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Introduction to Dental Implants from Dr. Swiderski

Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. After dental implant reconstruction, the patient who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, and knows the teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.

What are Dental Implants?

The implants themselves are small titanium screws that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root replacements. The bone fuses with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.

Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

The Surgical Procedure

For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually fusing with the bone. You should be able to wear temporary teeth and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your dentist is making your new permanent teeth.

After the implant has fused to the bone, the second phase begins. Dr. Swiderski will uncover the implants and attach small posts that protrude through the gums and will act as anchors for the replacement teeth. When the replacement teeth are placed, these posts will not be seen. The entire procedure usually takes four to eight months. Most patients experience minimal disruption in their daily life.

Dental Implants Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.

Dental Implants Presentation

Surgical Advances

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Swiderski is able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before replacement teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implants can be placed at the same time as a tooth extraction further minimizing the number of surgical procedures. Advances in dental implant technology have made it possible, in select cases, to extract teeth and place implants with crowns at one visit.

Implants are a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. While Dr. Swiderski performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary, the restorative dentist (Dr. Swiderski) fits and makes the teeth. He will also make any temporary teeth needed during the implant process.

Call ☎ Oral Surgery Office in Salem Phone Number 503-581-0223 to schedule an appointment.

What Types of Replacement Teeth are Available?

A single dental crown is used to replace one missing tooth. Each replacement tooth attaches to its own dental implant. A bridge can replace two or more teeth and may require only two or three dental implants. A complete fixed bridge replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. The number of implants varies depending upon which type of replacement teeth (removable or fixed) is recommended. A removable over denture attaches to a bar or ball-in-socket attachments, whereas fixed replacement teeth are permanent and removable only by the dentist.

Dr. Swiderski performs in-office implant surgery in a hospital-style operating suite, thus optimizing the level of sterility. Inpatient hospital implant surgery is for patients who have special medical or anesthetic needs or for those who need extensive bone grafting from the jaw, hip or tibia.

Why Dental Implants?

Once you learn about dental implants, you finally realize there is a way to improve your life. When you lose several teeth-whether its a new situation or something you have lived with for years-chances are you have never become fully accustomed to losing such a vital part of yourself.

Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.

A Swedish scientist and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark, developed this concept for natural tooth replacement more than 35 years ago. With his pioneering research, Dr. Branemark opened the door to a lifetime of renewed comfort and self-confidence for millions of individuals facing the frustration and embarrassment of tooth loss.

Why Select Dental Implants over more Traditional Types of Restorations?

There are several reasons: Why sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge a space? In addition, removing a denture or a partial at night may be inconvenient, not to mention that dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and rather embarrassing.

Are You a Candidate for Implants?

If you are considering dental implants, your mouth must be examined thoroughly and your medical and dental history reviewed. If you mouth is not ideal for implants, ways of improving it, such as bone grafting, may be recommended.

What Type of Anesthesia is Used?

The majority of dental implants and bone grafts can be performed in the office under local anesthesia, with, or without general anesthesia.

Do Implants need Special Care?

Once the implants are in place, they will serve you well for many years if you take care of them and keep your mouth healthy. This means taking the time for good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) and keeping regular appointments with your dental specialists.

Teeth-In-An-Hour

TEETH-IN-AN-HOUR is a revolutionary concept providing patients with fully functioning teeth on dental implants in one single procedure that lasts about an hour. This technology was developed by Nobel Biocare and allows for collaboration between both the restorative doctor and the surgeon. This merging of knowledge and experience achieves not only increased safety, but also a more precise implant placement. In addition, the fabrication of a final prosthesis is completed prior to the surgery. The computer-guided implant surgery is done in an arthroscopic fashion without requiring any flap reflection. This benefits the patient in that there is less postoperative discomfort, less swelling and less bruising. Patients can often resume their normal activities the next day.

The process starts when a Cone Beam CT scan is taken of the patient’s jawbone. This Cone Beam CT scan allows for the generation of a three-dimensional model of the jawbone that can then be used in virtual reality software to plan the implant placement without the presence of the patient. The results are more accurate implant placement, and less chair time for the patient at the surgery office.


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Mid-Valley Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery

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Dr. Swiderski and all of his staff are professional, friendly people who go above and beyond their job to provide the best patient care. I have been a patient of Dr. Swiderski for many years and have always had a positive experience at Mid-Valley Oral. I would highly recommend Dr. Swiderski and his staff.

- Eugene V

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I am a grumpee old man who had a impacted wisdom tooth. I complain about everything but not the service I received by DR Swiderski and staff. I am wondering if they really pulled it almost no swelling or pain. If I could give them 6 stars I would of!

- timothy t

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My 16-year-old daughter has severe anxiety. She is afraid of shots and won’t even get her ears pierced. She had dreaded her wisdom teeth extraction for MONTHS. But she says a nice lady held her hand while another one placed the IV, and then she woke up and it was over! We are all very relieved. What could have been a nightmare went very smoothly. I highly recommend Dr. Swiderski and his crew.

