Dental Implants in La Mesa

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There’s no reason to go through life hiding your smile. With today’s dental technology, nearly anyone can achieve a beautiful set of pearly whites. If you’re missing a tooth, our La Mesa dental implants can be the perfect solution to restore your missing teeth and your confidence.

Dr. Feinberg provides world-class dental implants with an environment that is a warm and welcoming place for all patients. Let us take care of replacing missing teeth and giving your teeth a natural look. Dr. Feinberg is an implant dentist with a great attention to detail and a high level of care.

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Dental implants take the place of a missing tooth by replacing the root of the tooth. During the procedure for a standard dental implant, a small shaft is inserted into the bone.

After the implant makes a tight connection with the surrounding bone, the replacement tooth is carefully placed onto the shaft, ensuring that the result is attractive and long lasting.

Our La Mesa dental implants create a complete, functional tooth and give you a natural-looking replacement for your missing teeth. Your new implant provides durable replacement teeth that will not be affected by decay, gum disease, oral defects or other problems and gives you stability. Your dental implants in La Mesa are highly customized to your specific needs. You will leave our office with a brand new smile and more self-confidence.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

There are many benefits of getting dental implants that can last for up to 15 years. Here are 9 of the top advantages of dental implants:

  1. Can speak clearly
  2. Prevents jawbone loss (which can lead to a "sunken" face look)
  3. Better overall appearance
  4. Comfortable
  5. Convenient (stays in your mouth)
  6. Durable, last for many years
  7. Improves oral health
  8. Improves self-confidence (overall appearance, new smile)
  9. Natural looking teeth
  10. No problem chewing (implants work like natural teeth)

Dental Implants Before & After

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La Mesa Dental Implants before and after

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Dental Implant FAQs

Anyone with a missing tooth (or more) can definitely benefit from a dental implant. A good candidate should be in good general and oral health with healthy gum tissues free of periodontal disease. You need to have enough jawbone density to support an implant because it must fuse to the jawbone. A bone grafting procedure can add healthy jawbone volume to individuals that don't have a lot to start with. Talk to Dr. Feinberg if you are a heavy smoker, have had radiation therapy to your head and/or neck area or suffer from uncontrolled chronic disorders.

Dental implants have been in use for over 50 years, and are definitely considered a safe tooth replacement procedure. The key is to have healthy gums and good bone density to support a new implant. There are possible minor risks including damage to other teeth or blood vessels, infection at the implant site, nerve damage causing some pain and numbness, and sinus issues.

There can be some discomfort after getting dental implants that may require pain relief from medications or antibiotics. Some patients experience pain at the implant site, minor bleeding, and swelling of the gums and face. For a few days, some people eat soft foods while a surgical site is healing and to avoid strenuous exercise. Depending on how much is done, you may need to take a few days off from work.

There are many variables that affect the cost of dental implants. The average cost for a dental implant crown in the La Mesa area is between $2,000 and $5,000 per tooth. Many factors contribute to a variance in price, including how many implants are involved, the condition of the teeth and jaw, and how extensive will the procedure be. Also, a crown or denture can be crafted from a variety of materials and using different techniques.

You want to make sure that you have the work done by an experienced implant dentist like Dr. Feinberg. A staff member will help you with your insurance paperwork and your benefits package. A dental implant in La Mesa is a worthwhile investment that will last a long time and keep your teeth strong and healthy and your smile beautiful.

On average, implants lasts a minimum of 15 years with proper care. Dental implants are designed to stay intact for a lifetime as long as you practice good dental hygiene, especially brushing and flossing every day, keeping up with your examinations and cleanings every six months and using a protective mouthguard if playing contact sports or you tend to clench your teeth.

Types of Dental Implants

There are several dental solutions for tooth replacement for people with missing teeth.

