Patients in Farmington Hills ask, "Are dental implants painful?
By Dr. Richard Bernstein
Tooth loss can occur for many reasons, such as:
- Gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis
- Lack of an appropriate dental care routine and avoidance of regular visits to the dentist
- Smoking or tobacco use
- Certain health conditions such as high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, or diabetes
Dental implants are often the preferred solution to tooth loss. Titanium posts replace the root of the tooth and they are fused into the jawbone. The bone grows around the implant holding it firmly in place. Once the bone and post have securely bonded, an abutment is placed on the implant, which will be topped with a natural-looking porcelain crown. Dental implants can replace one tooth or all teeth and they may be used to anchor a bridge or denture.
Implants strengthen the bone and provide added stability for surrounding teeth. Patients often experience improved speech, enhanced confidence, and greater comfort when eating. The procedure causes minimal discomfort with many patients noting that it is less painful than a tooth extraction.
If you are ready to restore your smile, Dr. Bernstein will discuss a variety of treatment options and recommend a customized plan of care to meet your needs, lifestyle, and budget. With more than 25 years of providing dental care for children and adults, Dr. Bernstein is the only dentist in Michigan to receive accreditation by the American Society for Dental Aesthetics.
Our team of friendly dental professionals makes our patients’ comfort and convenience our priority. We offer spa-like amenities, advanced technologies, and a personal, friendly atmosphere. Consultations and appointments may be scheduled online or by calling 248.636.2100. Richard S. Bernstein, DDS is located at 31158 Haggerty Road in Farmington Hills, MI.
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With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Bernstein is a renowned cosmetic dentist and is passionate about providing the best for his patients, making him a respected pillar of trust amongst his community. He possesses a Masters in Biochemistry - WSU School of Medicine, and a Doctorate in Dental Surgery - University of Detroit.He is presently a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Diplomate in the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD) to name a few.
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