Restorative Dentistry

Do you have missing, decayed, or damaged teeth that impact your ability to eat and speak properly?

Restorative dentistry treatments from Drs. David Garate and Myriam V. Falcon can restore the health, function, and appearance of your smile.  

Perfect Smiles California serves patients throughout San Diego, National City, and Chula Vista, CA. Let us help you too.

Restorative vs. Cosmetic Dentistry Understanding the Difference

Restorative Dentistry 

Restorative dentistry focuses on improving your oral health and function by repairing damaged teeth, eliminating decay, treating gum disease, and more. Though restorative practices may improve the aesthetics of your smile, aesthetics aren't the end goal of restorative treatment. 

Cosmetic Dentistry

The focus of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of your smile with treatments like teeth whitening and veneers. Some cosmetic procedures may also have restorative benefits, but your smile must be in a state of good health before you can pursue cosmetic work for its own sake.

The Benefits of Restorative Dentistry

Restored Function

Oral health issues can impact your ability to eat and speak properly. Restorative treatment can allow you to eat and speak normally once again. If you have missing teeth, our dentists can place dental implants, which prevent jawbone degeneration and support lifelike restorations.

Improved Oral Health

Tooth decay can lead to further problems, such as gum disease and infection, and missing teeth can lead to bone atrophy and further tooth loss. Restorative dentistry can fix these issues and prevent additional issues from developing. 

Boosted Self-Confidence

Having an issue with your smile can feel embarrassing. However, restorative dentistry treatments don't just restore function—they can also improve your appearance, allowing you to smile with confidence.

What Are My Restorative Dentistry Options?

Perfect Smiles California, serving the entire San Diego area from our Chula Vista dental office, can help you maintain, improve, or restore your oral health and function with advanced options like:

Can Restorative Dentistry Help You? Request a Consultation to Find Out

At Perfect Smiles in Chula Vista, CA, we understand dental issues like tooth loss and decay can be frustrating and embarrassing to deal with.

We want to help you restore your oral health, function, and appearance so you can smile with ease and confidence. Our compassionate, highly trained dentists offer a range of treatments designed to give you a healthy, beautiful smile that you'll feel proud to show off. If you suffer from tooth loss, decay, or dental trauma, call or request an appointment to restore your dental health and get the smile you've been dreaming of.

(619) 656-4199

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Our friendly team is ready to help you smile freely again.

"The most excellent patient care." Patients Praise Our Chula Vista Practice



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I have recommended Perfect Smiles to family and friends and will continue to do it.

I have been coming to Perfect Smiles for my dental care for about 5 years and always received friendly and professional service!

Thank you Dr. Falcon for taking care of my dental health!

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Dr. Garate and his entire team provide the most excellent patient care.

Service from front desk to dental hygiene and doctor care are proficient and delivered with compassion. Educating patients on best care is an added and necessary benefit we all receive in this office! Makes keeping appointments easy!

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Emergency Treatment
Is Available

In the middle of a dental emergency? Reach out to our compassionate team immediately. Our Chula Vista office can often assist patients on the same day that they contact us. Then, we can help you find a timely solution for your case or plan your upcoming treatment.

Get to Know Common Restorative Options

Everyone has unique dental health needs. At Perfect Smiles California, Drs. David Garate and Myriam Falcon can craft a custom treatment plan using state-of-the-art technology to restore your oral function and appearance once more. Your treatment plan may include: 

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings are an excellent restorative treatment option to repair a tooth after treatment for decay. Our dentistry practice uses mercury-free fillings, which are biocompatible and look natural in your mouth. A filling can restore natural tooth structure and help defend the tooth against further decay. 

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Dental Crowns

When a tooth is decayed or damaged past the point of repair with an inlay, onlay, or filling, a dental crown is often the best treatment to restore it. Dental crowns are caps that cover teeth to enhance function and appearance. They can be made of porcelain or zirconia, materials that can be color-matched with your natural teeth.

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Dental Bridges

Missing two or more teeth in a row? You may be an excellent candidate for a dental bridge. This restoration can be attached to your prepared natural teeth, or it can be secured in place with stable dental implants.

