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Single Tooth Implant in Gresham, The Dalles, and Milwaukie, OR, and Camas, WA

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

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.

Learn About Dental Immediate Implants In The Dalles, OR

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

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Tara Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure

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"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."

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Chelsea Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure

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"Hi, my name is Chelsea from Gresham, and I came to Beacon Oral Surgeons to see Dr. Lieblick to have my wisdom teeth extracted, and then for a dental implant. Dr. Lieblick was awesome. He made me feel very comfortable and welcomed. He’s very calming when he’s explaining things to patients. He assured me, and it was great! The staff is very friendly. They took good care of me. I felt like it was professional throughout the experience. We went through everything as far as what to expect for surgery, so I was prepared. My procedure went very well—better than I expected. Recovery was pretty minimal. From start to finish, it was a great experience, and I was very happy with the outcome. If you want the best care and treatment, you should come to Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. "

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Michael Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure

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"Hi, I’m Michael from Vancouver, WA, and I came to see Dr. Lieblick for a dental prep. The office staff is very accommodating. They are very helpful in keeping you relaxed. Dr. Lieblick is very unobtrusive. He comes in and he fits in with what you’re doing. He could very well be my best friend. The procedure did go well. It was done before I knew it was done, and when he stood up and said he was done I was shocked. For my friends and family in Vancouver and Camas, Washington, I highly recommend Beacon Oral Surgeons. Definitely five-star quality."

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Maira Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure

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"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."

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Sandra Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure

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"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."

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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