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Natural-Looking Dental Implants in Farmington Hills

Restore Your Smile with Dr. Shlafer

Dental implants are a permanent, natural-looking solution for missing teeth. They consist of a titanium post that replaces your natural tooth root, a small connecting piece called an abutment, and a stunning porcelain crown.

If you’re missing more than one tooth, Dr. Shlafer can use multiple implants to secure a dental bridge or customized dentures. He can even replace a full arch of missing teeth with just four dental implants, using the All-on-4 method.

No matter how many teeth you’re missing, dental implants can help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile that will last a lifetime with proper care.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer several advantages that other tooth replacement options can’t match. Some of these include:

  • Look and function like real teeth
  • Secured to your jaw
  • Never removed
  • Resistant to infection
  • Easy to maintain
  • Stimulates healthy jawbone growth
  • Can last a lifetime with proper care

The Dental Implant Process

The dental implant process consists of three steps that are completed over the course of a few months:

  1. Free Consultation -- Your treatment begins with an initial consultation, where Dr. Shlafer will evaluate your health and determine if implants are right for you.
  2. Implant Placement -- Once he signs off that you’re ready, Dr. Shlafer will place the titanium implant directly in your jaw and protect the surgical area. At this point, you’ll need to allow three to six months for osseointegration, the process of your implant fusing with your jawbone.
  3. Restoration -- After the healing process is finished, Dr. Shlafer will attach the abutment and restoration to complete your implant solution. Depending on your case, the restoration may be a crown, bridge, or denture.


For patients who are short on time and still have plenty of healthy jawbone tissue, Dr. Shlafer may be able to attach your restoration immediately after placing your implant. This treatment is called Teeth-in-a-Day, and it allows you to enjoy the benefits of a healthy and beautiful smile after just one appointment.

Are You a Candidate For Dental Implants?

Any patient who wants a tooth replacement that restores their smile and protects their health is a potential candidate for dental implants. To ensure a successful treatment, you’ll need to have a strong jawbone and healthy gums.

If you suffer from jawbone deterioration or gum disease, don’t worry -- Dr. Shlafer can prepare you for implants with a supplemental procedure. Thanks to advanced treatments such as bone grafting and soft tissue augmentation, more patients are able to receive implants than ever before.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental implants are made from highly durable materials and designed to be a permanent solution for tooth loss. With proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups, your implants can last up to a lifetime. On average, they typically last for about 20 to 25 years.
The first week after surgery is the most crucial part of your recovery. During this period, it’s essential to follow all of Dr. Shlafer’s instructions carefully if you want your implants to last. These will include limiting your diet to soft foods and clear liquids, as well as rinsing out your mouth with warm salt water after meals.

After your surgical area has healed, you can care for your implants just like natural teeth. Make sure to brush and floss every day in addition to visiting Dr. Shlafer for checkups every six months.
Not only are dental implants safe, but they’re the only tooth replacement that protects your long-term oral health. Since the implants integrate directly with your jaw, they stimulate healthy bone growth and ad function just like natural teeth.

As long as your implant surgery is performed by an experienced, qualified dentist, you have nothing to worry about. With over 30 years of placing implants behind him, Dr. Shlafer can ensure your health and safety during treatment.
Dental implants are typically not covered by insurance, though you may be able to get coverage for a portion of your total treatment cost. The amount of payment can vary depending on your individual plan and provider.

If you have any questions about your insurance, our team will be happy to help you maximize your benefits.
Dental implants have a success rate of 98%, so complications are highly unusual. However, in the event that you experience a problem, it’s crucial that you don’t try to fix it yourself. This can lead to permanent damage and end up setting your treatment back even further.

Instead, call our practice right away and Dr. Shlafer will see you as soon as possible.

Visit Dr. Shlafer For Dental Implants

Don’t let missing teeth impact your health -- call our office at (248) 781-0040 to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Shlafer. It’s the first step to your new smile.

Our Happy Patients

"Dr. Shlafer became my dentist 2 years ago when my fiance at the time recommended I use his dentist. From the initial consultation, I knew Dr Shlafer would be my long term dentist. Dr Shalfer and his team were very thorough which showed that they truly cared about my dental health. I highly recommend Dr. Shlafer."

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"The staff here is stellar. I've been going here for years now and have never had a bad experience. The women at the desk greet everyone by name, and the doctor remembers everything you tell him about yourself. Everyone here knows what they're doing, a trip here is never a hassle, and they'll always keep your best interest in mind."

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"Dr. Shlafer and staff are absolutely fabulous. So incredibly friendly and accommodating and Dr. is so gentle and very comforting. The office atmosphere is very relaxing as well!"

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