Cosmetic Dentistry

Porcelain Veneers | Dental Implants | Invisalign

Porcelain Veneers

One of the most popular and successful cosmetic dental procedures asked about by patients at Scottsdale Dental - Smile Designs and performed by Dr. Richard Croft are porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, custom made, ceramic tooth coverings that are bonded to the front of your teeth to change the color, size or shape. Porcelain veneers can be an excellent cosmetic solution to a variety of problems such as crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, worn and discolored teeth, or broken and chipped teeth. Since porcelain is a ceramic, and therefore glass-like, the porcelain veneer surface is virtually stain resistant.

As with any teeth, your veneered teeth should be brushed and flossed thoroughly on a daily basis. Professional cleanings and examinations as recommended by your dentist, and use of a non-abrasive toothpaste are an important part of maintaining your porcelain veneers.

With these natural looking restorations your smile can be whiter, straighter, stronger, and more beautiful than you ever imagined.

If you are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers and what they can do for your smile, call Scottsdale Dental Smile Designs to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr.Richard Croft.

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Dental Implants

Every way you look at it, dental implants are a better solution to the problem of missing teeth. I don't think there is anything money can buy that would better improve the quality of life than dental implants for those who need them.

Esthetics...Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth! Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent bone loss and gum recession that accompany bridgework and dentures. When a tooth is lost the bone is no longer stimulated and begins to shrink away. Bone loss creates sunken facial contours and wrinkles that make you appear older. Dental implants preserve bone and help to maintain a more youthful facial contour. No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth.

Saves Teeth...Dental implants are an ideal option for people who have missing teeth. They don't sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because neighboring teeth are not altered to support the implant. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health! Dental implants are natural looking and feeling and can also be used to stabilize dentures. An added bonus being that there is no plastic plate in the roof of the mouth. If you have lost teeth and would like to eat, speak and smile with comfort and confidence, Dental Implants may be your best solution.

Confidence...Dental implants will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence! They are secure and offer freedom from the embarrassing click and wobbles of dentures. If you are a denture wearer, you will be all too familiar with the suffering and discomfort associated with painful dentures that do not stay in place when eating and talking. This can cause mental and physical suffering and may also lead to loss of self-confidence. If it were possible for denture wearers to "test drive" implants, they would never go back to dentures.

Dr. Croft spent several months studying the surgical placement, bone grafting, and restoration of oral implants with a prominent Oral Surgeon in Southern California. He has also studied with other well-respected implant surgeons at the Las Vegas Institute and throughout the U.S. He is a member of the American Association of Implant Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantology.

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Invisalign - Start smiling more!

Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of clear, virtually invisible custom-molded aligners.

Invisalign, with breakthrough technology that lets you have the smile you've always wanted -- without the hassle of braces.

The clear alternative to metal braces.

By using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign straightens your teeth with results you'll notice sooner than you think. The course of treatment involves changing aligners approximately every two weeks, moving your teeth into straighter position step by step, until you have a more beautiful smile. And unlike braces, these clear aligners can be removed while you eat and brush your teeth as usual.

Less treatment time.

An average Invisalign course of treatment takes about a year. You'll see Dr. Richard Croft every 6 to 8 weeks for adjustments and to check progress. At regular intervals, you'll receive a new set of custom-molded clear aligners to continue the straightening process. The total number of clear aligners is specific to you, determined by Dr. Richard Croft for your course of treatment.

Clear. And comfortable.

Since Invisalign is practically invisible, there's no unwarranted attention to your mouth. In fact, very few people will notice at all - unless you tell them. They're comfortable to wear and remove easily when you eat, brush, and floss.

All across the country, people like you now have great smiles and straighter teeth, thanks to Invisalign. Why not join them? Contact Scottsdale Dental - Smile Designs, Dr. Richard Croft for your complimentary consultation regarding Invisalign.

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Our practice is state-of-the-art, innovative and personal. We focus on practicing comprehensive dentistry - which means you will not have to go to three or four doctors for your dentistry.


Our dental team of talented, skilled people are dedicated to meeting the needs of our patients in a gentle and caring way.



"This has been the single most rewarding effort I have ever offered myself and I feel I have received enormous value for what I have spent..."


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"My family and I have been Dr. Croft's patients for over 12 years and would not think of going to anyone else..." -- Elaine from Phoenix, Arizona

"Thank you again for everything. You do great work and I am living proof!"-- Mary from Phoenix, Arizona now living in Pinetop AZ

"Experience, quality, and understanding of what I do for a living, together with costs, were my priorities. Dr. Croft and his team took the time to talk to me on the phone, and seemed sincerely interested in my needs."-- Patricio & Bernessa from San Antonio, TX




Scottsdale Dental - Smile Designs

Richard J. Croft, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.
7170 E. McDonald Drive, Ste. 1
Scottsdale, Arizona 85253

(480) 946-3333
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