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Implant-Supported Crowns

If you are missing a tooth, it doesn't go unnoticed. When you eat you are reminded. When you brush your teeth you are reminded.

Dr. James Slaman can put all that behind you with an implant crown, a natural-looking restoration supported by a dental implant.

Dr. Slaman, a distinguished restorative dentist in Albuquerque, NM, uses the latest technology to restore your tooth and your peace of mind.

Restore Function and Aesthetics with Implant Crowns Why Are Implants the Preferred Solution?

Dental implants are a landmark advancement in dentistry and dentists' preferred solution for missing teeth. In addition to filling the gap in your smile, implants also help preserve the natural bone in your jaw.

Implants are able to preserve bone because they are embedded in the jaw and mimic the stimulation that a natural root once gave with daily activities such as eating. 

Dental implants also offer a secure foundation for restorations, from a single crown to dentures for a full set of teeth.

See how the titanium post mimics a tooth's roots...

Why Albuquerque Chooses Our Dental Office For Oral Health Upgrades

Our Doctor's Reputation

Dr. Slaman is an Albuquerque native who has been serving his community since 1992. His stellar work has earned him a reputation as a perfectionist. He goes above and beyond when it comes to continuing dental education, raising the bar for himself and for what he can offer patients like you. Many patients are so happy with his work that they are willing to pay out of network to remain under his care. 

Dental Crowns Made with High-Tech Tools

Like all procedures at our dental office, our implant-supported crowns are performed using advanced technology. For dental crowns specifically, we use CEREC® technology to provide these restorations in a single appointment instead of the traditional two visits. CEREC is in-office manufacturing technology that eliminates the need for off-site labs and temporary crowns.

Soothing Experience

We offer oral conscious sedation, which we can use in combination with local anesthesia to keep you calm and comfortable during dental implant surgery. Dr. Slaman has also outfitted his office with a number of amenities designed for your comfort, including warm blankets, coffee, and headphones to keep you calm and comfortable. 

Affordable Care

Dr. Slaman truly cares about Albuquerque. That is why he has taken several steps to keep his high-quality treatment affordable. He accepts CareCredit®, which allows patients to pay for their treatment in low- or no-interest monthly installments. He also accepts most insurances. For out-of-pocket costs, Dr. Slaman is happy to provide personalized payment plans with his in-office financing options. 

Rave Reviews for our Work


Kyle Hayes


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I will tell you I have had my share of dental work done all over Albuquerque and by far Dr Salman is the best always professional and uses the latest technology. Really happy to have found this dentist and all the staff are super helpful and friendly.

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Edward Taliaferro


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My experience has been 100% positive with Dr. Slaman’s office. His staff is very courteous and professional. His dental equipment appears to be 100% up-to-date. Dr. Slaman himself is very personable and professional in his performance.

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Talk To Us Today

Dr. Slaman and his highly experienced team are always happy to answer any of your questions. Find out more about dental implants, how they support crowns, and why they just might be the perfect answer to saving your smile.

Call or write to us to request your consultation. The only regret you will have is that you did not choose implant-supported crowns sooner. 

(505) 881-7586

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What to Expect During Treatment for a Missing Tooth

During an initial consultation, Dr. Slaman will let you know if a dental implant is the right treatment option for you. 

Treatment itself ranges from between four and 12 months, which allows time for the bone to grow around the implant, securing it in place.

Dr. Slaman uses the latest technology at his practice in Albuquerque, NM, so that he can attain the precise, predictable results his patients expect. 

Implant-supported restorations offer cosmetic and functional advantages, including a healthier bite, a more attractive smile, and superior durability.
Implant-supported restorations offer cosmetic and functional advantages, including a healthier bite, a more attractive smile, and superior durability.

Treatment Planning

The most important step is the planning phase. During an initial consultation, Dr. Slaman assesses the health of your teeth and gums and uses a GALILEOS® ComfortPLUS cone beam scanner to evaluate your jawbone. 


Some dental patients may need to increase the amount of bone in the implant area with a bone graft or sinus lift. These procedures typically require four to six months of healing before the dental implant can be placed.  

Oral Surgery

A small incision will be made in your gums and the implant will be strategically placed. The dentist typically performs the surgery using oral conscious sedation so that you will be comfortable and relaxed. 

Healing and Recovery

Once the dental implant is placed, you will need to heal for about four to six months to allow the bone to fuse with the implant, a process called osseointegration. 

Restoration Placement

After the implant is securely attached in the jawbone, you will return for minor dental surgery to uncover the implant under your gums and attach the abutment. There will be a short healing period before you return and Dr. Slaman places your custom-made crown. 

"Dr. Slaman and staff are the best in Albuquerque"


Rudi Backart


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1 crown. 1 implant. Safely re-opened in the new norm. Dr. Slaman and staff are the best in Albuquerque when it comes to dental care and their patients comfort. I could not recommend more highly.

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Sky Blue


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After doing much research looking for a dentist, I luckily found Dr. Slaman.  Numerous positive reviews about him was the reason I decided to see him.  He has a modern office with the most up to date advanced dental technology.  Dr. Slaman and his staff are warm, friendly and professional.

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Are There Other Options?

Dental bridges are another option to replace missing teeth. However, this method requires reducing and reshaping teeth on either side of the gap so that they can support crowns. The crowns then support a prosthetic tooth.

A traditional dental bridge restores your bite, but because it is not attached to the jawbone, it can't prevent bone recession

In contrast, an implant crown doesn't require dental work on neighboring teeth and its artificial root will prevent bone atrophy. It's a one-tooth solution to a one-tooth problem.

Are You Missing Multiple Teeth
or Do Your Dentures Slip?

Dr. Slaman's dental practice in Albuquerque, NM, also offers implant-supported bridges and dentures to securely restore your bite and your smile. We can meet virtually any need at our practice.

Dr. James Slaman DDS

James Slaman, DDS, PC

Dr. James Slaman specializes in cosmetic dentistry and offers a full selection of general and restorative treatments. Dr. Slaman is a member of various professional associations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Spear Faculty Club​

To request an appointment at our Albuquerque, NM, dental office, contact us online or call (505) 881-7586.

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