Prevent Bone Loss and Restore Your Smile
If you have missing or damaged teeth, we encourage you to visit our office in Camas, WA, and consider dental implants. Dental implants are an ideal solution for replacing teeth because of their close resemblance to natural teeth. More traditional options, such as bridges and dentures, focus on restoring the appearance of your smile; however, they do not address the functional issues that often accompany tooth damage and bone loss. Dental implants are uniquely designed to replace a tooth from root to crown, allowing them to provide you with similar function to a natural tooth. This complete restoration also helps patients avoid bone loss and dental shifting. At Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, our philosophy is to put patients at the center of everything we do and ensure they receive an outstanding experience. Contact our office in Camas, WA, to learn more about how we can improve your oral health.
Learn More About What Dental Implants Are
American Society of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry (ASIRD)
The doctors at Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons are members of the American Society of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry (ASIRD), a society reserved for experts in high-quality patient care and implant surgeries. Our practice philosophy is to put patients at the center of everything we do and ensure they receive a superior experience at our Camas, WA, office. Feel free to contact us if you’d like to learn more.
Benefits of Dental Implants in Camas, WA
The Benefits of Dental Implants
They look and function just like natural teeth.
The crown is custom-made to match the shape, color, and feel of your other teeth. The post fuses with the jaw bone, replicating the function of a natural tooth.
They prevent bone loss by replacing a tooth down to the root.
The implant post fuses to the jaw bone, providing stimulation to the bone during chewing. This keeps the bone strong and prevents it from deteriorating.
They prevent dental shifting.
When a tooth is missing, neighboring teeth can shift into the empty space. Dental implants fill this space and prevent teeth from shifting out of position.
They can last a lifetime.
Dental implants are designed to be a long-term solution for missing teeth. With regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits, your dental implant will serve you for many years.
Types of Dental Implants
- Single Dental Implants. One single replacement for a full tooth.
- Immediate Implants. Your surgeon will place an implant post immediately following tooth extraction, lowering the amount of appointments needed to replace the missing tooth.
- Implant-Supported Bridge. Dental implants are placed to support a bridge where many teeth are missing next to each other, eliminating the need to grind down healthy teeth to fit the bridge.
- DIEM® Full-Arch Restoration Multiple dental implant posts are inserted to support a fixed denture in the upper, lower, or both arches, giving the patient a completely restored and functional smile.
Learn About Immediate Implants in Camas, WA
Dental Implant Surgery Procedure
The key to successful implant placement is ensuring that each patient receives personalized and compassionate care. The first step of your treatment will be the consultation appointment, during which your oral surgeon will review your medical history, take 3D scans of your mouth, discuss your options for anesthesia, and answer any questions you may have. It’s important to us that you are at the center of your treatment team and always understand what to expect.
During your surgical appointment your oral surgeon will place your implant screw into the empty tooth socket. In some cases, the abutment and/or replacement tooth will already be attached to the screw; however, these are more commonly placed at a later date. When the screw is in position and your anesthesia has worn off, you can return home.
Over the next several weeks to months, your surgical site will heal, and the implant will integrate with your jaw bone. If your replacement tooth was not placed during your surgical appointment, you will visit your dentist when the integration is complete, and he or she will attach the custom-designed crown. Many patients also discuss a temporary crown with their dentist to wear during the initial healing period.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Patients with missing or damaged teeth who are healthy enough to undergo an outpatient dental surgery are often great candidates for dental implants. In most cases, patients need to have enough bone left in their jaw to support implant placement, but we also offer several bone grafting surgeries for those who have suffered bone loss.
Contact our office in Camas, WA, for a consultation where your oral surgeon will examine your mouth and jaws and determine which course of treatment is right for your tooth restoration needs. Our office serves patients in Camas and Vancouver and will determine if dental implants are suitable for your smile.
Cost and Value of Dental Implants
The cost of your dental implant is determined by the number of implants you need, your insurance coverage, your choice of anesthesia, and if you require additional bone graft procedures. All of this will be discussed with you during your initial visit
Removable dentures and bridges cost less upfront, but do not preserve jaw bone health by preventing bone atrophy. They require special rinses for cleaning and must be replaced every few years. Dental implants are a permanent solution that allow you to maintain your oral health with regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits.
Types of Anesthesia
We offer several options for anesthesia to make your experience as comfortable as possible.
Hear From Dental Implant Patients
These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing dental implant treatment at our office.
