Restore Your Smile in Three Easy Steps
Our Farmington, MI dentist, Dr. Roman Shlafer is an experienced dental professional who specializes in dental implants, a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth and restore a patient’s smile. This innovative dental solution typically involves three main steps: an initial consultation and evaluation, implant placement, and restoration. Each step is critical to the success of the procedure, and Dr. Shlafer works closely with his patients to ensure that each step is carefully planned and executed.
Step 1: Free Consultation
The first step in getting a dental implant is to schedule a consultation with our qualified Farmington dentist. During this visit, Dr. Shlafer will evaluate your oral health, examine the condition of your teeth and gums, and take X-rays to determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure. If you are a suitable candidate, the dentist will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Step 3: Final Restoration
.After the implant has fully fused with the jawbone, the final step is to attach an abutment and restoration to the implant. The abutment serves as a connector between the implant and the restoration, which can be a dental crown, bridge, or denture depending on the number of teeth that need to be replaced. The restoration is designed to match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth, providing a seamless and functional replacement for your missing teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is osseointegration?
Osseointegration is a necessary step in the dental implant process in which an artificial implant is permanently and surgically anchored into the jaw bone. It then integrates into the bone and grows into the implant for a stable, reliable foundation for your new restoration. Without osseointegration, the dental implant would not heal successfully for long-lasting results.
How long does the dental implant procedure take?
Generally, the dental implant process requires two surgical procedures and can take anywhere from six to eight months. This is dependent on several factors, such as the number of implants placed and whether a supplemental procedure is required.
The only way to get an accurate timeline of your treatment plan is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shlafer. He’ll review your medical history, examine your oral health, and create a customized treatment plan with a detailed outline of your procedures.
Ask Dr. Shlafer About the Dental Implant Process
Give us a call at (248) 579-4925 to schedule your complimentary consultation or stop by to meet our exceptional team of dentists. We proudly serve patients from Westland, Livonia, Birmingham, Novi, Farmington Hills, and throughout Michigan.
Don’t wait, come and see how dentistry is done differently at Roman Shlafer, DDS.