Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Gaps in your smile can have a big impact on your self-esteem. They also make normal activities, such as eating and speaking, difficult.

Our dentist, Dr. Jose Valenzuela, Jr., can place and restore dental implants, the most stable and secure tooth replacement option available.

Learn why so many people choose Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones, Baja California, Mexico, for their dental implants...

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Tooth loss does more than just have an effect on the appearance of your smile: it also affects your oral health. The roots of a tooth stimulate  the bone tissue in your jaw, keeping it healthy and strong.

However, when you lose a tooth, the lack of stimulation causes your jawbone to deteriorate. As this atrophy continues, it can cause the adjacent teeth to shift, which can lead to further tooth loss. Jawbone atrophy also affects your appearance, causing your face to begin to look sunken and aged. 

Dental implants are threaded titanium or ceramic posts that are used to attach a restoration directly to the jawbone. Through a process called osseointegration, the implant base fuses with the bone in your jaw.. This process can prevent further bone recession and help you maintain a full facial structure. Working as bionic substitutes for tooth roots, dental implants stimulate the jawbone each time you eat or speak.

Implants are considered by our Los Algodones, Mexico, dental clinic, and dentists worldwide to be the gold standard for replacing a missing tooth.

Advanced Techniques & Precise Treatment

At Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones, Baja California, Mexico, we use advanced dental technology to perform all stages of dental implant treatment.

Whether you are receiving a single implant or are restoring a complete arch with implant-supported dentures, we begin by taking a computer tomography (CT) scan to upload into our specialized design software. 

Using this information, our dentist, Dr. Valenzuela can design a precise surgical guide before your procedure and print a 3-D model in the office.

Our dentist and his compassionate dentistry team can restore your missing teeth with dental implants. To learn more contact us online or call:

(866) 223-6147

Serving Los Algodones, Mexicali, MX, and Yuma, AZ, as well as patients from throughout the United States.
Dr. Jose Valenzuela Jr.
Dr. Jose Valenzuela Jr.

Affordable Dental Care Available Near You


Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones, Mexico, is just a few minutes across the border near Mexicali. We attract patients from nearby Yuma, AZ, and Palm Springs, CA, who are looking for expert dentistry at an affordable cost.

"Better Than in the USA."


Sharon Hamper


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My mom just had implants at this clinic and I must say these guys are next level. 100% recommended to anyone in need of dental work!!!

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Sarah Cox


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Very intelligent Dr. and very up to date with technology. Better than in the usa

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Implants Have Many Applications

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Dental Crowns

Our Los Algodones, Mexico, dentist can treat a single missing tooth using an implant-supported crown to fill in the gap in your smile.

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Dental Bridges

Those with bigger gaps in their smile can benefit from an implant-supported bridge that can seamlessly replace several adjacent missing teeth.

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For those who need to replace a full arch, implant-supported dentures are the optimal way to address extensive tooth loss.

Implants Provide Improved Form & Function

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The Crowning Touch A Beautiful Restoration

By using high-end dental materials and advanced technology, the Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones, Mexico, creates beautiful, natural-looking restorations that meet the diverse needs of our patients. And, for the right patients, we can even place implants and attach beautiful restorations on the same day using our accelerated same-day dentistry techniques.

All the steps are carried out at our state-of-the-art practice. Other practices often require you to see different specialists during the implant placement and restoration process, but Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center is a one-stop shop for dental implants.

Not only does Dr. Valenzuela place the implant posts into the jawbone, but he also places the artificial teeth on top of the posts. Our patients appreciate the ease and convenience of having to visit only one practice for all of their implant dentistry needs.

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Same-Day Dentistry

The Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones has the advanced technology that allows us to place an implant and provide the restoration in just one appointment. For the right patients, our accelerated program means they won't have to go without teeth while the jawbone heals.

For the right candidates, our dentist can use advanced CAD/CAM (computer-assisted design and manufacturing) to complete custom dental work in one day. Candidates are in good general health and have sufficient bone density to support the implant. Same-day dentistry, which takes advantage of our in-house lab, can be used for individual teeth, dental bridges, and full dentures.

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Want Teeth in a Day? Call for a Consultation

Are you considering dental implants to replace missing teeth, but have been putting off treatment because you don't want to go without teeth during the healing period or make numerous trips to the dentist?

For the right candidates, our accelerated implant procedures can be life-changing. During a consultation, Dr. Valenzuela at Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones, Mexico, will carefully examine your teeth, assess bone density, and determine if you would be a good candidate for same-day dentistry. We draw patients from nearby Mexicali and throughout the United States.

