Dental Implants

Oswego Dental Group restores oral appearance and function with professional dental implants, which are small fixtures placed in the bone of the upper or lower jaw to serve as the roots of missing teeth. Made of hypoallergenic titanium, the implants bond with the bone and serve as an anchor for replacement teeth or a bridge.

Fitting right into the jawbone as a real tooth would, today’s dental implants can replicate the function of an artificial tooth root. The titanium fuses with the jawbone, so the implant won’t slip, make noise or cause bone damage as dentures or fixed bridgework might.

Because implants become a permanent part of the jawbone, a great percentage of patients will retain them for life. The high-quality supporting materials also cannot decay as teeth supporting regular bridgework can – but can support more weight than even a healthy natural tooth could.

Dental Implants: Whom They’re For

A patient may be a good candidate for a tooth implant if:

one or more teeth are missing

wearing dentures is undesirable

jawbone has reached full growth

implant can be secured with available bone

oral tissues are healthy and tobacco isn’t used

no current conditions will affect bone healing

The process involves multiple steps and may require other procedures depending on the type of implant and the jawbone’s condition.

Tooth Implant Photos
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Tooth implant
Before Implant
Tooth implant
After Implant
Tooth implant
After Implant

Photos courtesy of University of Florida, Center for Implant Dentistry

Patients who have chosen implant-supported teeth report they are happy and comfortable for the first time since the loss of their original teeth.

Tooth Implant Styles
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Tooth implant
Implant Supported Crown
Traditional Removable Partial Denture
Traditional Removable Partial Denture
Traditional Tooth Supported Bridge
Traditional Tooth Supported Bridge

Oswego Dental Group specializes in different styles of dental implants.

Implant-Supported Crown. This dental restoration replaces a missing tooth by inserting the dental implant into the jawbone before attaching the crown. The implant-supported crown develops its strength and stability from the implant body. It can replace a missing tooth from the root to the crown, allowing it to function and appear like a natural tooth.

Traditional Removable Partial Denture. A traditional removable partial denture provides artificial replacement teeth in the upper or lower jaw. The teeth are connected to a titanium base held in place by attachments that fit around the natural teeth. The partial denture is relatively easy to make and adjust and can be removed for cleaning and comfort as well.

Traditional Tooth-Supported Bridge. To replace one or more missing teeth, we place a false tooth or teeth (called pontics) held in place by dental crowns cemented onto the natural teeth (called abutments) on both sides of the gap. The most popular type of bridge, a traditional tooth-supported bridge can be used when you have natural teeth on both sides of the gap created by your missing tooth. It can restore your smile, bite and ability to chew while also preventing remaining teeth from losing position.

All-On-Four
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All on four dentures

This procedure permanently replaces all upper or lower teeth on a single arch. An implant bridge is attached to the upper or lower jawbone with four tiny metal posts that replace the original tooth roots. The four posts provide the proper support to maintain the weight of the arch plus any other forces exerted upon it.

In many cases, All-on-Four implants are used for a full-mouth makeover that can be achieved with a temporary bridge in a single appointment. The temporary teeth are then replaced by the permanent bridge within a few months. The replacement teeth are made of porcelain, zirconia or acrylic-covered titanium.

Dental Implants: Preparation & Procedure

A dental implant is typically an outpatient surgery performed in stages with healing time between them. Because dental implants can require more than one surgical procedure, we thoroughly evaluate and prepare the patient for the process.

Preparation for an implant may involve different specialists, such as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, a periodontist (expert in teeth-supporting structures, e.g. gums and bones) and a prosthodontist (dentist who designs and fits artificial teeth).

Your evaluation for an implant will include:

comprehensive dental exam. This may include x-rays and 3D imaging, as well as making models of your teeth and jaw.

medical history review. We’ll discuss any current medical conditions and prescriptions with you.

treatment plan. Personalized for you, this outline will address factors such the number of teeth to be replaced as well as the current condition of the jawbone and remaining teeth.

Once underway, the steps for a dental implant will be:

  1. Remove the damaged tooth.
  2. Prepare the jawbone (graft if needed – see section below).
  3. Place the implant.
  4. Allow time for the bone to grow and heal.
  5. Place the abutment.
  6. Place the artificial tooth.

Depending on the patient’s specific situation, certain steps can sometimes be combined.

To control pain, a patient might opt for local anesthesia, sedation or general anesthesia. If choosing sedation or general anesthesia, the patient will require a designated driver after surgery.

Dental Implants: Jawbone Graft

If the patient’s jawbone isn’t thick enough or is too soft, bone may have to be grafted before a dental implant can be placed.

The mouth’s strong chewing action exerts a lot of pressure on the jawbone. If the bone can’t support the implant, the surgery can fail. Grafting the bone from another part of the body or applying a synthetic bone graft will provide a solid base for the implant.

