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Dental Implants Rockford, IL
at Featherstone Periodontics & Implant Dentistry

With over 40,000 dental surgeries performed and over 12,000 dental implants rockford il placed, you can be confident that you will receive high quality care from the team of professionals at Featherstone Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, 1055 Featherstone Road, Rockford, IL. To schedule an evaluation to pursue a dental implant, or if you have any additional questions concerning the procedure or clinic policies, contact us at 815-261-1739.

Dental Implants in Rockford

The team at Featherstone appreciate the value of a smile. Your smile is the foundation for your personality. It directly affects your self-esteem and your self-confidence. This is evident in your personal activities, your social circles, and your professional encounters. In addition to negatively impacting the aesthetic appearance of your smile, the loss of a tooth can also compromise your overall physical and oral health. Additional issues can develop such as jaw joint pain, a change in your bite, the loss of bone, and causing your teeth to drift or shift. The loss of a tooth can also inhibit your ability to bite, chew, and eat. Over time it can cause your face to sag, making you appear to be older. Dental implants are a safe and effective treatment option for patients who have lost a tooth or teeth, or for patients who are currently dissatisfied with their dentures. Dental implants provide a natural feeling and natural looking correction to lost teeth and will restore you back to full functionality, preserving the health of your surrounding teeth, and reducing your risk of developing any of those additional oral health issues. Dental implants not only look natural, but they deliver natural pressures through biting and chewing. They also provide natural temperature sensations between hot and cold.


Dr. Lindman is a native of Rockford. Dr. Lindman received his professional degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. His graduate training in periodontics was completed at Northwestern University College of Dentistry Where he received a Certificate Degree in Periodontics and a Master of Science degree.


Dr. Burch grew up in Villa Park, IL. Dr. Burch attended Eastern Illinois University, where he majored in Biochemistry. Dr. Burch earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.  He received his Certificate Degree in Periodontics and Master of Science from Saint Louis University.


Dr. Hull grew up in Monmouth, IL. Dr. Hull earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Southern Illinois University and his Certificate in Periodontics from Saint Louis University, Department of Periodontics. While at Saint Louis University, Dr. Hull completed an anesthesia program and uses sedation and pain control techniques in his practice.


Dr. Andreasen grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Clemson University. She attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry to receive her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Andreasen continued there to complete a residency in Periodontics and earned a Master of Science in Dentistry.


Dr. Novin Pishevar grew up in Carol Stream, Illinois and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Health with a focus on aging populations from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. After college, Dr. Pishevar received his dental education from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


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What to Expect During the Dental Implant Process

Prior to beginning the dental implant process, we will conduct an in-depth dental and medical health history review to determine the underlying reason why dental implants are even necessary. This process will include an examination of your bite for any indications of loose teeth, bone loss, TMJ, oral cancer, or signs of periodontal disease.

Once the underlying cause has been identified and it is decided that dental implants are the appropriate treatment option for you, it will then be necessary to take diagnostic exams (CT scan and X-Rays) to determine the precise placement of the implant and determine the number of implants necessary. Once this is identified and the optimal locations are marked, the procedure will begin with the administration of a local anesthetic and/or sedation to numb the gums. A small surgical opening will give our dentist access to your jawbone. A small hole is drilled in the jawbone to insert a titanium post. Now we wait. It may take several months for the post to fully integrate, or fuse with the jawbone (osseointegration). Once that pose has fused it acts like the root of a tooth delivering strength and durability. During this period, a temporary crown is placed to reduce your risk of developing an infection and allow you to preserve a full, healthy smile.

In a few situations two additional steps may be added. If you need a tooth extraction or if it is determined that your jawbone needs a bone graft to accept the implant.

As soon as the jawbone has fully fused with the post an extension or abutment is added, which will be necessary for the final ceramic or porcelain crown. Once in place, we will evaluate the overall fit and appearance of the dental crown to ensure it matches aesthetically and provides you with optimal functional support. If it is determined that the implant meets these criteria, the dental implant process will be complete, and you can begin to enjoy your new, healthy smile.

Aftercare Following Dental Implants

Following the surgical placement of your dental implant(s), it is essential to follow these and any additional post-operative instructions provided by your Featherstone periodontist to minimize risks and enjoy a healthy and quicker recovery.

  • To reduce pain or discomfort, take the recommended dosage of prescribed painkillers and/or over-the counter medication.
  • Avoid disturbing the wound.
  • To reduce swelling, apply an ice bag over the area for ten to fifteen minutes at a time.
  • Do not spit, rinse, or use a straw for the first 24 hours.
  • Avoid intense physical activity and rest as much as possible for the first 24 hours.
  • Avoid brushing your teeth for the first 24 hours, after which you can resume gentle brushing. You can resume flossing your natural teeth after this period, but do not floss the dental implant. Moving forward, you should consider alternative flossing options for your dental implants, such as interdental brushes or oral irrigation.
  • Eat soft foods for the first week or two and slowly reintroduce harder foods as the healing process progresses.

By following these instructions and continuing to keep your teeth and gums clean, you will enjoy a fast
healing process and can return to your normal routine as quickly as possible.

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Experience Matters

With over 40,000 dental surgeries have been performed and over 12,000 dental implants have been placed.

Cost of Dental Implants

The cost of having dental implants placed will depend on several factors, such as whether or not dental sedation is used in addition to the local anesthetic, how many implants are needed, what type of implants are used, any extraction or bone grafting, how many visits are required to complete the procedure, and your dental insurance plan. We do provide you with flexible payment options to ensure that you receive the care you require.

If you are covered under a dental insurance plan, we ask that you bring your insurance cards and any necessary forms with you to your appointment. We will provide a pre-estimate of dental benefits prior to treatment, and will submit any receipts, forms, or other information required by your insurance company. Once insurance payment has been received, the remaining balance will be mailed to you.

Please note: our office does offer a 5% reduction in fee for full payment at the time services are provided (contingent on treatment type). We also offer extended payment plans through GreenSky Patient Solutions or Care Credit. For your convenience, we accept cash, personal check, Visa, Discover, MasterCard or American Express.

Care You Can Trust For Dental Implants Rockford

At Featherstone Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at 1055 Featherstone Road, Rockford, IL, we are committed to providing you with high-quality, comprehensive periodontal services to support your efforts to enjoy good periodontal health by identifying periodontal issues early and implementing correct and consistent oral health self-care. Although we offer a range of surgical treatment options for periodontal disease and its associated health and cosmetic impacts, our primary focus is to provide conservative treatment, avoiding surgery whenever possible. Simply call 815-261-1739 today to have our staff research your dental implants rockford il options.