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
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."
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!"
Cathie Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"My name is Cathie; I work with Keilman Dental Clinic in The Dalles, Oregon. A long time ago, I had a root canal done on a lower tooth. There was really no choice to save it. It was either take it out and put nothing there or take it out and put an implant there and have something permanent. At first, I kind of fought the idea because I thought I was too young to have an implant, but the more I’ve learned about it, the more I realized it’s really the final restoration to have—it’s the best restoration to have. It will not fail. It’s definitely natural; my bite comes together really good so I don’t even know I have something different in there. It just healed really great; I didn’t have any problems whatsoever."
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."
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."
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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