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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.

Dental Implants Presentation

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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“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 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. Dr. Squier 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.

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Patient Review by Robin C

I really like Dr.Squires she is focused and dedicated..I have the utmost confidence in her

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Patient Review by Paula H

Treasure Coast Dental is a real treasure! I could not have asked for a better prosthodontist than Dr. Rachel Squire and her team, who took me through the process of a total upper implant. I first came to Dr. Squire 7 years ago as a newcomer to Florida, with a 30-year-old permanent bridge and an old partial. Time had finally taken its toll and, due to underlying problems, my bridge had loosened and was coming to the end of its days. I consulted with Dr. Squire and was given suggestions of either a removable denture or a total upper implant. I chose the implant. I was then fully informed of what to expect. My answer was, “Whatever it takes.” The first step was the surgery. I was given written instructions on what to eat and how to care for the wound. The next day Dr. Squire installed a good-looking temporary case, giving credibility to the catch phrase, “teeth in a day”. I especially appreciated her calling me in the evening to see how I was doing. It was a great comfort to know that if I needed anything, she was there. I followed instructions diligently and wore the temporary for 4 months. It was very comfortable and gave me a confident smile while it allowed my gums to heal. Then Dr. Squire took new impressions. When she installed the final case several weeks later, I could not have been more pleased. I love my new teeth! People tell me they look great. Best of all, they feel like my own teeth! From beginning to end, it was a 6-month process. Would I do it again? To coin another catch phrase, “In a heartbeat!” Thank you, Dr. Squire and Treasure Coast Dental. You are indeed a Treasure.

- Paula H

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Patient Review by Maria B

Dr. Squier is the most proficient, detail-oriented, and honest prosthodontist. She is always compassionate and patient when managing my dental needs, and sensitive to my dental anxiety. Dr. Squier takes the time to answer questions, and make dental procedures as comfortable as possible. Her staff is always congenial and professional, and work together collaboratively. I am so appreciative of Treasure Coast Dental. Thank you, Dr. Squier and staff, for all that you do!

- Maria B

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Patient Review by Walter M

First visit and I was impressed with the friendliness of the staff. Very accommodating and helpful and look forward to my next visit.

- Walter M

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Patient Review by JOAN S

their appointments are always on time. never have to wait. their work is the best. the kindness they showed me was way above other offices. i would highly recommend them.


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Patient Review by Anne Z

Thank you to Dr. Squier and staff for your attention to detail and professionalism to make this scary experience put my mind at ease. I am so happy with my results

- Anne Z

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Patient Review by Andrew L

Totally professional

- Andrew L

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Patient Review by Diane L

I had a very good dental experience. Dr Squires kept me informed and comfortable at all times. I found the staff to be very well trained and friendly I would highly recommend this office.

- Diane L

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Patient Review by Nadia G

I always feel like I am getting the best care at your office. Staff know me and the Dr. is up to date on my file everytime. The care from the office feels genuine. Everyone is patient and take good care to preform each procedure correctly.

- Nadia G

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Patient Review by Mary L

I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Squier and her staff for my general dentistry and for the extensive dental implants which were just recently completed. I always felt from the start my needs were the top priority and I was in the best possible hands to obtain the best result.

- Mary L

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Patient Review by Manfred W

If I would be in the same business, I would steal Dr. Rachel .

- Manfred W

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Patient Review by Carl B

I've had a lot of experience with my dental care over the years. I have never had better care or results before coming to Treasure Coast Dental. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Squier and her entire staff. If you need help with your dental care, do yourself a favor. Don't go anywhere else.

- Carl B

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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

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Patient Review by Mary G

Always a wonderful experience

- Mary G

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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.

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Patient Review by Verna W

I'm so grateful for the care & kindness.

- Verna W

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Patient Review by Evelyn B

Dr. Squier is very Knowledgeable and she has a great staff working with her.

- Evelyn B

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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

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Patient Review by Eric F

Thank you Dr Squier and staff, you all did an excellent job!

- Eric F

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