Dental Implants La Quinta, CA

We can transform your quality of life by replacing your missing or broken-down teeth with stable, long-lasting dental implants.

We Change Lives with State-of-the-Art Dental Implant Treatment

Are you tired of living with the pain and embarrassment of missing or broken-down teeth?

Dental implants are the modern solution for replacing failing or missing teeth. With our advanced 3D technology, the teeth replacement procedure is highly accurate and minimally invasive. Whether you need to replace a single tooth, several teeth or a full arch of teeth, we provide custom treatment options that fit your needs and provide lifelike results.

Dr. Nieto and Dr. Chung are passionate about changing people’s lives with dental implants. “I have seen patients cry with happiness when they receive their implant-supported teeth,” says Dr. Nieto, “and that makes me feel great as a doctor and as a person as well!”

Get the confidence that comes with a strong, healthy, natural-looking smile.

Having problems with your teeth interferes with your everyday quality of life. Teeth that are wobbly, broken or decaying are unsightly and painful, and they make it hard to chew and enjoy healthy, nutritious foods. If you are hiding your smile, afraid to bite into an apple or just done dealing with constant discomfort and worry, dental implant treatment with the doctors at Charming Smiles of La Quinta can change everything.

Learn about our affordable payment options to fit your treatment and your budget.

We can help you apply for no- or low-interest financing through CareCredit®. There are no upfront costs or annual fees.


A dental implant is a titanium or ceramic post that replaces a tooth root and forms a strong and stable bond with the bone. A lifelike crown, bridge or denture is attached.


Dr. Nieto was named one of the Top Women in Medicine and a Top General Dentist in 2020.

Our Highly Trained & Experienced Dental Implant Surgeons

Our doctors have advanced education in implant dentistry and over 30 years combined experience.

Dr. Angelica Nieto is a graduate of both the School of Dentistry of De La Salle and Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. In 2020, she was named one of the Top Women in Dentistry and a Top General Dentist. Dr. Nieto is also a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Tri-County Dental Society.

Dr. Jae Woo Chung is a dental specialist who earned his DMD from Tufts University and completed postgraduate education in periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. He received advanced training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Womack Army Medical Center and advanced implant surgery training at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He places the implants for our most complex cases. Dr. Chung served 10 years active duty in the U.S. military as a dental officer and continues to serve in the California Army National Guard.

The doctors are devoted to improving lives with gentle and effective dentistry, and they know dental implants can give patients a renewed sense of well-being and self-esteem. Throughout their years of providing dental implant treatment, Drs. Nieto and Chung have seen firsthand the benefits that their patients receive when they choose implants for their teeth replacement. Because of the high quality of the implant procedures they perform, they can assure our patients they will stand by their work, whether it be a single implant, multiple implants or full-arch teeth replacement.


Dr. Chung places, on average, 350 dental implants per month. He handles implant placement for our complex implant cases.

3D Imaging Technology Makes Our Implant Surgery Precise and Efficient

Dr. Nieto and Dr. Chung provide guided implant surgery using state-of-the-art 3D technology.

Our doctors are committed to providing the most up-to-date dental care possible. They use the latest, proven dental technologies to provide fast, accurate and comfortable implant placement.

Our CBCT scanner and specialized implant treatment planning software are crucial components of the elevated standard of care patients receive at Charming Smiles of La Quinta.

Placement of the implants is computer-guided to ensure asbolute precision and accuracy.


The doctors use our 3D CT scanner to see all the features of your oral anatomy in a 360-de-gree X-ray. This allows them to plan your procedure for optimal precision.

Types of Implant Procedures We Do

Single Implant


An individual missing tooth is replaced with a single implant, an abutment and a crown.

Implant Bridge


Multiple adjacent teeth are replaced with an implant bridge. An implant bridge does not require cutting down healthy adjacent teeth—as a traditional dental bridge does—and it is more economical than replacing each lost tooth with an individual implant.

