Periodontist - Cedar Rapids
1909 51st St NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
319-294-4800

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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Cedar Rapids, IA Periodontist
... Our services include: Dental Implants Periodontal Therapy Gingival (Gum) Recontouring Gingival (Gum) Grafting Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment Periodontal (Gum) Disease Bone Grafting Professional Teeth Cleanings Frenectomy We welcome new patients of every age...

Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Cosmetic Gum Surgery Gum Grafting Loose Teeth & Bite Problems Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment Periodontal (Gum) Disease Periodontal Flap Surgery Professional Teeth Cleanings Ultrasonic Cleanings Dental Implants Frenectomy Crown Lengthening   Advanced Periodontal Treatment Periodontal disease is an infection of the gum and the bones around your teeth causing bleeding, pain, sensitivity, and bone destruction, which may eventually lead to tooth loss...

Contact Us
We encourage you to contact us for appointments or whenever you have an interest or concern about dental implants, gum disease, or crown lengthening...

Patient Resources
... Treatments Your First Visit Treatment Overview Early Stage Gingivitis Scaling and Root Planing Crown Lengthing Implants Osseous Surgery Regeneration Pocket Reduction (flap surgery) Gingivectomy Grafts Ridge Augmentation Cosmetic Surgery Prevention General Prevention Tips Brushing Flossing Nutrution and Your Gums Oral Hygiene Products When to See a Periodontist...

Dental Services
... Periodontal Disease Treatment of Periodontitis Scaling and Root Planing Crown Lengthening Implants Osseous Surgery Regeneration Early Stage Gingivitis Pocket Reduction (Flap Surgery) Gingivectomy Grafts Ridge Augmentation What is Periodontics...

Dental Staff
... Comprehensive qualifying and oral examination covering all phases of periodontal disease and its treatment, including dental implants...

George Washington's False Teeth
...For example, to increase stability and comfort, the whole lower denture can be supported with just two dental implants placed in the lower jaw...

Johnny's Teeth Aren't Rotten Any More
...Photos show that he also had missing teeth, which, sources say, he opted to replace with dental implants...

A Toothless Tiger?
... Dental implants look, function and “feel” just like natural teeth — and with proper care, they can last a lifetime...

New Front Teeth for a Teenaged David Duchovny
...Today, there are two widely used tooth replacement procedures: dental implants and bridgework...

Increase Bone Mass for Dental Implants through Grafting
... But there's a possible wrinkle with implants — for accurate placement there must be a sufficient amount of bone around it...

Consider Saving a Tooth Before you Decide to Replace it
Dental implants are the ideal tooth replacement with their life-like appearance, high success rate and durability...

Stop Gum Disease Before it Threatens Your Dental Implant
Teeth-replacing dental implants not only look life-like, they’re made to last...

Charlize Theron Back in Action After Dental Surgery
...If jawbone volume is insufficient for implants, it can often be restored to a viable point in a few months...

Gum Disease is Still a Threat to Your Dental Implants
You’ve invested quite a bit in your new dental implants...

You may need a Periodontist to Fully Treat Your Gum Disease
...There may also be a need for a periodontist’s consultation if you’re preparing for cosmetic restoration, most notably dental implants, that could have a bearing on your gum and bone health...

NBC Star Delivers a Message about the "Perfect" Smile
...That could mean that their dentures are specially fabricated with a space between the front teeth, or the crowns of their dental implants are spaced farther apart than they normally would be...

Diabetes and Oral Health: True or False?
...People with diabetes can't have dental implants...

Stay Ahead of Gum Disease Re-Infection with Periodontal Maintenance
... Since our goal is to reduce the chances of re-infection as much as possible, we'll thoroughly examine your teeth, gums and any implants for signs of disease (we'll also include an oral cancer screening)...

Replacing a Tooth or Saving it - Which Should you do?
... Because today’s restorations like dental implants are quite durable and amazingly life-like, it might seem the decision is a no-brainer — just rid your mouth of the troubled tooth and replace it...

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS)
... Essentially, TADS are small, screw-like dental implants made of a titanium alloy...

Removable Dentures
... Dentures are just one option for replacing missing teeth; some of the others include fixed bridgework and dental implants...

Space Maintainers
...But timing is very important with dental implants — they can't be placed in a growing child...

Ultrasonic Cleanings
... Special tips are also available to clean composite or porcelain tooth restorations, titanium implants, or areas of demineralization (enamel loss) on your teeth...

Bone Grafting
... Dental Implants — In this optimal tooth-replacement system, a small titanium post embedded in the jawbone is attached to a highly realistic dental crown, permanently replacing the missing tooth...

Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
...It's often performed as a routine in-office procedure — for example, to extract impacted wisdom teeth (molars that don't fully protrude through the gums), or to place dental implants in the jaw...

Sinus Surgery
...Sinus surgery makes dental implants, today's state-of-the-art tooth replacement systems, achievable for people who otherwise would not have been able to take advantage of today's best tooth-replacement method...

Missing Teeth
...Dental implants can preserve bone, improve function and enhance psychological well-being...

Osteoporosis & Oral Health
... This may be of particular concern if you are considering certain dental procedures — for example, getting dental implants to replace missing teeth...

Cone Beam CT Imaging
... Dental implants: Detailed CBCT images are used to determine the optimum location for the titanium implants while avoiding nerves, sinuses and areas of low bone density...

Bone Grafting
Replacement teeth supported by dental implants function so well and last so long because, like natural teeth, they are securely anchored in the jawbone for maximum support...

Dental Implants FAQs
What are dental implants...

Fixed Dentures
If you have lost an entire arch of teeth (top and/or bottom), or are soon to have your remaining teeth removed because they are too unhealthy to save, you may be able to replace them with fixed dentures supported by dental implants...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
... Now here's the good news: Dental implants — the state-of-the-art tooth-replacement method preferred by dentists — can prevent all this...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Two, four or more implants can be used to support multiple crowns, or even an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth...

Root Canal Surgery (Apicoectomy)
... While there are excellent methods of tooth replacement (such as dental implants), these involve further and more complex treatments, and they can be costly...

Root Canal Treatment
...These include unwanted tooth migration or shifting, which can lead to difficulties in chewing; the need for bridgework or dental implants, which may be costly and complicated; and even the eventual loss of bone structure from the area of the missing tooth...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...From powerful, professional whitening treatments to amazingly realistic porcelain veneers to state-of-the-art dental implants, there's a wide range of exciting possibilities...

Implant Dentistry
Of all the ways modern dentistry has to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best...

Oral Surgery
... Dental Implants...

Periodontal Therapy
... Dental Implants...

Technology
... Dental Implants...