Restore Your Smile in Five Easy Steps
Many patients assume that the dental implant process is complicated, but it’s actually fairly simple. At our practice, Dr. Shlafer will transform your smile in five easy steps over the course of a few months.
Step 1: Consultation
Before we can begin the implant process, you’ll want to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Shlafer. During this meeting, he’ll perform a thorough examination of your oral health to determine if you’re a strong candidate for dental implants. He’ll also listen to your smile goals and answer any questions you may have about the procedure.
Working together with you and our supportive staff, Dr. Shlafer will develop and customize the ideal treatment plan to meet your needs.
Step 3: Implant Placement
At this point, Dr. Shlafer will surgically place the titanium implant fixture in your jawbone and protect the surgical area using a temporary restoration. He’ll also suture the tissue to protect it from infection so the healing process can begin.
Step 5: Restoration
Once your implant is fully integrated with your jawbone, 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. We offer beautiful porcelain crowns for single tooth restorations, as well as additional options for patients missing multiple teeth or even a full arch.
No matter which restoration you choose, we’ll customize it to match the unique shape, size, and color of your natural teeth. Rest assured, your finished restoration will blend in flawlessly with the rest of your smile.