Dental Implants: Restoring Your Smile with Confidence

Dental implants have revolutionized the field of restorative dentistry, offering a durable and natural-looking solution for replacing missing teeth.

At Elevated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we specialize in dental implant procedures, providing our patients in San Diego, CA, with reliable and long-lasting tooth replacement options. 


What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed into the jawbone, serving as artificial tooth roots. These biocompatible implants fuse with the surrounding bone over time through a process called osseointegration. Once fully integrated, dental implants provide a strong and stable foundation for the attachment of custom-crafted dental restorations, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures. 

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Improved Aesthetics: Dental implants closely resemble natural teeth, enhancing your smile and restoring your facial structure, improving overall aesthetics.
  • Enhanced Functionality: Dental implants restore the ability to bite, chew, and speak naturally, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods and engage in social activities without worry.
  • Longevity: With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a durable and cost-effective tooth replacement option.
  • Preservation of Jawbone Health: Dental implants stimulate the underlying jawbone, preventing bone loss and preserving the integrity of your facial structure.
  • Confidence and Self-Esteem: Dental implants provide a permanent solution for missing teeth, restoring your confidence and improving your self-esteem. 

The Dental Implant Process

  • Consultation and Treatment Planning: During your initial consultation, our experienced oral surgeons will evaluate your oral health, discuss your goals, and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
  • Implant Placement: The dental implant procedure is performed under local anesthesia or sedation to ensure your comfort. Our skilled surgeons will precisely place the implants into the jawbone, allowing them to fuse with the bone over time.
  • Osseointegration: The healing process, known as osseointegration, typically takes several months. During this time, the implants become fully integrated with the jawbone, creating a strong and stable foundation.
  • Restoration Placement: Once osseointegration is complete, custom dental restorations, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures, will be attached to the implants, providing a functional and natural-looking smile.
  • Follow-up Care: Regular follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor the healing process and ensure the long-term success of your dental implants. Our team will provide detailed instructions on oral hygiene practices and ongoing maintenance.  

Why Choose Elevated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for Dental Implants?

  • Expertise: Our skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons have extensive experience in dental implant procedures, ensuring precise placement and optimal outcomes.
  • State-of-the-Art Facility: Our practice is equipped with advanced technology and imaging capabilities, allowing for accurate diagnosis, treatment planning, and implant placement.
  • Personalized Care: We understand that every patient is unique. Our team takes the time to listen to your concerns and goals, providing individualized care and treatment options tailored to your specific needs.
  • Compassionate Approach: Your comfort and well-being are our top priorities. We strive to create a warm and supportive environment, ensuring a positive experience throughout your dental implant journey.
  • Collaborative Care: We work closely with your general dentist or prosthodontist to ensure seamless coordination of care and the best possible outcomes for your dental implant treatment. 

Schedule a Consultation

If you are missing one or more teeth and are interested in dental implants, we invite you to schedule a consultation at Elevated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Our dedicated team will assess your oral health, discuss your treatment

Meet Our Team


Dr. James H. MacDowell, DDS

Oral Surgeon

The Proof is in Our Patients

Conveniently Located

Our practice is conveniently located in the beautiful city of San Diego, CA. Whether you are a local resident or visiting from out of town, we are easily accessible, ensuring that your oral surgical needs are met with convenience and ease.

Schedule a Consultation

Your oral health is our top priority. Schedule a consultation with Dr. James MacDowell at Elevated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery today and experience the highest level of oral surgical care in San Diego, CA. Together, we can elevate  your smile and transform your life.