Are you in need of oral surgery? River Ridge Dental is proud to offer a selection of oral surgeries right here in our office, so our patients can receive surgical dental care from the very same team they already know and trust!
Dr. Zirker and Dr. Crippes are the top dentists near Cedar Rapids, IA, and beyond because they take into account the complete body health of every patient. Their approach caters to the health of each individual, and is designed to deliver comfortable, highly effective outcomes!
Comfort Dentistry for Oral Surgeries
To provide more comfortable experiences for every patient, we offer safe, advanced comfort dentistry services for those with dental anxiety, special healthcare needs, or patients who may require a more lengthy surgical procedure.
Before moving forward with a treatment plan, you’ll first have a surgical consultation with Dr. Zirker or Dr. Crippes, who will assess your medical history to determine the safest, most effective sedation level for you!
Are you missing teeth? If you are, River Ridge Dental can offer a permanent solution for filling in the gaps left behind. Dr. Zirker and Dr. Crippes specialize in permanent tooth restoration using a selection of dental implant offerings here with us in Cedar Rapids, IA!
With dental implants, you can receive long-lasting and natural-looking results. With titanium posts implanted into the jawbone where luminous crowns can then be attached, implants are a strong and reliable solution. They’re built to last for life and require no dietary restrictions, so you can continue enjoying the foods you love.
We offer the following dental implant systems:
- All-on-4® Dental Implants
- Implant-Supported Dentures or Overdentures
- Hybrid Implants
Periodontal disease can contribute to the deterioration of the jaw bone, making it impossible to support a dental implant without specialized treatment. After assessing your unique needs, if Dr. Zirker concludes that you are suffering from this condition, he may recommend bone grafting to promote bone growth in the jaw.
Also known as natural bone regeneration, this specialized treatment allows your jaw bone to regenerate and strengthen itself enough to support a dental implant. When it's required, our team can also perform safe site preservation, a special type of bone grafting procedure designed to protect the tooth socket.
Tooth extractions are sometimes performed in an emergency situation, such as trauma or injury, and sometimes they are performed to prevent a future problem, such as with wisdom teeth removal.
Dr. Zirker and Dr. Crippes can provide extractions for patients experiencing pain and discomfort, or who have an infection caused by a tooth damaged beyond repair. In some cases, a surgical extraction may be required, but simple extractions can be a viable option if the tooth still appears above the gum line. Before any extraction, Dr. Zirker or Dr. Crippes will administer a dental exam and take a set of digital x-rays to determine the extent of the damage.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom tooth extraction surgeries are most common for patients in their late teens or early 20s, but Dr. Zirker or Dr. Crippes will use their advanced diagnostic tools to determine the healthiest time for you or your child to undergo this procedure. While not every patient will need them pulled, for many, wisdom teeth can cause pain, orthodontic problems, and even severe infections in extreme cases. Removing them is often the healthiest, safest option.
Dr. Zirker & Dr. Crippes Are Dentists You Can Trust!
Are you in need of oral surgery near Cedar Rapids? Call today to schedule your surgical consultation!