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To fulfill the needs of our clients and our community, our practice is currently open. We will continue to reference local healthcare authorities, practice excellent health standards, and take all precautions necessary to ensure your safety.

We understand that the situation can change at any moment, and we will be flexible and communicative with our patients throughout the next few months. To schedule an appointment, fill out an appointment form or call our practice.

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Dental Implants

Losing a tooth can be traumatic, leaving you with an incomplete smile, dental misalignment, and lower self-esteem.

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that replace missing teeth from top to bottom, restoring your bite and boosting your confidence.

Need to replace a missing tooth? At Perfect Smiles California in Chula Vista, CA, we can walk you through the benefits of implant treatment.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

Prevent Bone Loss

Losing a tooth can affect your facial appearance, speech, and ability to eat certain foods. Left untreated, tooth loss can also cause your jawbone to shrink. Dental implants are the only treatment designed to stop jawbone recession, protecting your oral health and helping you maintain a strong jawbone and youthful facial structure.

Stabilize Your Dentures

Dental implants can be used to attach dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures directly to the jawbone. If you've worn traditional dentures, you are aware of the potential downsides, including messy adhesives, embarrassing noises, and unwanted movements. Implant-supported dentures are attached directly to the jawbone, reducing the risk of denture mishaps and giving you a stronger bite.

Enjoy Long-Lasting Benefits

At some point, your dental crown, bridgework, or dentures will need to be replaced. Your implants, however, can last several decades without needing to be repaired or replaced. Our dentists, Dr. David Garate and Dr. Myriam V. Falcon, use 3-D planning to improve surgical outcomes, ensure a high success rate, and deliver long-lasting results

An Implant-Supported Restoration Consists of Three Parts

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Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation at Perfect Smiles California

From your first dental consultation to your follow-up appointments, you can complete your entire dental implant treatment at our state-of-the-art office in Chula Vista, CA. 

We are affiliated with many prestigious dental organizations, including: 

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Diego County Dental Society
  • Hispanic Dental Association

Dr. Garate and Dr. Falcon offer complimentary dental implant consultations. To schedule yours, request an appointment online or call us:

(619) 656-4199

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At Perfect Smiles California, we offer comprehensive dentistry.

Nearly 200 5-Star Reviews on Google What Patients Are Saying

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Angeline Yap

2019

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Excellent service team.  I feel very comfortable with this dental clinic. Highly recommended to all who dental care. Special mention to Elizabeth who did my cleaning who was ver gentle. Everyone is friendly.. Dr. GARATE is the best dentist, my implant was painless.

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Robert Ortiz

2020

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I love this staff. They are all so friendly and knowledgeable. I look forward to my appointments with Elizabeth the dental hygienist, Dr. Garrate himself and my orthodontist Dr. Falcon, all of whom treat me with the utmost respect and friendliness. I highly recommend you giving them a visit if you are looking for friendly, professional and knowledgeable staff to work on your teeth!

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How Much Do Dental Implants Cost? 

While dental implants' cost varies from patient to patient, our team is happy to provide baseline prices for treatment at our Chula Vista office:

Implant, Crown, and Abutment $1,500
Implant, Crown, and Custom Abutment $2,000
Surgical Guide $750
Package Deal Implant (All Parts Included)  $3,750

While our costs may seem higher compared to other dental care providers, we go above and beyond to ensure the safety and success of your treatment.

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A Bone Graft Can Build up the Treatment Site

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Preparatory procedures such as bone grafting raise the cost of treatment, but can ensure a long-lasting outcome.

Cost of Preparatory Implant Treatments

Bone Graft with Implant $799
Guided Bone Regeneration $1,200
Sinus Lift $1,200

What to Expect during Your Implant Treatment

Completing your dental implant treatment can take several months.
Completing your dental implant treatment can take several months.

Consultation

During your free consultation at our Chula Vista, CA, office, our dentists will examine your smile, discuss your treatment options, and educate you about the benefits of keeping a full dentition.

Preparation

If you decide that dental implants are the right choice, we will begin by taking 3-D scans of your smile and planning your treatment. If you need a bone graft, sinus lift, or any treatment prior to your implant surgery, our dentists can provide the dental care you need at our office.

Surgery

Once you are in good oral and overall health, we will schedule your dental implant placement. The length of your surgery will depend on how many implants are being placed. During the surgery, one of our dentists will create incisions in the gums, place the implant posts in the jawbone, and suture the gums back together. 

Recovery

While the initial healing period only lasts a few weeks, it can take several months to fully recover from your dental implant surgery. We offer emergency dentistry, so we are always available to answer any questions or concerns that may arise during your recovery. You may wear a temporary restoration during this time to maintain your appearance.

Final Restoration

In the four to six months following your surgery, your implants will fuse with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. Once osseointegration is complete, you will return to our office to receive your abutments. Then, you will receive your final crown, bridge, or denture. Our dentists will ensure proper fit and feel before sending you home to enjoy your new smile. You can care for your implant-supported restoration the same way you would care for your natural teeth.

Is the Dental Implant Process Painful?

Our dentists use advanced 3-D technology to plan every dental implant surgery at our Chula Vista, CA, office. This allows for minimally invasive techniques and a quicker, more comfortable treatment and recovery.

To help you feel at ease, we are happy to show you real-life videos of patients who have received implants with our team. This is an important step so that you can feel educated and confident that you are in the very best hands for your restorative care.

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"Truly the BEST Dentist"
 
Hear from Real Implant Patients

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Liane Wassinger

2019

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This is truly the BEST dentist I have ever been to! All of the staff are extremely friendly and really make you feel welcome. I needed a dental implant and was extremely nervous about it. Dr Garate made me feel very comfortable and even went out of his way to show me other patients testimonials after their procedures which really made me feel even more comfortable about having the procedure done. The procedure was not as bad as I expected and went very smooth...

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Stacey Ackerson

2019

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I started with Dr Garate due to a tooth that needed to be extracted. Dr Garate recommended that I get an implant. He gave me all the reasons why and I was able to make an informed decision. There was no pressure; and after discussing it with my husband and meeting with Dr Garate one last time, I choose to have the implant. The procedure and recovery went extremely well. I would highly recommend Dr Garate as a dentist...

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The team at Perfect Smile California

Perfect Smiles California

Our dentists use the latest technology and innovative techniques to help you and your family enjoy healthy smiles and optimal oral health. Our doctors are affiliated with professional associations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Diego County Dental Society

To schedule an appointment at our Chula Vista, CA, dental office contact us online or call (619) 656-4199.

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