Dental Implants in Camas, WA
Prevent Bone Loss and Restore Your Smile
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.
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
Paula Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"My name is Paula. I work for Dr. Tinkle. I’ve been with him for five years. Working as a professional in the dental field, I have a daughter that I had to have permanent teeth, wisdom teeth taken out for orthodontics and so forth, and that’s how I got to meet the staff. Eventually, I ended up needing a tooth extracted and ended up going with an implant per Dr. Tinkle’s recommendation. So I came for my consult. The staff was great, gave me the whole treatment plan, what I would be looking at, and then turned around and came back and had the dental implant placed. The staff was very professional. I went back to work that same day, turned around, Dr. Tinkle put a temporary on for me, had no swelling, had no pain, and everything was great! I’ve been happy with it ever since. I would do another one if I had to. It feels like a normal tooth, functions as a normal tooth, and I’m very happy! I would come back again. Beacon Oral Surgeons are the best!"
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."
Tara Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"My name is Tara. I live in Vancouver, Washington. I’m a patient of Dr. Rehrer’s. I needed three surgical implants and a bone graft. My teeth were shifting, and I needed to replace those teeth that were missing. I had my first surgical implant and a bone graft. I was sedated for that. The surgery went well. Before I knew it, I woke up. They sent me home on my way. The very next day, I never really even needed any pain medication. I took Ibuprofen for swelling, but other than that, I healed very nicely and quickly. The second time around, I had two more surgical implants. Same thing, but I was not sedated the second time. I chose to stay awake. Easy surgery, probably done in about an hour. Same thing – went home, no pain medication really needed the next day, healed up very nicely. I like Dr. Rehrer. His personality, his staff is very nice, he’s very good at what he does, very efficient, and I could say he’s fast, too. He definitely knows what he’s doing. He’s in and out and takes care of you very well."
Kelly Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"Hi, my name is Kelly. I’m from Battle Ground, Washington, and I’m a 38-year-old man scared of the dentist. One of the root canals in my teeth went bad, and I didn’t really want to deal with it anymore. I heard about Beacon, and the cool technologically advanced practices they’re doing with implants, and I thought I’d give it a shot. They were just really great to work with, right out of the gate. Dr. Lieblick was awesome, and he gave me a comfort level that I didn’t normally have with previous dentists or oral surgeons. They really had an explanation of what was going to happen, and they made me feel relaxed about it. Basically, I think the greatest thing about the implant was the long-term benefit. I didn’t want to keep going to the dentist and getting root canals and getting it fixed, having root canals fail – that’s just no fun at all. I’m just really happy with it. To me, it was so cool with what they’re doing over here at Beacon. I think it’s just an amazing process, and I’m not so scared anymore. I’ve got a lot of friends around this area, in Clark County and Portland. I think a lot of my guy friends don’t like to go to the dentist, either, even though they’re afraid to admit it, but I’d recommend Beacon to all of them, for this procedure and anything similar to it."
Jean Ann Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"Hi, I’m Jean Ann. I’m from Gresham, Oregon, and I had a tooth pulled and an implant done by Dr. Lieblick. When I had a cracked tooth, actually I woke up that morning and I had to catch a plane later in the afternoon. I’m like, “Oh my gosh, there’s no way I’m going to be able to fly with this cracked tooth.” I called the office and the staff was so great. I got in the same day and was able to actually still catch my flight; I mean how awesome is that? The experience with Dr. Lieblick was terrific. He has great bedside manner. I felt totally at ease – he explained the process to me, and I knew exactly what to expect, and it was a terrific experience. For my implant, the recovery was very quick. As a matter of fact, I went back to work at Gresham Heights Learning Center right after I had it done, which I was really surprised at how painless it was. I got a call later that night from the doctor just to follow up and double-check and make sure I was still doing okay. I thought, “Wow, the doctor really had time to call me!” I thought that was really terrific. I felt like I was special and he cared about what happened to me as a person, too. I tell everybody I know, actually, in Fairview and Gresham and Vancouver and even some people as far away as Lake Oswego that they really need to come to this office if they really want to feel cared for and respected, and being treated with the utmost professionalism I think in the industry."
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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