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Patients in Farmington Hills ask, "Are dental implants painful?


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Thoughts of dental procedures may make you wince. However, if you are experiencing tooth loss, your discomfort may be even greater. Beyond the cosmetic and emotional impact that tooth loss can cause, edentulism can also lead to bone loss, reduced stability for surrounding teeth, issues with oral hygiene, and discomfort when speaking and eating.

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
  • Age
  • Smoking or tobacco use
  • Certain health conditions such as high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, or diabetes
  • Injury
  • Extraction
Whatever is the cause of tooth loss, Dr. Richard Bernstein at Richard S. Bernstein, DDS, in Farmington Hills, MI, can help! Our practice offers a comprehensive menu of dental care services including family and general dentistry, treatment for gum disease and sleep apnea, orthodontic treatments like Invisalign, and a full host of cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry.

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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