Dental Implants Vancouver, WA
Permanent Restoration Solutions
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
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."
Mo Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"Hi, My name is Mo. I’m from Vancouver, Washington. I came to see Dr. Rehrer for a dental implant and a biopsy. I loved coming to this office. Just the physical appearance, the bright colors—it’s just a lovely place to come to. The staff here is exceptional. Every single one of them are personable, welcoming, [and] knowledgeable, because I always have a lot of questions about anything I’m going to do. Dr. Rehrer is a great oral surgeon. He is very personable and [will] answer all your questions and make you feel totally comfortable. The overall experience was very positive, and very successful. For all my friends and family in Vancouver, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, I would highly recommend Beacon Oral Surgeons."
Eileen Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"Hello, I'm Eileen; I'm from Moro, Oregon, and I am one of Dr. Lieblick's patients. I had had previous dental implants, and they failed, and then Dr. Lieblick took me on as a patient, and so I am still seeing him. He has tremendous rapport with his staff. The staff — these women — they're always playing jokes. I like the staff very, very much, but I'm not sure I should ever tell them that. Dr. Lieblick is a professional, but he also has this inner glow about him, and all of them just think that he's the greatest thing, and so do I."
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."
Maggie Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"Hi, my name is Maggie, and I live in West Linn, Oregon. I have had one dental implant, and I’m working on a second one with Dr. Lieblick. When I first was recommended to him by my dentist, I was a little bit nervous about the whole process – it seemed very detailed, and the thought of putting a screw in my jaw didn’t appeal to me. The whole procedure was very easy, very comfortable. I had very little pain, and hence, the second time I needed one, I went back to the same office. Dr. Lieblick and the staff were very supportive. They answered all of my questions, especially the first time around when I was fairly concerned about what was going on. I really appreciated the phone call the day of the surgery, that evening, from Dr. Lieblick, just asking how I was doing. On several occasions, even the second time around, I had to call the staff for questions, and they were always very kind and patient to answer my concerns. I would highly recommend Beacon Oral Surgeons to any of my friends. I have a couple friends both in Oregon City and West Linn that I would recommend and have recommended the office to."
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.
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