Restoring Smiles with Dental Implants at Our Farmington Practice Serving the Detroit Area
One of cosmetic dentistry's most useful developments, dental implants are available for Dr. Shlafer’s patients. Dr. Shlafer uses these devices to replace missing or broken teeth, restoring beauty and functionality to damaged smiles. Roman Shlafer, DDS focuses on patient care, and his technical skill with restorative dentistry involving dental implants distinguishes him among Detroit and Farmington-area dental professionals. If you are looking for a compassionate, skilled dentist who can completely rebuild your smile, contact Roman Shlafer, DDS, to schedule a consultation.
Dr. Roman Shlafer, DDS, PLLC performs many restorations using dental implants at his office serving the Detroit area. Dr. Shlafer is pleased to utilize implant dentistry, since dental implants can be extremely helpful for patients who have dealt with missing teeth for far too long.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial replacements for the roots of missing teeth. The implant apparatus has three components: a titanium post that screws into the jawbone and a metal ball attached to the post that rests above the gums. For implant-supported full and partial dentures, a nylon O-ring acts as a retention between the ball and the denture. Alternately, for implant-supported crowns, there is a custom abutment that affixes the crown to the implant. Patients who need to have dental implants placed can contact our Detroit-area practice for referrals to excellent oral surgeons, who will gently insert the titanium post into the jawbone in a minimally invasive surgical procedure. After the implant has been inserted and the implant site allowed to heal (typically 4-6 months), Dr. Shlafer affixes the artificial tooth or teeth, oftentimes a porcelain crown, to the implant or implants. Once the complete tooth restoration is in place, it feels secure and completely natural and can last indefinitely.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are numerous benefits of dental implants. Tooth restorations using dental implants:
- Feel like natural teeth.
- Are long-lasting.
- Securely anchor full and partial dentures.
- Do not rely on support from surrounding teeth.
For Dental Implants Contact Our Farmington Practice
Dr. Shlafer performs smile restorations with dental implants and porcelain crowns at his Farmington practice serving Detroit and surrounding areas. If you are looking for a skilled, compassionate dentist who can repair your smile, contact Farmington dentist Roman Shlafer, DDS today.