Dental Implants Vero Beach

Implant Teeth | Replacement Teeth

Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.

Are You Ready to Reclaim Confidence in Your Smile?

What Are Dental Implants?

The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.

Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

The Surgical Procedure

For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your dentist is forming new replacement teeth.

After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Dr. Colgan will uncover the implants and attach small posts that protrude through the gums and will act as anchors for the artificial teeth. When the artificial teeth are placed, these posts will not be seen. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients experience minimal disruption in their daily life.

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

Surgical Advances

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Colgan 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 implants can be placed at the same time as a tooth extraction – further minimizing the number of surgical procedures.

Dental Implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. While Dr. Colgan 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.

What Types Of Prosthesis Are Available?

A single prosthesis (crown) is used to replace one missing tooth – each prosthetic tooth attaches to its own implant. A partial prosthesis (fixed bridge) can replace two or more teeth and may require only two or three implants. A complete dental prosthesis (fixed bridge) replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. The number of implants varies depending upon which type of complete prosthesis (removable or fixed) is recommended. A removable prosthesis (over denture) attaches to a bar or ball in socket attachments, whereas a fixed prosthesis is permanent and removable only by the dentist.

Dr. Colgan performs in-office implant surgery in a hospital-style operating suite, thus optimizing the level of sterility.

Why Dental Implants?

Dental Implant Overview

For a brief narrated overview of the dental implant process, please click the image below. It will launch our educational MiniModule in a separate window that may answer some of your questions about dental implants.

Dental Implant Overview

Once you learn about dental implants, you finally realize there is a way to improve your life. When you lose several teeth – whether it’s a new situation or something you have lived with for years – chances are you have never become fully accustomed to losing such a vital part of yourself.

Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.

A Swedish scientist and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark, developed this concept for oral rehabilitation more than 35 years ago. With his pioneering research, Dr. Branemark opened the door to a lifetime of renewed comfort and self-confidence for millions of individuals facing the frustration and embarrassment of tooth loss.

Why Select Dental Implants Over More Traditional Types Of Restorations?

There are several reasons: Why sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge a space? In addition, removing a denture or a “partial” at night may be inconvenient, not to mention that dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and rather embarrassing.

Are You A Candidate For Implants?

If you are considering implants, your mouth must be examined thoroughly and your medical and dental history reviewed. If your mouth is not ideal for implants, ways of improving outcome, such as bone grafting, may be recommended.

What Type Of Anesthesia Is Used?

The majority of dental implants and bone graft can be performed in the office under local anesthesia, with or without general anesthesia.

Do Implants Need Special Care?

Once the implants are in place, they will serve you well for many years if you take care of them and keep your mouth healthy. This means taking the time for good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) and keeping regular appointments with your dental specialists.

Call Vero Beach Office Phone Number (772) 770-9191 with any questions or to make an appointment with Dr. Colgan.

Vero Beach Surgical Arts

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Their willingness to accommodate another medical appointment was exceptional. Very easy to accommodate patients requests

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Dr. Colgan and his staff were extremely helpful and considerate throughout the process which took place over a period of 11 months and required substantial skill. I am extremely pleased with the result and the overall interaction with the physician and his staff.

- Harvey W.

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Dr Colgan is very personable and professional, everything was very well explained with no surprises

- Richard B.

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I couldn't be happier.

- Reagan P.

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Not only is Dr. Colgan a highly qualified and an exceptionally skilled oral surgeon, he is a very patient and courteous gentleman. He is awesome and the best!!

- Carmella C.

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He makes you claim even if your not. Dr. Colgan made it so easy.

- Holly B.

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Dr Colgan cam highly recommended. Bot he and his staff were friendly, knowledgeable, responsive, great patient interaction, and very helpful.

- Doug G.

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I'VE HAD A GREAT EXPERIENCE, FELT TOTALLY COMFORTABLE THROUGHOUT THE PROCEEDURE TO THE FOLLOW UP VISITS.

- JAN S.

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Sending anyone who needs an implant to Dr. Colgans office, coming from a retired Operating Room Nurse

- catherine l.

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Excellent overall experience. Would strongly recommend Dr. Colgan and Staff

- David L.

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I came into this office with a HUGE problem. Dr. Colgan & his staff cut it down to size and solved it for me in a completely expert manner. I am very fortunate to have my smile back.

- Ronald T.

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Very professional both Dr. Colgan and his staff. I appreciated the call at home after surgery to check on me. Dr. Colgan and his entire staff are excellent, courteous and very professional at all times. I would highly recommend Dr. Colgan to friends and family.

- Nancy R.

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I would send family and friend to this wonderful office. Couldn't be happier

- Laurie K.

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Very Professional with the most modern equipment and well trained staff

- Paul Z.

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Dr. Colgan has done two extractions and dental implants for me. One was pretty routine, and the other was for a longstanding problem that my dentists had missed and resulted in a failed root canal. After my initial visit and scans, I was scheduled within days for the extraction and bone graft. The next day I was pain free. I had the implant put in a few months ago, and was just released to get the crown. My entire experience with Dr Colgan has been excellent, and I have recommended him to friends.

- Stuart F.

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Dr. Colgan has done two extractions and dental implants for me. One was pretty routine, and the other was for a longstanding problem that my dentists had missed and resulted in a failed root canal. After my initial visit and scans, I was scheduled within days for the extraction and bone graft. The next day I was pain free. I had the implant put in a few months ago, and was just released to get the crown. My entire experience with Dr Colgan has been excellent, and I have recommended him to friends.

- Stuart F.

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After discussing my options for my procedure with Dr. Colgan any doubts and apprehensiveness were completely eliminated. He and his staff made the entire process seamless while exceeding my expectations. I would highly recommend Vero Beach Surgical Arts to all of my family and friends.

- Gary T.

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