Treasure Coast Periodontics

Dental Implant and
Specialized Dentistry

About Dental Implants

Twelve years later and I'm still very satisfied
"I have nothing against "spare parts" if they can make your life easier- and that's what the implant has done for me," says Bengt Kalin. He works as a consultant-and has had an implant as a secure replacement for his left front tooth for twelve years now.

Nobody can see the difference!
I forgot that I have an implant for a front tooth," says Peter Hjelm a captain for a charter airline. " And I like it that way."

Dental Implant is an artificial tooth root that Dr. Horan places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental Implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to Periodontal Disease, an injury, or some other reason.

While high-tech in nature, Dental Implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since Dental Implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.

Dental Implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth. You know that your confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself, both personally and professionally. Perhaps you hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth. Maybe your dentures don't feel secure. Perhaps you have difficulty chewing. If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence, there is good news! Dental Implants are teeth that can look and feel just like your own! Under proper conditions, such as placement by Dr. Horan and diligent patient maintenance, Implants can last a lifetime. Long-term studies continue to show improving success rates for Dental Implants.

What Dental Implants Can Do?

Advantages of Dental Implants Over Dentures or a Bridge

Every way you look at it, Dental Implants are a better solution to the problem of missing teeth!

Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?

The ideal candidate for a Dental Implant is in good general and oral health and is a non-smoker. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the Implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of Periodontal Disease.

Dental Implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth. Since Periodontists are the Dental Experts who specialize in precisely these areas, they are ideal members of your Dental Implant Team. Not only do Periodontists have experience working with other Dental Professionals, they also have the special knowledge, training and facilities that you need to have teeth that look and feel just like your own.