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Dental Implants

Losing a tooth can undermine not only the appearance of your smile, but its health and function, as well.

At Sonoran Dental in Scottsdale, AZ, Dr. Ann Sielicki can restore dental implants to replace your missing teeth. 

Find out why dental implants are the next best thing to your natural teeth...

Dental Implant Benefits

Implants offer a number of advantages over alternative tooth replacement options, including:

Better Oral Health

Unlike dental bridges and dentures, implants replace missing tooth roots, which reduces the risk of future bone atrophy. In addition, implants do not require the alteration of the natural teeth.

Optimal Comfort

Titanium tooth implants fuse with the jawbone to form an extremely stable foundation for your smile. As a result, implants are much more comfortable compared to removable dentures and other tooth replacement solutions.

Improved Confidence

When you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, you may be self-conscious about your appearance, and even avoid social interactions. Implants fill in the gaps of your smile and can consequently boost confidence.

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How Do Dental Implants Work?

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If you are self-conscious about missing natural teeth, dental implants can improve your confidence and your oral health. Dr. Sielicki works alongside a team of experts to deliver the highest-level of care available. Our entire dental team is committed to providing a safe, friendly environment and transparent communication for our patients. To learn more about dental implants or any of the other services offered at our practice, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sielicki today.

We are proud to serve Scottsdale as well as the greater Phoenix, AZ, area. Contact our dental practice online anytime or call our office at:

(480) 419-9595

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Very professional and detailed. Great service, great office. I have been a happy client for almost 10 years. Highly recommend them!

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Wonderful dentist and a fun and caring staff. Dr. Sielicki is a true perfectionist.

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Anatomy of a Dental Implant

Illustration demonstrating anatomy of dental implant and restoration

Dental Implant Treatment Timeline

Day of Procedure

Preparatory Procedures

Some patients may need preparatory procedures prior to dental implant placement. This commonly includes tooth removal or the placement of bone grafts to increase jawbone density. If included, this step can add a few months to the total treatment time.

Implant Placement

On the day of the surgery, you will receive local anesthetic and, if desired, a form of sedation to make you comfortable. Then, your dentist can create a small incision in the gum tissue and jawbone. When the area has been prepared, your dentist uses a special instrument to carefully place the threaded titanium post into the jaw. Special care will be given to avoid any sinuses or nerves, thereby reducing your risk for postoperative complications.

Sutures and Healing

Next, your Scottsdale dentist places a small healing cap to the implant and closes the incision with sutures. After your implant has been placed, a healing period is typically required. During this time, the bone tissue fuses to the titanium surface of the implant – a process known as osseointegration. This can take about three to six months on average.

Abutment Placement

When the implant is fully healed, a small connector post called an abutment is added. The abutment extends just beyond the gums and serves as an anchor for your new restoration. A small surgical procedure may be required to complete this step.

Final Restoration

Once the connector post is in place, you will be scheduled for an appointment at our Scottsdale office. Your dentist places your final crown, bridge, or denture. After this step, your implant can be used and cleaned just like a real tooth.

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Roger Sterling

2020

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This year marks my 20th year anniversary with Sonoran Dental Design. First class in every aspect.

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Drew Guenett

2020

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Simply the nicest, most professional and caring people in the dental industry. If you are even a little dissatisfied with your current dentist and/or hygienist try Sonoran Dental. Dr Sielecki and her Team are the best of the best. I promise you (and your teeth!) will have a new home!

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What should I expect after my dental implants have been placed?

Dr. Ann Sielicki

Sonoran Dental Design

Sonoran Dental Design is a high-tech dental practice in Scottsdale, AZ, that prioritizes patient care and comfort. Our dentist, Dr. Ann Sielicki, is highly trained and committed to continued education. She is affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Arizona Dental Association
  • The Central Arizona Dental Association

We invite you to request an appointment with our practice by filling out our online form or calling (480) 419-9595.

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Dr. Sielicki and her staff are professional and I immediately felt comfortable. My teeth look fantastic. I could not be more pleased with the outcome. Emily

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