Dental Implants in Mission Viejo And South OC

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Get Stable, Durable and Natural-Feeling Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants

dental implantA dental implant is a titanium post that acts as a replacement tooth root. Titanium has the property of being able to completely fuse with human bone, so implants provide a strong foundation for new teeth. Depending on how many teeth need to be replaced, dental implants can be used to support crowns, bridges or dentures.

Implant-supported replacement teeth are strong and stable, and they feel and look like natural teeth. They help prevent bone loss in the jaw, and, unlike other forms of tooth replacement, they do not require modification of adjacent teeth. With proper care, implants and the teeth they support can last a lifetime.

We provide full implant treatment, from the planning stage to the final new teeth, all in the comfort of our relaxing, comfortable office.

Experienced Implant Dentistry

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The doctors work together closely on implant cases.

The doctors have extensive training in dental implants treatment, and together, they provide top-quality implant dentistry to anyone in need of tooth replacement.

As a board-certified periodontist, Dr. Deborah Ruprecht, is a specialist in implant surgery and has completed several years of post-doctoral training in dental implants, gum disease and the treatment of gum and bone tissue.

Dr. Henry Kim is a prosthodontist, a specialist in tooth restoration and replacement. His specialty includes the planning of dental implant treatment and the creation of the durable, lifelike new teeth that go on top of the implants. Dr. Kim received his prosthodontic training from Harvard University, and subsequently taught dental students at New York University. He is highly experienced in creating strong and aesthetic new teeth, and he will make sure that your implant treatment will result in a beautiful smile and a well-aligned, comfortable bite.

The doctors work closely together on implant cases. They use the latest 3D imaging and planning technology to ensure accurate, minimally invasive treatment.

Complimentary Dental Implant Consultation

dental implant consultationIf you need one or more teeth replaced, come in to see Dr. Kim and learn more about dental implant treatment. The doctor will explain the pros and cons of different options and answer any questions you may have. Your visit will include:

  • Meet with Dr. Kim
  • Exam
  • Consultation
  • Get your questions answered
  • Learn about treatment options

*This consultation does not include x-rays

To make an appointment, call 949-472-5499 or click here to request an appointment online.

Our Dental Implant Procedure

Our doctors take meticulous care with every step of dental implant treatment so that your new teeth will be strong, durable and aesthetic.

Advanced 3D technology for accurate treatment

advanced 3d technology

We use a state-of-the-art dental 3D CT scanner.

Dr. Kim and Dr. Ruprecht use the latest 3D imaging technology to prepare for treatment in detail. As the first step, they take 3D X-rays with our in-office 3D dental scanner, which provides them with 360-degree views of your entire mouth and jaw area. This enables them to view the bone, nerves and other soft tissues in your mouth in great detail. They then use special 3D implant planning software to virtually simulate the surgery, planning out the exact angle and position of each implant.

If necessary for more complex treatment, such as when placing multiple implants at the same time, Dr. Ruprecht uses a surgical guide to assist him in efficient and accurate placement.

Strong and beautiful new teeth

When the implants have been placed, Dr. Kim provides temporary teeth to wear while the implants stably integrate with your jawbone.

After the implants have healed and fully stabilized, Dr. Kim will create highly aesthetic and durable final teeth that are lifelike and feel, look and act just like natural teeth. Dr. Kim makes his implant-supported teeth from the highest-quality materials and uses top labs for great results.

Comfortable treatment

comfortable treatment during procedureThe doctors are very friendly, and they keep patients comfortable and at ease at all times. The doctors have friendly, gentle personalities, and they explain procedures so that you will know what to expect.

Our warm, friendly staff will offer you blankets and pillows, and you can watch music or watch a DVD while you are receiving treatment. If you need extra help with anxiety, you can also get oral sedation for a more relaxed experience.

Tooth Replacement Options with Dental Implants

tooth replacement with dental implants

Implant-Supported Bridge

We offer multiple options for replacing teeth with dental implants. All dental implant treatment is carefully planned using 3D imaging and planning technology, and our implant-supported teeth are made from the high-quality materials.

  • An individual dental implant and porcelain crown to replace a single missing tooth
  • An implant-supported porcelain bridge to replace several missing teeth in a row
  • Removable implant-supported snap-in dentures to replace an entire arch of teeth—The dentures snap in and out of special attachments on implants that are permanently fixed in the jaw.
  • DENTCA-4


    Permanently fixed-in full-arch teeth with the DENTCA-4 system—Fixed-in teeth are very lifelike, can be brushed like regular teeth, and provide almost full chewing power.

Learn more about our tooth replacement options.

Come In for a Complimentary Consultation

Take advantage of our complimentary consultation to meet with Dr. Kim and find out what options are available to you.

To make an appointment, call 949-472-5499 or click here to request an appointment online.