Dental Implants in Gresham, OR
National & International Dental Implant Excellence
Dental Implants in Gresham, OR
National & International Dental Implant Excellence
Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons in Gresham, OR, is known regionally and nationally for excellence in implant dentistry. Dental implants are revolutionizing the way missing teeth can be replaced, allowing you to restore your mouth back to its original function and appearance. Dr. Lieblick and Dr. Rehrer offer a wide range of treatment options, from single implant placement to full-arch restoration. The team at Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons is ready to find a solution that’s right for you.
Learn More About What Dental Implants Are
American Society of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry (ASIRD)
The American Society of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry (ASIRD) is a non-profit organization focused on identifying expert implant and reconstructive dentist/surgeon teams in certain geographical areas. Due to our dedication to continued education, training, treatment planning, and case completion, Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons has been granted qualified surgeon status and is now a surgeon member of the ASIRD. Ask one of our staff members about this important qualification to learn more!
Benefits of Dental Implants in Gresham, OR
The Benefits of Dental Implants
A long-term solution for tooth replacement.
While more traditional options, such as removable dentures and bridges, must be replaced every 5 years, a dental implant can last a lifetime if properly cared for. Patients with dental implants can expect a high long-term success rate for their new teeth.
Protects healthy teeth and bone.
With dental implants, there is no need to grind down healthy teeth to support a bridge. Implants keep adjacent teeth from shifting, a common occurrence when a tooth is missing for an extended period of time. Dental implants also help to prevent jaw bone deterioration that commonly occurs when teeth are lost.
Most similar prosthesis to healthy, natural teeth.
An implant fits into your mouth similar to a natural tooth. Unlike other restorative solutions that merely substitute for missing teeth, dental implants are true tooth replacements, allowing your replacement tooth to function just like a natural one.
Easier speaking, eating, and maintenance.
You can enjoy chewing and biting into your favorite foods while maintaining the health of your surrounding teeth. Brush, floss, and care for them just like the rest of the teeth in your mouth.
Retain natural facial aesthetics.
Removable dentures or tooth-supported bridges may fall out or loosen during your day-to-day activities. Meanwhile, dental implant patients can smile confidently, knowing that their prosthetic teeth look and function like their healthy natural teeth would have. Dental implants also prevent facial features to sag as a result of tooth loss.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Adult teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but when periodontal disease, trauma, or other diseases strike, they may need to be removed or fall out on their own. The oral surgeons at Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons offer solutions for patients with one or more missing teeth, so that our patients can return to a healthy and confident smile.
A tooth’s root stimulates the jaw bone, keeping it strong and healthy. Without a tooth, the jaw bone does not get stimulated in that area and weakens over time. This may cause nearby teeth to shift into the empty spot or cause facial features to sag. Dental implants recreate the entire structure of a natural tooth, including the root, and provide the proper stimulation to keep the jaw bone healthy.
Types of Dental Implants in Gresham, OR
- Single Implants. One dental implant can replace one missing tooth.
- Immediate Implants. Your surgeon can place an implant post on the same day as a tooth extraction, reducing the number of appointments needed to replace the missing tooth.
- Implant-Supported Bridges. Dental implants can be inserted to support a bridge where multiple teeth are missing beside each other. This prevents the need to grind down your healthy teeth to support the bridge.
- DIEM® Full-Arch Restoration. Several dental implant posts are inserted to support a fixed denture in one or both arches, resulting in a complete and fully functioning smile.
Learn about immediate implants in Gresham, OR
Dental Implant Surgery
In many cases, patients have already lost the tooth that they will be replacing with an implant. If the tooth is failing, your oral surgeon will remove the tooth from your mouth, usually during the same procedure that the implant is placed. After an appropriate healing time, the dental implant will integrate with the jaw, creating a stable anchor for the abutment and crown. Once fully healed, your dentist will attach the final crown, completing your tooth restoration.
Dental Implant Cost & Value
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.
Removable dentures and bridges are cheaper upfront, but they do not keep the jaw bone healthy or prevent bone atrophy. They must be replaced every few years and cleaned using special rinses. Dental implants, however, remain in your mouth at all times and are cleaned with regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits. They protect your oral health for many years to come by fusing with the jaw bone and providing stimulation, unlike removable tooth replacement options.
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
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."
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."
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."
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!"
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. "
Frequently Asked Questions
Are dental implants or bridges better?
Dental implants are long-term and keep the jaw bone healthy, while traditional bridges sit on top of the bony ridge in the mouth and require healthy teeth to be ground down to support it. The investment to replace missing teeth with dental implants is ideal for both your smile, confidence, and future health.
Do dental implants hurt?
We make your surgery as comfortable as possible by offering many anesthesia and sedation options. Simple extractions or implant placements may only require local anesthesia, while more complex procedures may require IV sedation so that you rest during the procedure and wake up when it is over.
Do dental implants feel real?
The implant post fuses to the jaw bone, creating a permanent addition to your smile. It will feel just like a natural tooth, and the crown is designed to match the shape and color of your other teeth.
Does food get stuck under implants?
Like any other tooth, food can get trapped under a dental implant. Practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing daily to keep your teeth clean and clear of debris.
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