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
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. "
Sandra Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"My name is Sandra from Vancouver, Washington, and I came to Beacon Oral Surgeons to get two dental implants. When I first came in, everybody was very friendly. I felt very comfortable and just right at home. Dr. Rehrer was very professional. He made me feel relaxed. My procedure was painless, fast, and I had no issues. My recovery was excellent. Now that my implants are fully restored, I feel great. I’m pain-free; my teeth feel natural; I can chew and eat anything that I want to. Absolutely recommend dental implants to anybody that’s considering it. They look natural, they feel natural; I even forget that I’ve had anything done. If anyone in Vancouver or Camas is considering a dental implant, I would definitely recommend Beacon Oral Surgeons."
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."
Cathy Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"Hi, my name is Cathy, and I'm from Hood River. My doctor in Hood River examined me and determined that I had a fractured root and that the tooth would need to be extracted. The procedure I had done with Dr. Lieblick was first an extraction of my tooth, and then several months later, I had the dental implant — the post — implanted. The implant process itself was quite easy. Recovery process was very, well, unremarkable. I was very happy with everything. Everything had been explained to me by Dr. Lieblick and his staff. The staff in Dr. Lieblick's office was top notch in my opinion, and I've worked in a medical office for 23 years. They were very sweet and made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Lieblick has a wonderful chairside manner. He's very sweet, he's very kind, answers any questions. Was a wonderful overall experience. I would have all of my friends come and see Dr. Lieblick."
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."
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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