Dental Implants

Missing teeth can be painful, cause trouble chewing, impact your speech, and make you feel self-conscious about your smile. 

As difficult as it is to live with an incomplete smile, tooth loss can also lead to serious oral health issues.

Fortunately, Dr. Louis E. Paulerio in San Diego, CA, can restore the form and function to your smile with dental implants.

Dental Implants Can Completely Restore Your Smile

Dr. Louis Paulerio offers complete implant treatment in-house. He uses advanced technology, including 3-D imaging and a CAD-CAM system (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing, or CEREC®) to place implants with incredible precision and safety.

A Long-Term Solution to Support Your Health

Experience Durable Results

Maintained properly with at-home hygiene and regular exams, dental implants can last a lifetime. Restorations will eventually need to be replaced, but implants can provide decades of benefits.

Maintain Bone Density

When a tooth is lost, the lack of stimulation by the missing tooth roots causes the jawbone tissue to atrophy. This can lead to adjacent teeth shifting in an attempt to close the gap, which can give your face a sunken and aged look. Implants' titanium posts are the only dental treatment that can stop jawbone atrophy after tooth loss.

Restore Form and Function

Traditional dental restorations such as dentures often slip and require messy adhesives. Implant-supported dentures are crafted to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth and will stay firmly in place. This allows you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. 


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I had called and was able to get an emergent app that day to have an issue addressed. Dr. Paulerio and his staff stayed after hours to take care of me! Felt like they cared so much about my needs. The office is very modern with the best technology to care for people in the community! Definitely recommend!

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​Factors Affecting Patients' Candidacy

During a consultation at our San Diego dental office, Dr. Paulerio will evaluate your candidacy by discussing your medical history, your concerns, and your overall dental goals. Factors that must be considered include:

The Dental Implant Process Takes Several Months



Dr. Paulerio will assess your candidacy using 3-D imaging and other methods at our San Diego office and discuss your long-term goals.

Initial Surgery

Your dentist will make small incisions in the gums so that the titanium dental implants can be surgically placed in the jaw. Some patients might choose to receive sedation.

Healing Period

In the four to six months following surgery, the implants will fuse directly to the jawbone during a process called osseointegration.

Abutment Placement

A small connector, known as an abutment, will be attached to the top of each implant. This will be used to attach a dental crown, bridge, or denture.

Second Recovery Period

During this period of recovery, typically a couple of weeks, the gums will heal around the abutments.

Placement of Restoration

Impressions will be taken to create your custom restoration, which Dr. Paulerio may be able to place in one visit. Once your restoration is in place, you can leave our office with a beautiful, fully restored smile.

Dental Implants Can Give You Something to Smile About

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If you are missing a tooth or a number of teeth, our San Diego dentistry office can provide a life-long solution that not only restores your smile, but supports your health as well.

Our dentist and his team of dental professionals can answer any questions you may have in regard to implants and how cosmetic dentistry can provide a smile you can be proud to share.

Point Loma Family Dentistry team

Point Loma Family Dentistry

Dr. Louis E. Paulerio is a top-rated dentist who is committed to providing the latest dental treatments in a caring, warm setting. He is a member of several prestigious dental organizations, including: 

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Dental Implant Association

He also uses CEREC technology to create beautiful, long-lasting dental restorations in just one appointment. Ready to schedule a consultation at our Point Loma office? Request your appointment online or call us at (619) 223-3811.

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