Dental Implants

Lost a tooth? Let implants rejuvenate both your smile and oral health.
The 3 parts of a dental implant: post, abutment, and a dental crown

What Is a Dental Implant?

Acting like your natural tooth, a dental implant is surgically placed into the jawbone. The titanium post (the “root”) is well-suited to pairing with the human bone to stabilize your bite’s function. Then, a crown is fixed to the post. In the end, your new permanent teeth are more stable and feel more like natural teeth.

Am I a candidate?

The ideal candidate for implants:

  • Is a non-smoker
  • Has good oral health
  • Has a sufficient amount of bone in the jaw

Dental Implants Are Versatile

The ideal solution to replace missing teeth.

No matter how many teeth you’re missing, dental implants can take care of it:
Missing One Tooth
One implant plus one replacement tooth will do the trick.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Strategically placing a few implants can support a permanent bridge.
Lost All of Your Teeth
An implant-supported denture can be permanently placed in your mouth with four implants strategically placed in your upper or lower jaw.

Why Choose Implants Over Other Dental Solutions?

Better Stability
Implants not only look more natural but function more like natural teeth. Other solutions like dentures or bridges are not permanent within the jawbone, creating instability.
Healthier Smile
Implants don’t need to rely on your neighboring teeth, so it won’t compromise the health of your natural teeth.
Last a Lifetime
Implants, when properly cared for, can last a lifetime, whereas bridges typically last seven to ten years.

Dr. Mathes recently went above and beyond normal service to help me when I had an urgent tooth problem. He came in on his day off, work me in for an appointment a number of times with on the spot appointments did a beautiful job of solving the problem.

Lex A., Actual Patient

Contact Us About Dental Implants

We’d be happy to discuss your options.

Learn more about our dental office:
We’re happy to serve the state of Illinois:
  • Peoria, IL

  • Bartonville, IL

  • Chillicothe, IL

  • Dunlap, IL