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Dental Implants in Whittier

Restore your smile with confidence with dental implants at Perfect Smile Dental Group in Whittier.

What are Benefits of a Dental Implants?

  • Restore your smile & improves quality of life.
  • Prevent facial sagging due to tooth loss.
  • Boost your self-esteem and confidence.
  • Act, behave and look like natural teeth.
  • Restore your ability to chew and ability to speak.
  • Prevent jawbone from shrinking due to bone loss.
  • Preserve health of nearby teeth, bone and gums.
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What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are titanium screws anchored in the jawbone to replace a single missing or multiple missing teeth.  They are the gold standard of restorative treatments for replacing a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth.  The Advantage of implants is that no neighboring teeth need to be shaved down to restore the missing tooth.  They look, feel and act like your natural teeth, thus they allow you to eat, speak and smile with comfort and confidence.  Like your natural teeth, they also allow you to have the same bite force to be able to enjoy a nice steak.  Unlike dentures, you do not have to take them out for cleaning after a meal or at bedtime.

structure of the dental implant components

Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

The best candidates for implants are adults ages of 25-65 with healthy gums and jawbone. Even if you have lost bone in your jaw, you may still be a good candidate for implants.  Patients diagnosed with diabetes or gum diseases may be candidates for dental implants, but it will depend on the severity of the diabetes and gums diseases.

Patients under the age of 25 are not good candidates because the development of the jawbone is not complete. Placing implants in young adults that have not completely developed may alter the development of the patients.

Cancer patients that have taken medication that may cause osteonecrosis of the jaw are not good candidates due to high risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw.

Advantages of Dental Implants?

Implants replace a single or multiple missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.  They act, feel and behave like your natural teeth, so you brush and floss them like your natural teeth. Dental implants are permanently fixed in the jawbone, so they will never pop out like dentures when you speak or eat.

Disadvantages of Dental Implants?

Implants require oral surgery to place the dental implants.  Implants require healing time of 3-5 months for the jawbone & dental implant to integrate before a crown can be made for the dental implant. Implants are more expensive than dental bridges.  

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3 Types of Dental Implant Treatment

  1. Implant-supported Crown – Single implant can replace a single missing tooth.
  2. Implant-supported Bridge – 2 or more implants replace multiple missing teeth.
  3. Overdentures – 2 or more Implants can anchor complete dentures for more retention and prevent slipping.

Implant-supported Crown – Single implant can replace a single missing tooth.

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Implant-supported Bridge – 2 or more implants replace multiple missing teeth.

implant dental bridges

Overdentures – 2 or more Implants can anchor complete dentures for more retention and prevent slipping.

Implant Support Dentures

Frequently Asked Questions

A good candidate for dental implants is an adult ages of 25-65 with healthy gums and jawbone. Even if you have lost bone in your jaw, you may still be a good candidate for implants. 

Total cost for a single implant, abutment & implant crown is about $3500-5000.  Other costs to consider include tooth extraction and bone graft, which are not included in the total cost of the single implant, abutment & implant crown.

Advancement in dentistry has made getting dental implants a pain-free process. Local anesthetics are used to ensure patient comfort and a painless dental experience. Patients can experience some soreness and tenderness in the implant site afterwards that can be remedied with over-the-counter pain medications.

Dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%.

Dental implants can last for 25 years. With good oral hygiene, they can last a lifetime.

How soon after tooth extraction can you have an implant placed depends on whether there were enough bone and if there were an active infection.  If there were no active infection and there were enough bone to support the implant, the implant placement can happen the same day as the extraction. In most cases, the extraction area & bone graft must heal for three to six months before the next step. This time allows the area to heal to ensure this does not cause any complications. If implant placement is delayed for three to six months, a temporary solution to replace your missing tooth or teeth would be a removable partial denture (flipper), until the area is ready for implant placement.

