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 david s
timely and competent
- david s
Patient Review by Richard D
If only my household was run as efficient, and enjoyable as your office.
- Richard D
Patient Review by Gail L
It would be my pleasure to recommend your practice.
- Gail L
Patient Review by Joan R
Professional and kind, work hard to get everything just right. Everyone is concerned about giving the best care possible.
- Joan R
Patient Review by Elizabeth B
I am very happy with the results. Great job!
- Elizabeth B
Patient Review by Felix Ortiz A
Over the years I had seen many Dentist, and most of them have left me with very bad memories and pain. Doctor Rachel Squier and her staff, have a new meaning to the word Dentist. She is always in a good moon, and willing to explain every step perform by her and her Staff, I wish Port Saint Lucie have more Beautiful , Professional and dedicated dentist like her.
- Felix Ortiz A
Patient Review by Julia W
This is the first time I have ever described a dental visit as a complete and total pleasure. Dr. Squier and the staff were uniformly pleasant, smiling, and absolutely glad to be doing their job as well as being polite and considerate of the patient (me). I'm looking forward to the follo-up (another first).
- Julia W
Patient Review by Kathy M
Dr. Squire is the absolute best. The quality of work is outstanding. This is the only destination for the best in implants on the Treasure Coast. Was so impressed with my upper implants that i went back to get the bottoms done too. DO NOT GO TO THOSE CUT RATE IMPLANT PLACES. I hear their materials and workmanship are both inferior, and they nickel and dime you for everything . Dr. Squire gives a written plan of care, and the price given is for EVERYTHING, until you are satisfied. Please, please go to Treasure Coast Dental for all restorations, implants, or whatever your prosthodontic needs are. You will be soooo satisfied, and you will look and feel your absolute best.
- Kathy M
Patient Review by Doris J
I was referred to Dr. Squire for a dental implant 3 years ago and have been a regular patient ever since, I've never had less than exceptional care and recommend Dr. Squire without reservation.
- Doris J
Patient Review by Robin W
Could not imagine a better group of people. My Thanks.
- Robin W
Patient Review by Salvatore L
Excellent Care and Service!
- Salvatore L
Patient Review by Donna C
The care and attention given by Dr. Squier and her staff is stellar. I was made to feel comfortable with my dental care and relaxed every time I've had an appointment. This is the first totally happy experience I've have ever with a dentist in 62 years!
- Donna C