Dental Implants Salem OR

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What Are Dental Implants? | The Surgical Procedure | Why Dental Implants? | Types of Anesthesia

Why Choose Us for Your Dental Implant?

There are many dental implant providers in Salem, Oregon so it can be difficult to choose the best one. We set ourselves apart with state-of-the-art office, modern technology, professional staff and our board-certified oral surgeon, Dr. Swiderski.

Dr. Swiderski has been offering dental implants in Salem, Oregon and the Willamette Valley for over twelve years and is regarded as a dental implant expert having trained at the Mayo Clinic. Whether you are considering a single tooth implant, All on 4 hybrid implant prosthesis, or implant supported overdentures, our office would be happy to assist you.

Introduction to Dental Implants

 

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 dental 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 dental 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, dental implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the dental 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 dental implant has fused to the bone, the second phase begins. Dr. Swiderski will uncover the dental implant 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.

Surgical Advances

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Swiderski is able to place single stage dental implants. These dental 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 dental 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 dental 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.

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 dental 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 dental 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.

Dental Implants Can Improve Your Life

Don't suffer the consequences of missing teeth! Dental implants can replace missing teeth and restore your smile. Contact us to learn more.

Call us: 503-581-0223



Mid-Valley Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery

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Awesome painless procedure super nice people and I couldn't believe how quick it was over. Definitely going back for the implant procedure in the future.

- Michael B

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I had a tooth extraction and implant post inserted. Everything was explained in detail. There was time to ask questions and were answered to my satisfaction.

- Paula L

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I want to thank all of you who helped in my treatment and care. You are excellent at what you do and very kind and considerate of the patients feelings. Thank you!

- Mary F

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I couldn't ask for a better visit. There has been no pain, no swelling, no bleeding. The staff is fantastic!! Did you actually do the implant Dr. Swiderski that good and comfortable. But I know I can call you if I have a problem, thank you so much for a job well done. Sincerely, Frances

- Frances R

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This was the 2nd time I have been been in need of an implant, and I was very glad to be able have Dr. Swiderski do this one also. Very efficient and also caring- personally calling me later that day asking if I had any further questions or concerns.

- Gordon S

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I don't have any Google account or anything like that so all I can do is tell everyone I had a very positive experience in your office and I will be sure all of my kids have had their wisdom teeth out there and I've been back more than once so you know I'm a patient forever as well everybody I can talk to to tell them how great you guys are thank you again and I'll see you later this month or maybe it's next month whenever I get whenever I get my my next treatment

- Sandra A

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I've had 3 oral surgeries performed by Dr. Swiderski. He is an extraordinary doctor...highly skilled and personally supportive and caring. His office staff and medical assistants are also so helpful and welcoming. What a wonderful team!

- Sharon H

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We so appreciate the dental services provided by Dr. Swiderski and his professional assistants.

- La Rita K

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I had a crowned molar with roots that curved like hooks that needed surgery to get them out. Dr. Swiderski was able to make an appointment to pull the tooth in a week, but I had to put it off one more week for my schedule. Everyone there is very professional, efficient, kind and friendly. I had a local anesthetic and was out the door in just a few minutes. I've had no pain or swelling at all. I've not had to take any pain medication I just have to remember not to chew on that side. I highly recommend Dr. Swiderski and his team. They are the best.

- Margaret S

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A great experience!

- Sydney S

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Hello! I wanted to thank Dr Swiderski and you all for calling me yesterday afternoon. I was in my studio and didn't hear the phone. Please tell Dr Swiderski et.al. that my healing is going well and I have no pain so far except for a bit of soreness in my jaw. I'm fine so far with my old regular ibuprofen. All is well, and I'm of course very pleased with the whole thing! Thanks for all you do and have done!

- Antonia J

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I've been there before and we got the same great treatment as before. Everyone took excellent care of my wife and I. You're a 5 Star rating.

- Marlin C

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Had a wonderful experience with all your staff. Would like to thank Dr. Swiderski for being such a great professional Doctor. Thanks to all that assisted!

- Connie R

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Thank you all for the excellent care I received at Mid-Valley OMS on March 29th. I was very impressed. So very different from having a tooth pulled two years ago. I will definitely recommend you to everyone I know. Thank you all for excellent care.

- Lola S

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Felt respected the whole time I was being treated. Thank you all. Chris

- Christopher H

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Your office showing patent care truly blessed me. Even a follow up call from doctor! Thank you one and all.

- Sue C

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My early morning visit for oral surgery went very well. Services planned were successfully completed with no issues. Staff was extremely professional, went about their assigned duties. Very satisfied with the outcome.

- James H

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Dr. Swiderski and his staff are outstanding professionals who have proven their medical skills many times over for myself and my husband for the last ten years when it comes to tooth extractions and implants. Without hesitation we highly recommend their services.

- La Rita K

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Very professional and friendly staff. Thank you. 5 stars.

- Paul J

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The Dr's office was very festive and well decorated for the holidays. The staff is awesome, warm and friendly and Dr Swiderski is the best.

- Lane E

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