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Dental Implants in Springfield, IL

Laugh, Speak, Eat, and Live With Confidence in Your Smile Again

If you are missing teeth or have damaged teeth that require extraction, we can restore them with dental implants in Springfield, IL. The simple three-part design of the restoration provides you with a natural-looking and functional solution. Schedule a consultation by calling our office, and our surgeons can explain more about your options for tooth replacement.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are prosthetic screws by which a crown or other type of restoration is attached. When we complete the restoration process and attach the final piece, your dental implant will closely resemble a natural tooth. Each part of the implant serves an important purpose to the overall success of your restoration:

  • The medical-grade titanium screw replaces your tooth root and fuses with your jaw bone to provide the proper foundation for the other two pieces. This is placed by your surgeon.
  • The metal abutment connects to the titanium screw and allows a way to attach the crown or prosthesis.
  • The prosthetic crown is the final piece to be placed, and it is designed to look and function like your other teeth. This is usually placed by your general dentist.

What Are the Benefits?

There are many options available for tooth replacement, but dental implants offer patients the most benefits, both short and long-term. Some of the benefits include:

  • Improved chewing ability
  • Versatility in treatments and use
  • Easier to maintain and clean
  • Jaw bone preservation
  • Increased stability
  • Permanent teeth replacement

The unique design of dental implants is what helps set them apart from other tooth replacement options. They are the only solution that addresses the missing tooth root. The titanium screw acts as the root and provides the stimulation your jaw bone needs to avoid deteriorating. With their stable base, dental implants also allow you to eat the foods you love easily. When you attend your consultation appointment at our office in Springfield, IL, we can explain in more detail all the benefits of this tooth restoration.

The Dental Implant Procedure

When you come in for your consultation, your doctor will take 3D CBCT scans and examine your condition and health history, which will help him develop a treatment plan specific to your needs. During this appointment, you will discuss your goals for treatment, have any questions answered, choose your form of anesthesia, and go over instructions for your pre- and post-operative care.

After you feel confident and understand what to expect during treatment, we will schedule your surgical appointment. Choosing a later date for your procedure gives you time to review your instructions again and prepare yourself adequately. If any questions come up between your consultation and your surgical appointment, please feel free to contact our office.

When you arrive for your procedure, we will administer the type of anesthetic you and your surgeon chose. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, your surgeon will place the implant using one of several techniques discussed at the consult. Often, a surgical guide is used to most accurately place the implant in the most ideal position. The surgeon may also place the abutment that day. This saves another minor procedure after healing, and shapes the gums appropriately for the crown. If you are undergoing multiple tooth replacement, you may instead receive a temporary set of teeth for full-arch restoration or an implant-supported bridge.

After your implant has healed and fused with the jaw bone, and your restorative dentist will place the custom prosthetic crown. For full-arch restoration cases, the restorative dentist creates the final arch of teeth and will attach it to the implant posts once all of them have healed.

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 Springfield, IL

We encourage you to contact Oral & Facial Surgeons of Illinois in Springfield, IL, if you suffer from damaged or missing teeth. We would be happy to discuss your options for tooth replacement and schedule a consultation for you. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you regain your smile.

Reviews From Our Dental Implant Patients

Steve Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
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"My overall experience at the Oral & Facial Surgeons of Illinois was excellent. Everyone here was caring and are extremely professional. The doctors here were very good. They made me feel comfortable. They gave great explanations about what they were doing while the procedure was going on. After having this procedure, I was able to chew better and eat different kinds of food. I’m really glad I had my procedures done here and would definitely recommend the Oral & Facial Surgeons of Illinois. They’re going to take care of you."

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."

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."

Joe Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
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Joe underwent dental implant placement at Oral & Facial Surgeons of Illinois | Decatur and Springfield, IL

"I was involved in a motorcycle accident that tore my face up, knocked out 11 teeth. I came into Oral & Facial Surgeons of Illinois to get implants. It was a piece of cake. I was reassured by Dr. Jordan Williams' skills. There was no fear involved. Dr. Jordan Williams is very intelligent, very personable, and — if I might add — his staff is just completely first class. I came in here as a patient and became part of Dr. Jordan Williams' staff's family. I would recommend Dr. Jordan Williams and Oral & Facial Surgeons of Illinois to any- and everybody."

Mary Ann Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
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Maryann underwent bone grafting and dental implants placement at Oral & Facial Surgeons of Illinois | Springfield IL
Mary Ann

"I’ve been coming to the Oral and Facial Surgeons of Illinois for about 20 years. I’ve had several implants and bone grafts, and they’ve all been perfect. I’m just happy with them. My recovery has been so well planned and short duration that I just have felt comfortable with these implants from the very first. The staff are professional and kind, and the ambiance in the office is just very nice. I love coming here. I think Dr. Woolbright is a wonderful, painless dentist. He’s like one of our family now. If you need dental implants, this is the place to come — Oral and 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.