- Dana H

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I would highly recommend Dr. Swiderski’s office! I felt like my daughter was in great hands.

- Chandy W

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Having reached a "certain age," I have visited many dental practices in my life, including multiple visits to Dr. Swiderski for bone grafting and implant surgeries. Each time I go there, my expectations for superb service and attention to details are exceeded. The office itself was designed for patient comfort, right down to the USB charging ports in the waiting area. The staff makes insurance billing and scheduling seem effortless, and Dr. Swiderski certainly lives up to his Mayo Clinic credentials. You won't find a better oral surgeon anywhere - thank you all for taking such great care of my mouth!

- Evelyn H

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I have had no pain during this whole process. I took ibuprofen for the first 10 hours as precaution and then nothing after. I am amazed that I had 5 teeth extracted and no pain in the process. I feel so thankful for this experience and have already been telling my family and friends they need to go to Dr. Swiderski!

- Heather K

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Dr. Swiderski and his staff are outstanding. from the check in counter to the examination rooms to the surgery area ... just first class treatment top to bottom. This is not my favorite thing to be doing ... but a very necessary one. I'm grateful that Dr. King recommended Dr. Swiderski and Mid-Valley OMS for my treatment. It really was a pleasure to get my implant and the whole time first class care. Thank you Doctor and all the staff for your professional service and caring throughout the whole experience. I highly recommend Mid-Valley. Regards, Fred Thompson.

- Fred T

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I was referred to Dr. Swiderski by my dentist for dental implant. From my first appointment, Dr. Swiderski and his staff were very friendly and informative of what to expect from the dental procedure. Dr. Swiderski is professional, knowledgeable and highly skilled. I experienced no pain during the procedure which including extraction and implant at same time. Dental procedures especially extraction tend to get a bad bleeding , but my bleeding was minimal and completely stopped after 2-3 hours of the treatment. It is amazing. Dr. Swiderski is a highly experienced and skilled implant surgeon in Salem. I certainly appreciated his extraordinary expertise and service.

- Stanley Z

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Dr. Swiderski and his staff were so friendly, and did an amazing job putting our daughter at ease about having all four of her wisdom teeth removed. She recovered much quicker than we expected, and they followed up after the surgery to ensure she was healing well. If only mine had gone this smoothly years ago! Thanks for everything!

- John N

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I would highly recommend Dr. Swiderski and his staff to anyone who is considering dental implants, oral or maxillofacial surgery.

- David H

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Dr. Swiderski is fantastic! He is a skilled oral surgeon that cares about his patients and their well-being. I have also been impressed with the professionalism of all of the staff. The office is community minded by being involved with programs that serve and help children.

- Alicia B

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Dr. Swiderski is very well-trained and knowledgeable. He has done extensive quality work with our family. When I go see him I know that I can trust what is happening. I appreciate the way he does his follow up calls post-surgery. His staff is very good at getting correct estimates from the insurance company. Mid-Valley OMS is a very well-oiled machine.

- Karin K

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We were very happy with our entire experience. Dr. Swiderski and staff are professional, and friendly. We will be going to Dr. Swiderski again for our dental surgery needs.

- Deon S

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Dr. Swiderski and his staff were fantastic for my wisdom teeth removal! Everything went smoothly and I would definitely reccommend him for surgery.

- Jacy R

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I was referred to Dr. Swiderski by my regular dentist. He first did bone grafting and then he performed my implant surgery, four of them. He also put on the abutments at that time so I didn't have to go back for a third time. He is very friendly and is very knowledgeable in his work. I trust his opinion and appears to be very honest.

- Lori D

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My daughter was nervous but they took good care of her, and her recovery time was way shorter than we expected. My most favorite thing was that Dr. Swiderski took the time to call to call my daughter personally. Checking in to see if we had questions and to make sure she was recovering without complications. It's hard to find that kind of care these days!

- Ida B

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Dr Swiderski is very well-trained and knowledgeable. He is very professional and efficient and has a caring attention to his patients that helps to make every procedure a positive experience. Having had three kids treated by him for the complete removal of all 4 impacted wisdom teeth, I think I can say he is extremely qualified and great at what he does!

- kathleen B

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Getting all 4 of my wisdom terth removed was actually very relaxing and I would do it again if I had to. The staff were very friendly and sweet. They made sure I had the laughing gas on enough so there was no pain with the IV and it was all pain free. Thank you so much. 🙂

- Kayla H

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My son needed his wisdom teeth taken out and the Dr. and his staff where fantastic. They took great care of my son and made him feel so comfortable with the whole situation. I really appreciated the follow up care as well. We felt very well taken care of.

- Katrina B

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Had oral cancer over 18 years ago and for past 10 years my teeth have been falling apart 1 tooth at a time. Now I am onto needing bone grafts...oh joy! Thank you for making it as painless as you could. BTW...thanks again for the 2nd water bottle.

- Gayle C

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