If you have a tooth pulled and don’t replace it, the bone surrounding the extracted tooth will resorb and cause the nearby teeth to shift and lean into the empty space. The opposing tooth will super-erupt (grow longer) into the empty space and hit the other teeth at an odd angle that may cause them to fracture.  Bone graft is necessary after a tooth extraction to preserve the bone level at the extraction site.  Missing tooth should be replaced with a dental implant or a Bridge to prevent teeth from shifting or super-erupting.

If you have a tooth pulled and don’t replace it, the bone surrounding the extracted tooth will resorb and cause the nearby teeth to shift and lean into the empty space. The opposing tooth will super-erupt (grow longer) into the empty space and hit the other teeth at an odd angle that may cause them to fracture.  Bone graft is necessary after a tooth extraction to preserve the bone level at the extraction site.  Missing tooth should be replaced with a dental implant or a Bridge to prevent teeth from shifting or super-erupting.

While waiting for the implant, patient can use an interim denture (flipper).

Missing tooth should be replaced with a dental implant or a Bridge to prevent teeth from shifting or super-erupting.

Emily Le
Emily Le
2024-02-14
I have been seeing Dr. Yang for quite a while now and I can tell he is very caring and professional. I just got my crown done and I'm very satisfied with my care. A definite 5-star experience!
Raymond D
Raymond D
2024-02-14
Visited Perfect Smile Dental recently and was completely impressed! The office was clean and welcoming. Dr. Yang was skillful and informative about what needed to be done with my teeth. Highly recommended!
Leslie Ortiz
Leslie Ortiz
2024-02-09
First time coming to a new location and I had a great experience. The staff was friendly and the doctor explained to me what needed to be done thoroughly. I was nervous at first but all my questions were answered. I got an appointment on the same day I called as well and I was pleased!
Saul Lopez
Saul Lopez
2024-02-09
Great Doctor and Assistants.. Customer Service 100%
maria H
maria H
2024-02-07
Went for the first time as a new patient with my husband & 3 yr old son The front desk staff was so sweet, Magdalena was her name(I’m like 70% sure that was her name) anyways she was so sweet. The dental assistant was also super sweet when i was taken to the back. I did let her know i was pregnant and couldn’t do x-rays and her and the doctor agreed no x-rays would be done. But neither of them made a big deal, like previous offices did. The doctor was super gentle, even though we couldn’t do x-rays he did take pictures with a small probe and showed me on a giant screen all the work that needed to be done. He was not pushy on getting all the dental work done at once, since i am pregnant and wants to wait until the baby is born. The doctor spent roughly around 30-40 minutes with me answering all my questions and did the cleaning as well. Overall super happy we found this office on yelp. My husband also had his apt and helped him with a care plan, payment plan, and cleaning. And they were extremely careful and gentle with my squirmy 3 year old. Overall amazing experience, like i said so happy i found this office. Also, wanted to mentioned the doctor made a comment that really caught my attention. He said “my office wouldn’t be what it is without my staff” shows how much he appreciates his employees.
Skylar Pharm
Skylar Pharm
2024-02-02
This is the best dentist in Whittier! My first impression is that the office is nice and very clean. It is a modern dental clinic, they have the latest technology. The staff is professional and friendly. They brought me in right away. Dr. Yang is very thorough and professional. He explains everything to me and answers all my questions. He also gives me advice on how to take better care of my teeth at home. I had a crown done. I absolutely love it. The crown looks very nice and natural. I got a lot of compliments from my friends. The appointments were painless, they made me feel comfortable. I was very impressed with the doctor and his staff. I’d definitely recommend this place. I had a great experience and will be back for my dental implant.
Jennifer Diaz
Jennifer Diaz
2024-02-01
This a great dental office. I am very happy I found them. They have a very clean facility and the whole staff is great. Everyone is very friendly. The dentist is very thorough and he explains everything. They have up to date technology. They are accommodating to scheduling as well. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a dentist.
Daughter OfChrist
Daughter OfChrist
2023-12-28