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AJ Ghiasy


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Have been there 3 times and very happy with the results.  Just had a crown installed yesterday in perfect condition.

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How Do I Know If I Qualify for Implants?

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Dr. Valenzuela discusses implant candidacy as well as the treatment process.

Visiting from out of Town? ​Our Team Can Coordinate Your Stay in Los Algodones

When you visit our Los Algodones dental office, you receive high-level care and attention at an affordable price. Because the overhead costs are lower for dentists in Mexico than they are for providers in the United States, we are able to provide exceptional dental implant care at a significantly lower cost. 

Our dental office has been established in Los Algodones for over 20 years and we have earned an impressive reputation for advanced, affordable dentistry with patients throughout North America.

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Our team can coordinate your trip.

"I'd Give Them 6 Stars If I Could."


AJ Ghiasy


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Have been there 3 times and very happy with the results.  Just had a crown installed yesterday in perfect condition.

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Dental Implants Vs. Traditional Dentures Which Is Right for You?

Both traditional dentures and implant-supported dentures replace teeth, but have key differences. If you are considering replacing lost teeth, but are not sure which option is right for you, Dr. Valenzuela can describe the differences between these two types of dentures during a consultation at his Los Algodones practice, located close to Yuma, AZ, and Mexicali, MX.

Traditional Dentures

Traditional dentures, which have a pink, gum-colored acrylic base that rests on the gums, are initially more affordable than dental implants. Although traditional dentures replace missing teeth, they have several drawbacks:.

  • They are prone to slipping and sliding, especially when you are eating or talking. This may force you to limit what foods you eat. In addition, the longer you are missing teeth, the more your jawbone will shrink, which increases the risk of your dentures moving.
  • Traditional dentures accelerate bone loss. Every time you bite down or clench your teeth, the pressure wears down the alveolar ridge that the denture rests on.
  • Bone loss will require you to regularly get your dentures relined or replaced to adjust to the changing shape of your jaw.
  • You will have to go without teeth at times. Traditional dentures need to be removed at night to be cleaned and to allow the soft tissue in your mouth to breathe and prevent gum disease.
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Implant-Supported Dentures

Dental implants are the most complete tooth restoration technique available and offer unparalleled benefits of security and stability. Implants also preserve your oral health.

  • Because implant-supported dentures are supported by implants that fuse with the jawbone, they offer unmatched stability. You will be able to speak clearly and eat your favorite foods without worrying that your denture will slip and embarrass you.
  • Instead of accelerating bone loss like traditional dentures, dental implants actually encourage new bone growth in the jaw, keeping it strong and preventing it from wasting away.  
  • Implant-supported dentures are the closest thing to having your original teeth back. In fact, you care for them just like natural teeth: by brushing and flossing and keeping regular appointments with your dentist. 

"I Made the Right Choice."


Kerry Strickland


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I went in for a total extraction, 12 implants to which two arches will be connected. These teeth will become my new permanent teeth with everlasting beauty. These folks are thoughtful , help with every aspect including travel and lodging. I had a difficult extraction with very long roots but am healing well in the two days before leaving for home. see you soon!

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Mark Gentry


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I had full top and bottom done here. I am so happy with my new implants. The whole process went well. Dr. Valenzuela and his team of very caring professionals treated me so very well throughout with compassion and caring. I made the right choice for my implants.

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Dental Implant Timeline At Our Los Algodones Practice

When you come to our Mexico practice for a consultation, Dr. Valenzuela will walk you through every step of the procedure so you know what to expect.

Each patient's implant case is unique, however a typical dental implant restoration follows along these lines. For the right patients, we can also offer an accelerated "teeth in a day" implant procedure.


Our restorations are made out of advanced dental materials such as porcelain and zirconia so that our patients have beautiful, long-lasting smiles.
Our restorations are made out of advanced dental materials such as porcelain and zirconia so that our patients have beautiful, long-lasting smiles.


Dr. Valenzuela will examine your mouth and perform diagnostic tests to determine bone density and the ideal placement for your implant. Our Los Algodones practice is equipped with advanced  digital x-ray and cone-beam CT scanning technology that expands our diagnostic capabilities and allows for more precise placement of implants.

Preparatory Treatment

Some patients will need preparatory treatments to create a healthy environment for implants. This can include tooth extractions or treatment for gum disease. Some people require bone grafting to create the bone density needed to support the implant. While patients may want to rush ahead, it's important that these treatments are carried out before their implants are placed.

