Advantages of Dental Implants

Every way you look at it, dental implants are a better solution to the problem of missing teeth.

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. No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth.

Saves Teeth…Dental implants 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!

Confidence…Dental implants will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence! They are secure and offer freedom from the embarassing 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 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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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

"Thank you again for everything. You do great work and I am living proof!"-- Mary

"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




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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