If you are missing a single tooth, one dental implant and a crown can replace it

If you are missing a single tooth, one dental implant and a crown can replace

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  • Dental implants are permanent solution, easy and affordable. Enjoy apples and so many more of the foods you love.

    Looking to restore your full smile after an injury or years of tooth decay. Eat apples again.

  • Dental implants provide a natural-looking, permanent solution to missing teeth.
  • Dental implants are also stronger than alternative restoration methods like crowns and bridges. They function like real teeth and last for decades.
  • Dental implants prevent bone deterioration in the jaw—without a natural or artificial tooth root, the jawbone begins to deteriorate because there is no longer pressure and stimulus from chewing.



You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Hage at Smile Designers Implant Dentistry. He is a dental professional practicing and serving the entire San Diego area.

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How much do dental implants cost in San Diego?

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As low as $62/mo


Includes Premium Implant, second stage surgery, custom abutment and zirconia crown.

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Why choose Smile Designers Implant Dentistry


  • No hidden fees
  • Dr.Hage has been recognized as the best dental implant specialist in 2019
  • Dr.Hage is a master of the prestigious International Academy of Dental Implantology
  • The BEST in surgical and cosmetic results with full mouth dental implants
  • New teeth in just 1 day!
  • Conveniently located close to Sports Arena blvd in San Diego 92110

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What are dental implants?

Dental implants are prosthetic teeth that replace the full root and crown of missing, damaged, or decayed teeth. Dental implants are made of three main parts:

  • a titanium screw that is implanted in the jawbone to anchor the prosthetic tooth
  • an abutment piece that connects the implant to the crown. The abutment supports a single prosthetic crown or multiple crowns that are made of porcelain or zirconium for durability and a natural-looking appearance.
  • and the natural-looking crown that will serve as the new tooth. The total cost of dental implants will also include pre-surgery exams, surgical costs, and follow-up office visits, and in some cases patients might require supplemental procedures, such as tooth extraction or bone grafting surgery prior to the implant procedure.

Benefits of Dental Implants with Smile Designers

Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants can last for a lifetime. They are much stronger and able to withstand greater biting force and pressure compared to bridges and dentures. Most importantly, dental implants help retain jawbone density, which also prevents surrounding teeth from becoming loose or shifting position. Lastly, dental implants are as easy to care for as natural teeth. Just brush twice daily, floss regularly, and visit your dentist.

1/ Dental Implants behave like natural teeth
2/ Dental Implants can last a lifetime
3/ Dental Implants prevent bone loss
4/ Dental Implants keep adjacent teeth stable
5/ Dental Implants can help keep you free of gum disease
6/ Dental Implants can prevent facial sagging and premature aging

Dental implants provide a permanent solution if you need to replace a single tooth, or multiple teeth, in different areas.

  • One surgically inserted implant can support a single crown.
  • If a few teeth need to be replaced, two implants can support a bridge of prosthetic crowns.
  • For full-mouth or full-arch (upper or lower) replacement, only four root implants are needed to support each arch, in a procedure called All-On-4. Even with minimal surgical implants, full-mouth or full-arch dental implants are still stronger and function better than tooth replacement alternatives.

Book A Free Implant Consultation

Dental implants can significantly improve the quality of your life, but getting them is not a decision to be made on the fly. It’s also not a decision that can be made from reading information on the Internet alone. Every person is unique, and every dental implant treatment plan is customized to meet their individual needs. The only way to know exactly what’s involved in your specific treatment plan is to come see us for a dental implant consultation. Here’s what you need to know.

At Smile Designers in San Diego, we offer free, no-obligation dental implant consultations to help you learn as much as you can about the details of your treatment before you commit. Here’s what’s involved with a free dental implant consultation at Smile Designers. 


Introduction to our team

It’s important to have a good rapport with your dental implant team so you can feel comfortable through every step of the process.  During the consultation, you can get to know us a little bit and experience the comfortable environment of our office as well as the welcoming compassion of our whole team. 


Explanation of the procedure

One of the priorities of the consultation is to ensure that you have all the information you need.  We’ll use the time to make sure you understand what happens during each step of the dental implant procedure, what you need to do to prepare, and what to expect during the postoperative period. We encourage you to ask any and all questions you have, no matter how insignificant you may think they are. Our goal is for you to leave the consultation with a firm understanding of the dental implant process.  


Evaluation of your oral structures

In order to determine whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants and to customize a treatment plan for you, Dr. Hage will need to evaluate your oral structures. This may involve an oral examination as well as a CT Scan or any other imaging necessary to ensure that you are in good health and that you have a sufficient amount of jawbone to hold the implants in place. 


Creation of treatment plan

Once Dr. Hage has had a chance to evaluate the condition of your teeth and jaws, he’ll create a dental implant treatment plan just for you.  This may be simple or fairly complex, depending on a number of different factors. You may need a tooth extraction, bone graft, or other procedure performed before you are able to undergo the dental implant procedure. If you do, this will be noted in your treatment plan.  Dr. Hage will go over all the details of the plan with you during your consultation. 

Discussion of total cost and financing options

At Smile Designers in San Diego, we believe in full transparency, which is why we provide patients with the total cost of their treatment plan at the time of the consultation.  If you would like to add a cosmetic or restorative dental procedure to the treatment plan in order to save yourself another trip to the office, just let us know, and we’ll add it.  During your consultation, we’ll go over the cost of your procedure and as well as your options for financing. 


