Making Your First Dental Implant Procedure a Positive Experience

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Andrew Slavin, DMD, FACS

Andrew Slavin, DMD, FACS

July 24, 2018

Dental implants are a long-term replacement solution for missing teeth, and you’ll want to trust this important procedure to a competent professional. Dr. Andrew Slavin isn’t just a skilled, experienced and board-certified oral surgeon. He’s the chief of Good Samaritan’s Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and a staff surgeon at the adjoining St. Mary’s Medical Center. When your first dental implant procedure is backed by credentials like those, you can feel confident in the results.

What Should You Expect from Good Samaritan?

Implant patients are usually concerned about two things: cost and comfort. During your initial consultation, we’ll do whatever we can to put your mind at ease on both counts. Our goal is to provide a highly personalized experience that’s tailored to your unique circumstances.

From the moment you step into our office, you’ll find a soothing atmosphere. Our waiting area is dominated by a 560-gallon tropical aquarium that’s meant to foster an environment of peace and relaxation. Your thorough and detailed examination will employ state-of-the-art technology such as 3D imaging. This will assist us in assessing your oral health and bone density to ensure that you’re a viable candidate for implants. These images will also be used to facilitate precision placement, which should contribute to a shorter, less invasive surgery and a reduced recovery time.

How Much Will Implants Cost?

The final cost of the procedure is calculated on a case-by-case basis, so it’s different for each patient. The total number of visits will depend on the amount of work needed for your restoration. Keep in mind that implants are a lasting solution and an investment in your long-term oral health. The overall price covers digital X-rays and imaging, any preliminary necessities such as bone grafting, and the cost of the implant components. The latter might include implant-supported crowns, bridges or dentures. We offer several affordable options and arrange payment plans.

What Makes Our Dental Implants Different?

Our office is a proud provider of Straumann dental implants. They’re crafted from the same surgical-grade titanium that’s used for hip and knee joint replacement surgery. Using the finest available materials reduces the chance of complications and provides a foundation for years of enjoyment. Crowns, bridges and dentures are handcrafted with skill and precision using 3-D modeling techniques to achieve a comfortable fit and a natural-looking result.

Your Care Doesn’t End When You Leave Our Office

At the Good Samaritan Dental Implant Institute, we strive to build a lasting relationship with each patient. Our effort will begin at your initial inquiry and continue long after your dental implant procedure is completed. We provide sedation and anesthesia to promote your comfort and a calm state of mind during the surgery. In most cases, you’ll be able to return to your normal routine the next day, and any mild discomfort can be controlled with medication.

After your final procedure, we’ll schedule follow-up visits to monitor your healing and see whether any adjustments are necessary. From that time forward, you’ll receive regular checkups to evaluate the integrity of the implant components and your continued satisfaction with the results.

From start to finish, Dr. Slavin and his staff will be dedicated to giving you personalized care and an outcome that exceeds your expectations.

Andrew Slavin, DMD, FACS

Andrew Slavin, DMD, FACS

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