Highly recommend. Staff is professional, office is clean, technology is up to date , I really appreciated that the Assistant printed out and gave me a copy of my breakdown of insurance and fees due regarding dental work needed . The other dentist I had seemed very crowded and overbooked at my appointments. This dental appt. Was minimum wait, not alot of people in waiting room.
Ceylon Reynosa
Ceylon Reynosa
2023-12-27
My experience was great! Nurse was amazing and so was the dr. Very informative and great experience. I will be back
Chung Yang
Chung Yang
2023-12-25
I came in with a broken tooth and they saw me the same day. When I arrive at this office, they saw me right away! The dentist was very knowledgeable and he was good in telling me what needs to be done. I knew my teeth look shorter over time, but I didn’t even know I was grinding my teeth that was why my tooth broke. The staff was friendly and the office looks very nice and clean. I loved that they explained everything to me very clearly before they start work on my tooth. I highly recommend this dentist.
Elizabeth M.
Elizabeth M.
2023-10-14
I have nothing but positive things to say about this dental clinic. They saw me as soon as possible when I broke my filling and tooth and wasted no time in getting me prepped and ready for a crown. Dr. Yang is amazing. I feel very comfortable with him and his staff. He always makes sure I'm alright and not in pain before proceeding with the next step and explains everything thoroughly. I'm very happy I found him and his clinic. I couldn't ask for a better team. I definitely recommend him. 10/10 best dentist!
Gilbert P.
Gilbert P.
2023-10-14
I cannot say enough good things about this office. Dr. Yen is a master of his craft, i have complete confidence in his ability. I hadn't had dental check in 15 plus years and he found all my problems. I will be returning to him to address them in the near future. The front desk cleric Magdalena (hope this is correct spelling) is very knowledgeable, she will guild you thru the process with ease. It never good news to be told you need dental work, but she makes it as easy as possible. I will update this after my dental work is done and fully recovered. Furthermore, they give you an easy-to-understand paperwork detailing everything just be sure to double check the back page. I know I'm forgetting something it will be in the next update.
Bernard D.
Bernard D.
2023-08-24
I developed a toothache right before my first vacation in 10 years. They were open on Saturday and took me in, took care of the problem and saved my vacation. They explain everything, take pictures and show you what's going on. There is a lot of attention to detail. Very personable and professional too. I recommend this place.
V 2.
V 2.
2023-06-08
Professional, friendly staff, extremely clean and well kept office. A friend of mine recommended this office to me. I'm a very picky person and they definitely met my high expectations. Highly recommended!
K R.
K R.
2023-06-08
Went to Perfect Smile for a teeth cleaning. They were very professional and friendly, and the office is very nice and clean. Will be going back!
Iris K.
Iris K.
2023-05-27
Dr. Yang and the staff are so nice and helpful. The office is very clean and organized. Dr. Yang is very thorough and explains exactly what the problem is and how to prevent/treat them. I love that they are not pushy with any treatments unlike other dental offices...Thank you so much for making my teeth healthy again!
Kimme P.
Kimme P.
2023-05-10
My mom saw Dr. Yang for an abscessed tooth and other significant dental issues that were causing her pain. Dr. Yang and his staff took such great care of my mom. The attentiveness and warmth they showed her made her feel so happy. She is so very happy with all the work that Dr. Yang has done. She cannot thank him enough and speaks very highly of him and his staff. Thank you, Dr. Yang and staff, for being so good to my mom. She appreciates it more than anything.
Skylar P.
Skylar P.
2023-04-09
Dr. Yang was very thorough in explaining my treatment to me. I never had any dentist in the past point out cavities on the x-rays. He took pictures of the cavities to show them to me. I was very impressed with the doctor and his staff. They were friendly, which made me feel comfortable during visit. I would recommend this dentist.
kevin l.
kevin l.
2022-12-24
I just had the best teeth cleaning service. The staffs and dentist are friendly and professional. I feel my teeth are very clean. Dr Yang took his time to educate me on how to properly floss my teeth. Very happy with their service, definitely will come again!
Claire L.
Claire L.
2022-12-19
Dr. Yang and his staff made me feel super comfortable and at home. He was gentle and explained everything. I feel comfortable and safe under his care. Highly recommend to anyone!

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