Dental Implants

Implant dentistry in Elgin

Many adults who have lost natural teeth are choosing dental implants. Dental implants restore the facility, comfort, and function of natural teeth, giving back the pleasure of eating and laughter without fear of embarrassment. If you are missing teeth, discuss your options, including implant dentistry, with Dr. Rice during a private consultation in our Elgin, IL office.

Dr. Rice is the dental implant dentist to go to in Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs for implant dentistry. Why?

  • His skill in placing each tooth implant.
  • His cosmetic dentistry experience and artistry that results in beautiful restorations such as crowns, bridges, or dentures to fit on top of the dental implants.
  • Dr. Rice cares about your safety and the success of the implant dentistry procedure that he uses a 3D CT scanner create a 3D image of your jaw to find the exact location to place the tooth implant, allowing him to keep nerves and other structures healthy, while also determining bone density and quantity to determine if implants will be successful or if a bone graft is needed.
  • The advanced healing process he uses for his patients (see below).
  • He has sedation dentistry available for those who need it.
  • He offers a variety of tooth implant options including All-on-4 “teeth in a day” dental implant solution (by Nobel Biocare as an alternative to ClearChoice) which gives full dentures on 4 implants and the SynCone removable implant-supported dentures solution.

If you live in St. Charles, Bartlett, Rockford, or even around the world, it is worth the trip to Elgin, IL for implant dentistry by Dr. David Rice.


What are dental implants?

Dental implants are medical devices that replace the root portion of missing natural teeth.

A tooth implant is a strong, cylindrical post that is placed below the gums in the upper or lower jawbone. Part of the tooth implant extends through the gums and serves as an anchor for one or more artificial teeth.

A tooth implant may be used to support a single artificial tooth or several teeth. Because they are firmly anchored into the jawbone, artificial teeth supported by dental implants provide the look, feel, stability, and function of natural teeth.

How can dental implants benefit me?

Dental implants offer the best appearance possibilities available in dentistry.

Many of our patients in the Bartlett and Elgin area have chosen implant dentistry to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or to support partial or full dentures. Dental implants are the closest thing to natural teeth; they can help you be confident in your teeth.

It is important for you to know that your teeth are stable while eating, allow you to speak properly, and eliminate the bulkiness and sore gums sometimes associated with dentures. With dental implants, you can start over and have a renewed self-confidence.

Am I a good candidate for implant dentistry?


Elgin dental implant dentist Dr. David Rice can help you decide if you are eligible for a tooth implant. In fact, your health is more of a factor than your age.

In most cases, you are a good candidate for implant dentistry if you:

  • Are in good health
  • Don’t use tobacco
  • Have good oral hygiene

In some cases, you may not have enough bone structure in the jaw to support dental implants. Dr. Rice can often perform bone grafts or sinus lifts in these cases.

How Can I Stay Comfortable During A Tooth Implants Procedure?

At David Rice DDS, we offer a variety of ways to ensure patient comfort during all our dental procedures. One of the most popular relaxation methods is sedation dentistry.

For dental implant placement, we provide IV sedation. With IV sedation, patients are given an intravenous sedative. This procedure is stronger than nitrous oxide or oral sedation, but not as intensive as total general anesthesia. Our practice generally uses either Midazolam or Versed IV anesthesia medications.

With this form of sedation dentistry, patients can stay calm and deeply relaxed but still feel in control during their tooth implants procedure.

Healing After Receiving Dental Implants


PRGF™-Endoret™ technology, created by the Biotechnology Institute, uses a patient’s own blood to speed both healing time and tissue regeneration. Creating a platelet concentrate from a patient’s own plasma for use during the dental implants surgery helps Dr. Rice’s patients recover more quickly.

This innovative protocol is completely bio-compatible and safe for patients, resulting in no observed negative side effects. Studies have shown that this procedure can accelerate healing mechanisms in the body by up to 40%, dramatically shortening the post-op recovery period for implant dentistry patients.

Contact Dr. Rice’s office today in the Elgin, Bartlett and St Charles IL area to set up your free initial consultation, and learn more about your options with dental implants. Please give us a call using the number above or fill out the form on this page.

