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Restorative Dentistry

Cracked, missing, decayed, or chipped teeth can compromise your smile, giving you an aged, unhealthy look.

Restorative dentistry can give you back your healthy smile using strong and lifelike crowns, dentures, bridges, inlays, onlays, and more.

Dr. James Slaman, a highly-regarded dentist in Albuquerque, NM, can dramatically improve your smile using restorative dentistry technology.

What Is Restorative Dentistry?

This advanced branch of dentistry specializes in the repair or replacement of teeth that are damaged, decayed, or missing. Restorative dental care can also be combined with cosmetic dentistry to improve the appearance of your smile. Dr. Slaman is extensively-trained in both these fields and performs all procedures in his modern Albuquerque, NM, office.

Meet Dr. James Slaman

Dr. Slaman was born and raised in Albuquerque, where he has practiced since 1999. He is an award-winning, compassionate dentist who treats his patients like family, offering warm blankets, headphones, and fresh coffee. His affiliations include: 

  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association

Today's a great day to set up a no-pressure restorative dentistry consultation with Dr. Slaman and discuss your dental care. You can easily contact us online or by phone. We look forward to giving you a smile that will light up the world like New Mexico sunshine.

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"Dr Slaman is a perfectionist-I appreciate that!"


Diana Boyd


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The staff is friendly and efficient. They all work as a team. Dr. Slaman is proactive regarding the future of my teeth to ensure I don't have problems as I continue to age.

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Lisa Bagnoli


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I will never be able to say I love going to “the dentist”, however,” I  will say I have never been disappointed by the professionalism, efficiency and caring of this dental team from front to back. Dr Slaman is a perfectionist-I appreciate that!

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Treatments We Offer

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a titanium post anchored into your jawbone which is designed to support a prosthetic replacement tooth. Dr. Slaman expertly performs traditional and same-day All-on-4® implant procedures. He uses cutting-edge technology, like the GALILEOS ComfortPLUS cone beam 3-D imaging system, to create your precise and effective customized treatment plan. Oral sedation is available for your comfort.

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Dental Crowns

Dr. Slaman uses high-quality, lifelike crowns to repair and restore teeth compromised by internal discoloration, cracks, wear, or a cavity. Durable, gold crowns are great for hard-working back molars while top-grade, ultra-strong IPS e.max® and zirconia crowns are the best options for more visible areas of your smile. Dr. Slaman is also proud to offer same-day CEREC® crowns, milled in his office while you relax in comfort. 

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Dental Bridges

If you're missing one or several consecutive teeth, a dental bridge can fill gaps in your smile, restore dental function, and correct bite alignment. Dr. Slaman offers his patients traditional bridges, which attach to your natural teeth, as well as implant-supported bridges. Both bridges are constructed from the most durable and lifelike dental materials available.

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If you've lost all or most of your teeth, natural-looking dentures can dramatically improve your smile. Dr. Slaman offers both traditional, custom-fitted removable restorations as well as the implant-supported kind, which are firmly attached to titanium posts anchored into your jawbone. These won't move around or fall out when you eat or talk like traditional dentures might, while the titanium posts help prevent jawbone shrinkage.

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Inlays and Onlays

Placing an inlay or onlay (known as a partial crown) is a popular restorative procedure used to repair a tooth that's damaged but doesn't require a full crown. Inlays fill the tooth's damaged interior while onlays cover the outside of the tooth. Dr. Slaman offers strong, long-lasting gold inlays and onlays for rear molars, and same-day, natural-looking CEREC inlays and onlays that are milled in our office while you wait for more visible smile areas.

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Tooth-Colored Fillings

These long-lasting fillings, customized to match the color of your natural teeth, strengthen and protect teeth damaged by small to medium-sized cavities. The non-metallic material is stronger and safer than old-fashioned metal fillings so they pose less risk to patients with allergies. Unlike metal fillings, non-metallic composite fillings don't expand and contract with temperature variations.

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Full Mouth Reconstruction

Have extensive dental damage or tooth loss caused by disease, injuries, or other oral health issues? Dr. Slaman will prepare a customized treatment plan for you that combines multiple restorative procedures. Dr. Slaman can make the movie star smile of your dreams a reality. 

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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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