Many people with missing teeth or failing removable prostheses lack confidence in the appearance and functionality of their smiles. Avoiding conversations at social events, dietary restrictions, and hiding one’s teeth are all ways that those affected by tooth loss attempt to avoid embarrassment. Dental implants, for patients in the , area, can help by providing permanent, fixed, and aesthetically empowering solutions for missing teeth and ill-fitting dental prostheses. Dental implants by can replace your teeth, restore your smile, and enhance your enjoyment of all the little things that life has to offer!


Welcome to Dr. Stephen Lockwood’s Dental Implant Practice in La Jolla, CA

Welcome to Stephen Lockwood, DMD, MAGD, General Dentistry, in La Jolla, CA! Our philosophy is to provide you, our patient, with the top notch dental care you deserve. Well-known and highly respected within the medical community, Dr. Lockwood provides a comprehensive range of implant dentistry services. His expertise and his extensive knowledge are the perfect combination to help you achieve a beautifully brilliant smile you’ll be proud to show off to your friends and colleagues. These stunning results are accomplished in a comfortable and caring environment, and for those who suffer from dental anxiety we offer oral conscious sedation to help you sit back and relax.

We welcome new patients and look forward to meeting you! Call our La Jolla, CA office to schedule your complimentary consultation today: !

Put Your Health in Expert Hands

A graduate of the University of California, Irvine and of the Oral Roberts University, School of Dentistry, Dr. Lockwood has over 30 years of dentistry experience under his belt. His expertise and his methodical approach to implantology allow him to boast of an amazing 95–98 percent dental implants success rate. At our La Jolla, CA office, you can rest assured that your dental wellbeing is in the best possible hands. Our dedication to you, our patient, is absolute; check it out for yourself and read our patient testimonials!

Why Dental Implants?

Dental implants are currently the foremost solution to tooth loss. Small biocompatible titanium screws, tooth implants are placed directly along the jaw and can permanently, and unwaveringly, support one or more permanent replacement teeth. These replacement teeth, also known as dental crowns, are hand-crafted and are meticulously matched in size, color, shape, and even texture to your natural teeth, making them virtually indistinguishable. Easy and convenient, implants can last you a lifetime and require no special care — they never need to be removed for cleaning and you can continue to eat all of your favorite foods.

Also unlike other restorative treatments, dental implants offer a variety of health benefits. They not only reduce the risk of oral infection, such as tooth decay and gum disease, but they can also protect you from bone loss and changes in facial appearance. In fact, if you’re missing teeth, tooth implants may even help smooth out any premature wrinkling of the skin around the jawline, taking years off your appearance.

Start the Journey Towards an Exquisitely Striking Smile Today

Leaving tooth loss untreated can lead to further oral health complications down the road and other treatments for missing teeth simply can’t offer the same benefits or cost efficiency as dental implants. Choose the permanent solution that you know will continue to benefit you for many years to come and schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with Dr. Lockwood today. We can be reached, Monday through Friday, at .