Dr. Steve Greenman’s use of the latest advances in dental technology—including digital x-rays, mercury-free fillings, sedation, and implant dentistry—will help you and your family maintain beautiful smiles. Best of all, he takes the time to get to know each and every patient one-on-one, helping you make informed choices about your dental health.
Dr. Greenman was born and raised in Southern Calfornia and earned his doctorate from UCLA. Each year he continues his education via the nation’s foremost insitutions. He is a faculty member of Esthetic Professionals and is currently the Course Director for Dental Sleep Medicine. Outside of the office, he can be found cycling or hiking, and spending time with his wife Lenore.
Let Dr. Greenman introduce you to implant dentistry.
A dental implant is an appliance used to replace the roots of teeth. The implant is surgically attached to the jaw bone and an artificial tooth is attached to the top of the implant, creating a natural looking, undetectable replacement for the missing tooth.
Metal-free implants are made from zirconia - a biocompatible, ceramic material. Unlike titanium, zirconia is hypoallergenic and can completely avoid the sensitivity and inflammation that sometimes occurs years after having a titanium implant placed. This makes it a perfect dental implant option for people with metal allergies.
A traditional denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. It is made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals. Complete dentures replace all the teeth in a jaw and fit directly on the gums and supporting bone. Partial dentures fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, resting partly on the gums and partly on the remaining teeth.
Fortunately, dentures can be attached to implants to help improve their fit and greatly increase chewing ability. As an added benefit, the implants prevent the steady bone loss caused by traditional dentures.
Restore lost teeth so they look, feel, fit and function like your natural teeth.
Dental implants are designed to last for a lifetime with minimal maintenance.
Enjoy food, sports, and laughter again without worrying about your smile.
Your teeth affect everything - from your smile and confidence, to your ability to eat, speak and participate in everyday activities. There is no better option to restore missing teeth. As a permanent restoration, dental implants are an ideal investment in your oral health.
In many circumstances a dental implant isn't necessary. When you visit us for your complimentary consultation we will provide you with an accurate, honest diagnoses. If you don't actually need an implant placed we won't try and push you into getting one.
Nothing lasts forever, but for most patients 45 years or older a dental implant will last for life. The implant itself won't typically need replacement but the crown or cap placed on the appliance may need restoration or replacement every 10-15 years.
Our wonderful staff will work with you to see if your insurance company will cover the dental implant procedure. If for any reason it's not covered, we will let you know and will work with you to develop a financial plan if needed. Our patients often tell us that it's completely worth the investment of their time and money to permanently replace their missing teeth with dental implants.
Of course not. The consultation is completely free of charge. We are limited in how many consultations we can schedule during any given period - so make sure to schedule yours as soon as possible.
Yes, ask our office about financing options or payment plans. CareCredit® offers reasonable interest rates for patients who need to finance their dental care.