About Dental Implants

Permanently Replace Any Number of Missing Teeth

The natural, long-term solution

Are you struggling to feel confident in your smile after losing one or more teeth? Missing teeth can affect everything from the ability to eat foods to an interest in smiling and socializing with others. Don’t let this be you! We offer the only natural and long-term solution for missing teeth: dental implants in Ocala and Crystal River, FL. Made to look, feel, and function just like natural teeth, dental implants can return you to a life of health and confidence by replacing all your missing teeth.

Our periodontists, Dr. John Darby and Dr. Timothy Johnson, specialize in dental implant treatment, and with training from the prestigious Pikos and Misch Institutes, remain at the cutting-edge of implant dentistry. Using the latest surgical technology and advanced techniques, we have the expertise to replace your teeth with precision and efficiency, giving you a functional and attractive smile designed to last a lifetime. No matter how bad your existing teeth are or how many teeth are missing, the expertise of our dedicated team is here to help restore your smile, confidence, and quality of life with dental implants!

dental implant model

Why Patients Choose Dental Implants

  • Eliminate partials, bridges, or dentures
  • Enjoy eating all your favorite foods
  • Improve confidence and wellbeing
  • Restore a youthful, attractive smile
  • One, long-term and lasting solution

Experience Life-Changing Dental Implants



Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. They are made from materials that mimic the natural color and translucency of teeth and personalized to your unique smile. You’ll take care of them like natural teeth, with the added benefit that they won’t stain or decay. Alongside existing teeth, dental implants are indistinguishable and as a whole bridge of teeth, look beautiful and life-like.



Dental implants are strong enough to resist the pressure you naturally exert when biting and chewing food. You’ll be able to eat any variety of hard foods like vegetables, nuts, and meat and they won’t loosen or fall out. Patients who need full arch dental implants will see life-changing benefits to how their teeth function.



With a more well-rounded diet, you can improve your diet long-term. Getting the nutrients you need and the ability to thoroughly chew your food improves your health and digestion. You’ll enjoy better overall health, and additionally improved self-confidence and wellbeing as a result of a smile fully restored to proper function and aesthetics.

dr darby performing dental implants procedure

Comfortable Treatment with Stunning Results

With over 60 years of combined experience, we have developed a streamlined treatment protocol for dental implants, making your experience with us comfortable and effective. Using such technologies as CBCT imaging and computer-guided treatment planning software, we create a digital plan personalized to your smile goals and needs. If you need preliminary treatments like tooth extractions and bone grafting, you’ll be able to receive these services right in our office, possibly on the day of your implant placement. With our level of expertise, your surgery completed with custom surgical guides will be fast and efficient, as you relax comfortably with our sedation options. We’ll partner with your restorative dentist so that when your dental implants are healed, you can receive your final crown or bridge without needing to wait! If you’re missing one or more teeth, don’t wait to schedule your consultation with our team. We can help!

Schedule your first appointment now!

patient smiling after dental implant procedure