Dentures and More by Our Dentist Farmington, Detroit, and Livonia General Dentistry
Roman Shlafer, DDS and his team are committed to helping patients maintain optimal dental health. With that goal in mind, Dr. Shlafer offers a variety of comprehensive dental treatment options for addressing the needs of each member of your family in a warm, comforting environment that is sure to set your mind at ease. A skilled general dentist, Dr. Shlafer provides patients from Detroit, Livonia, and surrounding areas with dentures and a variety of other treatments at his Farmington-based practice. To learn more about the treatment options described on this page or to schedule a consultation, please contact our Farmington dentist today.
Many patients looking to replace missing teeth choose dentures. At his office in Farmington, Dr. Shlafer offers both full and partial dentures as a noninvasive and relatively inexpensive solution for missing teeth. Modern dentures are laboratory-crafted from attractive, durable materials, so they look natural, fit comfortably, and match the patient’s unique appearance characteristics. Full and partial dentures can be anchored to the gums with dental implants for a slip-free fit.
Dr. Shlafer may recommend full dentures for patients who contact his Farmington practice because they are missing all of their teeth on one or both jaws. Most patients can have full dentures placed in several visits to Dr. Shlafer’s office. To begin, Dr. Shlafer makes a mold of the mouth, from which he will custom-design the dentures. He provides dentures that fit comfortably and look amazingly natural. Dr. Shlafer also restores dental implants to provide a stable, long-lasting fit for implant-supported dentures.
Dr. Shlafer designs Turbyfill dentures at our office in Farmington. Turbyfill dentures are prosthodontic dentures designed by Dr. Jack Turbyfill, a well-known prosthodontic specialist. These dentures are specially created to balance a patient’s occlusion and aesthetics and accommodate the loss of bone and gum tissue that occurs when a person loses all his or her teeth. This makes them amazingly comfortable and enhances the patient’s facial appearance. Moreover, the all-porcelain artificial teeth are more attractive and durable than traditional plastic materials. The placement process begins with custom-positioning the artificial teeth for optimal aesthetics and function. Then, patients wear training dentures that mimic the look and feel of the final dentures. This allows the patient to detect problems in the dentures appearance and fit so Dr. Shlafer can make adjustments as necessary. When the patient is comfortable with the look and feel of their training dentures, the patient will return to our office to have their final Turbyfill dentures placed. For more information on this remarkable tooth-replacement option, contact our office.
Partial dentures are appropriate for patients who are missing several but not all of their teeth, since they fill in large gaps between natural teeth. Like full dentures, partial dentures are crafted from high-quality materials to look attractive and fit comfortably. The placement process for partial dentures is also similar to that for full dentures. To place the dentures more precisely, Dr. Shlafer uses a precision attachment which does not have a clasp. To learn more about having missing teeth replaced with full dentures, partial dentures, or precision attachment partials, contact Roman Shlafer, DDS, PLLC in Farmington today.
Oral Exams and Oral Cancer Screening
To maintain optimal dental health, everyone should have a dental checkup once every six months. To screen for cavities and other dental problems, our dentist provides oral exams and oral cancer screening for patients in the Detroit and Livonia areas at our Farmington practice.
In addition to daily brushing and flossing, one of the strongest defenses against gingivitis and periodontal disease is regular professional dental cleanings, which patients should schedule every three to six months. Dr. Shlafer’s team provides gentle ultrasonic dental cleanings to help keep patients’ smiles clean and healthy. Contact our Farmington dentist to schedule a professional cleaning.
CariFree® Cavity Prevention
The CariFree® system is a revolutionary tool in the prevention of tooth decay, or dental caries. This remarkable system stops cavities before they start by treating bacteria that causes tooth decay. The one-minute CariScreen® measures a patient’s risk of dental caries, and the CariFree® Treatment and Maintenance rinses target oral bacteria. Contact our office for more information on cavity prevention with the CariFree® system.
Microabrasion is a safe, minimal treatment that removes superficial discoloration, including white spots and brown spots, from the teeth. It involves rubbing a compound onto the teeth which buffs away surface stains. This is a quick, relatively inexpensive alternative to teeth whitening and dental bonding.
