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What's Special About Our Dental Implants?

At Calapooia Family Dental we pride our practice on the personal touch that we offer every patient who walks in our door. When you commit to one or several dental implants with us, we make a pledge to you that we will treat you with the care and respect that we would our own family. We source only the highest quality implants and restorations crafted by artisan level professionals.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Potential to last a lifetime
Restore ability to eat as you did with natural teeth
Restored facial structure
Speak as you did before tooth loss
No dental adhesives
Ease of cleaning and care

Our Difference

Commitment to care
Top tier professionals
We work with your insurance
Local to you

Dr. Summers & Dr. Hagerty.

Born and raised in Albany, Dr. Hagerty started the practice in 1986. The emphasis, besides providing high-quality family dentistry, was hospital and implant dentistry. He created the largest private hospital dental practice in Oregon, which has been expanded and grown with the addition of Dr. Summers to the office in 2013.

Dr. Summers joined the practice of Patrick V. Hagerty, DMD, in Albany and worked alongside one of the area’s most respected dentists for two years before taking over the practice in 2015. He now focuses on the treatment of patients with sleep apnea and TMJ disorders. He also has expanded the hospital dentistry program started by Dr. Hagerty for treatment of patients with special needs and medical complexities.

Dr. Summers at Calapooia Family Dental
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"Welcoming and comforting"

Tami S. says,
Dr. Summers is amazing.... He and all his staff are so welcoming and comforting. I would highly recommend his office to others.

"Most compassionate caring dentist"

Jeffrey R. says,
Dr Summers, is the most compassionate caring Dentist IVE ever seen or been TO. My outlook on life is so much better. My dental work he did is Life Changing.


Kevin R. says,
Dr. Summers and his staff are friendly, thorough and clearly enjoy what they do. This is the first office I've seen use 'ultrasonic' tools for cleaning, which seems less harsh on hard-to-reach areas between teeth. Thanks for the great treatment, I'll be back!

Dental Implant FAQ's

What are Dental implants?

Dental implants are a type of dental restoration that is ideal for patients who have lost one or more of their permanent, adult teeth. Unlike dentures, which are only temporary and may last between seven to ten years at most, dental implants can typically last your entire life (if you properly maintain them).

Dental implants have three parts to them. The first part is the titanium post. Titanium is used in the post because the human body does not reject this metal. Instead, bone builds up over the implant, a process known as "osseointegration." The titanium post is attached to the abutment, which is considered a connector component. This abutment attaches the post to the final part of the implant, which is called the restoration (or the "crown").

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

It’s hard to know for sure unless we can do an exam with you, but usually, the answer is yes. Some of the factors that we consider when examining your mouth to see if dental implants are a good fit for you are as follows.

We look at the amount of time you have been without teeth. Tooth loss can mean bone loss in the jaw, and if there is significant bone loss in your jaw, we may have to perform a bone graft before proceeding with dental implant placement.

We also look at the habits you maintain. Smokers and tobacco users generally are encouraged to quit before considering dental implants as tobacco use can mean rejection of the implant.

Am I Too Old for Dental Implants?

Probably not! Chewing your food and enjoying the comforts of "real teeth" is something that everyone can enjoy.

Types of Dental Implants

There are a few different applications for dental implants and a few different kinds of implants. Normal implant posts are made of titanium, but there are also zirconia implants for those with poor gum health.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants can last for the rest of your life if you take care of them properly, which includes regular visits to our office for cleanings and exams.

Is the Dental Implant Process Long?

Depending on the number of implants you need placed and the state of your oral health before starting your journey, the procedure can vary in length. Usually the planning and placement process only takes a couple weeks. The recovery process varies the most depending on how many implants you have placed.

Are Dental Implants Worth It?

Absolutely! There is no greater solution to lost teeth available today than a dental implant. They are superior in every way to removable restorations in both the freedom and the oral health that they lend to the patient.

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Calapooia Family Dental
1070 24th Ave SW Albany, OR 97321-7539
(541) 936-9222
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