Dental Implants


Dental implants (A.K.A. tooth implants) are titanium alloy posts that are placed in the stead of a natural tooth root and serve a strong and durable foundation on which dental crowns, dentures, or other prosthodontic devices can be attached within your mouth. Dental implant dentist, Dr. Marcos Ortega, utilizes dental implants to replace teeth that have been lost to injury, disease or decay. Our patients also love that we are able to perform the whole dental implant treatment in our San Diego office—which means no running around town to different dental offices for one treatment.


  • Durability: Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. So unlike dentures or bridges that may need to be replaced 2 or 3 times over your lifetime, a dental implant can last a lifetime with the appropriate daily dental hygiene routine.
  • Oral Health: A tooth implant fuses with the bone. Thus, implant dentistry patients do not experience bone loss in the jaw bones. Bone loss is more common in patients with missing teeth who do not have dental implants.
  • Anchor: Implant dentistry can be used to anchor dental appliances such as dentures or dental bridges. A dental implant secured appliance provides better function and comfort. A dental bridge supported by dental implants also preserves the neighboring teeth rather than having to shape them to allow for a crown.Implant dentistry is available in San Diego thanks to Dr. Marcos Ortega, a tooth implant dentist providing dental implants to Hillcrest and Mission Hills.
  • Natural Appearance: A single tooth implant is capped with a dental crown. If the dental implant is replacing a front tooth, a porcelain crown is normally used to make the tooth look like a natural tooth. Dental implants can also make dentures and dental bridges more secure. By securely and naturally replacing missing teeth, dental implants also restore a natural shape to the face.
  • Strength: A tooth implant is as strong as a natural tooth. And dental implant secured dentures are similarly strong. With implant dentistry, you can smile, speak and eat with ease.
  • Maintenance: Implant dentistry only requires the same care and dental hygiene routine as natural teeth. And for dental implant secured dentures or bridges, the appliance can be removed for cleaning and easily replaced.
  • Success Rate: The tooth implant procedure has a success rate of around 95%. And with proper care, that success rate will last a lifetime.

Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants near Hillcrest and Mission Hills

If you have missing teeth, dental implants may be the perfect solution for you. To find out if you are a good candidate for implant dentistry, come visit tooth implant dentist Dr. Marcos Ortega for a free tooth implant consultation. To reach our office, simply give us a call or fill out the form below.