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.
Denture Replacement With Dental Implants
While dentures or bridges can be a quick, non-invasive fix for tooth loss, these options do not fully restore functionality or prevent jaw bone atrophy. Dental implants are an excellent alternative to dentures or bridges, and they fuse to the jaw bone to prevent bone loss. Many patients who choose traditional dentures often turn to dental implants because they are more convenient, comfortable, and longer-lasting.
Full-arch restoration is a treatment that uses multiple implant posts to secure a fixed denture. You can undergo this treatment in one or both dental arches for a complete smile makeover. Your new teeth will look, feel, and function just like healthy, adult teeth. Contact our office to learn more about your options for denture replacement in The Dalles, OR.
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
Greg Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
"My name’s Greg, I’m from Yacolt, Washington, and I came to see Dr. Rehrer for a dental implant. The office here is very calm and soothing. Dr. Rehrer and his staff made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Rehrer made me feel more at ease because it’s just his body language, his demeanor, his choice of words. My procedure went very well. I’m glad I got it done and every time I brush my teeth, I think of how pleased I was that I got it done. For my friends and family from the Camas Vancouver area, I recommend Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons."
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."
Lisa Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"My name’s Lisa, and I’m from Vancouver, and I came to Beacon Oral Surgeons to have an extraction and an implant. Everyone at Beacon Oral Surgeons was very professional, but very friendly. My procedure was amazing. It was so fast. I felt like I was silly to have worried so much. Dr. Rehrer was very personable and very friendly and very good at helping you relax. The implant made my whole mouth more stable and strong to bite. I would say dental implants are one of the best things ever. I’d tell anybody that this is a great place to come, and they’ll really take care of you. I would recommend Dr. Rehrer without any reservations. Wonderful."
Byron Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
"Hi, my name is Byron Valentine. I came to Beacon Oral Surgery on a referral, which I’m truly grateful for. My dentist, Dr. Reflaf, referred me, and I’ve never been happier. I was delighted! When you associate oral surgery with your person, you think about pain, and immediately, that’s what I thought about was pain, but upon arriving, meeting the staff, meeting the oral surgeons, I was greatly impressed. They dispelled any fears I had, they walked me through the process, they told me point by point exactly what was going to happen, and how it was going to affect me in terms of my overall ability to chew, my smile, just my comfort level. I was, like I said, superbly satisfied, very happy. I’m extremely happy I came here, and not to mention, the staff is like a family. I was so taken by the professionalism and just the approach that the ladies that work there took when I walked in the door, and the whole time that I was sitting in the chair, getting ready to undergo the surgery, they made me feel like I wasn’t even in a dentistry office, like we were at a bonfire! The only thing that was missing was the beer and popcorn! I’m impressed. I’m really impressed, and I would tell anybody, if you’ve got to go have oral surgery, go to Beacon."
Sue Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"Hi, my name is Sue, and I live in Ridgefield, Washington, and I came to see Dr. Rehrer for an extraction and a dental implant. I would describe the office as extremely friendly. The staff is very calming. Dr. Rehrer is very thorough and detailed. He fully explains my treatment plan, and answered all of my questions. The procedure went very well. My crown is on and everything is perfect. My experience here was very positive. I would definitely recommend Dr. Rehrer to anybody needing any kind of procedure done. Out of five stars, I give Dr. Rehrer a five."
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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