Implant Placement

The first step is numbing the treatment area so that you are comfortable throughout the procedure. If dental work makes you anxious we can also provide sedation to help you relax. Once you are comfortable, Dr. Valenzuela will make incisions in the gum so that the titanium implant can be inserted. Dr. Valenzuela may also use a surgical guide to direct the implant into the proper position and optimize results.

Healing Period

It usually takes about three to six months for the implant to fuse with the bone, a process called osseointegration. Dr. Valenzuela often can place a temporary crown, bridge, or denture so that you won't have to go without teeth during the healing period.

Abutment Placement

If the abutment has not already been placed, it will be done after the implant has fused with the jaw. This is a minor surgery in which the gums are opened and the abutment is attached to the implant. The restoration will eventually be attached to this connector piece. It normally takes a couple of weeks to heal.

Designing the Restoration

Using our sophisticated 3-D imaging system, Dr. Valenzuela will scan the implant area to create a precise digital impression. These scans will be used by our in-house lab to create our incredibly lifelike restorations that are both beautiful and comfortable in your mouth. We can often design, mill, and place the restoration on the same day.

Restoration Placement

Dr. Valenzuela will test fit your restoration to ensure it is comfortable and blends seamlessly with your other teeth. After any last minute adjustments are made and both of you are happy with the results, the dentist will attach the restoration to the implant.

Ready to Get Your Teeth Back?

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Preparing for Your Dental Treatment

In order to undergo dental implant treatment at our Los Algodones, Mexico, dental office, you will need to be in good oral and overall health. In the months leading up to your visit, maintain your health and abstain from unhealthy habits like smoking, which increases your risk of complications. 

If you are lacking sufficient jawbone tissue, Dr. Valenzuela can perform a bone graft several months prior to your procedure. Once you are healed, you will come back to our office for the next phases of your treatment. 

"I Knew I Was In Good Hands."


Rebecca O-Herron


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My daughter recommended your dental group, and everything she said was 100% correct. I was listened to. My options and the costs were clearly outlined with no gimmicks. The entire staff was professional, kind and caring. I knew I was in good hands. You were able to fit all of the necessary appointments into just a few days. It is clear that you are serious, highly skilled and experienced. I thank you so much and look forward to my next visit in a few months to receive my permanent teeth!

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Lee Copher


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I really enjoy my implants. It really gave me my confidence to smile again. Everyone that work in the office is very helpful. Dr Jose Valenzuela takes the time to tell you what they are going to do. The price for my implants was way better than I was going to get in Phoenix.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentistry?

Many factors can affect whether you are a good candidate for implant dentistry. When you visit our clinic near Palm Springs, California and Yuma, Arizona, Dr. Jose Valenzuela will thoroughly evaluate your tooth replacement options. It is particularly important that a patient has sufficient bone to properly support the implant. Fortunately, Dr. Valenzuela has several techniques he can use to overcome poor bone density, including All-on-4® implants, mini dental implants, and bone grafting. Patients who suffer from uncontrolled diabetes, certain blood and bone disorders, or bone marrow cancer may not be candidates for implant dentistry.

How Long Does Dental Implant Treatment Take?

Treatment time for dental implants varies widely depending on the particulars of each case. The entire process can range from five months if no preparatory procedures are required to two years for more complex cases. During your initial evaluation, Dr. Valenzuela will be able to give you a more accurate estimate.

Is Dental Implant Treatment Painful?

In most cases, the placement of dental implants causes only minor discomfort; many patients are surprised at how little pain they experience during treatment.  We offer advanced conscious sedation options for patients receiving implant dentistry treatment at our clinic near Palm Springs and Yuma, Arizona. Dr. Valenzuela will ensure your tooth replacement treatment will be as comfortable, relaxing, and pain free as possible.  After the initial implant placement surgery, most patients are able to return to their usual daily activities within one day and require only mild pain medication.

Are Dental Implants Difficult to Maintain?

Dental implants are exceptionally easy to maintain.  Once your replacement teeth are anchored to your new titanium implants, simply care for them as you would properly care for your natural teeth, including regular brushing and flossing along with regular dental visits during which your implants will be examined and professionally cleaned.  No extra steps will be required to maintain your new, healthy smile.

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Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center

The Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones offers patients in the Southern California and Western Arizona area state-of-the-art dental work at our modern, inviting, and comfortable dental office. Dr. Valenzuela is a member of multiple prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Contact us online or call (928) 792-2156 to schedule an appointment today.

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