  1. The most common type of dental implant is called an endosteal implant that may be shaped like a small screw, plate, or cylinder. Endosteal implants are placed directly into the jawbone.
  2. For people with a shallow jawbone, a subperiosteal implant may be more appropriate. This form of implant is placed under the gum but above the jawbone.
  3. Another option for missing teeth is known as an implant-supported bridge which differs from a fixed dental bridge because it fills the space and anchors on the surrounding teeth. In contrast, an implant-supported bridge replaces some of the tooth roots, eliminates the need for surrounding teeth to provide support and can preserve bone in the affected area.
  4. Mini dental implants can be a good choice for some people being approximately half the width of traditional implants. The most common use for mini dental implants is providing stability for lower dentures. They are less expensive than standard dental implants and can be placed in a single appointment, making them an attractive option for some patients.
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Not sure why type of implant is right for you? Dr. Feinberg is a La Mesa dental implant specialists who will help determine what is best for you and your specific needs. Learning about your options will help you decide what is best for your unique situation.

La Mesa Dental Implant Dentist Richard Feinberg DDS

Choosing the Best Implant Dentist in La Mesa For You

At the San Diego Dental Center, our number one priority is ensuring that our patients are comfortable and satisfied. Dr. Feinberg believes that he achieves the best patient outcomes when he takes an individualized approach to care.

As a top La Mesa dental implants provider, Dr. Feinberg will perform an oral examination and make personalized treatment recommendations for you during your initial consultation. He has more than 30 years of experience, superior technical skills, and an artistic eye making Dr. Feinberg among the most sought-after cosmetic dentists in La Mesa.

For the best dental implants La Mesa has to offer, visit Dr. Feinberg at the San Diego Dental Center. Our staff is friendly and skillful. You are part of the family here and we make it a pleasant and comfortable visit. Contact us today to learn more about how dental implants can transform your smile.

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“I went to Dr. Feinberg for dental implants because I was embarrassed about my two missing teeth. I was always trying to hold back laughter and refrain from smiling. I now have the best dental implants and I can laugh and smile again. You can’t even tell I have them!”

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The Dental Implants Procedure

A dental implant procedure depends on what you need to get done, your current oral health and what missing teeth are being replaced. There are several steps in getting a La Mesa dental implant.

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  1. You are first evaluated with dental X-rays to see the condition of your teeth and gums.
  2. A cut is made to open your gums and expose the bone. The surgeon drills holes into the bone where the dental implant will be placed. A metal implant post is placed in your jawbone.
  3. Your jaw needs time to heal and for the bone to grow. The healing process usually takes between 6 to 12 weeks as the jawbone grows around the implanted metal post and unites with the surface of the implant. This allows for a solid base for your new tooth.
  4. Once the jaw has healed, you may need a surgery to attach the abutment to the implant. This will require the surgeon to reopen your gum, attach the abutment and close the gum around the abutment. The abutment is sometimes attached to the dental implant metal post. However, the abutment can extend past the gumline making it visible when you open your mouth. It remains that way until the entire dental process is completed. For patients who do not want that kind of appearance can choose to have the abutment placed in a separate procedure.
  5. After the abutment is placed, it takes two weeks or so for your gums to heal. You then have more impressions made of your mouth and remaining teeth to make a crown. You can decide on artificial teeth that are removable, fixed or a combination of both options. Removable means a typical partial or full denture that snaps into place and requires daily cleaning. Fixed is an artificial tooth that is permanently cemented onto an implant abutment and will look and work the same as your other natural teeth.

What are My Dental Implant Options?

There are several dental implant options when the time has come to replace one of your teeth. It all depends on your specific needs. Dr. Feinberg will go over what is best for you before deciding on which of these options to choose:

Single Tooth Dental Implant

A single tooth implant is designed to mimic the structure and function of a natural tooth through the use of a titanium post (and other materials) and a custom-made porcelain crown implant restoration. The new tooth is color-matched to blend with your surrounding natural teeth. It helps to maintain a good level of bone around your teeth. Compatible with the human body, the implant is used as anchors to fit organically within your mouth. Once the surgery is completed, the implant will look and act like a natural tooth and be secure in your mouth.

Multiple Teeth Dental Implants

With this option, several teeth can be fixed with one restoration using implant-secured dental bridges to replace adjacent missing teeth. The end result is natural-looking teeth and strong stability. It is possible to perform multiple teeth implants depending on your jawbone density and how many teeth you are missing. These implants can be supported with two to six titanium posts.

