Dental Implants Belleville IL
Permanently Replacing Missing Teeth
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jaw bone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Evaluation for Dental Implants
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by either Dr. Schillinger or by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon referred by our practice. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
Are you one of the many people in your area living with missing teeth? Schedule a dental implants consultation today or contact us with any questions!
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jaw bone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jaw bone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jaw bone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
After the implant has bonded to the jaw bone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Dr. Schillinger can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
Deer Run Dental
Patient Testimonial by Chrissy J
Anxiety and frustration with oral health issues throughout my life became an excuse to not see a dentist. After several years I realized that not only was I scared to see a dentist, but also extremely embarrassed of the state my mouth was in. I made an appointment for a consultation at Deer Run Dental and left that consultation with a hidden smile on my face. With every appointment Dr. Alex and his dental assistant greets you with a big smile, educates you on the procedure and executes with perfection. The office staff are one of a kind! So caring and personable it's almost as if they're your friend! Because Dr. Alex is an outstanding Dentist and surrounds himself with such an amazing and knowledgeable staff, I guarantee you will have no regrets calling and making that appointment. All around AMAZING people and I can say that without hiding my SMILE!!!
- Chrissy J
Patient Testimonial by Jim B
Very good at what they do.
- Jim B
Patient Testimonial by Nickie S
I’ve received implants for my lower teeth & dentures for my uppers-greatest thing I ever did! The after care & level of attention to detail is above excellent. I had all my teeth removed at once at once & it was tough at first but the caring attention I was given by everyone made it all easier & I would do it again! Great doctor & outstanding staff! Amy & I laughed so much during my after care, I think the doctor might think we’re up to no good! Will continue to sing the praises of everyone at Deer Run!
- Nickie S
Patient Testimonial by Nickie S
Couldn’t give higher than 5 stars-my experience was filled with care, compassion & have wonderful implants. Absolutely love them!
- Nickie S
Patient Testimonial by Paulette E
Everyone was very kind and professional.
- Paulette E