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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 Design in Scottsdale, AZ, Dr. Ann Sielicki and her team can restore dental implants to replace your missing teeth. 

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

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Implants are surgically embedded in the jawbone in the place of missing tooth roots. After they fuse with the jaw over the course of three to six months, they are ready to provide unparalleled support for crowns, bridges, or dentures.

Ready to Restore Your Smile? Book Your Dental Implant Consultation Today

If you are self-conscious about missing natural teeth, dental implants can improve your confidence and your oral health. Drs. Sielicki and Rewan Zineldine work alongside a team of experts to deliver the highest level of care available. Our entire Scottsdale 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, request a consultation at our dental office in Scottsdale, AZ.

We are proud to serve our immediate community as well as the greater Phoenix area. Send a message to our dental practice anytime or call our office at:

(480) 419-9595

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"I have so much more confidence."

Robin avoided dentistry for years because she was afraid. We made her feel comfortable with dentistry for the first time and now she looks forward to her appointments. Dr. Sielicki designed a full mouth reconstruction plan for Robin that completely transformed her oral health.

A 5-Star Review "The newest technology at its best."

"This is the newest technology at its best! The Doc and all her staff are personable, patient, and kind. They take their time to make sure you know and understand what's going on." Joanie Wolter, 2023

Anatomy of a Dental Implant

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Dental implants are made of three parts: the implant, the restoration, and the abutment. The implant serves as artificial tooth roots. The restoration replaces the portion of the tooth that's visible above the gumline. The abutment securely connects the implant to the restoration.

Am I a Good Candidate for Treatment?

While modern techniques like All-on-4 make dental implants accessible for a wider range of patients, not everyone qualifies for treatment. Several factors can affect your candidacy, such as:

Oral Health

It is important to be in good oral health other than tooth loss before undergoing dental implant treatment. During your consultation at our Scottsdale office, we will examine your mouth and check for signs of gum disease, infection, and other common conditions. If we find anything, we will provide the appropriate treatment to restore your candidacy for implants. 

Overall Health

Since dental implants involve a surgical procedure, they are not recommended for individuals who suffer from certain health conditions. Uncontrolled diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and osteoporosis can all increase your chances of implant failure. Please go over your medical history with your dentist so we can assess your risks and best ensure your safety. 

Jawbone Density

Tooth roots serve an important function in maintaining strong gum and jawbone tissue. When you are missing teeth for a long period, your jaw begins to atrophy. While traditional dental implants do not work for patients with low bone density, you may still qualify for All-on-4 treatment. 

Choosing the Best Treatment for You The Sonoran Dental Design Patient Experience

Sonoran Dental Design in Scottsdale, AZ, is different from other dental practices because of the personal attention Dr. Sielicki and her team gives to each patient. When you visit us for the first time, your dentist will take the time to get to know you and understand your dental goals. We have created a welcoming, caring environment that our patients love.

Why Patients Choose Sonoran Dental Design For Dental Implants and More

Dental implants are widely available, but patients throughout Scottsdale have chosen to trust their smiles to our team for many important reasons, including:

Expert Care

Dental implant placement requires exceptional skill and precision. We will coordinate your treatment with a board-certified oral surgeon who will place your implants in a way that provides the best possible support to your restorations while minimizing all risks of surgery.

A Personalized Experience

We don't just perform services and send patients on their way—we build relationships. You and your dentist will spend plenty of time discussing your goals and identifying your needs in order to provide a scope of treatment that will provide you with maximum benefits.

Read More of Our 5-Star Reviews "Hard to compare with any other practice in the valley."

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William Bacon

Scottsdale, AZ

2023

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I arrived early and was taken right in. Dental assistant was great and prepared me for the dentist. Dentist was very good and I would come here again! I am a snowbird from Canada but I would pick these folks as my regular dental care group. They are that good.

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Sami Kivinen

Scottsdale, AZ

2023

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Dr. Sielicki and her staff are so professional, it is very hard to compare Sonoran Dental Design with any other dental practice in the valley. What a knowledge and know how with my dental case. THANK YOU Sonoran Dental Design.

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Budgeting for Treatment

Basic dental insurance does not cover the cost of the implant itself or the abutment that connects the implant to your replacement teeth. However, most insurance plans do contribute to the cost of crowns, bridges, dentures, and preparatory procedures such as gum disease treatment, tooth extraction, and fillings

Our practice accepts most insurance plans, and you can count on our staff to work directly with your provider to secure maximum coverage of all treatments relating to your implants. For any remaining out-of-pocket expenses, we accept CareCredit® financing. Based on your credit score, this popular medical lender can allow you to make interest-free or low-interest monthly payments that make dental implants a comfortable fit for most budgets. If you want to use an existing line of credit, we accept American Express, Visa, and MasterCard. We also accept cash and checks.