All-on-4 Dental Implants

This option is designed to replace an entire row of teeth held securely in place by strategically placed dental implants. The All-on-Four implants option places two implants on either side of the front of the mouth and two implants on either side in the back. You can get a full mouth restoration which involves both arches in the upper and/or lower arches are replaced at the same time. The All-on-4 dental implants technique can be completed in a single day with the remaining teeth extracted before implant placement. The All-on-4 implant supported dentures can also replace missing jawbone and gums.

There are alternatives available to you when it comes to replacing a tooth. Sometimes, dental implants may not be the best option for you. Here are alternatives:

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges replace one or more missing teeth, adjacent to each other. They are custom designed specifically for you. What you get is a row of fused tooth restorations that fill a gap and can be either fixed in place by two crowns or removed as a prosthetic. A dental bridge is a fixed solution that remains cemented in your mouth and does not come out.


A partial denture is a removable prosthetic device to replace multiple missing teeth, adjacent or non-adjacents. In many instances, the tooth restorations are attached to a resin base that matches the color of your own gums. The denture is custom designed for your specific needs in your upper or lower jaw. The denture may small claps for stability but fits organically in place. Partials must be removed at night.


You can also choose to get a full, removable denture that replaces all of your teeth. The one piece denture is customized to fit over your gums and stay in place with the aid of adhesives. It usually has a resin base with a full arch of prosthetic teeth attached. You'll need to take them out at night and soak them in a cleaning solution.

Get an Accurate Diagnosis Every Time

Have you ever left a dental visit feeling uncertain about your condition and the treatment options that are available to you? Dr. Feinberg ensures you have an accurate diagnosis and will match you with the ideal dental treatment to restore your smile to optimal health.

What is NewTom Go 2D/3D (Cone Beam)?

With NewTom Go, Dr. Feinberg can obtain high-resolution 3D panoramic images of your mouth for a faster, safer, and more accurate diagnosis than ever before.

NewTom created the world's first dental CBCT Cone Beam unit in 1996. They reimagined dental X-ray imaging with NewTom Go to help doctors visualize dental problems with crystal-clear image quality and ultra-fast scans that take just seconds to perform.

The smart technology minimizes your radiation exposure and ensures a comfortable, painless experience. With an accurate diagnosis, Dr. Feinberg can perform any corrective dental procedure you may need, such as dental implants in-house, saving you time and hassle at the dentist. NewTom Go is an essential part of providing you with the highest quality of dental care in La Mesa.

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Benefits of NewTom Go 2D/3D

Less Radiation

Dr. Feinberg takes your safety seriously. Limiting your exposure to radiation during X-ray imaging is a must. NewTom Go’s SafeBeam™ technology limits your scan to the lowest radiation dose needed to obtain a diagnosis. It automatically adapts to your unique anatomy, controlling both the power and intensity of radiation for improved patient safety.

Clearer Digital X-Rays

NewTom Go is self-adaptive. Dr. Feinberg uses this feature to position you for a perfect result quickly. Guided alignment brings the target site in your mouth into focus with exceptional clarity. ApT technology provides detailed panoramic images of your mouth, while aPAN technology allows five layers of panoramic imaging to be captured in a single scan. This provides the dentist with a clear picture of your mouth, for more accurate placement of your dental implants


NewTom Go is flexible, so it comfortably fits patients of any stature. It ensures stable and painless head positioning, so there is no discomfort while your images are taken. You simply need to stand in place and let NewTom Go do the rest. The procedure is comfortable and is finished before you know it.


NewTom Go rapidly finds the ideal position, so your examination is quick and seamless. The scan time is lightning fast at just three to six seconds. And because Dr. Feinberg is among the 20% of La Mesa dentists that perform dental implants and restorations in the office (without referring you to a specialist), you can get the prompt care you may need in less time.


Dr. Feinberg can treat all conditions, from minor dental problems to full-mouth restorative work. Regardless of your dental concern, NewTom Go’s automated technology ensures precise results and consistently clear imaging. That means it provides more accurate and reliable diagnoses than ordinary X-rays.


Dr. Feinberg can read your results and tell you precisely what is going on, so he can treat your dental condition quickly. The sooner you are treated, the sooner you can get back to doing your normal activities (instead of worrying about your teeth!).

The first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment.

Please contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment.

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