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West Bloomfield, MI area patients ask, what are dental implants?

Implant dentistry is becoming one of most popular methods of restoring the smile available in the West Bloomfield, MI area. Patients who visit Richard S. Bernstein, DDS and want to replace one or more teeth may consider dental implants.

Dental implants are special titanium "screws" that act as natural tooth roots. The dentist will surgically place them into the jawbone where they will derive unsurpassed stability and strength. This allows them to function just as natural tooth roots. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth by placing a dental crown over the top, or can be used to help hold full dentures in place as an alternative to denture adhesives.

A proper candidate for dental implants is an individual with sufficient bone structure. This can be determined from x-rays that show the jawbone and its integrity. Patients must also be of good dental health and they should understand that the placement of dental implants is a dental surgery and may require proper sedation to complete.

Dental implants have become increasingly common as a wonderful alternative to dentures and bridges. Dentures are removable restorations for patients who have lost teeth, while bridges are fixed, but must be replaced regularly. They also require the removal of healthy enamel from the adjacent teeth, which many patients would prefer not to take off their smile.

Richard S. Bernstein, DDS of the West Bloomfield, MI area provides patients in and around Farmington Hills with cosmetic dental solutions that fit their needs and budgets. He provides dental implants for patients who want more value from their dental investment and want a permanent alternative to dentures and bridges. Patients must be examined beforehand to find out if dental implants are appropriate for them and can be used for years to come!

Contact Richard S. Bernstein, DDS today to schedule a consultation appointment and examination. We happily accept new patients from areas such as Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield, Waterford, Southfield, and the Detroit Metro area.

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