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...

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...

Baseball's Francisco Lindor Shines as "Mr. Smile"
...These include partial and full dentures, bridgework, and dental implants...

Don't Let Gum Disease Cut Short Your Implant's Service Life
Among dental restorations, implants are the closest prosthetic we have to real teeth...

Bone Loss: the Hidden Consequence of Your Missing Teeth
...One restoration, however, can actually help stop bone loss and may even reverse it: dental implants...

Janet Jackson: Even pop stars get insecure about their smiles!
...Dental implants, considered the gold standard in tooth replacement technology, anchor long-lasting, lifelike replacements that function like natural teeth...

NHL Iron Man Keith Yandle Suffers Dental Trauma on Ice
...If you would like more information about how to protect against or treat dental trauma or about replacing teeth with dental implants, please contact us or schedule a consultation...

A Winter Pick-Me-Up, Dental-Style
...Crowns, bridges or dental implants...

Overcoming Bone Loss Preventing You From Getting an Implant
Introduced to the United States in the 1980s, dental implants have quickly become the go-to restoration for tooth replacement...

Do This For a Healthier Mouth and Overall Well-Being
...Dental work like fillings, crowns, implants or bridges aid dental health and function, not to mention appearance...

Smile Enhancements That Could Make Your Wedding Day Like No Other
...We can restore those missing teeth ruining your smile with dental implants...

Glossary
... Overdenture - A non-fixed dental appliance applied to a small number of natural teeth or implants...

Tobacco
... Smoking and Implants Recent studies have shown that there is a direct link between oral tissue and bones loss and smoking...

Crowns
... Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated...

Dentures
... An overdenture is a removable denture that fits over a small number of remaining natural teeth or implants...

Implants
Before development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth...

Crowns and Bridges
... Bridges are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures, because they are semi-permanent and are bonded to existing teeth or implants...

General Dentistry
...General dentists are highly educated and trained in multiple facets of dentistry, providing a variety of different services for you and your family including: Crowns and bridges Dentures Dental implants Gum disease (Periodontal) treatment Orthodontics Root canal therapy Teeth cleanings Bonding Dental fillings General dentists who do not perform a certain treatment will provide you with a specialist referral...

Periodontal Exams
... During your periodontal examination, your dentist will check: For any lumps or abnormal areas in the mouth Whether any of your teeth are missing or loose The color, texture, size and shape of your gums Whether you have fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures or implants How much plaque is on your teeth The depth of the space between your tooth and gum Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease that causes inflammation of the gums...