Tooth loss can seriously affect your smile, making important functions like eating, speaking, and smiling difficult.
Fortunately, Dr. James Slaman in Albuquerque, NM, coordinates dental implant treatment, the single best tooth replacement solution.
What are the advantages of dental implants versus other restorative dentistry solutions?
How Implant Restorations Work
Dental Implant Candidacy, Placement, & Recovery
Why Choose Dr. Slaman?
Dr. James Slaman has served the Albuquerque, NM, community with exceptional dental care since 1992. Over this time, dentistry has evolved significantly, leading to incredible advancements in tooth replacement options. Dedicated to improving his craft and continuing education, Dr. Slaman stays on the cutting edge of his field to help patients experience the best possible benefits of dental implants. We approach each case with the highest standards of perfectionism to ensure the success of the procedure and your satisfaction. Contact us today to schedule your dental implants consultation. You can reach our office online or by calling
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Did you know tooth loss can cause serious oral health problems?
Implants Help You Protect Your Oral Health
Traditional dental crowns, bridges, and dentures only replace the visible part of the tooth. Without a tooth root, the jaw will begin to atrophy (shrink and change shape). Dental implants act as prosthetic tooth roots, providing the stimulation necessary to prevent bone recession.
Maintain A Youthful Appearance
Patients who have been missing teeth for a long time may develop a sunken, aged facial appearance. Dental implants can help you retain a healthy-looking facial structure.
Prevent Oral Health IssuesDental implants can correct your occlusion and prevent temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder and the loss of other teeth.
Implant-Supported Dentures Are a Life-Changing Solution for Tooth Loss
Dental Implant Basics
We Restore Teeth With Same-Day Implants
Often, Dr. Slaman can place an implant-supported restoration on the same day as your implant surgery. Traditionally, placing and restoring dental implants is a process that can span more than six months. However, if we find that you are a candidate for same-day implants, we can coordinate with area specialists to both place your implant and attach a restoration in one day.
During your consultation with Dr. Slaman, we will assess your oral health, your specific oral health needs, and other factors to determine if you qualify for a same-day implant and restoration.
What if my jaw can't support implants?
Preparatory Dental Procedures
Some patients may require preparatory procedures before they can receive implants. Patients who require this treatment have generally been missing teeth for an extended period of time, resulting in jawbone deterioration. A bone graft can replace lost bone tissue in the jaw to create a stable foundation for implants. If your sinuses are too close to the treatment area, a sinus lift can reposition the soft tissues by adding bone tissue to the upper jaw and making it possible to accommodate implants.
Are you looking to skip preparatory treatment?
Consider All-on-4 Implants
If you have already suffered significant jaw recession from tooth loss, you may be able to forgo a bone graft thanks to All-on-4 dental implants. Taking this approach, four implants can support a complete denture; they are placed at special angles to achieve maximum contact with remaining bone tissue, which helps many who would otherwise require a bone graft experience the benefits of dental implants right away. An added advantage of this option is the fact that they can often support a denture immediately following placement.
Dr. Slaman can assess your candidacy for All-on-4 during a consultation at his Albuquerque office.
Using the Latest Technology To Plan Implant Placement
From the start of your dental implant treatment, we begin planning with the utmost care and high-tech tools. Dr. Slaman will use our advanced GALILEOS® ComfortPLUS cone beam imaging system to capture 3-D images of your jaw. This tool provides high-definition images of each tooth, your jaws, and other oral structures so we can accurately assess your candidacy and plan your treatment.
This is a very fine practice. They utilize state-of-the-art equipment and are taking all precautions to provide a sanitary environment. Dr. Slaman and his entire staff are most professional, gentle and accommodating. My oral health has greatly improved for having become a patient of theirs. Amy Kennedy
The Treatment Timeline
In some cases, Dr. Slaman can place an implant-supported restoration on the same day as your implant surgery.
The Results Are Incredibly Natural-Looking
Ready To Get Started On Your Dental Implants?
If you are ready to restore missing teeth and improve your quality of life, schedule a consultation at our Albuquerque, NM, practice today. We look forward to helping you regain your dental function and confidence with dental implants. Get started by contacting our practice online, or by calling:
What Do Dental Implants Cost?
The price of dental implants can vary significantly from one patient to the next, depending on several factors: the number of implants you need, the type of restoration you require, and any treatments that will have to be performed prior to receiving your implants. In order to get a precise cost estimate, Dr. Slaman will first need to assess your smile and oral health at our Albuquerque, NM, practice. Implants are not covered by insurance, but your restorations and any necessary bone grafting might qualify. We offer CareCredit® financing to help you budget for any out-of-pocket costs.
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