Farmington Hills, MI area dentist answers, what are dental implants?
By Dr. Richard Bernstein
Dental implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone and are anchored in the same way the bone would anchor a natural tooth root. The top portion of the implant is attached to a crown, bridge, or denture.
Dental implants are one of the best methods of restoring a smile after tooth loss. They mimic the appearance and function of a natural tooth like no other restoration can. They derive their strength and durability from the bone underneath the gum tissue. Patients who do not have sufficient bone to hold the implant in place may not be the best candidate for this treatment and should speak with their dentist about alternative solutions such as dental bridges or partial dentures.
Dental implants are placed during a surgical procedure. Patients are numbed appropriately with dental anesthetic. Patients may experience minor soreness after treatment but this can be controlled with over-the-counter pain medications. Dr. Bernstein ensures patients leave his practice with appropriate after-care instructions and a number to call with any problems or concerns.
Patients can maintain their dental implant in the same way they would take care of their natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, and regular dental appointments with Dr. Bernstein for examinations and cleanings are essential in helping the implants last for many years.
Are you considering replacing for missing teeth? Call Dr. Bernstein, of the Farmington Hills, MI area today to schedule an initial consultation appointment. Our friendly staff is happy to help patients achieve great oral health and maintain a beautiful smile for life.
Richard S. Bernstein D.D.S
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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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