Dental Implants | Bend, OR

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

What Are Dental Implants?

A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.

Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.  A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.

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With a focus on the highest level of surgical care, our surgeons are able to help patients of all ages achieve great oral health through bone grafting, wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, safe extractions, and more. Our entire team is dedicated to providing compassionate and personalized patient care from the moment you enter our state-of-the-art office setting. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you!

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A smiling elderly man

“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”

For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.

Surgical Advances

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Krueger and Dr. Lenox are 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 artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.

Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist.  Dr. Krueger and Dr. Lenox perform the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary.  The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.

Krueger & Lenox Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

5 out of 5 stars based on 12 Dental Implants reviews.

Patient Review By Jerry P

When I returned for my second visit, it was like approaching friends I had not seen for a couple months. No anxiety over the procedure. My first surgery recovery was so mild I went to work around noon the next day. My second surgery results were similar. No surprises. I have one small procedure to go and have no reservations about it. Overall, this experience on a one to ten scale was a ten. I must also say that the staff is absolutely excellent in their competency, social skills, and outright friendliness. This office is an example of what all Doctor Offices should be like. Thank you for being a great part of our community.

- Jerry P

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Patient Review By Ana A P

Excellent. The best Dr in Town.

- Ana A P

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Patient Review By James M

I highly recommend Dr. Krueger as an oral surgeon.

- James M

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Patient Review By Melissa F

I love how Dr. Krueger talks to me while he is working always reassuring me that Im doing good Im an extremely nervous person with shots and he helps quite a bit by just doing something as simple as that. Thank you Dr. Krueger....You're the Best!

- Melissa F

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Patient Review By Perry P

Very satisfied with procedure results. Minimal discomfort. Will gladly recommend to friends.

- Perry P

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Patient Review By Mark G

Having Dr. Krueger call me personally several hours after my extraction and implant placement was more than I expected. It was a personal touch that I wont forget and a business practice that other medical professionals would be wise to use as well. Dr. Krueger and his staff made a very uncomfortable situation very easy for me. They were comforting and supportive during my procedure and though my anxiety level was very high,they made every effort to encourage me and keep me comfortable. Should the need arise for Dr. Kreugers services again, I wouldn't hesitate to see him again.He and his staff are true professionals and a credit to their practice..

- Mark G

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Patient Review By Maryann (Mimi) L

Ditto of what I wrote in the "Additional Comments" above.

- Maryann (Mimi) L

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Patient Review By Kerry S

My procedure went off without a hitch .... and am thrilled with the end result. Dr.Krueger & his staff were incredibly caring! I recommend them HIGHLY!

- Kerry S

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Patient Review By Kerry S

My procedure went off without a hitch .... and am thrilled with the end result. Dr.Krueger & his staff were incredibly caring! I recommend them HIGHLY!

- Kerry S

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Patient Review By Delona F.

The whole procedure was much easier than I had imagined. I was pleased with all staff and Dr. Krueger...Getting flowers delivered to my home the day of my implant was certainly a nice surprise and totally unexpected. Thankyou!!

- Delona F.

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