Farmington, MI (PRWEB) September 01, 2012
Roman Shlafer, DDS, PLLC, utilizes titanium implants because the titanium can actually fuse with the jawbone. This provides a very stable base for the crown or implant supported dentures, and helps stimulate the bone to stop its deterioration. Dental implants are a very viable option for missing teeth. The dental implant cost is often divided into a payment plan to help patients who need it.
Dr. Shlafer uses dental implants to replace either one tooth or a number of teeth. This provides patients with flexibility in deciding how to improve their smiles. Even patients who are missing all of their teeth can use implant supported dentures to prevent bone loss and to provide additional stability to the dentures. Implants are extremely durable and have shown to last more than 20 years and counting. This means that it is rare to require a replacement implant.
Dental implants do not require that the adjacent teeth be ground down, because nothing is being attached to those teeth. Instead, the implant is placed in the jawbone in of the missing tooth. This helps to stimulate the bone and also holds the crown firmly in place so that it can function like a natural tooth. Individual teeth, partial dentures, and complete dentures can all be replaced or supported by implants. The visible parts are designed to look like natural teeth so that most people will not be able to tell that a person has an implant or is wearing dentures.
Implants are made of three main pieces, which include the abutment, the implant and the crown or denture. The implant itself requires surgery to place it in the jawbone. It is attached to the abutment, which connects to the crown or to the partial or full dentures. The whole procedure will take several appointments to complete. Most people are good candidates for implants, but must be individually evaluated. The dental implant cost will depend on a number of factors including the amount of bone that has already eroded, the number of teeth being replaced, and so on. For more information about dental implants, visit detroitgumsurgery.com.
Dr. Roman Shlafer is a general practitioner offering patients personalized dental care for Farmington, Michigan since 1986. Dr. Shlafer received his DDS from the University Of Michigan School Of Dentistry, where he studied under top reconstructive and cosmetic dentists. He completed his graduate studies at the Center for Advanced Dental Studies. Dr. Shlafer is part of the American Dental Association and is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Dr. Shlafer and his dental services visit his website at http://www.detroitgumsurgery.com and call (248) 918-4205.