Dental Implants in Camas, WA
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.
Denture Replacement With Dental Implants
Dental implants are the ideal solution for patients looking to replace dentures. Dentures must be replaced every few years, cleaned in special rinses, and removed during meals and brushing. Many patients find removable dentures to be embarrassing and seek a more convenient, long-term solution.
Dental implants are a great way to get your smile back and alleviate the burden of traditional full or partial dentures. Several dental implant posts can support a fixed denture in one or both arches, resulting in a brand new, secure smile. This treatment is known as full-arch restoration. Call us to learn more about this life-changing treatment and denture replacement in Camas, WA.
Types of Anesthesia
We offer several options for anesthesia to make your experience as comfortable as possible.
Hear From Dental Implant Patients
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Reviews From Our Dental Implant Patients
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."
Dave Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
"My name is Dave. I am from Portland, Oregon, and I came to Beacon to get an implant of my first molar. My dentist, Dr. Doherty, referred me to Beacon. We explored different options, felt that an implant would be the most economic and best solution. I think the professional nature of the staff at Beacon coupled with the efficiency of the process made it a much more stress-free experience. Dr. Rehrer was certainly one that explained everything he was going to do, and certainly, as I went through the process, it was everything they said it would be. I definitely rate my overall experience as five stars."
Lenea Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"My name is Lenea, and I work for Dr. Dennis Macnab in The Dalles, Oregon. So, I have had such a fantastic experience with them on a professional level that my confidence was high that they would treat my family the best possible way, as well as myself. We proceeded forward with the implants—they went fantastic—and then about a year later, I was eating on an olive pit and had an emergency when a tooth fractured vertically and was nonrestorable. Dr. Lieblick’s office got me in the next day because I was traveling to San Francisco for my 25th wedding anniversary the following day. He was able to extract the tooth and place the implant immediately. It was great, and I felt great all through my trip, had no adverse side effects. I think it's a fantastic practice, and we’re lucky to have them in The Dalles."
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."
Cathie Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"My name is Cathie; I work with Keilman Dental Clinic in The Dalles, Oregon. A long time ago, I had a root canal done on a lower tooth. There was really no choice to save it. It was either take it out and put nothing there or take it out and put an implant there and have something permanent. At first, I kind of fought the idea because I thought I was too young to have an implant, but the more I’ve learned about it, the more I realized it’s really the final restoration to have—it’s the best restoration to have. It will not fail. It’s definitely natural; my bite comes together really good so I don’t even know I have something different in there. It just healed really great; I didn’t have any problems whatsoever."
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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