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8615 NE Hazel Dell Avenue, Vancouver, WA  98665

(360) 574-7477


Dental Implants to Replace Teeth


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We provide comprehensive implant care in our office. Dr. Collins has completed exhaustive continuing education in implant care. He co-directed the AAID Implant Maxi-Course at OHSU, a 27-day program that covered every implant topic in depth.  We perform a very thorough work-up for every case, and every patient is given choices for implant care and alternatives. We design every case from the ground up.  Nearly every case involves a diagnostic wax-up, where we use plaster models of your teeth and jaws with tooth-colored wax to design the result we desire.  We make surgical guides from the wax-ups, and perform our surgery with a keen eye for the final result.  Implant dentistry is a prosthetic discipline with a surgical component.

Single Tooth Implants - A single tooth implant is appropriate when a missing tooth can be replaced with an implant that resembles the root of a tooth.  The implant "root" is further restored with an implant abutment post and a crown.  If several teeth are missing in a row, they can be replaced with a series of single tooth implants or an implant supported bridge.

Implant-Supported Bridges - Two or more implant "roots" can be used to replace two or more teeth. 

Implant-Supported Dentures - Dentures can be problematic when the part of the jaw bone that supported teeth atrophies under a denture.  Upper dentures can cause gagging problems.  Muscles of the lips, cheeks, tongue and floor of the mouth attach to the sides of the jaws.  Dentures can "trip" when they compete for position with these muscles.  For these, and many other reasons, patients who must have a denture appreciate support and anchorage from implants.  We use special "precision attachment" systems with implants that allow a denture to snap in to place, where it is anchored until you want it to come loose for cleaning.  Implants can also help to maintain bone height under a denture.

Mini-Implants - Some patients do not have enough bone height or width to receive conventional implants.  We offer "mini-implants" that are small enough to fit where conventional implants will not.  These implants are approved by the FDA for immediate loading, which means they can be used under an existing denture to provide anchorage the same day they are placed.  These are also the most affordable implants - we can often place a set of four mini-implants to anchor an existing denture for less than $2000!


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Portrait of Keith W. Collins, DMD

Keith Collins,  DMD

Dr. Collins graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1978.  In addition to caring for patients in private practice, he has enjoyed lecturing and contributing to dental journals.  In 1995 he co-directed the AAID Implant Maxi-Course at OHSU. 


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Click here to see the meth mouth story Dr. Collins produced with Inside Edition.


The information provided on this site is to help educate patients, and is not intended as a guide for self-diagnosis or treatment.  Please rely on your dentist for diagnosis and treatment of oral conditions.


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