Implant-Supported "Snap-In" Dentures


If you need full-arch or full-mouth teeth extraction, or if you have a traditional denture that is uncomfortable and unstable, an economical option is a removable overdenture held securely in place by two to four dental implants with ball-and-socket-style “snaps.”

New Teeth In One Day


This state-of-the-art option for replacing a full set of teeth pro-vides a great new smile in one day and restores near-natural chewing power.

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Our Implant Treatment Process

Learn what to expect from your implant treatment

Complete Exam & 3D Imaging

After a consultation to discuss your needs, your dental implant treatment begins with a thorough oral exam. The doctors take 3D X-rays with our dental cone beam CT scanner to get a full picture of your teeth and mouth.


Meticulous Planning

Using the 3D data acquired with the CT scanner, our doctors map out the exact optimal location, depth and angle to place each needed implant.


Gentle Tooth Extraction

If you have an old tooth or teeth that need to be removed to make way for your implant(s), our doctors will delicately extract them, all while preserving as much of the supporting bone structure as possible.


Preparing the Site for an Implant

The doctors provide bone grafting, when needed, in order to establish a stable, strong foundation for implant placement.


Guided Surgery Ensures Accuracy

Our doctors use computer-guided surgery for all our implant cases to ensure the utmost precision, accuracy and patient comfort. As a result, the procedure is efficient and minimally invasive, with a fast recovery time.


Beautiful New Teeth

Lifelike, attractive new teeth are created and attached to your implants. They are made of strong and natural-looking materials tailored to serve each individual patient’s needs. Your new teeth will compliment your face and naturally blend in with your other teeth.


Follow-Up Visits

Our doctors stand by their work. At follow-up appointments, they will check on the healing progress of your implant sites and help you to properly maintain your implants so that they can last a lifetime.


Free Implant Consultation

We offer a complimentary dental implant consultation for patients without insurance.

Meet with the doctor, discuss your goals and concerns, and get all your questions answered. Find out if you are a candidate for our state-of-the-art tooth replacement with dental implants.

Call 760-548-2855 today to schedule your appointment or fill out the form below to schedule online.


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    Dental Implant Testimonial

    “Dr. Nieto is attentive and explains the treatment you need very well. She is very kind, which gave me a lot of confidence, and I really liked that. Everyone was attentive and caring and made me feel very good.

    “I arrived at her office in pain, and now I have a healthy mouth, and my smile is perfect. Thank you, Dr. Nieto!”
    —Aby, Extractions & Dental Implants

    New Teeth In One Day

    Get a full arch of fixed-in new teeth the same day you get your dental implants!

    New Teeth in One Day is the optimal solution for full-arch teeth replacement. It allows nearly anyone to replace a full set of teeth with strong, beautiful and lasting new teeth that cannot be removed except by a doctor.

    This state-of-the-art procedure uses just four to six dental implants that are strategically placed to take advantage of the areas of greatest bone density in your jaw. A 3D X-ray, taken with our cone beam CT scanner, allows the doctors to see every detail of your oral anatomy, including the density of your jawbone and the location of your nerves. They will find the optimal areas for implant placement that take advantage of the strongest areas of your jawbone—this can sometimes avoid the need for bone grafting entirely.

    After meticulously planning your procedure, the doctors will be able to remove any remaining teeth, place the implants and attach an aeshetic and functional provisional arch of teeth to the implants —all in one visit. You won’t have to spend any time without teeth!

    Once the implants have had the chance to fully integrate with your jawbone, you will return to our office to receive your amazingly lifelike final teeth that restore near-natural chewing strength. You’ll be able to eat whatever you want again and smile with confidence!

    Call 760-548-2855 today to schedule an appoinment to meet with our doctors and find out if New Teeth in One Day is right for you!


    Four to six dental implants secure a full arch of teeth that look, feel and function like real teeth. With this permanent teeth replacement solution, you can even eat foods like apples, steak and corn on the cob again!