Missing teeth? Modern dentures are more attractive and comfortable than ever.
Award-winning dentist Dr. James Slaman of Albuquerque, NM, uses the latest technology to create secure, beautiful dentures.
Choose between traditional dentures or implant-supported dentures...
Today's Choices in Dentures
Traditional Full Dentures
Traditional full dentures are a fast and affordable solution for missing teeth. These are removable dentures that simply rest on your gums, held in place by suction and adhesives. The gum-colored base and natural-looking artificial teeth allow you to smile with confidence. While traditional dentures are low-tech, there's nothing old-fashioned about the way Dr. Slaman uses digital x-rays and advanced cone-beam CT scans to create a 3-D image of your mouth. This precision mapping is the secret to creating dentures with a snug, comfortable fit.
Implant-supported dentures are the closest option to restoring your natural teeth. Like other dentures, they feature artificial teeth and gums, however, the denture itself is securely held in place by dental implants, small titanium posts that are surgically placed in your jaw. These dentures will never embarrass you by sliding around in your mouth and you can enjoy the foods you've been missing. Dental implants also have an important health benefit. Implants act as an artificial tooth root and stimulate the bone in your jaw to keep it from deteriorating and causing future dental problems.
Are you missing a tooth here or there, or perhaps a row of teeth? Dr. Slaman can design a partial denture that fills the gaps in your smile. Like traditional dentures, partial dentures designed with gums that are color-matched to your gums and natural-looking artificial teeth. Partial dentures are typically held in place with clips that attach to neighboring teeth. A more secure option is to replace missing teeth with implant-supported restorations. Whichever solution you choose, Dr. Slaman uses high-quality dental materials for each tooth to ensure they blend discreetly into your smile.
Not Sure Which Denture Is Right for You? Call for a Consultation
With so many choices for tooth replacement, selecting the right option can be overwhelming. Dr. Slaman is an advocate for patient education and prides himself on promoting an open dialogue with patients. After examining your mouth, he will carefully explain your choices and the benefits of each for your future oral health.
Dr. Slaman, a three-time recipient of Albuquerque The Magazine's "Top Cosmetic Dentist" award, is highly respected in Albuquerque for his restoration work. Dr. Slaman is also a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and has been a trusted dental care provider since 1992. He continues to bring the latest in dental techniques to Albuquerque dental patients by pursuing continuing education and shares his knowledge as a mentor at Spear Education in Scottsdale, which has helped train practitioners throughout the world.
Talk to an expert. Call for a consultation with Dr. Slaman.
"Compassionate and Sincerely Caring" 5-Star Reviews
Oh My Goodness ! You need to know that Dr. Slaman and his dental team are the best in the city . They are compassionate, and sincerely caring. My husband and I are so blessed to have found them. I do not know how they are so perfect in their craft but they truly are. I Love the entire team, especially my hygienist, Lori. Thank you everyone.View on Google
Dr. Slaman's Office is helpful, efficient, friendly, and health conscious. It is a pleasant office to interact with. Everyone greets you by name, they make every effort to solve problems that may pop up, and you feel safe with all the safety steps they have implemented.View on Google
A Life-Changing Choice ... Implant-Supported Dentures
Do You Lack the Bone Density Needed for Implants? All-on-4® Dentures Allow More People to Qualify
People who have been missing teeth for a long time often lack the bone density needed to support dental implants. Some of them may now qualify with the All-on-4® method to secure dentures. This technique uses just four strategically placed dental implants to support a full arch denture.
There are even more benefits. The All-on-4® method typically costs less and there is a shorter recovery time. In many cases, a denture can be placed immediately.
"Dr. Slaman Is Great"
Dr. Slaman is great, probably the best dentist in Albuquerque. His staff is also the best. I highly recommend him if you are looking for a dentist. Thank you Dr. Slaman for the excellent care you have provided for me and my family over the years.View on Google
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.View on Google
Your Comfort Is Our Priority
We aim to put you at ease from the moment you step into our Albuquerque practice. The reception area is styled like a living room and we offer hot tea, coffee, and refreshing filtered water to sip while you unwind. In the treatment rooms, you can settle in under a warm, comfortable blanket and don a pair of noise-canceling headphones.
Even people who aren't particularly anxious about visiting the dentist may often still cringe because of the large needles used to administer local anesthesia. To avoid even this, Dr. Slaman uses The Wand® anesthetic system that delivers a computer-regulated flow of anesthesia that is virtually pain-free.
Dr. Slaman is known for being a gentle and extremely skilled dentist. However, if you are nervous, Dr. Slaman offers oral conscious sedation so that you can sit back and relax in the dental chair. Some patients are so calm that they fall asleep or simply don't remember much about the procedure afterward.