Asking 'how to choose a dental clinic?' for your implantBy Dr. Richard Bernstein
You're off to a good start by visiting the online home of Richard S. Bernstein D.D.S. The success of your implant procedure depends on the capabilities of the professional placing this artificial tooth root in the jawbone. The "magic" of your new teeth resides here, with the implant that provides a solid foundation for a crown, bridge, or denture.
With 25-plus years of experience in smile design, Dr. Bernstein is one of only 500 dentists worldwide to meet rigorous American Society for Dental Aesthetics standards. He's the only accredited ASDA member in the state of Michigan.
The American Academy of Implant Dentistry emphasizes the importance of continuing education when selecting your implant dentist. Dr. Bernstein completes more than 100 hours of CE credit annually and, as a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry, he completed 250 hours of continuing aesthetic dentistry education, passed a 500-question exam, and demonstrated 10 successful case studies. Dr. Bernstein has the experience and training to safely and precisely design healthy, functional, and attractive tooth replacements.
A prominent cause of late-stage implant failure is a gum disease-like inflammation called "peri-implantitis." While lab-made teeth can't decay like natural teeth, they are susceptible to this break-down of tissues surrounding the implant and, ultimately, the bone that grew around it. Dr. Bernstein applies his extensive expertise with implants to ensure the long-term health of your new teeth, and he will discuss lifestyle and ongoing home care factors that either enhance or hinder implant and overall oral health, including:
- Smoking or tobacco use
- Medical conditions like diabetes
- Properly brushing and flossing to prevent build-up of bacteria
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