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Dentures replace most or all of the teeth along a dental arch. Traditional dentures rely on denture adhesives, but implant-supported dentures attach directly to the jawbone for superior stability. At our dentistry practice, we offer traditional, implant-supported, and All-on-4® dentures.

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If your concerns mainly have to do with the appearance of your smile, cosmetic dentistry treatments may be a better option. Our dentists offer multiple options, such as veneers, dental bonding, and teeth whitening, at our Chula Vista, CA, office, serving patients through San Diego and National City. 

Stability Meets Improved Oral Health The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are titanium posts that replace missing tooth roots. When paired with abutments (connector pieces) and restorations (replacement teeth), they can transform your smile. Our Chula Vista restorative dentistry patients often seek this treatment for benefits like:

Increased Functionality

Patients can speak clearly and enjoy a renewed ability to chew with implant-supported restorations.

Impressive Versatility

We use implants to support lifelike crowns, bridges, or dentures, making it easy to tailor treatment to your needs.

Improved Health

Implants are the only restorative dentistry option that can prevent the jawbone atrophy that occurs when teeth are lost. 

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Not a Candidate for Traditional Implants? The All-on-4 Method May Help

While it traditionally takes six to eight implants to support a full-arch denture, the All-on-4 technique can use as little as four. This often eliminates the need for a preparatory bone graft, which restores lost jawbone tissue after tooth loss. As a result, patients can more easily qualify for implant-supported dentures.

Don't want to leave without a smile? You likely won't have to. The All-on-4 method allows us to restore your smile with a temporary denture on the same day as your implant placement surgery. This can potentially eliminate months from your dentistry timeline. 

A Closer Look at All-on-4

All-on-4 is a restorative treatment option that can support a full-arch denture with just four dental implants, allowing patients to leave surgery with a provisional set of dentures.

Helping You on the Road to a Healthy Smile

The first step can be the hardest—but you're not alone. As our patient Georgianna explains, we strive to make patients feel comfortable and understood. That's because we truly care. We also keep you fully informed, educating you and answering any questions you may have. Instead of waiting out the pain or letting it worsen, visit a team that's happy to assist.

We Make Care Easier for Restorative Patients

From San Diego to National City and Chula Vista, restorative dentistry patients happily rely on our team. We go the extra mile to earn their trust with:

Complimentary Implant Consultations

Not sure if dental implants are right for you? We offer complimentary implant consultations so that you can explore your candidacy risk-free. We're also transparent about our pricing and accept financing, giving you the resources you need to succeed.

Denture Repair

For your peace of mind, we also feature denture repair. Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you ever need assistance with your traditional or implant-supported dentures.

Comprehensive Care

Our dentists proudly partner with patients to create lifelong healthy smiles. Whether you need restorative care, cosmetic dentistry, or regular cleanings and exams, we're always here to help.

Focus on Education

It's important to us to educate patients. That way, they understand how their treatment works—and how to best take care of their teeth and gums for many years to come.

"I called in with a bad sharp tooth and I was in really bad pain and they were able to get me in last minute as an emergency. I’ve been coming to the office since 2020 and I love it." Norbert

Does Insurance Help with Restorative Dental Care?

Most insurance plans will assist with treatments like crowns, LANAP® gum care, or dentures. That's because they recognize the impact of restorative care on your health and oral function. 

However, there is one key exception. Despite their tangible health benefits, dental implants will not be eligible for coverage, but the restorations they support will be.

Perfect Smiles California accepts most major insurances. Our team will gladly file all paperwork on your behalf to ensure your benefits are maximized.

Free Second Opinions


If you've consulted with another dentist in Chula Vista but found yourself unimpressed, you have choices. Our team offers free second opinions, so you don't have to sacrifice on price, quality, or compassion.

Appreciated by Patients Throughout Chula Vista and San Diego



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Everyone here is super friendly and always helpful with whatever problem I had. I've had to get a lot of dental work done, and the doctors here made sure to help to the best of their abilities and make sure it's a great experience. Would highly reccomend coming here for any and all dental problems!

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My family and I have been seeing Dr. Garate for more then 10 years. I highly recommended them for any dental work that you may need. The staff is amazing and always welcoming. They always provide the best customer service.

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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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