The next step is up to you

Our consultations are not only free, but they’re also free from obligation. You can choose to go home with the information from your consultation and sleep on it, or you can schedule your next dental implant appointment before you leave our office. It’s up to you! For more information about our free, no-obligation dental implant consultations in San Diego, call Smile Designers at (619) 222-6000 today.

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    Dental Implants FAQs

    How much does a dental implant cost in San Diego?

    Dental implant costs vary depending on the dentist and sometimes regional factors, but in general a single implant costs around $3,000-$4,500, including the surgery and all components.

    For full-mouth or full-arch dental implants, the cost can run from $12,000-$25,000.

    Does dental insurance cover dental implants?

    Regardless of the reason you might need a dental implant, most dental insurance policies still consider implants a cosmetic treatment and will not cover the entire cost. Some insurance policies will cover a portion of the cost, however, and most dental offices offer their own financing options to cover the rest. While the cost might seem steep at the outset, the overall cost for maintaining alternative restorations through years can exceed the initial cost of dental implants. And leaving a missing tooth gap untreated can also lead to poor oral health outcomes, and additional expenses, down the road.

    What are the alternatives to dental implants?

    The two main alternatives to dental implants are bridges and partial dentures. Bridges fill the gap from a missing tooth with a crown that is “bridged” with crowns on the adjacent teeth. Partial dentures fill the gap with a prosthetic tooth (or teeth) attached to a device that clips onto existing teeth. Both options are often difficult to clean, and typically must be repaired or replaced within 5-7 years. Also, neither bridges nor partial dentures aid in the prevention of jawbone deterioration, which happens when there is no natural tooth root or implant in place.

    What happens before, during, and after dental implant surgery?

    1.The first step in the dental implant process is a thorough exam to plan exactly where the implants will go, and to remove damaged or decayed teeth as needed.

    2. The dental implant surgery itself is split into two sessions: the first will involve implanting the titanium screws into the jawbone. Your dentist will attach a temporary abutment and stitch the gums closed over the implant. Stitches will be removed seven to ten days afterward.

    3. The next portion of the surgery will have to wait until the first surgery is completely healed and the titanium screws are successfully fused to your jawbone. This can take four to six months. During the second surgical session, the dentist will make a small cut in the gums, remove the temporary abutment, and replace it with a healing cap that supports proper healing of the gum tissue.

    4. Once your gums heal (10-14 days later), your dentist will make impressions of your mouth and remaining teeth to create customized prosthetic crowns.

    5. While you wait for your permanent crowns, you will be provided with temporary crowns that will look and function like normal teeth. As soon as your permanent crowns are ready, we’ll replace the temporary ones, and you’ll be able enjoy your favorite foods and smile and laugh freely.



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    About Implant Dentist Dr.Armin Hage, DDS, MIADI

    Dr. Hage, DDS, MIADI, is a graduate of the acclaimed Loma Linda School of Dentistry and a master of the prestigious International Academy of Dental Implantology, where he serves as a faculty member teaching and mentoring the next generation of dentists. 

    San Diego implant dentist Dr. Hage specializes in dental implants with an intense focus on quality and state-of-the-art technology. Embracing innovation such as digital procedure planning and 3D printing to fabricate precise surgical guides has allowed Dr. Hage to provide virtually pain-free implant procedures with complication rates well below the industry standard.  

    Dr. Hage also specializes in veneers and Invisalign treatment and works closely with the expert team at Smile Designers Dentistry to help patients address a full range of oral health and cosmetic dental needs.

    Real Patient Experiences and Reviews

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    • Avatar Josephine Hunter ★★★★ 5 months ago
      I was seen promptly for my appointment and got a thorough checkup with multiple x-rays. Dentist was pleasant and explained what I needed to have done (a crown) very clearly and with use of the images that had been taken.
    • Avatar Joe Fenton ★★★★★ 8 months ago
      Hygienist is excellent, no discomfort whatsoever. Covered by my Dental plan. I was in and out with no hesitation 😁
    • Avatar Lisa Clint ★★★★★ 11 months ago
      I’m very happy with the staff and their sincere friendliness. My only concern is that the dentist was doing work on me that was extremely painful, therefore had to give me more shots, which was necessary. The unprofessional thing was he … More said I couldn’t be feeling pain and he argued with me about it. I’ve never had a dentist tell me I wasn’t in pain when it’s my mouth and I’m paying a lot for the services. Very inconsiderate and unprofessional on his part.
    • Avatar Elizabeth BARRINGTON ★★★★★ 11 months ago
      I have been here twice because this is the only office under my insurance. 1st time, hygienist did a very poor job, and the dentist was unpleasant. Yesterday, the hygienist, Mida, did a great job and was super nice.

    What are the potential risks, complications, and problems with a dental implant?

    Dental implants have a high success rate, but a very small percentage of implants do fail. Gum disease, insufficient jawbone, and smoking are three of the main reasons for failure of dental implants. As with any major surgery, dental implant surgery comes with the standard risk of infection.  There is also a risk of sinus problems when implants are improperly placed in the upper jaw, which is why it’s crucial to choose a professional, experienced dental implant expert to perform the surgery.

    Dental implants can restore your confidence as well as your smile. If you’re ready to replace your missing teeth and set your smile free, call Smile Designers at (619) 222-6000 to schedule a consultation today. We serve San Diego.

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