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The Lasting Effects of Dental Implants

March 18, 2016

Dental implants are a preferred method of tooth replacement, and for good reason. Modern dental implants were introduced in the 1970s, and have been hugely successful ever since.

Tooth human implant (done in 3d graphics)


An Affordable Option

Dental implants are affordable, due to the financing options that we have made available to our patients. We offer both CareCredit and Springstone Patient Financing. To learn more about these financing options, please visit our Financial Information page.

While dental implants can be used to replace more than one missing tooth, dental implants do not require surrounding teeth for support. This advanced dental solution can stand alone, providing sturdy support for a natural-looking, customized crown.

Unnoticeable By Others

Dental implants use breakthrough technologies that make for a solution that will go unnoticed by others. The tooth-colored crown will be customized to fit well in with surrounding teeth, making way for a fully functional bite.

Easy To Maintain

After the procedure, dental implants are low maintenance. They require brushing, flossing and regular cleanings as usual, but they do not require any special care or maintenance.

Lasting Impact

While some other procedures will last years, dental implants are built to last a lifetime. With proper care, dental implants will be a solution for the rest of your life.

Dental Implants In Glendale & Phoenix, AZ

If you have any further questions about dental implants or would like to learn more about the options that we have available at Arizona Center for Implant, Oral & Facial Surgery, please reach out to us via our online contact form, or give us a call. We hope to show you the many benefits of dental implants.


Thinking of skipping a surgical guide?

October 31, 2013

This patient had her implants placed elsewhere, and has come to our office for help. As you can see, a surgical guide could not have been used because the implants were placed completely out of the usable ridge area by a provider who decided he didn’t need a surgical guide, and probably did not use 3D cone beam scan technology.  Be sure to visit a board certified oral surgeon if you are considering dental implants, have a cone beam scan and in most case, have guided surgery.  The expense of removing and placing implants now in the proper location could have been avoided with proper training and technology.



September 13, 2013







Sometimes efforts at saving an implant make things worse. This case showed signs of recession shortly after the final crown was placed. Tissue recedes when there is no bone to support it and getting it back can be extremely difficult. In this case, the site was grafted five times before the patient gave up and sought another opinion.

When the area was opened there was no bone on the facial side of the implant and there was no choice but to remove the implant and start over. Without the pre-treatment records it is challenging to know what the site looked like prior to implant placement. The patient didn’t know if any grafting was done at the time of surgery, but the implant was placed immediately.

The resulting defect after the implant was removed was significant and the patient really wanted an implant in the area. Gaining vertical bone height is usually done with either a block graft or a mesh with  bone protein or a combination of those techniques.

The case was grafted with bone protein and a titanium mesh.   The story here is that this most likely could have been avoided if the dentist had planned the case with a properly trained oral surgeon. Rather, he placed the implant after a weekend course and then tried to save it using techniques that were doomed to failure.

The lesson learned is how important is to have a qualified  board certified oral surgeon for dental implants.  They will use cone beam scan technology and have years of training and experience with the knowledge and skill for bone and tissue grafting when needed.



Watch our Video on our recent published study for faster healing!

April 18, 2013


Our doctors have completed and published a study on Platelet Rich Fibrin.

When patients hear that they need to have their wisdom teeth removed, the fear creeps in and the  words “Dry Socket” are usually not far behind.  Inevitably, they have had a family member or acquaintance share a bad experience with dry sockets and pain after having wisdom teeth removed. We have virtually eliminated dry sockets in our practice?!

Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is the solution to “Dry Sockets” and improves healing in all types of medical and oral surgery procedures.  Our success rate in eliminating “dry sockets” with PRF is nearly 100%!

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO:  What is Platelet Rich Fibrin?


Frequently Asked Dental Implant Questions

October 5, 2012

Email us for a FREE copy of the most frequent questions and answers from our doctors.


Are you hiding your smile?

September 21, 2012

Dental implants are a great solution for missing teeth, replacing partials and securing

dentures.  Your smile is one of the first things people notice!  Call us for a

consultation and we’ll help you find the confidence in your smile!  Our oral

surgeons are board certified specialists with the experience and training

to make your dental experience a great one.


Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Implants

September 12, 2012

Many consumers are unfamiliar with dental implants until they suddenly have a broken tooth or a failed bridge and face the prospect of having to replace one or more missing teeth.  There is a great deal of information available on the internet about implants and it can be overwhelming.   A dental implant is basically a titanium root replacement that is placed in the jawbone to support a crown, bridge or even dentures.   Crowns or bridges placed on dental implants appear and act the same as natural teeth.   The concept of implant dentistry is simple, but selecting the appropriate specialist can be more difficult.  Email us for a FREE copy of an article recently published in our local newspaper with frequently asked questions along with answers to guide your implant decision making process (


Dental Tourism?

August 24, 2012

This dental implant was placed in Mexico.  As you can see, it is outside the bone.

It will be very costly to remove and repair.  Still think getting implants in

Mexico is cheaper?  Think again!




Do dental implants hurt?

August 20, 2012

Sometimes the biggest factor keeping people from getting necessary dental care is FEAR of pain.  We’ve got good news for those patients who have been delaying treatment because they are just afraid that it will be too painful.  Having a dental implant is much simpler, and easily causes less discomfort than a tooth removal.  The most frequent comment we hear in our office after a patient gets a dental implant is “THAT WAS EASY!  I wish I didn’t wait so long.”

While having a dental implant placed is fairly simple and causes very little discomfort, we understand that some people have a real fear of all dentistry.  For those patients, we can provide solutions ranging from a simple premedication for anxiety all the way to general anesthesia to put you completely asleep during the procedure.

One thing is true, delaying dental implant treatment can lead to a costlier and more extensive treatment later due to bone loss and teeth shifting.  So, don’t delay your dental implant treatment due to fear or anxiety.  We have the solutions to help you feel completely comfortable.  Still not sure?  Check out some of the patient videos on our TESTIMONIALS tab on this website and hear for yourself!  Call for your implant consultation today!