Restore Health and Beauty to Your Smile
Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you -- as a result, it can be very detrimental to your confidence if missing teeth are impacting the appearance of your smile. If you want to enhance your smile and protect your health, Dr. Shlafer offers natural-looking dental implants that can last a lifetime with proper care.
The Dental Implant Process
The dental implant process consists of three simple steps:
Free Consultation -- You’ll begin the process by visiting Dr. Shlafer for a free consultation, during which he’ll evaluate your oral health and determine if any supplemental procedures are necessary to prepare you for implant surgery.
Implant Placement -- Once Dr. Shlafer determines you’re ready, he’ll place the titanium implant fixture directly in your jaw. After surgery, your jaw will need four to six months to fully heal and integrate with the implant fixture. This process is known as osseointegration.
Restoration -- After osseointegration is complete, you’ll return to our office so Dr. Shlafer can attach the abutment (a small connecting piece) and top it with your new replacement tooth. At this point, all that’s left to do is enjoy your new smile.
Our Implant Solutions
For patients receiving dental implants, we offer a variety of restorations to choose from at our practice. These options include:
- Partial or Full Dentures
For patients with limited jawbone density, All-on-4 implant-supported dentures are a great option that can restore a full arch of missing teeth using just four dental implants. This treatment conveniently eliminates the need for bone grafting, shortening your overall treatment time.
We also feature Teeth-in-a-Day for patients who want to save time and avoid the several month healing period required for traditional implants. With this innovative treatment, you can receive a full set of teeth in just one short appointment.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer a number of unique benefits, including:
- Natural appearance
- Extreme durability
- Unmatched stability
- Restored chewing function
- Easy maintenance
- Protection for your oral health
Visit Dr. Shlafer for Dental Implants
If you have any number of missing teeth, Dr. Shlafer can restore your smile and your confidence with one or more dental implants. If you’re interested in this highly effective and convenient treatment, contact our practice in Farmington Hills, MI and schedule your free consultation with Dr. Shlafer -- it’s the first step to your new smile.