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
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
Greg Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
"My name’s Greg, I’m from Yacolt, Washington, and I came to see Dr. Rehrer for a dental implant. The office here is very calm and soothing. Dr. Rehrer and his staff made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Rehrer made me feel more at ease because it’s just his body language, his demeanor, his choice of words. My procedure went very well. I’m glad I got it done and every time I brush my teeth, I think of how pleased I was that I got it done. For my friends and family from the Camas Vancouver area, I recommend Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons."
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."
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."
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."
Rita Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"Hi! My name is Rita, and I came from Long View, Washington to see Dr. Leiblick about an implant. Dr. Leiblick is so empathetic. He just cares about you. Not just as a patient, but as a person, and he’s very calming. The staff was amazing! They just make you feel so comfortable and they’re just so friendly. I was very comfortable throughout the whole procedure. My implants feel great. I had a great experience and I highly recommend Dr. Leiblick."
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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