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.
“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.
Do you have one or more missing teeth?
Take the next step, eat the foods you love, and smile with confidence!
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Drs. Squier or 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 George G
The staff were wonderful, polite and charming. Dr. Rachel was five star in every step of her work. She is also very cute!
- George G
Patient Review by Fredrick S
When I meet with Dr. Strass next week, I will ask to use tritium alloy screws instead of stainless steel for added strength since there isn't any warranty when they break and they are stronger than steel.
- Fredrick S
Patient Review by Henry S
Very comfortable atmosphere, highly recommend.
- Henry S
Patient Review by Phil C
Doctor Rachel Squire and her staff are the best at what they do. I had 6 implants on the bottom teeth and a full denture on the top. Dr Squire worked with Doctor Engrbretson. and when done i have the greatest looking teeth in the world. They fit great, and now i have more confidence, my smile lights up a room. The before and after pictures she sent me tell the entire story. I am so happy, thrilled, ecstatic, and Doctor Squire and Staff are true professionals. They made me fell like i was part of their family. Hey also made me feel i was their only patient. Always on time, greeted with a smile, explain the procedure.. The Doctor and her staff are not only the best at what they do, but they care about the customer as an human. I just love them all Phil Cialone
- Phil C
Patient Review by richard w
friendly and competent
- richard w
Patient Review by Henry S
5 Stars without a doubt.
- Henry S
Patient Review by Hilary D
I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I sought for a prosthodontist in the last 2 years to work on my complex hybrid implants. Most docs would want to turn me away. Dr. Squier was happy to take on my case. She is very knowledgeable on high tech implants, and put me at ease that she can care for my prosthesis. Everyone there is friendly and it feels like home.
- Hilary D
Patient Review by MAria P
I am very happy that Dr. Squier & the staff took very good care of me when they did the work of a lower implant and I recommend to anybody to do their dentistry with Dr. Squier.
- MAria P
Patient Review by Valerie G
I saw an article about Dr. Squire in the newspaper and liked what I read so much that I scheduled an initial consultation which resulted in a comprehensive plan to address multiple dental problems. Dr. Squire is a highly skilled professional and I am in awe of the time she has spent with me to review everything and present reasonable treatment options . I wish I had found her years ago! She is the best! A 5 star rating isn't adequate to express the confidence I feel.
- Valerie G
Patient Review by Jane S
This was an excellent experience! Dr. Squier is charming and an expert and a perfectionist in her work. The staff is welcoming and most pleasant. I have found my "dental home."
- Jane S
Patient Review by James C
Dr Rachael Squire is what I call a very caring clas act Dr. Her assistant is awesome! as are all the team members!! star rating is 10!!!
- James C
Patient Review by Dr William W
I am a retired Canadian dentist and seasonal visitor to Port St Lucie. Yesterday, a crown came loose from my dental implant. I searched the internet for a prosthodontist in the area and fortunately located Dr Rachel Squier. I called her office late in the day and was given an appointment for 7:40 am today. On arrival I was warmly greeted by the receptionist and was promptly escorted to an examining room by her very charming assistant. Dr Squier arrived and resolved my problem in an efficient and highly competent manner. The experience in her office was most enjoyable and a fond reminder of my own office and staff. I would highly recommend Dr Squire and her team to anyone needing exceptional restorative dental care!
- Dr William W
Patient Review by Frank M
It has been a joy to be with these wonderful professionals.
- Frank M
Patient Review by Gayle D
My experience with this office is remarkable!
- Gayle D
Patient Review by Lauretta S
Made me feel secure in my decision to do the procedure and the outcome is what they predicted.
- Lauretta S
Patient Review by Jan H
You are the best!!! So happy I found you years ago when I moved down here.
- Jan H
Patient Review by Richard D
Five Star, every day, all the way.
- Richard D
Patient Review by Janet M
Dr. Squire and staff are outstanding at what they do. Everyone acts with compassion, caring and extreme competency. This is my dental office for life! 12 stars!
- Janet M
Patient Review by Janet P
This was my first visit to se Dr. Rachel Squier. I was amazed that she spent over an hour explaining all the options I have for my missing teeth. She and her staff were courteous and caring. Now its up to me to choose the option!
- Janet P
Patient Review by Al B
All of the staff are competent, considerate, kind, caring and never grumpy like some of the patients. I give a 10 star rating instead of a 5 star rating!
- Al B