Dental Implant Treatment in Cedar Rapids
Missing teeth hinder more than one’s self-confidence and dental aesthetics. Whether it be the result of advanced gum disease, injury, or trauma, an incomplete smile significantly affects proper dental integrity, jawbone function, and oral as well as overall well-being. Patients visiting Northeast Family Dentistry can have full confidence in their care as our leading dentist, Dr. Steven Greif, provides skilled and compassionate dental implant treatment to patients throughout Cedar Rapids, as well as the surrounding communities.
If you or a loved are tired of dealing with the repercussions of tooth loss and want to know if you are a viable candidate for dental implants, we encourage you to call our friendly and knowledgeable team at Northeast Family Dentistry today!
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants are unique from the many other tooth loss solutions available due to these posts’ ability to mimic a tooth’s natural root entirely. This provides treatment for a variety of complications associated with tooth loss. Dental implants also offer long-lasting durability as their titanium material is accepted by the body, fusing with natural bone and tissue, through a process called osseointegration.
A full, functioning jawbone needs stimulation from healthy tooth roots to maintain its proper shape and volume. The constant movements of chewing and biting allow the jawbone to support and secure healthy teeth in place. When teeth are missing, there is nothing to encourage proper stimulation, and the jawbone will begin to lose volume. As the bone weakens, it shrinks in a process called resorption. This will also dramatically affect facial structure as features begin to shift and sag, resulting in a prematurely aged appearance
Due to their ability to act like a tooth’s natural root, dental implants provide the jawbone once again with essential stimulation. Just like when natural teeth are in their proper place, dental implants enhance jaw function and strength, returning your once affected smile to its’ healthy integrity.
Utilizing Our Network of Trusted Specialists to Serve You Better
With the help of our advanced, in-office dental technology, Dr. Greif, and his team begin care with a detailed examination utilizing our intraoral cameras to show patients their current dental structure as well as to display any oral health concerns we may find to help them better understand their treatment. The use of our digital imaging and impressions provides Dr. Greif with accurate readings to determine if you are an ideal candidate for dental implant placement.
With over 30 years in the field of dental care. Dr. Steven Greif has established a trusted network of several specialists to ensure you receive the most accurate and successful dental implant placement possible. Once your procedure is complete, and patients have recovered after several months of healing, our team welcomes you back to affix your custom-crafted implant-supported prosthetic.
Providing Top-Quality Implant-Supported Prosthetics to Finalize Your Treatment
At Northeast Family Dentistry, we aim to restore the natural beauty of your smile completely. Dr. Greif and his team proudly offer same-day, porcelain crowns thanks to our in-office E4D PLANMECA Emerald Scanner and ceramic milling technology. This allows us to provide completely natural-looking crowns that affix to your implant within a single visit, eliminating the needs for temporary prosthetics.
For our patients looking to address multiple missing teeth in a row, we offer porcelain dental bridge prosthetics as an ideal replacement option to bridge the gap between neighboring teeth. Dr. Greif also performs mini-implant procedures in-house to better serve patients in need of secure denture appliance treatment. This allows for further protection against bone resorption and eliminating the need for messy adhesives or the worry of your appliance possibly becoming dislodged.
Contact Northeast Family Dentistry for Your Initial Implant Consultation Today!
Our entire team at Northeast Family Dentistry understand the significant impact missing teeth can have on everyday tasks and quality of life. Let us help restore the health, function, confidence of your smile once more. Call our Cedar Rapids dental practice today!