Questions are answered by an experienced dentist in Longview on how dental implants are placed
If you are facing or have experienced any loss of your natural teeth, you may be thinking that traditional dentures or partial dentures are not what you have in mind. The good news is that advancements in dental care and technology have now made other options available to you. To begin your quest to find your ideal replacement solution, people in and around Longview should seek the professional dental services of Dr. Clint Bruyere.
Dental implants are a well-received alternative to slipping dentures and partials. Patients will be evaluated individually to determine if they are candidates able to benefit from the implant process. While it may sound uncomfortable, the process actually is found to be mild and once completed can offer a lifetime of comfort and satisfaction.
So how are dental implants placed? Dr. Bruyere and a colleague who will do the oral surgery part for the implants will combine their expertise to determine the steps in the placement of your implant or implants. In the surgical step, a small titanium post is placed below the gum into the bone to act as a replacement root for the tooth. There is a brief healing period where the bone will actually bond to the post to give a stable foundation for the tooth you are replacing. After this time, the post is used to house a connector, called an abutment that then attaches to the replacement to hold it in place.
Dr. Bruyere will give his attention to making sure that each replacement is designed and properly positioned to give a natural and finished look. Once the process is complete, you will have a full set of teeth that you can enjoy as if you never experienced loss. You will have no worries about loose or ill-fitting dentures or partials. Appearance is improved and confidence is restored. The implants have the additional benefit of offering stimulation to the bone, which causes a greater degree of bone retention over time. Any natural teeth that remain may be left intact which is a positive, as well. This health benefit also provides a positive cosmetic effect by maintaining the natural structure of the mouth and face. You will now just care for your implants as you would your natural teeth, through regular brushing, flossing, and visits for routine check-ups with your dental professional.
To become established with Dr. Clint Bruyere’s practice to allow him to help you achieve a long-lasting and fully functional smile, call and schedule your initial consultation. Let him put his 30 years of experience to work for you in routine dental care and any enhancements that will add a positive dimension in your life.