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Does the Brand of Implant Make a Difference?

The short answer is no, as long as the implant is made of titanium. Zirconia implants have been introduced to the market in a very limited way. The consensus is there is no appreciable advantage over titanium and there are significant disadvantages. At Total Freedom Dental Implant Center in Scottsdale, we use only titanium implants.

All titanium implants use either commercially pure titanium or a titanium alloy. There is no evidence that one is superior to the other. Likewise there is no evidence that any titanium implant is superior to another when it comes to success in achieving bone integration. So if all implants are equally successful why are there so many different brands?

The short answer is there is a lot of money to be made by implant companies. It only cost approximately $25 dollars to manufacture an implant. At Total Freedom Dental Implant Center, we pay anywhere from $85 to over $600 for each of the implants in our inventory. So you can see there is a great profit incentive in the business of making implants.

At Total Freedom Dental Implant Center, we use implants from four different companies. We have selected our implants based upon 35 years of placing implants. Depending on size and design, we use different implants for different applications. We prefer certain implants for replacing a single tooth, a different implant for a front tooth and another for a back tooth. We have implants we prefer for small bridges and cantilevers and implants we prefer when all teeth must be replaced. We also have a separate implant we use for “no bone” cases and occasionally we design a completely custom implant option for these extreme cases.

The bottom line is there is no single implant or brand that can satisfy every situation to our satisfaction. That is why at Total Freedom Dental Implant Center in Scottsdale, we stock several hundred implants so we can handle every single patients need, every single time.

We offer a free 3D cone beam cat scan and consultation for anyone considering dental implants. Call us at 480-860-9002 or visit our website at

Posted in News on July 12th, 2017. Comments Off on Does the Brand of Implant Make a Difference?

Get to know your Phoenix and Scottsdale Dental Implant Experts

Total Freedom Dental Implant Center is a locally owned and operated practice providing residents in Phoenix and Scottsdale dental implants for over 30 years. Together Dr. Sims and Dr. Kaiser offer over 50 years of experience in the Phoenix and Scottsdale dental implant field. The Doctors and their team provide excellent dental implant care to the citizens in the Valley of the Sun.

When considering dental implants you want a dentist who is specifically experienced in the dental implant field.

Dr. Thomas Sims, a third generation Arizonan, is a true asset to the dental community.  His 20 years of experience and continuing education ensures you receive top quality care. Dr. Sims insists on keeping up with all technological advances, and requires the latest equipment be used at Total Freedom.

Dr. Sims graduated from local Saguaro High School followed by Arizona State University. After spending two years volunteering in South Africa, he attended California’s Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.

Today, Dr. Sims lives in Scottsdale and spends his free time volunteering in the community, providing free dental work for underprivileged children and can occasionally be found relaxing at the lake.

Dr. Gerald Kaiser is a residency trained, board eligible periodontist from Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  He attended college in his home town, graduating from Southeast Missouri State University.  He received his dental and periodontal specialty training from the University of Missouri.

In 1978 Dr. Kaiser relocated to Scottsdale, began his specialty practice limited to periodontics and surgical implant dentistry and placed the first of many thousand dental implants.

In his free time Dr. Kaiser focuses his time on competitive athletics.  He is a former triathlete and competitive cyclist holding both state and national championships. Dr. Kaiser continues to train daily, and has begun to focus on Olympic-style weight lifting.

As a locally owned and operated practice the professionals at Total Freedom Dental care deeply about our community. We believe in individualized treatment and care to fit the needs of each of our patients, which is why we offer a full range of Phoenix and Scottsdale dental implant services. Contact us to schedule an appointment with our dental implant specialists.

Posted in News on January 3rd, 2012. Comments Off on Get to know your Phoenix and Scottsdale Dental Implant Experts