Restore Missing Teeth with Dental Implants for Seniors
A missing tooth is a huge absence that can impact your smile and endanger your oral health. If you have been searching the internet for phrases such as “implant restoration near me,” we have great news! At Clint Bruyere DDS, Dr. Clint Bruyere is a skilled dentist at tooth implant restoration and can get you started on the road to a renewed smile.
Understanding Dental Implants
Dental implants represent one of modern dentistry’s most significant and exciting advances. Whether they are used to stabilize dentures, or support bridges and crowns, implants can offer you a more natural look while providing better chewing function than your natural tooth!
The implants are screws or cylinders with special titanium placed into your jawbone. The metal is biocompatible with your bone, meaning over time, it will fuse with your jawbone for a super-secure foundation. The implant is then topped either with porcelain crowns or, in some cases, bridges to restore missing teeth. They are also used to secure full dentures, eliminating the need for adhesives, not to mention the risk of wobbling or slipping.
The Dental Implant Process
You will begin your process with a complete dental exam, including X-rays, and Dr. Bruyere will review your medical history to ensure you are a compatible candidate for implants. If he decides implants are your best option, we proceed to take oral impressions of your entire mouth to create study models that will help us determine your new implant’s best type and placement.
The implant procedure is gentle and fast. There is usually a lingering soreness for a few days that fade, much like having a tooth extracted. Then it takes between 3 and 6 months for the implant to fuse with your jawbone and for tissue to heal fully. Once this happens, Dr. Bruyere will place your final restoration.
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The implants may replace either a single missing tooth, several missing teeth, or an entire mouthful of teeth. The restorations can consist of a crown, bridges, dentures, or possibly a whole mouthful of fixed bridgework.
Learn More About Dental Implants
Dental implants are longer lasting, more secure, immune to cavities, and the best tooth restoration available. To learn more about this treatment, call Clint Bruyere DDS and schedule your consultation with Dr. Bruyere today. Our phone number is (903) 708-6116. Our office address is 444 Forest Square, Suite G, Longview, Texas 75605.