Tooth Implants

Tooth implants, also known as dental implants, are long lasting options to replace your missing tooth. Whether you lost a tooth because of gum disease, tooth decay, or an injury, we have the perfect solution for a healthy natural-looking smile. When you have a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, we recommend a quality tooth replacement known as a dental implant. Cosmetic dental implants are a reliable option to safely replace your missing tooth and restore your beautiful smile. Your adult teeth are permanent and don’t naturally grow back if you lose a tooth. There are many conditions as to why you might have lost your tooth: physical injury, gum disease, tooth cavities, or other underlying health conditions. If you are interested in tooth replacement such as a dental implant, call Riverside Cosmetic Dentist – Dr. Ali Shmara at (951)352-2227 to book your consultation.

Types of Tooth Implants

Dental implants have revolutionized the field of dentistry by providing an effective and long-lasting solution for missing teeth. Whether you have lost a tooth due to injury, tooth decay, or other dental issues, dental implants offer a natural-looking and functional replacement option. However, not all dental implants are the same. Below are the different types of dental implants available to help you understand which option might be best for you.

Endosteal Dental Implants:

Endosteal implants are the most common type of dental implants used today. Endosteal implants are suitable for patients with sufficient jawbone density and are usually used to replace single teeth or multiple teeth via dental bridges or dentures. These tooth implants involve surgically placing small titanium posts into the jawbone to serve as artificial tooth roots. These posts are shaped like screws and provide a stable foundation for attaching the replacement tooth or teeth.

Subperiosteal Dental Implants:

Subperiosteal implants are an alternative option for patients with inadequate jawbone structure. Unlike endosteal implants, which are embedded within the jawbone, subperiosteal implants are placed on top of the bone but beneath the gum line. These implants consist of a metal framework that sits directly on the jawbone, while prosthetic teeth are attached to it. Subperiosteal implants are an excellent choice for patients who are unable to undergo bone augmentation procedures or require more extensive dental restoration.

All-on-4 Dental Implants:

All-on-4 dental implants provide a solution for patients who are missing an entire arch of teeth (either upper or lower). This innovative technique allows for the placement of a full set of prosthetic teeth using only four strategically placed implants. The All-on-4 method increases existing bone support and minimizes the need for bone grafting. This option offers a faster, more cost-effective, and less invasive solution for edentulous patients seeking a highly stable and natural-looking restoration.

Mini Dental Implants:

Mini implants are smaller in size compared to standard dental implants. They are primarily used to stabilize lower dentures for patients who do not have enough bone density to support regular-sized implants. Mini implants can also be used to replace small teeth when space is limited. With less invasive placement procedures, mini implants offer a swift recovery period and reduced healing time.

Why should you consider a dental implant for your missing tooth?

There are multiple benefits to replacing your missing teeth with dental implants. The first benefit of dental implants is your bite restoration. Essentially, a dental implant acts like a regular tooth which enables the strength and stability for you to eat and enjoy all foods without struggling to chew. The second benefit of dental implants is a beautiful natural-looking cosmetic smile. At Riverside Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Ali Shmara, we use state of the art materials, technology, and techniques to provide tooth implants that drastically improve the appearance of your smile.

Tooth Implant Benefits

Replace your missing tooth and restore your beautiful smile with a natural looking cosmetic dental implant.


Benefit #1: Chew Comfortably Again

You deserve a strong healthy set of teeth that doesn’t prevent you from enjoying your favorite foods. Let Dr. Ali Shmara help you get your chewing ability back on track with a dental implant.


Benefit #2: Cosmetic Appearance

One of the primary reasons our patients choose a dental implant is because of the natural-looking aesthetic appearance. A dental implant seamlessly blends in with your existing set of teeth.


Benefit #3: Save Your Other Teeth

If you neglect your missing tooth, the gap created by the missing tooth will de-stabilize the neighboring teeth and cause jawbone growth deterioration.

Who is eligible for tooth implants?

All patients considering dental implants will be examined and assessed regarding your medical history and your oral health. Many people with missing teeth qualify for dental implants. Some patients have lost their teeth due to physical accidents, aging, or a variety of medical conditions. If we determine that dental implants are a viable option for you, Dr. Ali Shmara and our dental staff will work with you to create a personalized treatment for your needs as well as a post-procedure plan for you. The post-procedure plan for a dental implant procedure might include dental hygiene instructions, periodontal treatment and other forms of therapy.

Missing Teeth: Do you have a missing tooth? You could qualify for a tooth implant procedure. Schedule your consultation with a dental implant specialist to find out if a dental implant is the right solution for your condition.

Painful Biting, Chewing, & Drinking: Do you feel sharp intolerable pain when you’re trying to enjoy a meal? You deserve a painless eating and drinking experience.

Gum Health: Healthy gums are a requirement to have a safe and successful dental implant procedure. If you have gum disease, consider visiting Riverside Cosmetic Dentist – Dr. Ali Shmara for a consultation.

Age: As long as you have a healthy jaw and are over the age of 25, you qualify for a safe and successful dental implant procedure.

Health & Medication: Certain medications and health conditions interfere with anesthesia. Be sure to disclose your medical history and current medications with your tooth implant specialist.

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