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is the gradual erosion of the jawbone and gums by bacteria in built-up tartar. To eliminate tartar, treat and rebuild dental tissues, and help prevent future infection, our dentist provides laser periodontal treatment, distinguishing us among Detroit and Livonia-area dental practices. Dental lasers are transforming periodontal treatment, since they minimize pain and swelling during and after the procedure and shorten treatment and healing times. If you need treatment for gum disease, contact us today to get on the road to restored dental health.
Oral Cancer Screening
Since oral cancer is often asymptomatic in its early stages, it can go undetected until it is too late. Therefore, oral cancer screening is a valuable weapon in fighting the progression of this type of cancer. Dr. Shlafer includes oral cancer screening in each comprehensive oral exam. For more information, please contact our practice.
A tooth that is badly decayed, broken, cracked, or diseased or that crowds surrounding teeth sometimes necessitates extraction. Our practice performs expert tooth extractions for such cases, providing the best in virtually pain-free dentistry to minimize both pain and fear during the extraction process. To replace the extracted tooth, Dr. Shlafer can place implant-supported porcelain crowns, dental bridges, or dentures here at his office in Farmington.
Patients needing wisdom teeth extractions can contact our dentist for treatment in the Detroit and Livonia areas. Dr. Shlafer offers outstanding services, often using sedation dentistry, to provide a comfortable treatment experience.
Single-Visit Root Canal Therapy
Teeth whose inner tissue, or “pulp,” is infected but whose enamel is still intact can sometimes be salvaged with root canal therapy, which replaces the diseased pulp and prolongs the life of the tooth. Using some of the most sophisticated technology on the market, Roman Shlafer, DDS can perform root canal therapy in one office visit. For more information on this remarkable treatment option, contact our office today.
TMJ treatment addresses problems of the TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, which can become over-worn and painful after years of eating, chewing, and teeth-grinding, as well as because of alignment, genetic, and developmental issues. Dr. Shlafer uses advanced technology to diagnose TMJ disorders, and he provides a variety of TMJ treatments (including mouth guards and occlusal equilibration). For more information on TMJ treatment, contact our office in Farmington.
Teeth Grinding Therapy
Mouth guards and other therapeutic devices designed to curb chronic teeth grinding are available at Roman Shlafer, DDS These treatments can eliminate or reduce damage to the tooth enamel, TMJ pain, and other symptoms associated with chronic grinding of the teeth.
Professional Breath Control
Our dentist offers professional treatments for patients from the Detroit and Livonia areas seeking a remedy for chronic bad breath. Contact our office for more information on professional breath control treatment options to eliminate the causes and symptoms of halitosis.
Sleep Apnea/Snoring Treatment
Many patients who struggle from excessive snoring or sleep apnea are unable to rest adequately at night. Sleep apnea can be a dangerous condition, since it causes sufferers to stop breathing in their sleep. Patients seeking solutions for either of these problems can find relief through treatments available at Roman Shlafer, DDS
Dr. Roman Shlafer, DDS, PLLC provides emergency treatment of traumatic dental injuries requiring immediate attention, including broken and missing teeth. You can contact our office at any time to receive emergency assistance.
Dr. Shlafer is pleased to provide dental care for your whole family. He and his dental team have the training and tender manner needed to address children’s unique dental needs with skill and kindness. We make every effort to make children feel relaxed, and even have fun, during their dental appointment.
Dr. Shlafer understands that prevention is key to optimal dental health for his patients. Since fluoride treatment has been proven to reduce tooth decay, Roman Shlafer, DDS, PLLC provides professional-strength fluoride treatments for Farmington-area residents.
Dental sealants are an effective treatment for preventing cavities, especially for children. To apply sealants, Dr. Shlafer’s team applies a small amount of the plastic sealant material to the chewing surface of the tooth and hardens it with a special light. Sealants can prevent bacteria from corroding the teeth for years.
Contact Our General Dentistry Practice
Whether you are looking to maintain your present dental health, seeking treatment for a dental problem, or looking into dentures or other options, contact our office in Farmington. Roman Shlafer, DDS, PLLC has the expertise and warm, compassionate demeanor needed to put your fears to rest. Contact our Farmington dentist to receive the most exceptional care available in the Detroit and Livonia areas.