Dental Implants Vancouver, WA
Permanent Restoration Solutions
The surgeons at Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons are experts at dental implant surgeries near Vancouver in Camas, WA. If you are looking for a permanent solution to tooth loss, dental implants are the closest tooth restoration option available to a natural tooth. Unlike more traditional options such as bridges or dentures, implants replace your entire tooth. Replacing the entire tooth, including the root, prevents bone loss and dental shifting from occurring, preserving your oral health for years to come.
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American Society of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry (ASIRD)
Our oral surgeons are members of the American Society of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry, which means they are experts at implant surgeries. ASIRD membership is reserved for implant specialists with the highest standards of patient care, and our surgeons put patients at the center of everything we do. To learn more about our practice’s standards, feel free to contact our office near Vancouver, WA, or one of our other offices for more information.
Benefits of Dental Implants in Vancouver, WA
The Benefits of Dental Implants
They are changing people’s lives by providing permanent, functional, and natural-looking tooth replacements with no uncomfortable or inconvenient removable parts. A few of the benefits they provide are listed below:
They are good for your overall oral health.
By preventing bone loss, dental shifting, and other problems, dental implants can preserve your oral health for years to come.
They are a permanent solution to tooth loss.
With proper care, they can last a lifetime, unlike other tooth replacement options that require replacement after years of wear.
They are the closest replacement option to a natural, healthy tooth.
They will look and feel just like your natural teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods and smile without worry.
They can help you regain confidence and improve your quality of life.
Dental implants allow you to confidently show off your smile. As a permanent fixture in the mouth they do not move or slide like removable dentures.
Types of Dental Implants
- Single Dental Implants. A single and complete tooth replacement.
- Immediate Implants. Your surgeon can place a dental implant post on the same day as a tooth extraction, reducing the number of additional appointments needed to restore the missing tooth.
- Implant-Supported Bridge. This alternative is ideal for patients missing multiple teeth beside each other. Dental implants can support the bridge, removing the need to alter healthy teeth to support the bridge.
- DIEM® Full-Arch Restoration. A fixed denture is supported by dental implant posts. The dental implants are inserted in the upper, lower, or both arches, fully restoring the patient’s smile and oral function.
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Who can receive dental implants?
They are a good option for patients who are healthy enough to undergo outpatient dental surgeries. Generally, patients must have an adequate amount of bone left in their dental arch to securely receive implants, but even if you have experienced bone loss, our oral surgeons may be able to restore your jaw using bone grafting procedures. When you come to one of our offices for a consultation, your oral surgeon will review your situation and discuss all of your options for tooth restoration before proceeding with treatment.
Dental Implant Surgery Procedure
Every patient is unique, and your procedure will be tailored to address your specific condition and your overall goals for treatment. In general, the entire implant process is a joint effort between you, your oral surgeon, and your dentist. Most patients will have a consultation appointment, an implant placement procedure, and a final office visit to place the permanent crowns and complete the treatment process.
The consultation appointment will allow your surgeon to fully understand your condition before forming your treatment plan. If necessary, your surgeon will take 3D imaging of your mouth. These high-quality images allow your surgeon to create custom surgical guides, which ensure that your procedure is as accurate and efficient as possible. The imaging can also prevent any surprises during your procedure, making the entire process safer. If you have any questions about your treatment plan, the consultation appointment is the perfect time to discuss them with your oral surgeon.
Your next appointment will be the implant placement procedure, where your surgeon will place your implants directly into the empty tooth sockets. Your implants may be pre-loaded with the abutments and replacement teeth, but most patients have these attached at a later appointment. Once your anesthesia has worn off, your designated driver will bring you home to rest.
If your replacement teeth were not already placed, you will visit your dentist after a healing period, usually several weeks to a few months. This healing period allows the bone surrounding your implants to heal and create a secure foundation for your new teeth. Many patients choose to have their dentist make temporary teeth to wear so that they don’t have to go without teeth during this healing period. Your oral surgeon will discuss the entire implant process in more detail and go over all of your treatment options when you come in for your consultation.
Cost and Value of Dental Implants
The cost of a dental implant varies. Many patients feel dental implants are worth the investment due to its affordability, success rate, and overall value. Several factors determine the price, including:
- Number of implants needed
- Additional procedures, such as extraction or bone grafting
- Choice of anesthesia
- Details of insurance
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
Joan Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"My name is Joan, I’m from Vancouver, and I came to Beacon Oral Surgeons for an extraction and implant. As soon as I walked in the door, the girls at the front desk knew that I was nervous, but they put me at ease right away. Dr. Rehrer is funny, so he puts you at ease also. He explains what he’s doing, and the next thing you know, he’s done. My procedure went very smoothly. No complications, everything was good. If anybody needed an extraction, implants, wisdom teeth extracted, I would most definitely recommend Beacon."
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."
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. "
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."
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."
Frequently Asked Questions
How painful is getting a dental implant?
Dental implant surgery affects everyone differently; therefore, the levels of discomfort can vary from patient to patient. The general consensus about pain and dental implants is that the majority of people feel discomfort, not pain. Over-the-counter pain medication is typically enough to control any discomfort you feel.
What hurts more: tooth extraction or implant?
Most patients find very little discomfort involved in the dental implant procedure. Local anesthesia is injected to numb the area during the procedure, and most patients report minimal pain compared to a tooth extraction.
How long after dental implants can I eat normally?
You will be able to eat about an hour after surgery, you must start with foods that are soft for the first 24 hours. Avoid hot foods and drinks for several hours after surgery. We provide you with post-operative instructions that will guide you through the safe foods to consume while your surgical site is healing.
How long does it take for dental implants to heal?
The average healing time is anywhere from 6 to 8 months, to be able to resume your pre-operative daily routine. However, healing can take longer depending on any additional necessary procedures, like bone grafting.
Where can I get dental implants in Vancouver, WA?
Our oral surgeons offer dental implants at our office in Camas, WA, which is only a short distance from Vancouver. If you live in or around Vancouver, WA, contact our Camas office for a consultation.
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