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
Elizabeth Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"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."
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."
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."
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!"
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."
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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