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Life Smiles Dental Care is OPEN to help you with your routine care. In response to the spread of COVID-19, to keep our communities safe we are taking numerous precautions. We are here to help you at Life Smiles Dental Care with all your dental needs. You may either call (602) 786-5484 or contact us through Virtual Consultation to book an appointment.

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New Patients: (602) 786-5484

Existing Patients: (602) 404-7266

4611 E Shea Blvd, Ste 250
Phoenix , AZ 85028 | Direction

Looking for tooth replacement options? Consider dental implants.

Are Dental Implants Safe in Phoenix AZ Area

At Life Smiles Dental Care, we work with patients seeking tooth replacement options when they have a lost or extracted tooth within the smile. Not only does a missing tooth leave behind an unsightly gap, but it can also impact the function and health of the smile as a whole. Tooth loss can contribute to bone loss of the jaw, leaving other teeth at risk of becoming loose. Patients may also find it more challenging to enjoy many of their favorite foods when missing one or more teeth. When discussing tooth replacement options with our dentists at Life Smiles Dental Care in Phoenix, Arizona, they may recommend dental implants as a good solution.

Are dental implants safe?

Dental implants have quickly become the gold standard for replacing one or more teeth. These restorations are small posts created from titanium, a material that is commonly used in implants throughout the body thanks to its biocompatibility. This ensures that the implant can fuse with the body without complications, ensuring safety and long-lasting repair. Dental implant posts can be restored using several different types of restorations, including:

  • Dental crowns. A porcelain dental crown is placed over the abutment of the dental implant to replace a single tooth.
  • Dental bridges. For patients in Phoenix, Arizona, who do not have a tooth on one or both sides of a gap to be a good candidate for a dental bridge, a dental implant can be used instead to offer a foundation for the bridge to be attached.
  • Dentures. While full dentures are great for patients missing all their teeth, they may not sit in the smile correctly or shift and rub to cause discomfort. With several dental implants placed along the gum line, many patients can use these to affix the denture in place and ensure better strength and stability for proper function and improved comfort.
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How long do dental implant restorations last?

Because the dental implant is placed directly into the jawbone and stimulates bone growth through osseointegration, it becomes one with the jaw to provide optimum stability. The dental implant becomes a replacement tooth root below a restoration placed to restore the function and appearance of the smile. When patients take good care of these restorations, they can rest easy knowing their dental implant will last decades, often a lifetime! This eliminates the need for replacement restorations down the line, such as partial dentures, bridges, and porcelain crowns used in other specific situations. When you speak with our team about implants, our dentists can educate you on the steps you can take to protect your implant and ensure successful placement during the oral surgery procedure.

Are you ready to restore the smile permanently and efficiently?

Speaking with Drs. Paul Nielson, Timothy Schmidt, and Jared Bishop is the first step you can take to determine if you are a good candidate for the dental implant procedure for tooth replacement. Call (602) 786-5484 to request an appointment at our office, conveniently located at 4611 East Shea Boulevard, Suite #250, in Phoenix, AZ.

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Dr. Paul Nielson, DDS, MAGD earned a zoology degree from Brigham Young University before completing dental studies at University of Washington, Seattle. He has practiced dentistry for over a decade, and has followed continuing education to exceed the state’s licensing requirements. He’s a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry and holds membership in many professional associations. He’s especially interested in implant, cosmetic and sedation dentistry; and full mouth rehabilitation.
Dr. Timothy Schmidt, DMD, FAGD studied in Utah and Oregon, before serving at University of Washington School of Dentistry as an affiliate instructor. Then he returned to Arizona to serve his local community. As a member of several prestigious dental organizations, he aims to provide comfortable treatments delivering natural-looking and long-lasting results. He aims to raise dental healthcare standards through ongoing education, new technologies and by listening to patients’ concerns.
Dr. Jared Bishop earned his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University in Utah, after which he completed his dental school training at Midwestern University in Glendale. Having completed a 1 year residency, Dr. Bishop was also honored to practice dentistry in the U.S. Army for 5 years. As a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Arizona Dental Association, Dr. Bishop keeps up with current dental technology, techniques, and materials to provide his patients with the highest standard of care.

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