Single Tooth Implants in Farmington Hills, MI
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Single-Tooth Implants in Farmington, MI

The Benefits of Dental Implants


In the past, the only solution for replacing a single missing tooth was a dental bridge, but this technology was not without complications. A dental bridge can damage your healthy teeth while simultaneously allowing for bone deterioration.

Dental implants are the gold standard for tooth replacement because they can avoid complications where other restoration procedures fail. They look and feel like your natural teeth and actually help to improve bone density. Best of all, dental implants can last a lifetime, so you can enjoy the benefits of a beautiful smile for years to come.

The Dental Implant Process

If you’re interested in getting a dental implant, you can schedule a free consultation with Dr. Shlafer where he will examine your oral health, discuss the details of the surgery, and determine if implants are right for you.

During the surgery, a titanium implant will be affixed to your jawbone where it will be left to heal for three to six months. Through the process of osseointegration, the implant will fuse to your jawbone and create a solid foundation for the restoration to be placed.

Once the healing is complete, Dr. Shlafer will attach an abutment to the implant which acts as a connector between the implant and the restoration. Depending on your needs, you will receive either a crown, bridge, or denture.

Caring for Your Dental Implant

After the dental implant heals, you’ll care for it just like your natural teeth by brushing twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush, flossing daily, and rinsing your mouth between meals. With dental implants, there’s no need to spend extra time removing and cleaning dentures because the implants and restoration are fixed inside your mouth. Finally, you can enjoy the benefits of a complete smile, without the hassle.

Complete Your Smile with a Dental Implant

Living with an incomplete smile can damage your oral health and your confidence. Dental implants can replace missing teeth so you’ll have a lifetime of healthy smiles to look forward to.

Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Shlaferby calling (248) 781-0040. During the consultation, Dr. Shlafer will examine your oral health and determine the best course of action based on your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

The best candidates for dental implants have good overall oral health, sufficient bone density, and are free of periodontal disease. While these are requirements going into surgery, Dr. Shlafer may be able to restore your oral health so you can enjoy the benefits of dental implants.

If you’re interested in tooth replacement options, schedule a hassle-free consultation by calling (248) 781-0040. During the consultation, Dr. Shlager will review your oral health and create a customized treatment plan to fit your needs.
After dental implant surgery, there are a few tips you can follow to protect the surgery and stay on track with your treatment plan. In addition to following any aftercare recommendations by Dr. Shlafer, you’ll want to:
  • Stick to a soft cool diet
  • Take pain medications as prescribed
  • Apply a cold compress to help with pain and swelling
  • Chew on the opposite side of your mouth
  • Avoid alcoholic and carbonated drinks for five days
  • Refrain from using straws
  • Avoid tobacco products
  • Continue your regular oral hygiene routine, being extra careful around the implant site
  • Rinse with warm salt water after the first day
  • Protect the surgical site
Dental implants typically cost between $3,000 to $4,500 depending on your specific needs and the details of the surgery. For a more accurate estimate, we suggest scheduling a consultation with Dr. Shlafer by calling (248) 781-0040. During the consultation, Dr. Shlafer will create a customized treatment plan that will include a more precise cost.

Unfortunately, insurance usually doesn’t cover the cost of a dental implant because it’s categorized as a cosmetic procedure. We recommend contacting your provider prior to your appointment for a better understanding of your coverage.

For your convenience, we offer flexible financing options so you don’t have to wait to start your journey to a complete smile. Be sure to mention the free sedation special for new patients who are getting implants.
Dr. Shlafer and our team do everything we can to make you feel comfortable throughout the surgery. We’ll administer a local anesthetic to numb the surgical area before placing your implants. We also offer dental sedation for patients with a low pain threshold or if you suffer from dental anxiety. Following your surgery, you may experience pain or discomfort, which can be treated with over-the-counter medications and a cold compress.

Visit Dr. Shlafer for Single Tooth Implants

Living with an incomplete smile can damage your oral health and your confidence. Dental implants can replace missing teeth so you’ll have a lifetime of healthy smiles to look forward to.

Give us a call at (248) 781-0040 to schedule your complimentary implant consultation or stop by to meet our exceptional team of dentists. We proudly serve patients from Canton, Plymouth, Southfield, Franklin, Beverly Hills, and throughout Michigan.

Don’t wait, come and see how dentistry is done differently at Roman Shlafer, DDS.

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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