If you have any questions about how we can help make implants an affordable solution for you, please send us a message or call us today:

The Dental Implant Treatment Timeline

We coordinate with board-certified oral surgeons and prosthodontists for implant placement. This helps minimize risks and create the very best results for our patients.
We coordinate with board-certified oral surgeons and prosthodontists for implant placement. This helps minimize risks and create the very best results for our patients.

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 a local anesthetic and a form of sedation for additional comfort, if desired. Then, your licensed oral surgeon will create a small incision in the gum tissue to access the jawbone. When the area has been prepared, a special instrument is used to carefully insert the threaded titanium implant into the jaw. 

Sutures 

Next, we place a small healing cap on the implant and close the incision with sutures. This completes the first phase of your procedure. We will provide you with detailed recovery instructions to reduce your risk for postoperative complications. 

Healing

During this recovery period, the bone tissue fuses to the titanium surface of the implant in a process known as osseointegration. This usually takes about three to six months.

Abutment Placement

When you are fully healed, you will undergo a second procedure to attach small connector parts known as abutments to each implant. The abutment extends just beyond the gums and serves as an anchor for your new restoration. 

Final Restoration

Once the abutments are in place, you will be scheduled for the final phase of treatment at our Scottsdale office. Your dentist will secure your permanent crown, bridge, or denture to the abutments to complete your smile. After this step, your restoration can be used and cleaned just like real teeth.

Enjoy a Full, Healthy Smile Request an Implant Consultation

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Are you ready to enjoy better health, complete dental function, and a more youthful smile? Then take the first step and schedule a dental implant consultation. Your dentist will provide a thorough examination and create a custom treatment plan catered to your restorative needs. What are you waiting for? Get started on this life-changing treatment today!

You can request a consultation at our Scottsdale practice by contacting us online or by calling:

(480) 419-9595

"Care, compassion, and transparency." Read Our Excellent Reviews

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Kathya Vazquez

Scottsdale, AZ

2023

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Sonoran Dental Design is the absolute cream of the crop when it comes to dentistry! Dr. Ann Sielicki was very thorough when combing through my dental concerns and gave me a very clear understanding of each and every phase of my recommended treatment from the beginning. I instantly felt a sense of genuine patient care, compassion and transparency. 

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Michael Hagg

Scottsdale, AZ

2022

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The office presents an air of detail and professionalism. The staff is very welcoming and knows who you are. The technician was concerned with my comfort and was detailed with her assessment and evaluation. As a person that avoided the dentist until necessary the hesitation is gone. 

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Worried About Dental Surgery? We Can Help With Sedation Dentistry 

If you suffer from high levels of sensitivity or a fear of dental procedures, there is a way you can undergo treatment more comfortably. Our Scottsdale practice offers sedation dentistry to induce a state of relaxation and help you overcome your aversion to the dentist. While sedation is overwhelmingly safe, we go the extra mile and use high-tech monitoring devices to observe your vital signs during treatment. Ask about sedation dentistry at your consultation to find an option right for you. 

Is Dental Implant Treatment Worth It?

After reviewing the timeline and recovery involved with dental implants, you may be wondering if the results are worth it. The truth is, no other form of restorative dentistry can provide the same convenience, comfort, and protection that come with implants.

Since your restoration stays fixed in place, you do not have to worry about tedious maintenance or traditional denture care. The posts also mimic natural tooth roots securing your prosthetic with unparalleled stability. Best of all, implants stave off common side effects of tooth loss, such as gum recession, jawbone atrophy, and sunken-looking facial features. 

You have our word; dental implants are well worth it in the end. 

"Super high-tech."

"The personal touch is alive and well at Sonoran! Everyone there is Very detail-oriented, and the facility is super high tech." Mark Moebius, 5-Star Review, 2023
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Sonoran Dental Design is a high-tech dental practice in Scottsdale, AZ, that prioritizes patient care and comfort. Dr. Ann Sielicki is a dentist who is highly trained and committed to continued education. Dr. Sielicki is affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Arizona Dental Association
  • The Central Arizona Dental Association
  • Spear Education's Advanced Continuum (Visiting Faculty Club Member)
  • Seattle Study Club (Participating Member)

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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