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Dental implants in Vancouver, WA. Tooth replacement after tooth extraction.
Dental implants in Vancouver, WA. Tooth replacement after tooth extraction.

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

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

Denture Replacement With Dental Implants

Dental implants serve as an ideal solution for patients looking to replace their dentures. It can be embarrassing to remove your teeth when eating, and it can be inconvenient when dentures slip or cause oral sores. With dental implants, we can affix a fixed denture to multiple implant posts for a secure, healthy, fully functioning smile.

This treatment, known as full-arch restoration, is a long-lasting alternative to traditional dentures. You will be able to enjoy eating and speak with total confidence again without worrying about discomfort, extra products, or jaw bone loss. Contact us to learn more about denture replacement in Vancouver, WA.

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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Cooper Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure

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"Hi, I’m Cooper from Camas and I came to Dr. Rehrer for a dental implant. When I first walked in, the people at the desk were very welcoming. They knew my name and they took care of me right from the start. Dr. Rehrer, when he came in the room, sat down with me. He was very clear. He was patient. He was funny, and he explained everything I needed to know right away and very clearly. I would say I had probably the best experience you could have getting an implant. They did such a wonderful job with the implant itself—the fitting of it, the matching of the color. I can’t even tell anymore that I have it. I highly recommend Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons."

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Elizabeth Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure

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"Hi, my name is Elizabeth from Camas, Washington, and I came to see Dr. Rehrer for a dental implant. It’s a really great environment. Everyone’s really helpful and they’re really willing to explain everything to you no matter how many questions you have. Dr. Rehrer is a really great surgeon and he helped me through the process of getting a dental implant. The text messages helped prepare me for the procedure that I was going to have. I also received a video with post-operative instructions, and I found that to be really helpful. It was a really great experience. For my friends and family in Vancouver, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, I highly recommend Beacon Oral Surgeons."

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Cathy Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure

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"Hi, my name is Cathy, and I'm from Hood River. My doctor in Hood River examined me and determined that I had a fractured root and that the tooth would need to be extracted. The procedure I had done with Dr. Lieblick was first an extraction of my tooth, and then several months later, I had the dental implant — the post — implanted. The implant process itself was quite easy. Recovery process was very, well, unremarkable. I was very happy with everything. Everything had been explained to me by Dr. Lieblick and his staff. The staff in Dr. Lieblick's office was top notch in my opinion, and I've worked in a medical office for 23 years. They were very sweet and made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Lieblick has a wonderful chairside manner. He's very sweet, he's very kind, answers any questions. Was a wonderful overall experience. I would have all of my friends come and see Dr. Lieblick."

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Mykiya Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure

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"Hello, my name is Mykiya. I came to see Dr. Lieblick for a dental implant. At Beacon Oral Surgeon, the office is very open, clean. The staff are very friendly, and they have a way of making you feel very comfortable. Dr. Lieblick is a great surgeon. He was friendly and the appointment was quick, easy, and great fast recovery. With the dental implant, it feels great. It works like a natural tooth. I had a great experience. For my friends and family in Vancouver and Portland, I recommend Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. "

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Byron Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure

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"Hi, my name is Byron Valentine. I came to Beacon Oral Surgery on a referral, which I’m truly grateful for. My dentist, Dr. Reflaf, referred me, and I’ve never been happier. I was delighted! When you associate oral surgery with your person, you think about pain, and immediately, that’s what I thought about was pain, but upon arriving, meeting the staff, meeting the oral surgeons, I was greatly impressed. They dispelled any fears I had, they walked me through the process, they told me point by point exactly what was going to happen, and how it was going to affect me in terms of my overall ability to chew, my smile, just my comfort level. I was, like I said, superbly satisfied, very happy. I’m extremely happy I came here, and not to mention, the staff is like a family. I was so taken by the professionalism and just the approach that the ladies that work there took when I walked in the door, and the whole time that I was sitting in the chair, getting ready to undergo the surgery, they made me feel like I wasn’t even in a dentistry office, like we were at a bonfire! The only thing that was missing was the beer and popcorn! I’m impressed. I’m really impressed, and I would tell anybody, if you’ve got to go have oral surgery, go to Beacon."

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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