Dental Implants in The Dalles, OR
Board-certified Dental Implant Specialists
Dental Implants in The Dalles, OR
Board-certified Dental Implant Specialists
Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons in The Dalles, OR, offer excellent oral surgery services and tooth replacement options. Dental implants are one of the most popular tooth restoration options because they are natural looking, permanent, and practical. They have no removable parts, making them the most similar replacement option to your natural teeth. In fact, most patients find that they can hardly tell the difference between their implants and their normal teeth.
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American Society of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry (ASIRD)
Our practice was chosen to be a member of the American Society of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry (ASIRD) because of our surgeons’ high standards of patient care. We work together with your dentist to form patient-centered treatment plans, and we perform a high volume of dental implant procedures every year, making us more experienced and qualified than a non-ASIRD practice might be. To learn more about our Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and ASIRD membership, feel free to contact our office.
Benefits of Dental Implants in The Dalles, OR
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Permanent tooth replacements.
Dental implants can last a lifetime, unlike other tooth replacement options which require replacement after years of wear.
Secure, functional replacement teeth.
They will allow you to eat virtually anything you like without worrying about your teeth slipping or causing discomfort.
An attractive new smile.
They look just like natural teeth, allowing you to show off your smile with pride.
Health benefits for your smile.
They are the only tooth replacement option that prevent bone loss from occurring beneath your gums. They will also prevent dental shifting and other problems associated with missing teeth.
Types of Dental Implants
- Single Dental Implants. One full replacement for an entire tooth.
- Immediate Implants. Implant posts are placed the same day as a tooth extraction, decreasing the number of appointments needed to replace the missing tooth.
- Implant-Supported Bridge. Dental implants can support the bridge where multiple teeth are missing beside each other. This option allows patients to preserve their healthy teeth without the need to grind them down to fit the bridge.
- DIEM® Full-Arch Restoration. Dental implant posts are inserted to support a fixed denture in the upper and lower arches, fully restoring the smile and oral function.
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Dental Implant Surgery Procedure
The process of receiving dental implants usually involves two or three visits to the office, where your oral surgeon and dentist will work together to complete the procedure.
First, you will have a consultation and oral examination, where your oral surgeon will review your oral health situation and form a treatment plan. Your oral surgeon may also take 3D imaging of your mouth, allowing your surgeon to visualize important structures and nerves before your procedure. These 3D images can also be used to create custom surgical guides to streamline the entire process. Anesthesia and sedation options will also be explained to make sure you are relaxed and comfortable during the procedure.
On the day of your procedure, your surgeon will administer your anesthesia, ensuring that you feel no pain during surgery. Your surgeon will place the posts into the bone beneath your gums. Once the procedure is complete, your designated driver can bring you home to rest. Patients must undergo a healing period of several weeks to a few months before they can fully chew with their new replacement teeth, but the vast majority of people find that having permanent replacement teeth is well worth the wait. Your dentist may be able to make a temporary prosthesis for you to wear during the recovery period.
Cost and Value of Dental Implants
Traditional dentures cost less upfront, but they must be replaced every 5 years and do not prevent jaw bone deterioration. Dental implants, however, remain in your mouth at all times and are cleaned with regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits. They have a high success rate and can last a lifetime with proper care.
The cost of your dental implant depends on how many you need, your insurance, your choice of anesthesia, and if you require additional procedures. We discuss all of this with you during the initial visit.
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
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."
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."
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!"
Cath Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"My name is Cath, and I live in Washougal. I came to Beacon because I needed to have a molar pulled and to have an implant. I was immediately impressed. The people at the front desk were very friendly. It was the first time that I’ve had this done, and so I did have some anxiety. However, after talking to the first person here, I left without any anxiety. I felt that I was in very good hands from the beginning to the end. Dr. Rehrer is extremely professional, but at the same time, very personal. He makes the experience as easy as it can be for the patient. After the experience that I had, if anyone in Camas needs any kind of dental procedure, like an extraction or an implant, I highly recommend that they come to Beacon Oral Surgeons."
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."
Frequently Asked Questions
Does food get under implants?
Dental Implants are a permanent tooth replacement option that allows you to care for them just like natural teeth. You can brush, and floss daily to keep your mouth clean and healthy.
Who is not suitable for dental implants?
Patients who have suppressed immune systems or severe bone loss may not be candidates for a dental implant. It is likely that if you are healthy enough to undergo a general surgery procedure, you are healthy enough to receive a dental implant.
Do all dental implants need bone grafts?
Bone grafting is not always necessary for dental implant placement. If your oral surgeon decides that there is a need for a bone graft it is because it can significantly improve a positive treatment outcome.
How painful is getting a dental implant?
During your initial visit anesthesia and sedation options will be discussed to ensure that you are comfortable during your procedure. Dental implant surgery usually causes minimal discomfort that is controlled with over the counter pain medication.
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