advanced decay. Dental implants are a great tool to restore your smile if you have missing teeth or if your tooth requires extraction. They offer a wide range of benefits beyond just filling in gaps in your smile, such as improved chewing ability and a boost in confidence.

Our office offers a comprehensive range of options for patients needing dental implants. Crowns are great for replacing individual teeth, bridges work well for multiple adjacent missing teeth, dentures offer a versatile option for replacing multiple teeth, and All-on-4 renews a full arch of teeth with just four implants. Our dentist will examine your smile to decide which treatment is best for you.

Do I Qualify for Dental Implants?

Assessing the health of your gums, teeth, and jawbone is crucial before beginning a dental implant procedure. Our dentist will thoroughly evaluate your oral health prior to treatment to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. Depending on the findings of the initial assessment, our dentist may recommend pretreatments to optimize your oral health and ensure the success of the dental implant procedure. These pretreatments may include:

  • Extractions: An extraction is necessary when a tooth has too much damage or decay to save. Our dentist removes the tooth to make room for your new implant.
  • Gum Treatments: If our dentist assesses your gums as not healthy enough for implant procedures, we will perform necessary deep cleanings on your gums before starting implant procedures.
  • Bone Grafts or Sinus Lifts: If you have insufficient jawbone density, bone grafting or sinus lift procedures may be needed. These procedures help create a stronger foundation for dental implants by adding bone material to the area or lifting the sinus membrane to make room for new bone growth. This ensures that your implant has enough support and stability for long-term success.

Our Dental Implant Process


Our dentist strives to give you the highest care and service during dental implant procedures. Our goal is for you to leave our office smiling and with confidence.

Your dental implant journey begins with a consultation with our dentist, during which we will examine the health of your gums and surrounding teeth and discuss your overall goals and expectations. After deciding on a treatment plan, we will perform any necessary pretreatments, such as extractions or bone grafts, to prepare your mouth for your new implant. Once your smile has healed from any pretreatments, our team will surgically place your dental implant into your jaw, allowing it to act as your new tooth root.

Our dentist will take impressions of your gums, jaws, and remaining teeth to create your custom dental restoration. Once your restoration is complete, you will return to our office to have your new dental crown, bridge, or dentures placed and make any final adjustments. You'll then leave our office with a fully renewed smile you can enjoy for years to come.

PRF Treatment

PRF stands for Platelet-Rich Fibrin. PRF treatment involves using your blood to heal and regrow tissue in dental implant procedures. Our dentist utilizes this technology because it can enhance the healing process and improve the success rate of dental implant procedures.

Before the implant surgery, the dentist collects a small amount of your blood and processes it to create PRF. Our dentist applies PRF to the surgical site during the implant placement surgery. This can help promote tissue healing, reduce inflammation, and enhance the integration of the implant with the surrounding bone and gums. After the implant placement, we'll apply PRF again to cover the surgical site. This final step protects the area and allows for faster healing and reduced risk of infection, allowing you to show off your new smile even sooner.

Quality Dental Implants in San Diego

If you're looking for quality dental implants in San Diego, look no further than Uptown Dental Office – Dr. Susie C. Kwok. We strive to give you the professional care you need and the smile you deserve. Our goal is to give you comfort and peace of mind during your visit, and we do our best to leave you with a smile you can feel confident about. If missing teeth have you hiding your smile, call our office today and learn if dental implants are right for you!


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