Do you have one or more missing teeth? Are you looking for a tooth replacement option? There are a number of options available, but one of the more secure options are dental implants. Why should you consider dental implants? Who qualifies for this innovative tooth replacement option?

Riverside, CA Dental Implant Quiz

  1. True or False: They last a long time.
  2. True or False: Implants look natural.
  3. True or False: They prevent loss of jawbone density.
  4. True or False: We can use them to secure a dental prosthetic.

Answer Key

  1. True. With the proper maintenance, you can expect this replacement option to last as long as 25 years. However, some have been known to last even longer. You will need to care for your smile as you would natural teeth, including brushing, flossing, and routine checkups/dental cleanings.
  2. True. They are inserted directly into the jawbone, secured like natural teeth. In addition, we design the restorations that top them using impression taken from your teeth. The result is a tooth that looks and functions like a real one.
  3. True. When you lose a tooth the body often responds by suspending the flow of nutrients to the jawbone. Without doses of calcium and phosphorus, the bone dissolves. The patient may then take on an aged appearance. But an implant replaces the missing tooth root and is accepted as natural by the body. The flow of nutrients resumes and the jawbone is preserved.
  4. True. If you have multiple missing teeth we can place several implant posts. We then use them to secure a prosthetic, such as a bridge, partial denture, or full set of dentures. These will be fixed in place; they will not require suction or adhesives and won’t slip during meals or speech. If you have any questions we urge you to contact our team today.


With offices throughout Riverside Country, including Corona, Temecula, and Moreno Valley, Riverside Dental Group is happy to provide advanced general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services to patients of all ages. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, call our office today at (951) 689-5031.