4959 Arlington Ave Ste A

Riverside, CA, 92054

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(951) 352-2227

4959 Arlington Ave Ste A

Riverside, CA, 92054

A 5-STAR RATED RIVERSIDE IMPLANT DENTIST

Implant Dentistry in Riverside, California

Dental Implants in Riverside, CA

  • The cost of implants varies greatly on the individual, please give us a call to request a free consult

  • The dental implant procedure can be very simple and straightforward

  • Dental insurance can make the procedure much more affordable

  • Dr. Shmara will guide you through the procedure and all of your options

Dental implants are an excellent choice for patients seeking to replace a tooth lost through decay, gum disease or injury. The success rate of dental implants is very high while the natural appearance and function of implanted teeth greatly enhance patient self-esteem and confidence.

Because implants are permanently fixed to the patient’s jawbone, they avoid problems caused by other types of dental devices, such as removable dentures or traditional bridges, which may slip, break, cause speech problems and make chewing many foods difficult or even impossible.

The implant itself is a titanium post inserted into the patient’s jawbone, which serves as an anchor for a crown, denture or bridge. Because an implant functionally replaces the root of the tooth, it prevents the bone loss associated with lost teeth and helps retain natural bone structure and health.

Placing a dental implant generally requires several visits to cover extraction of the compromised tooth or teeth, the insertion of the implant, and the final placing of a crown or denture.

The first step is the removal of the compromised tooth; at this visit, the patient will be fitted with a temporary device or “flipper” to replace the missing tooth until the permanent crown can be attached. The next stage is the insertion of the implant. Some patients, who do not have sufficient bone structure to hold the implant, will also require a small bone graft to help anchor the post. In some cases, the first two stages can be shortened to one visit.

Once the implant is placed, a scan or impression will be taken to the permanent crown or denture can be prepared for placement. After several weeks or months to give the surgical site time to heal and allow the implant to fuse with the patient’s jawbone, the final stage is the placement and fitting of the permanent crown to the implant.

Dental implants can last a lifetime. Although implanted teeth will not decay, care of the gums surrounding the implant is still important. Regular brushing, gum care, and check-ups are key to maintaining long-term dental health.

If you are thinking about pursuing a dental implant solution, you should make sure that you understand every detail of the treatment process before beginning. For more information about how you can get the smile that you’ve always wanted, contact our main office at 951-352-2227 today.

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THE RIVERSIDE AREA’S FINEST IN IMPLANT DENTISTRY

WHY DO PEOPLE PREFER DENTAL IMPLANTS?

Dental implants are the most natural looking and natural feeling replacement for missing teeth. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants don’t slip or click when you talk, laugh or eat. And they help keep your jawbone healthy, so that your facial structure stays intact.

HOW MUCH DO IMPLANTS COST?

No two patients or their customized dental implants treatments are exactly alike, so the cost – as well as the number of appointments required and procedures performed – will vary depending on your particular needs. Please give us a call to set up a Free Consult so that we can conduct a comprehensive examination and evaluate the necessary diagnostics to best determine your needs and the associated fees. Discussing the dentist’s payment arrangements and potential coverage from your insurance carrier are important steps in the planning process as well.

DOES THE IMPLANT PROCESS HURT?

With the sedation techniques available at the time of treatment and helpful instructions for home care, many people report that they feel better than anticipated. Often, they return to work and daily activities the next day. While there may be some discomfort and bruising, this typically lasts only a short time. 

WHAT''S THE BEST WAY TO TAKE CARE OF DENTAL IMPLANTS?

Well-placed and cared for dental implants have the potential to last for decades. Caring for teeth restored with dental implants is just like caring for your natural teeth: brush, floss and visit your dentist for regular cleanings and check-ups. 

ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS SAFE?

Dental implants, which have been used for half a century, are safe and effective. As in any medical procedure, however, there can be complications. Choosing a knowledgeable, well-trained implant dentist will help minimize complications and ensure skillful handling of any problems, should they arise. It is important that you and your implant dentist review your health history and any habits which could affect the success of your recommended care, such as smoking, so that you are fully informed about the benefits and risks involved. 

HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE?

Each patient is different. After completing the necessary diagnostics, Dr. Shmara will provide you with a treatment plan including the estimated amount of time to complete the process. Total treatment time depends on your needs, medical and dental history, the health of the supporting bone in your jaw, and the technique and materials that will be used. 

5-Star Rated Implant Dentistry

HAPPY PATIENTS

“Dr. Shmara & staff are SUPER!! I’m a BIG chicken, way scared by former dentists and Dr Shmara has really put me in a comfort zone. Yesterday I was in for the temp for a cap, and I wasn’t scared one bit!”

LAURIE M.

Riverside, CA

“Dr. Shmara is a true professional. I have a family member who is very afraid and distrustful of dentists – long history of poor quality treatment. Dr. Shmara was very direct in her treatment needs .”

STEVEN M.

Riverside, CA

“Dr. Shmara is by far my favorite dentist that I have been to. He is honest and extremely nice! I don’t mind making the drive to his office for my appointments. The office is clean and his staff is wonderful.”

ALEXA A.

Riverside, CA

Dr. Shmara and staff are dedicated to providing you with a pleasant visit and results