I highly recommend Dr. Rice and his caring staff to anyone who suffers from anxiety or is just plain nervous about going to the dentist!
~ Michael R
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    Elgin dentist Dr. David Rice provides sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and restorative dentistry services for the Elgin, South Elgin, Dundee and Gilberts, Illinois areas.
    1972 Larkin Ave Ste 1
    Elgin, IL 60123
    Phone: 847-741-2353847-741-2353

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    • Dr. Rice, Just a few words to let you know how my dental visit was. This was my first visit with Dr. Rice, and staff. I was a bit apprehensive, but soon found out about there professional way in which I was not only treated, but I also found out, how much they cared about my personal health. Dr. Rice ever so calm, and understanding about your fear. If I have to do it over and choose a Dentist, or suggest to a friend, it would be Dr. Rice. He followed up with a phone call that evening, of my extraction of a wisdom tooth, and was concerned. For that I thank you! I hope I will not need him for anything in the near future, but his phone# is now in my memory dial. Regards, J.E. Small A 5 star Rating
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    • I’ve heard about oral sedation and had no idea how relaxed I’d be but really don’t remember anything other than sitting down in the chair. When they told me I was through, I felt so refreshed like I’d just finished a great nap.

      Scott B.

      —Scott B.
    • When my daughter told me I could nap while I had all the dental work I needed done, I thought she was teasing! Dr. Rice has proven to me that dental visits can be relaxing and I’m so glad I found him. I have two new bridges and porcelain crowns and feel like I look twenty years younger!

      Jean W.

      —Jean W.
    • I’m not fearful when it comes to dentistry, but my schedule doesn’t allow much time out of the office. Dr. Rice suggested oral sedation so we could combine several appointments into one, which worked out great. I wasn’t fatigued or drained at all after a 6 hour appointment and was thrilled with the results!

      Kelly B.

      —Kelly B.
    • I thought I’d never get over the trauma of having painful dental treatment as a teen. My teeth were in horrible shape and I couldn’t even bring myself to make an appointment. When I learned Dr. Rice could do my dentistry while I had twilight sleep, I at least wanted to talk to him. That’s all it took. He’s so kind and I immediately knew he would be the one who could help me get over my fears. Now, I’m so much better. Looking back, it all seems so silly but all I know is that my smile looks a million times better!

      Maureen S.

      —Maureen S.
    • The best thing about I.V. sedation is not remembering anything about my dental visit. After years of dreading everything about dental visits, Dr. Rice finally gave me a way to be there without even knowing it! My smile looks great now and I feel better knowing my mouth is finally healthy.

      Shannon C.

      —Shannon C.
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      I appreciate the wonderful treatment I have received while I was getting my dental work completed. You are knowledgeable, friendly, concerned and so is your staff.


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      I would like to thank you for extracting my poor tooth and a wonderful repair and new addition to my denture. I found you to be very kind, honest and caring person with a good chair side manner. I found your staff very friendly and they made me feel very welcomed and relaxed. I look forward to your services in the future.


      Alexandra L.

      —Alexandra L.
    • Thank you so much for giving me such a beautiful smile. I had not realized how self-conscience I had become over the look of my front teeth. Now I’m confident that my smile looks great! Also thank you for your enormous generosity! I truly appreciate it!

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      Diane C.

      —Diana C.
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      Thanks so much for saving my smile. I am so grateful that you were willing to come into the office on your day off to help me.


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      —Marita S.
    • I always leave Dr. Rice's office feeling I've had the best up-to-date dental care possible. All questions are completely answered. Oral hygienists working in his practice routinely share the results of the newest studies in dental care. Dr. Rice has been my dentist for 22 years. He has seen me through root canals, crown work, old filling replacement, and repair of chipped teeth. I cannot imagine going to another dentist.

      Suzanne M.

      —Suzanne M.
    • Excellent and professional care is given by the entire Rice Team, from receptionist, hygienist assistant, hygienist to the Doctor

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      —Wendy W.
    • I have been a patient of Dr. Rice for 15 years or more and find him and his staff to be excellent with their skill and chair-side manner. I never feel pressured to purchase services/treatments, that said it is their obligation to advise me on what is available. I feel that people need to remember that...just because the doctor tells you about options and how much those options cost does not mean they are trying to take advantage of you or trying to upsell you. I have never felt a hard sell approach from anyone in the office for anything. I have referred people to doctor Rice and will continue to do so because of his top notch dental care and his educational approach to dentistry.

      Julie P.
      Arlington Heights

      —Julie P.
    • Dear Dr. Rice

      My deepest, heartfelt thank you for your generous and kind “dental” donation to the poverty stricken people of Haiti. My MISSION TRIP is June 12-June 15 and I am so honored and blessed to be able to take the toothbrushes, tooth paste and floss that you so generously donated. I appreciate Chandra’s help and I look forward to sharing my “story” when I come in for my appointment in June. God Bless! Thank You!

      Mary A.

      —Mary A.
    • Dear Dr. Rice,

      Thank you so much for the dental work and teeth cleaning that was done on Christopher last week. I was greatly appreciated. Also, you have a great staff!

      Pat H.

      —Pat H.

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