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Dental Implants

If you have a missing or damaged tooth, you may feel nervous about smiling, talking, and laughing.

Thanks to dental implants, you can enjoy renewed functionality and restored confidence.

To learn more, contact board-certified periodontist Dr. James Vlassis, DDS, MS, PC, in Fayetteville, NY.

Wondering What Dental Implants Look Like?

Made from titanium or ceramic materials, a dental implant screws into the tooth gap. It functions as an artificial tooth root.

After being surgically placed in your jaw, the implant fuses with the bone structure. This process is called osseointegration.

Once healing is completed, dental implants can secure a custom dental restoration, such as a crown, bridge, or denture.

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Contact an Experienced Periodontist For Your Implant Dentistry Treatment

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Whether you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, Dr. James M. Vlassis is here to help.

As the first periodontist to place implants in central New York, he has the dental experience and implant training that sets him apart from the rest.

In addition to hand-on experience, Dr. Vlassis has also written over 40 articles on dental health and periodontal topics.

Excited to meet your new periodontist? Our Fayetteville, NY, office serves greater Onondaga County and Syracuse patients like you. Call (315) 637-0777 or send us a message today about dental implants.

A Board-Certified Periodontist Who Stands Out From the Crowd

Finding the right dentist is crucial for your dental implant placement. Some dental professionals do not have the training and qualifications to place your dental implants. That means that they have to refer out to periodontists like Dr. Vlassis.

Dr. Vlassis is here to help whether you have been referred here by your dentist or you've sought out his expertise on your own. His extensive implant qualifications will give you peace of mind.

Dr. Vlassis places around 8 to 10 implants each day. With more than 20 years in the field, that amounts to over 25,000 implants placed in his career so far.

Dr. Vlassis can replace your missing or damaged tooth using a dental implant made from titanium or zirconia. You can reach out to our Fayetteville, NY, dentistry practice for a dental implants consultation.

Board-certified in dental implantology, extensive dental training

"Absolutely wonderful!" 5-star Patient Reviews




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Absolutely wonderful! Dr. Vlassis is so gentle and patient. I went in for a procedure that I was very anxious about, and he made sure u was comfortable and pain-free.

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Dr. Vlassis is extremely professional, patient, and kind, and this is reflected in his staff as well. I have had a wonderful experience with a not so wonderful situation. I highly recommend Dr. Vlassis.

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What If I Need a Tooth Extraction Before Dr. Vlassis Places My Implants?

You may have a tooth or multiple teeth with significant damage, such as tooth decay or substantial fractures. In such cases, you will need that damaged tooth extracted before dental implant placement.

Dr. Vlassis can remove your tooth painlessly before placing your implants. He will ensure that you stay comfortable during the extraction using sedation.

Once the damaged tooth is removed, you're one step closer to your beautiful new smile.

How Does Implant Placement Work? An Implant Treatment Timeline


Before we can schedule your implant placement, you'll need to visit our Fayetteville, NY, office for a dental implant consultation. Many patients are referred to us by their dentist for an implant assessment.


If one of your natural teeth is decayed or damaged, Dr. Vlassis will first need to extract that tooth before implant placement can proceed.


We will ensure you are fully comfortable before we begin the dental implant procedure. Our dental team will help you achieve a relaxed state before the implant is anchored into your jawbone.


Once you're comfortable, Dr. Vlassis will make an incision on your gumline, allowing him to access the jaw. He will then place and secure your titanium or zirconia implant. Once that is done, he will carefully close the surgical area.


The process called osseointegration helps dental implants remain fixed in your jawbone. Essentially, it involves the implant and your jawbone fusing together. This process typically takes three to six months.
Request a dental implant consultation by calling (315) 637-0777 or

We Offer Financing
For Your Implants

While it's possible that insurance will cover some aspects of your dental implant treatment, many insurance companies do not provide any help at all.

We understand the worry and stress you may be going through if you need implants. That's why our Fayetteville dentist's office offers financing options like CareCredit® and other payment plans.

"You feel welcome and are well taken care of." 5-star Reviews


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Dr. Vlassis and his team are so gentle. Doctor explains in layman terms what the procedures are. Recently had a gum problem. I was expecting surgery. After examining the area, Doctor Vlassis made a small adjustment to my bite and no more pain! Thank you! So pleased with my visit.

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James Aiello


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Everything about the office is excellent. Everyone is friendly, efficient and professional. You feel welcome and are well taken care of. Explanations are detailed, but very easy to understand. A definite 5-star experience.

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James M. Vlassis DDS, MS, PC Periodontal Care & Dental Implants

Dr. James Vlassis is a board-certified periodontist who offers treatment of the very highest caliber. Patients choose him because of several distinctions. 

  • Is the only diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in the area
  • Holds a United States Patent on dental implants
  • Has performed more than 25,000 implant procedures
  • Has published more than 40 articles in his field

Schedule a consultation at our office today by calling (315) 637-0777.

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