Reviews From Our Dental Implant Patients
Joan Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"My name is Joan, I’m from Vancouver, and I came to Beacon Oral Surgeons for an extraction and implant. As soon as I walked in the door, the girls at the front desk knew that I was nervous, but they put me at ease right away. Dr. Rehrer is funny, so he puts you at ease also. He explains what he’s doing, and the next thing you know, he’s done. My procedure went very smoothly. No complications, everything was good. If anybody needed an extraction, implants, wisdom teeth extracted, I would most definitely recommend Beacon."
Maira Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"I'm Maira, and I'm from The Dalles, Oregon. I went in because I have six baby teeth that have never fallen out. Well, three did, so I had to get three dental implants because I didn't have adult teeth come in. Never been under or anything, never had any IVs put it in, so yeah, I was pretty nervous. I went in, they got me...I was out, and then I woke up, and I was ready to go, so I didn't have any...I wasn't hurting. It was great. So I got the bone grafting done first; I would say that was probably more...that probably hurt a little bit more, but then after six months of having it healed, I got the actual posts put in. At first, it was quite a little bit of an adjustment, but afterwards, I can't tell. It's great. Okay, Dr. Lieblick actually impressed me. I've never had a doctor call me after my surgery; it was that same day he called me. The next day, he did it again, so that's outstanding service. They're awesome; I referred a couple friends, and I'll do it again."
Andrea Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"My name is Andrea, and I'm from the Dalles, Oregon. I went to Beacon Oral Surgeons because I needed an implant done. I actually had had a tooth that I'd had a root canal done on at one point in time, and I had some problems with that, and I ended up needing an implant. I was nervous about the whole procedure. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, and any surgery is always a little scary for people. The staff at Beacon was great. Dr. Rehrer was great. They were very welcoming; they had a great sense of humor, all of them. It was really easy for me to walk in there and feel comfortable. The procedure went really well. I was actually quite amazed at how quick and simple it was and really painless, so I didn't expect that, but that was a nice surprise. I would definitely recommend Beacon. If you're concerned or nervous about the procedure, they really will put you at ease, and it's a great place to go."
Rick Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
"Hi, my name is Rick, and I live in Milwaukie, Oregon. I came to Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery because I had some issues with my teeth. It kind of surprised me, but they came highly recommended. I had my first one about three years ago. Dr. Wendell, who’s now retired, and I’m in the middle of one right now. They put it in about two months ago, and I’ve got to wait another two months, and I’ll be ready to go. It was pretty much seamless. It was one of the easiest procedures I ever went through. They knocked me out, I woke up, and I went home. I didn’t even have to take pain killers. I had the procedure done at 9 o’clock in the morning, and by 4 o’clock, I had no pain. It’s just that simple. If anybody asked me, I’d highly recommend them. They have offices in Gresham and Milwaukie, and I had the procedure done, one here in Gresham and one in Milwaukie, and the whole staff is great. They treat you really good and make it as good as it can be. Dr. Lieblick was pretty much straight forward, to the point, and no messing around. He told me that this was a pretty common one. The first one I had was very difficult. In fact, I’ll even show it to you. It’s right here in front, but the other one is a molar and he said it’d be a piece of cake, and it was. I couldn’t be happier."
Lynne Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"My name is Lynne, I’m from St. Helens, Oregon, and I came to Beacon Oral Surgeons for two dental implants. The team was fantastic. Everyone was very friendly and very kind and thoughtful. Dr. Lieblick was very professional. He came in, he extracted them, he put in the implants—it was magic. I absolutely could not believe how amazing the appointment was. I experienced no pain whatsoever. They are very permanent, they’re very secure, and they look great. I feel fantastic. If anyone is considering having dental implants, I would recommend Dr. Lieblick here in Vancouver. I drove all the way from St. Helens, Oregon, just so I could see him."
Frequently Asked Questions
How painful is getting a dental implant?
Patient comfort is one of our highest priorities and we offer many different anesthesia and sedation options to ensure you are as comfortable as possible. Simple procedures like extractions and implant placements may only require local anesthesia, while IV sedation is used during more complex procedures so you can rest until the procedure is over.
What is the downside of dental implants?
There are possible complications with any surgical procedure, but our doctors and team at Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons will provide you with pre-operative and post-operative instructions to guide you through each part of your procedure.
Do they put you to sleep for dental implants?
Having a dental implant is a surgical procedure which means anesthesia or sedation (oral or IV) will be used to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Though some may choose to stay awake during the procedure, many opt into sleeping for the sake of comfort and relaxation.
How long does implant surgery take?
A dental implant procedure can take 1–2 hours per implant. The length of surgery will be discussed with you during your initial appointment, and our doctors and staff are available to answer any questions you might have throughout the pre-operative and post-operative process.
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