Dental Implants

What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are a medical and surgical grade titanium replacement for tooth roots. It provides a permanent foundation for replacement teeth. Our most popular implant procedure is a single crown implant that replaces one lost tooth. We also use multiple implants to replace larger segments of missing teeth. In addition, an entire arch of failing teeth can be replaced with only four to six implants.

Dental Implants: The Process


Extraction and Bone Grafting-If a tooth is deemed non restorable, we will schedule for an extraction and bone grafting procedure. Once the tooth has been removed, a bone product is placed into the void left from the tooth roots.  It is possible, and in some cases preferred, to place the implant during the same surgical visit as the extraction. We would never risk placing the implant at the same time if we are not completely certain that it is the ideal situation. Sedation is available for this if desired.

Dental Implant Surgery

If the implant is placed at a second surgical visit, it will take about 10-12 weeks after extraction and bone graft. This ensures adequate healing has taken place. It may sound like a daunting procedure, but our patients rarely experience more than very mild discomfort after implant placement procedures.

Are You Missing Teeth? Consider Dental Implants!

We are accepting New Patients and provide a caring, nurturing environment where your comfort and health comes first.

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Innovation Dental

5 out of 5 stars based on 19 Dental Implants reviews.

Patient Testimonial by Kendra G

This dentist is absolutely the best! He makes me feel at ease at every visit! If you have dental anxiety, then you need dr Schillinger. I he will do whatever is necessary to help with this issue, from laughter, medicine, sedation, to the words, it’s ok, we will make you comfortable. The staff is very friendly, compassionate, and accommodating. It took me many years to find the right dental office and I finally found innovation dental.

- Kendra G

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Patient Testimonial by jeffrey b

if this review form would allow me leave more than five stars i absolutely would double that and more always always the best to myself and they treat my mom with the utmost of courtesy and respect. thank you all

- jeffrey b

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Patient Testimonial by Rita M

I can easily give a 5 star rating to Dr. Schillinger and his staff because they always provide me with excellent care. I am terrified of going to the dentist; however, I still go routinely to maintain my teeth. Dr. Schillinger and his staff go out to their way to make sure I'm comfortable and really take their time with me explaining every step before proceeding with my treatments. If anyone is looking for a new dentist I highly recommend Dr. Schillinger.

- Rita M

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Patient Testimonial by Terri B

Dr. Schillinger and his team are incredible! My experience with other dentists were not so good and I was extremely nervous. Dr. Schillinger and his team calmed my fears. Dr. Schillinger shows he truly cares. He listens, answers questions, offers/discusses options, and continues to support my oral health. Throughout the process Dr. Schillinger and each team member in their own area have shown amazing expertise, care, kindness, and support! The procedures have gone extremely well and I am overjoyed!

- Terri B

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Patient Testimonial by Pat R

Dr. Schillinger is the best...professional and very caring ! He thoroughly explained the treatment plan for my two implants. Using advanced technology, my implants were precisely placed and comfortable from day one. The complete process was painless Thank you!

- Pat R

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Patient Testimonial by Donna K

Dr.Alex and his team are fantastic and caring. I have had a crown and implant and have made at least two referrals to him in the last few months! They are the best!

- Donna K

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Patient Testimonial by JOLYNN B

Have been going to Dr. Schillinger for 9+ years. An awesome dentist, great staff. Latest technology, an all in one dentist, cleans, pulls, fills, crowns, and implants--I've had it all. Thumbs Up to Innovational Dental.


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Patient Testimonial by Aubrey M

Great staff an dentist

- Aubrey M

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Patient Testimonial by Donna B

I could not be more pleased with Dr. Alex and his staff. I have numerous extensive dental issues, crowns, implants and eventually veneers and Dr. Alex is great with all. I had an extraction with zero pain and then he put in the implant post and I had no pain at all that day or any day. I’m waiting for this to heal for my crown. His staff is really good at working with insurance to try and get everything covered. I like he always has the same staff. I hate explaining the same issues over and over. My husband is now going to Dr. Alex too. Dr. Alex does not rush you thru the appt either. He listens and then explains and addresses your concerns. I’m very glad I found this dental practice.

- Donna B

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Patient Testimonial by Stephanie D

Dr Schillinger and staff were friendly and comforting through the whole process of my new implant...which went very smoothly. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. They rock.

- Stephanie D

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Patient Testimonial by Julie C

I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Schillinger and his team! They are professional, yet personable and really care about my health and happiness. Working with Dr. Schillinger and his staff is always a pleasant experience and I enjoy going to see them! They are great about working with my schedule and he always follows up with sincerity and thoughtfulness after my procedures. I highly recommend working with Dr. Schillinger!

- Julie C

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Patient Testimonial by candace k

Love my new teeth and the skill it required to make them look so good. Dr alex and staff are the best ever...absolutely ever !

- candace k

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Patient Testimonial by Bill B

My former dentist retired after 40 years and my family started going to Deer Run Dental. It was the best move we could have made. Quality of care, clean, courteous, more than 5 star

- Bill B

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Patient Testimonial by LORETTA S

I can say I would come to this office for anything. If you are nervous they take that away. If you are afraid you will not be because they also take that away. First time I walked out of a dentist office after a procedure feeling great. Need an implant then come see them.


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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

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Patient Testimonial by Jim B

Very good at what they do.

- Jim B

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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

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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

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Patient Testimonial by Paulette E

Everyone was very kind and professional.

- Paulette E

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