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Dental Implants in Litchfield, IL

Protect Your Oral Health

Dental Implants in Litchfield, IL

Protect Your Oral Health

Dental implants are a natural-looking replacement for missing or damaged teeth in Litchfield, IL. They are a popular choice for our patients because they offer the most realistic and functional solution to tooth loss.

What Are Dental Implants?

The unique three-part design is key to the success and functionality of dental implants. Each part plays a significant role in the overall function and aesthetics of the restoration:

  • The titanium screw is the base and replaces the tooth root. Its integration with the jaw bone provides the support needed for the remaining two parts.
  • The metal abutment is the connector piece between the screw and the prosthetic.
  • The prosthetic crown looks and functions just like a natural tooth and attaches to the screw via the abutment.

What Are the Benefits?

Several options are available for replacing damaged or missing teeth, but dental implants offer patients the most benefits. They are the only solution that addresses the jaw bone atrophy commonly seen with tooth loss. Additionally, they also provide the following advantages:

  • Improved oral function
  • Increased confidence
  • Long-term stability
  • Versatility in treatments
  • Jaw bone integration

The practical design of dental implants allows them to provide functional benefits not seen with other solutions. The integration of the screw and the jaw helps maintain healthy bone and allows for normal oral function. They are the best restoration option for your smile, your function, and your overall health. Contact our office in Litchfield, IL, to learn more about the benefits and details of this treatment.

The Dental Implant Procedure

The versatility of dental implants is one of their many advantages; they can be used in a wide range of restorative procedures. Most commonly, they are used to restore individual teeth, though they can also be used to support a bride or a full-arch replacement. During your consultation appointment, your oral surgeon will take 3D CBCT scans and examine your condition to determine the most appropriate treatment to fit your needs. This meeting is also an excellent opportunity to discuss your goals for treatment, ask any questions you have, and choose your form of anesthesia.

We will schedule your surgical appointment for a later date to allow you time to review your pre- and post-operative instructions. When you return to our office, we will make sure you are comfortable and administer the anesthesia. Once the sedation has taken effect, your surgeon will carefully place the implant screw into the empty tooth socket. He will suture the gums and send you home to recover after sedation has worn off. In some instances, your surgeon may attach the abutment to the screw in the same procedure. You will be driven home by your prearranged designated driver, who should stay with you for 24 hours.

After the screw has fused adequately with the jaw bone and your restorative dentist has completed your custom-designed crown, you will return to the office. We will attach the abutment if it wasn’t done previously. Your restorative dentist will attach the prosthesis, completing the restoration and your brand-new smile.

You can find more common questions and answers on our Dental Implants FAQ page. If you have other questions or concerns, please contact us.

Hear From Dental Implant Patients

These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing dental implant treatment at our office.

Dental Implants in Litchfield, IL

If you are missing teeth or have damaged teeth that require extraction, contact Oral & Facial Surgeons of Illinois in Litchfield, IL, to learn more about dental implants. We are happy to answer any of your questions and can schedule a consultation appointment for you with one of our oral surgeons. We look forward to hearing from you.

Reviews From Our Dental Implant Patients

Jack Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
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Jack underwent tooth extractions at Oral & Facial Surgeons of Illinois | Springfield IL, Decatur, Litchfield

"I came into Oral and Facial Surgeons of Illinois in Springfield Illinois to get dental implants. I have had no problems whatsoever. I've had seven implants. I’ve had no pain involved in mine at all. Dr. Fischer was great. He’s very gentle, and he’s got a very good personality. He’s got a really, really good trained team. They know what they’re doing, and it works. Give it a try, or talk to somebody that’s had this done face to face, and they will tell you the same thing."

Kelly Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
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Kelly underwent bone grafting and dental implant placement at Oral & Facial Surgeons of Illinois | Decatur, Springfield, Litchfield, IL

"Well, I’ve been coming here for 14 years. I’ve had one bone graft and five implants. When I first came in, I was awfully nervous, but the team here calmed my nerves and made me feel very comfortable. The procedure was better than I expected — not as long as I thought it would be,and it all went very well. My dental implants feel like natural teeth. Dr. Woolbright is amazing. He makes you feel very comfortable. He’s very laid-back, has a great sense of humor. The staff is also wonderful. They are very caring and concerned about you. They take their time with each patient once they bring you in the room and explain what’s going to happen also. I would absolutely come back to Oral and Facial Surgeons of Illinois."

Merlyn Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
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Merlyn underwent a dental implant at Oral & Facial Surgeons of Illinois, Springfield IL

"I came to Dr. Scannura in Springfield Illinois to get a dental implant. When I walked in the door, I felt very comfortable. The team was very good and polite. My first impression of Dr. Scannura — was real impressed, and he looked very professional. I feel very fine after my dental implant. The dental implant is like a natural tooth. I would definitely recommend Dr. Scannura."

Bev Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
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Bev underwent tooth extractions, bone grafting, and dental implants at Oral & Facial Surgeons of Illinois

"My dentist referred me to Oral & Facial Surgeons of Illinois. My teeth were in really bad shape. I had crowns on the two teeth that were extracted by Dr. Williams, and upon the extraction, they realized that I needed to have the implants. The folks who come and get you who are part of Dr. Williams’ team are very nice, very comfortable to be with. Dr. Williams was very forthright; he told me exactly what was going to happen, how long it would take, what he would be doing, and he’s a very nice and kind man, and you can tell that in just his conversation with you as a patient. I would absolutely recommend Oral & Facial Surgeons of Illinois."

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We’re here for you. If you ever have questions about your treatment or would like to know more about procedures, payment information, or anything else, please reach out to us at any time.