The Latest Technologies in Restorative Dentistry for Lifelike Results
Dr. Slaman offers complete dental implant services in his office, including placement and restoration of traditional and All-on-4® implants. He can also perform some bone grafting procedures to create a strong foundation for the implant posts. Through continuing education, Dr. Slaman stays on the leading edge of advances in dental implant treatment, and he uses the latest dental technology for precise, predictable results. Our GALILEOS ComfortPLUS cone beam imaging provides 3-D images of your jaw so Dr. Slaman can determine your candidacy and create a customized treatment plan.
Dr. Slaman carefully selects from among different materials to provide patients with customized, high-quality dental crowns. He is known for his skill with fine cast gold crowns. Gold is incredibly durable, and it requires less alteration of your teeth before placement. Dr. Slaman can also provide an IPS e.max® or zirconia crown that will match your natural teeth. In many cases, he can use our CEREC® technology to create and place same-day dental crowns using CEREC dental technology. For missing teeth, he may recommend implant-supported crowns, as well.
If you are missing one to a few teeth in a row, you may be a good candidate for a dental bridge. A bridge will fill the space in your smile, restoring your dental function and helping to maintain your bite alignment. Dr. Slaman offers both traditional and implant-supported bridges. Both types are made from realistic materials, such as porcelain, zirconia, or IPS e.max.® This means that your bridge will not show a dark line along your gums.
Dentures are an appropriate solution if you are missing all or most of your teeth. Dr. Slaman can provide a traditional, removable prosthetic made to fit securely in your mouth. In most cases, however, he will recommend an implant-supported denture. This type of restoration will never slip around, and the implant posts will help to prevent jawbone recession.
Inlays and onlays, sometimes called “partial crowns,” will go on the top of your molars. They can be a good way to treat large cavities or cracked teeth, but they require less tooth prep than full crowns. Dr. Slaman offers gold inlays and onlays, which can withstand the constant pressure on your back teeth. He can also provide a tooth-colored restoration made with our in-office CEREC® system.
With a full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Slaman can repair extensive dental damage by combining several restorative procedures. Along with the treatments mentioned above, he will often include dental bonding. The bonding material can reshape your teeth, strengthen them, and obscure cosmetic flaws. Dr. Slaman will often use dental bonding to stage reconstructive treatment and greatly reduce patient costs. You can preview what your finished treatments will look like with cosmetic imaging software and temporary restorations that you can try on.
If you have a small to medium-sized cavity, a filling will strengthen your tooth and prevent further damage. Because of their many benefits, Dr. Slaman only offers tooth-colored composite fillings. The material will blend in with the shade of your teeth, and it will not change color over time. It will also create a stronger bond with your tooth than metal. In addition, composite fillings will not expand and contract with temperature variations.