Dental Implants

Dr. Cochrane has been researching and implementing dental implant techniques since the early 1970s, with a tremendous success rate. He was innovative enough to attend a number of lectures and seminars of Leonard Linchow and Peringvar Branamark, the fathers of implant dentistry when the modern process first began. Dr. Cochrane has actively followed the process through its growing years to the success it enjoys today.

His interest led Dr. Cochrane to complete two residencies and specialize twice; Both in periodontics and prosthodontics. He is one of the few dentists in the world to have completed both total specialty requirements including separate residencies for both specialties. In addition, he has completed hundreds of hours of additional courses in implant dentistry. Dr. Cochrane has been asked to lecture on implant dentistry a number of times by colleges, dental schools, and implant manufacturers.

Dr. Cochrane has been placing dental implants since 1978, and the original implants are still in place and healthy. One of the first implants was placed in the mouth of a high school basketball player who had a tooth knocked out during a game. Today that kid, now a successful businessman, still has the same implant.

Dental implants will help prevent the jaw bone from resorbing as it does when patients wear dentures with no anchor in the bone and allow the patient to eat a more healthy diet. This, in turn, helps them to live a longer, healthier life.

Gingival Aesthetics

Slightly grey gingival color

Good gingival color and asthetics

Excellent gingival color and asthetics


Implant abutments now come in three different colors which are titanium (silver), gold or gold toned and zirconia. In this particular case I am trying to show when you use silver colored abutments you can get a slight graying of the gingival tissue. By going to a gold toned or zirconia you avoid that problem.

Silver abutment

Gold toned abutment

Zirconia abutment