Dental Implants in Cedar Rapids, IA

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At River Ridge Dental, our dentists specialize in restoring the smiles of patients suffering from tooth loss. Maybe you have one missing tooth, need to replace a full set of teeth, or are facing multiple dental extractions. For whatever your tooth replacement needs may be, we offer the best dental implant services near Cedar Rapids, IA, and beyond!

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function just like natural teeth. With dental implants, the patient regains the ability to eat the foods they enjoy and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.

Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jaw bone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for custom-shaded, fully-functional artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.

Whether a patient is missing one or several teeth, dental implants are a great option to restore the aesthetic appearance and functionality of their smile. And as an additional benefit, they even stimulate growth in the jaw bone, making them the healthiest tooth replacement option available!

How Do Dental Implants Work?

how multiple dental implants can work togetherDental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes that are surgically placed into the jaw bone. Small posts are then attached to the implant and protrude through the gums to provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.

For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, dental implants are placed within the jawbone. For the first 3-6 months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jaw bone.

After the dental implant has bonded to the jaw bone, the second phase begins. Our oral surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Our doctor can then start crafting your new teeth! This will begin with taking an impression of the teeth, then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants, allowing space for replacement teeth to fit securely. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months and most patients do not experience any disruption to their daily life!

What Type Of Dental Implant Do I Need?

We offer the following dental implant systems:

  • All-on-4® Dental Implants
  • Hybrid Dental Implants
  • Implant-Retained Dentures

All-on-4® Dental Implants

All-On-4 implant dentures are a long-lasting solution for patients who are ready to move on from traditional removable dentures, which can be a nuisance. For your convenience, you won’t have to wait for your new smile–the All-On-4 system is designed to give patients a new, full set of teeth on the very same day as their procedure!

They work by implanting four titanium implants into the patient's upper or lower arch, securing stronger than traditional implants since they are integrated into the jawbone and attached to custom dentures. All-On-4 dental implants appear natural and realistic because they are crafted for each individual's comfort and fit.

Hybrid Implant Dentures

diagram of how all-on-4 dental implants workWith hybrid dental implants, our dentists permanently affix dentures using dental implants. This is an excellent solution for tooth replacement if you have suffered widespread tooth loss and are concerned about the price of conventional full-mouth dental implants.

Implant-Retained Dentures

Implant-retained dentures are partial or full dentures that sit atop dental implants for a healthier, more stable fit. Implant-retained dentures are proven to be a healthier alternative to traditional dentures as their ultra-snug fit promotes healthy bone retention. Similar to traditional dentures, they are removable and require daily maintenance.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

Your dental insurance plan will affect your out-of-pocket dental implant costs. To make it easier to finance your care, River Ridge Dental is in-network with many major dental insurance carriers.

Questions about financing your dental implants? Call today to speak with our friendly patient coordinator!

Evaluation for Dental Implants at River Ridge Dental

If you feel implant dentistry is the choice for your smile, we ask you to undergo a radiographic and dental examination. During your consultation, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by our dentist or by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon referred by our practice. Because your questions and concerns are important, our team will work with you very closely to help make your dental implant procedure a success.

Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation With River Ridge Dental

With dental implants, countless patients have rediscovered the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life. Dental implants are changing the way people live! Call us today to schedule your consultation.

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