If you live near The Dalles, OR, and you need dental implants, Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons offer excellent quality oral surgery services and tooth replacement options. They are quickly becoming one of the most popular tooth restoration options because they are so natural looking, permanent, and practical. They have no removable parts, making them the most similar replacement option to your natural teeth. In fact, most patients find that they can hardly tell the difference between their implants and their normal teeth.
Our practice was chosen to be a member of the American Society of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry (ASIRD) because of our surgeons’ high standards of patient care. We work together with your dentist to form patient-centered treatment plans, and we perform a high volume of dental implant procedures every year, making us more experienced and qualified than a non-ASIRD practice might be. To learn more about our practice and ASIRD membership, feel free to contact our office.
What are dental implants?
They support permanent replacement teeth, including single tooth crowns, multi-tooth bridges, or even full fixed dentures. Each dental implant typically consists of three separate parts: a post, an abutment, and your prosthetic tooth or teeth.
- The implant post is a medical-grade titanium screw that is specially designed to replace the root of your missing tooth. This post will stimulate the bone beneath your gums, preventing bone loss and preserving your facial structure.
- The abutment is a connecting piece that will secure your new tooth or teeth onto your implant posts. This piece can come pre-loaded into your dental implants or may be attached at a later date.
- Your replacement teeth (also called crowns) will be custom designed by your dentist to look just like your healthy natural teeth.
Benefits of Receiving Dental Implants
They offer a variety of health benefits to patients in addition to providing an attractive and functional replacement for your missing teeth. A few of the benefits patients receive include the following:
- Permanent tooth replacements. Dental implants can last a lifetime, unlike other tooth replacement options which require replacement after years of wear.
- Secure, functional replacement teeth. They will allow you to eat virtually anything you like without worrying about your teeth slipping or causing discomfort.
- An attractive new smile. They look just like natural teeth, allowing you to show off your smile with pride.
- Health benefits for your smile. They are the only tooth replacement option that prevent bone loss from occurring beneath your gums. They will also prevent dental shifting and other problems associated with missing teeth.
Dental Implant Placement Procedures
The process of receiving dental implants usually involves two or three visits to the office, and your oral surgeon will work as a team with you and your dentist to complete the procedure.
First, you will have a consultation and oral examination, where your oral surgeon will review your oral health situation and form a treatment plan. Your oral surgeon may also take 3D imaging of your mouth, allowing your surgeon to visualize important structures and nerves before your procedure. These 3D images can also be used to create custom surgical guides to streamline the entire process. If you have any questions about your procedure, you can discuss them with your surgeon at this consultation appointment.
Next, you will come in for the placement procedure. First, your surgeon will administer your anesthesia, ensuring that you feel no pain during surgery. Your surgeon will place the posts into the bone beneath your gums. Once the procedure is complete, your designated driver can bring you home to rest. Patients must undergo a healing period of several weeks to a few months before they can fully chew with their new replacement teeth, but the vast majority of people find that having permanent replacement teeth is well worth the wait. Your dentist may be able to make temporary prostheses for you to wear during the recovery period so that you can smile without anyone knowing that your teeth are missing.
Once your healing period is complete, your dentist can place your permanent crowns. If you received immediate-loading implants, you may be able to skip this step. The type of implants you receive will depend on your preferences and the state of your oral health. Our oral surgeons will be happy to help you form a treatment plan that fits your needs.
Where can I receive dental implants in The Dalles, OR?
Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons offers dental implant procedures at our office in The Dalles, OR. If you live near The Dalles, contact one of our four office locations to learn more about dental implants at our practice. One of our staff members will be happy to help answer your questions or schedule your consultation with one of our surgeons.
Contact Us in The Dalles, Oregon.
Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
3601 Klindt Dr
The Dalles, OR 97058
Phone: (541) 296-7590