Dental Implants: Technology

At Oswego Dental Group, advancements in dental technology have revolutionized our treatment efficiency while enhancing your patient experience. We enhance our procedures for you by integrating current technology such as:

Dental Cone Beam Computed Technology (CBCT) ׀ “Cone beam” images of the mouth for much greater insight into the current health and structure of teeth. For dental implants, we can use the imaging to virtually place an implant in an area where you have more bone and then use that data to create a surgical guide. This makes implants possible for those who once might not have been candidates for them.

Digital Impressions ׀ A special camera for digitally photographing, transferring and printing images of teeth in three dimensions (no more runny, gooey, bitter material for molds)

Digital X-Rays ׀ Digitized dental images for view, review and adjustment on a computer screen instead of on film that can degrade over time

Diagnostic Laser ׀ Modifiable tool for detecting and treating dental conditions without causing pain or affecting healthy tissue

Beyond quicker, more efficient and comfortable dental treatments, our office technology contributes to shorter visits, easier scheduling and greater communication with you.

Dental Implants Near Me: Contact Us Today

Oswego Dental Group welcomes every opportunity to help you enjoy straighter, stronger, more- attractive and better-functioning teeth through professional restoration. We also provide family-friendly service for all ages. To further discuss “dental implants near me,” as well as possible financing and insurance coverage, contact us at (630) 554-8600 or complete our contact form.

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Great care as always. A little nervous about a procedure – but Dr. MacDonald and his assistant were great!

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Dr. MacDonald is very personable and offers all treatment options! He makes dental visits less stressful! I highly recommend him!

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I’m grateful and thankful, everything was fine. Service was great, I had issue with my tooth and now I feel perfect. Thanks to doctor Tony 🙏

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Absolutely fantastic from Theresa, to Liseldy upfront!

To the amazing Ann and Dr Milazzo!

Highly recommend you make these folks at Oswego Dental, on route 71, your go to for all dentistry!

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I’ve been going to Oswego Dental for 20+ years. Not your typical Dentist Office that you dread to go to. Warm and welcoming with a great staff! Amy, Pam and Sally are the best!

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Very happy with my care at this office. I have not had a hygienist or dentist at this office that hasn’t treated me very compassionately and professionally. Have been a patient here over 30 years!

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Teeth look amazing!!! I would highly recommend Oswego Dental Group if you are looking to have work done!

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I have been going to Oswego Dental Group for years. They are excellent. Pam has been my hygienist and she is thorough, extremely professional and very kind. My family and I highly recommend this dental office.

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Another great experience from the Oswego Dental Group! Jen took great care of my teeth, they have never looked so white! Everyone was super friendly and made sure I was comfortable through my whole visit. See you in 6 months!

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Our family has been seen by this practice for many years. Always professional and thorough. They have taken great care of us! Highly recommend!

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Dr. Milazzo and Dr. MacDonald are awesome!! So glad I found them after I moved to their area. They are the best. Pam cleans my teeth and she is wonderful, painless too! They take very good care of my teeth! If you are looking for a new Dentist and a good office, then this place is for you!

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Dr Milazzo, Sally and the whole staff are the best. THE BEST. I was a mess and had been in pain for a long time before finally finding Dr. Milazzo. I spent a lot of time and a lot of money going to another dentist that just kept making everything worse…I was literally living on protien drinks because it hurt too much to chew. It took a little time (I needed a lot of work done) but Dr Milazzo fixed everything and I can finally eat again. I’m forever grateful for Oswego Dental Group and would without hesitation recommend them.

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Great experience! Amy did a great job cleaning my teeth and Dr. MacDonald was also professional and very thorough and helped me understand what treatment options were available to me. I highly recommend this dental practice!

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Oswego Dental Group has a staff of kind and caring hygienists and the entire staff does a great job of keeping the entire office clean and safe for people coming in as well as for themselves.

- Karen A. 12/28/2020

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Dr. Milazzo’s dental office is fabulous!!! Very patient friendly!! Sally my dental hygienist is awesome!! Very personable, thorough and gentle!! I love the way you feel after a cleaning! I would not go anywhere else!!

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I have been a dental patient at the Oswego Dental Group for nearly 15 years and have always been very happy with the care that I have received. Dr MacDonald and all of the hygienists I have ever had are fantastic people and do a great job on my teeth! Love coming here!

- Susan E. 08/18/2020

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I love going to my dentist! For 13 years I have never been disappointed and I greatly appreciate how personable and kind the Hygenists have always been! Today my visit was with Pam. I appreciate the time she took to ask how My family and I were going. Dr, MacDonald also took the time to explain a small upcoming procedure I would be having and in doing so put my doubts at ease! Thank you!!!!

- Jeanne P. 02/08/2020

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Best dentist experience. Everyone from the receptionist to Dr Milazzo and Dr Macdonald are very friendly. Pam is an amazing dental hygienist. She is absolutely fantastic. Extremely thorough and friendly. I’m sure everyone is great as well but I’ve only had the pleasure of having my teeth cleaned by Pam and have no need to search elsewhere. Thanks everyone at Oswego Dental Group for making my dental visit a good one.

- Ryan I. 08/17/2019