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Our Office Locations
Garden Grove

12777 Valley View St. #282
Garden Grove, CA 92845
Phone: (714) 898-8757

Diamond Bar

620 N Diamond Bar Blvd
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Phone: (909) 861-3043

Why Dental Implants?

A Dental Implant is a medical device that replaces a lost tooth.


Have you lost your precious tooth or a number of teeth?


Now you can start over!  With man-made, substitute tooth roots, Dr. Kim can offer you a unique and permanent solution to missing teeth that look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. These modern miracles of tooth replacement can be matched exactly to your own teeth, restoring your smile to its optimal state. Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.



Click here for an instructional brochure from a dental implant manufacturer (Biohorizons) on dental implants with Dr. Kim's clinical case


Dental implants form a biologic bond with the jawbone to produce a secure foundation for natural tooth replacements. This concept of oral rehabilitation was developed 40 years ago by a Swedish scientist and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark. With his pioneering research, Dr. Branemark opened the door to a lifetime of renewed comfort and self-confidence for millions of individuals facing the frustration and embarrassment of tooth loss.


Losing one or more of your teeth starts a chain of events that can have dire physical and cosmetic consequences. The most obvious result is a gap in your smile. Less obvious is the loss of chewing function and the inability to eat a complete diet that can result from tooth loss. While these are certainly serious issues, a potentially bigger problem lies hidden beneath the surface: bone loss.

Your jawbone needs the chewing action of the teeth to stimulate it and keep it strong. Otherwise it will begin to disappear (atrophy) in the same manner that the unused muscles beneath a cast supporting a broken bone get smaller. Without the support of your teeth and facial bones, your face will begin to look prematurely aged. The good news is that tooth replacement with dental implants offers a solution to help prevent bone loss.


Facial appearance with healthy teeth and bones
Appearance after
tooth loss
Appearance after tooth and bone loss


Dr. Jin Y. Kim is uniquely qualified to provide a full range of surgical implant dentistry procedures. A dental clinician of 23 years experience, he had spent the first 9 years of his career as a general dentist. Since 1991, he had devoted his professional efforts into the field of dental implants. Dr. Kim is currently a clinical faculty at UCLA School of Dentistry, and visiting faculty an numerous dental schools around the globe. He has founded West Coast Dental Institute in 1997, a teaching institute recognized by Dental Board of California, and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Dr. Kim is a uniquely qualified 'dual-boarded' specialist, having been qualified by both the American Board of Periodontology, and the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. Dr. Kim also holds fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) as well as with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He has taught fellow dentists and dental students about dental implants for many years, and has lectured on the subject both nationally and abroad. Dr. Kim's clinical and scientific articles have appeared in numerous prestigious dental journals and he had written chapters to a number of dental textbooks. He has also translated several dental textbooks into his native Korean language. Link to Dr. Kim's publications


Apart from the two practices, in Garden Grove and Diamond Bar, Dr. Kim holds the title of Director of Implant Dentistry at The Image Center in Huntington Beach, California, a multidisciplinary medical facility comprising of plastic surgery and cosmetic dentistry.


The hope of restoring something important that has been lost, especially in the human body, is an exciting possibility. With dental implants, it's not just a hope. It's a reality....

Jenny had lost a lower bicuspid tooth due to long standing periodontal disease. A single implant was placed into the site where the tooth was lost. This implant was eventually restored with an 'abutment' and a porcelain-metal 'crown.'

Actual surgical case, treated by Dr. Jin Y. Kim.

Restorative Dentistry by Thomas K, Lee, DDS - prosthodontist, Westwood, California

Laboratory work by Fumi Kato, MDT, Gardena, California





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For an appointment call Dr. Kim's practices at:

714-898-9857  Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Cypress, Anaheim, Buena Park

909-861-3043  Diamond Bar, Chino, Roland Heights, Yorba Linda, Walnut areas