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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, protect your oral health, and help 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 3D 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 today at:

(619) 656-4199

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At Perfect Smiles California, we offer comprehensive dentistry to patients from National City, Chula Vista, and the greater San Diego area.

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


Stacey Ackerson


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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. I’ve worked with his staff, Blanca and Vilma for 12 years, before Dr Garate bought the practice, and they have always been very professional, informative and caring. His newer staff Theresa, Elizabeth and Idalis are very caring as well. After my implant was completed, I decided to go back to Dr Garate for Clear Correct braces. My treatment has been a success and my teeth look beautiful. My experience has been a very positive one.

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George Duenas


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During the past several years my experience has been pleasant. Dr. Grate and his staff have their best interest for their patients. I'm pleased with past dental work and recently the staff identified a problem tooth and a implant was recommended to stop the additional bone loss. I was hesitant at first because a previous implant done by a referral was very discomforting and painfull for several days. I'm pleased with the progress of my current implant. The procedure and techniques used during the process are unlike I encountered. It was less evasive and "Not" much discomfort! The staff needs to be given a-lot of credit! They are friendly and support you with scheduling, your supplies and "most" are their words of encouragement I believe this helps with the well being to heal and I love their big smile. I would recommend Highly! Thank you for being there!

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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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Do You Qualify for Dental Implants?

Your dentist will determine if you are a good candidate for implants during a consultation at our Chula Vista office. Patients who are good candidates for implant dentistry:

Are In Good Health

Patients must be healthy enough for surgery. Patients also need good oral health. If needed, we can provide treatments for gum disease or tooth decay prior to implant placement. 

Don't Smoke

Smoking impacts the body's ability to heal and increases the risk of implant failure. Current smokers must quit at least several weeks prior to surgery and refrain from the habit for as long as possible. 

Have a Strong Jaw

Implants rely on your jawbone for support, so candidates must have sufficient bone density to qualify for treatment. Bone grafts and sinus lifts can help restore lost bone tissue. 

Learn More About Our Treatment Options Request a Consultation

The best way to learn how we can help your smile is through a consultation. Your dentist will review your unique needs, discuss your dentistry options, and answer any questions you have about dental implants. We provide dental care to patients from National City and the greater San Diego area from our office in Chula Vista, CA. To set up your consultation, contact us or call: 

(619) 656-4199

"A Perfect Smile"
Hear from Real Implant Patients


Elizabeth Harwig


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Dr. Garate and staff are wonderful. Dr. Garate does a excellant job of explaining each and every procedure. Three implants and I have a pefect smile! Thank you all

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Angeline Yap


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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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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.


During your 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.


If you decide that dental implants are the right choice, we will begin by taking 3D 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.


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. 


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.

We Can Fill the Gaps In Your Smile
Call Our Office If You Have Missing Teeth

Missing a tooth or several teeth can make smiling embarrassing. Actions like chewing and speaking clearly also become more difficult with every missing tooth. 

Our Chula Vista dentists can complete your smile with a variety of implant-supported prosthetics, addressing gaps of every size. Request a consultation online today to see how our dentists can transform your life. You can also call us directly:

(619) 656-4199

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"I always look forward to my visits!"


Linda Manguy


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Dr. Falcon and her wonderful staff has been the best dentist I have ever gone to. I just finished my braces treatment which has been so seamless for the last year and a half. The office is clean, staff is professional and inviting, and efficient! For every appointment, I never have to wait to be seen. I always look forward to my visits! Thank you!

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Rudy Sanchez


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Had an appointment one day for consultation with Dr. Garate to remove a wisdom tooth. Next day, Dr Garate removed the tooth. Before I new it, it was gone. No pain after the procedure. Very professional and courteous Assistants and staff. Excellent response and removal. I am going back for more work as soon as possible. I would highly recommend this Dentistry, it’s Doctors, Assistant’s and overall Staff.

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Is the Dental Implant Process Painful?

Our dentists use advanced 3D 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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We Offer All-on-4 Dental Implants

If you've lost most or all of your teeth, All-on-4® implant-supported dentures might be for you.

All-on-4 restores an entire dental arch using just four implants placed at strategic angles. The All-on-4 technique maximizes the amount of available bone tissue, allowing many patients with bone recession to qualify for treatment. Patients can regain the ability to chew, speak, and smile with confidence again, often after just one visit. Contact us to learn why many of our National City, Chula Vista, ​and San Diego patients choose this technique. Depending on your needs, we can also customize this procedure to incorporate six dental implants per arch.

Do Dental Implants Have Any Risks?

Like any surgery, getting dental implants involves some risks that can be minimized when you choose the right provider. Our dentists have extensive training and experience, greatly reducing the chances of a complication. Our advanced technology allows our team to accurately assess your candidacy before recommending this treatment.

After any surgery, there is a chance that the treatment site can become infected. You will be given a prescription to prevent infection during the healing process. Some swelling and bruising will occur after the procedure, along with bleeding. However, these will subside with proper aftercare. Our Chula Vista practice will give you detailed instructions on how to care for your oral health after your dental implant placement, and we will monitor your recovery during follow-up visits. 

Are Dental Implants Hard to Maintain?

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One of the many benefits of dental implants is that they're easy to maintain. After your titanium implants fuse with the bone tissue in your jaw, you care for them just like you care for your natural teeth. No additional steps are needed to enjoy your enhanced smile. 

"An awesome and friendly, caring staff!!!"


Liane Wassinger


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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. They even called and checked up on me the next morning which was a Saturday! To me, that is definitely caring about your patients. I would highly recommend Perfect Smiles to anyone that wants a GREAT gentle and caring Dentist with an awesome and friendly, caring Staff!!! Thank you to everyone at Perfect Smiles!!!!!! You continue to make my dental experience a great one everytime.

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Amanda Sd90


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Right when I walked into the office of Perfect Smiles California; I was greeted by the office manager Bianca who I felt gave such a great first impression on how the staff in this office goes above and beyond serving their patients. To add to that, staff members exemplified top quality patient care when inquiring information regarding my medical/dental history. From my experience interaction with staff members can be a bit awkward since some receptionists don't even give eye contact and just hand me a clipboard to fill out the information on my own. However, I was impressed by the attentiveness and attention to detail this staff showed me during my visit. Thank you friendly staff of Perfect Smiles California!

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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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