Dental Implants | Port St. Lucie FL
What Are Dental Implants?
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.
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.
At Treasure Coast Dental we have a team approach to your dental needs. Our doctors customize treatment options specifically for you.We use leading edge technology and techniques to ensure our patients receive excellent, lifetime dental care.Port St. Lucie Office Appointments Map & Driving Directions
“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.
Improvements In Dental Implant Placement
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Squier or Dr. Goebel 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 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. Drs. Squier or Goebel performs 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.
Treasure Coast Dental
Patient Review by Kenneth M
Treasure Coast Dental has a well organized and managed office. New patient inception, evaluation, scheduling and follow up is completed in a manner that installs confidence that they are good at what they do. A written plan with costs is provided. Doctor Rachel Squier is board certified and works with knowledgable assistant(s). She was able to use simple logic and her experience to overcome and/or mitigate risks to formulate a plan for my dental reconstruction. After two office visits I believe that all of my dental needs will be attended to, and that my expectations will be met or exceeded.
- Kenneth M
Patient Review by Mary G
Always a wonderful experience
- Mary G
Patient Review by david m
Dr. Squier is amazing! She spent so much time reviewing my case and made sure I understood the options available. In the end, she recommended what was best for me. I was particularly impressed with her attention to detail. I know that her expertise will result in a successful outcome. I would definitely recommend Dr. Squier.
- david m
Patient Review by Verna W
I'm so grateful for the care & kindness.
- Verna W
Patient Review by Evelyn B
Dr. Squier is very Knowledgeable and she has a great staff working with her.
- Evelyn B
Patient Review by john Messina
- john Messina
Patient Review by Tony F
I had an urgent probkem with a loose implant bridge on vacation and Dr. Squier fit me in right away. She corrected the issue, explained everything better than anyone has done, was professional and very personable. I HIGHLY recommend Dr.Squier!!
- Tony F
Patient Review by Eric F
Thank you Dr Squier and staff, you all did an excellent job!
- Eric F
Patient Review by Eric F
Dr. Squire and her staff are very caring and professional, look forward to my next visit
- Eric F
Patient Review by Brenda M
I have been a patient of Dr. Squier and staff for approximately five years. Services received included basic cleanings to a dental implant and crown. All the procedures were done very professionally and all aspects explained in detail. It is a pleasure to go to the office for my cleanings and any other dental work I need preformed. I recommend this office to everyone who is looking for a great dentist and her staff.
- Brenda M
Patient Review by William
Having been to many dentists over the past several years, I would rate T C Dental as one of the best that I have been to. The staff including of course Dr. Squier were professional, caring and made "going to the Dentist" a pleasure rather than an "ordeal" My choice for superb dental care!
Patient Review by LINDA V
Not only was the staff outstanding for their courtesy and friendliness but also they were extremely efficient and worked together as a well-oiled team. It was apparent how they stepped in to help each other with whatever task that needed to be done from administrative tasks to assisting with the equipment and patient needs of Dr. Rachel Squier. Dr. Squier herself is special. She is forthright, caring, and persistent among many other qualities that are on display as well as her knowledge and skill to conceptualize a variety of approaches that may be taken on behalf of her patient. I am very comfortable to be in the care of these people.
- LINDA V
Patient Review by Henry S
Awesome, magical what more can I say. Thank you Dr. Rachel and her crew!!
- Henry S
Patient Review by Maryjane B
I enjoy this office and highly recommend Dr. Squier and her staff
- Maryjane B
Patient Review by Paul P
The best dental office I have ever visited.
- Paul P
Patient Review by Diane P
Excellent Quality CARE
- Diane P
Patient Review by Margareth G
Your professionalism, courtesy, friendliness, expertise is unparalled! Our best dental experience ever! Your patient care is outstanding.
- Margareth G
Patient Review by William B
Very professional and eager to welcome you as part of the Treasure Coast Dental family. Great Team!
- William B
Patient Review by Carl S
Dr. Squier and staff are very special, totally competent and extra nice. The whole procedure I had was easy and pleasant.
- Carl S
Patient Review by Fant W
You guys are the greatest and you treat your patients like they are your guests. Simply wonderful - 5+ Stars!
- Fant W