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Hallsville area dentist debunks implant myths

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Hallsville area dentist debunks implant myths

The loss of natural teeth is an unfortunately common problem, caused by gum disease, oral injury, decay, and other factors. The modern solution is dental implants, topped with a durable, cosmetic restoration. Although implants offer a number of advantages over alternatives, many people hesitate for a variety of reasons, often relating to misconceptions. Some of the most common myths and outdated beliefs about implants are explained below. Myth: Dental implants involve a risky, painful surgery. Truth: Implant surgery is a comfortable, minor procedure with minimal risk of complication. Dr. Bruyere works with a skilled oral surgeon who has extensive implant experience, to ensure … Continue reading

Hallsville residents ask, “What is a tooth implant?”

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Explaining What is a tooth implant?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root. It provides a solid foundation for the permanent replacement of one or several teeth. Mimicking the natural anatomy and structure of teeth, implants are embedded in the jawbone. Implants have been widely available for decades, and they have an exceptional record of success and safety. Types of implants Root-form: This is the most common type of implant, and it is similar to a tooth root in size. The actual implant is a tiny, hollow cylinder, which is surgically placed in the jawbone. It acts as a housing for a small connector, called an … Continue reading

The Implants Procedure

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Providing The Implants Procedure

We offer a variety of options for replacing missing teeth to meet the needs of every patient. For many, the best choice may be dental implants in Longview. Some patients express concern about the idea of an oral surgery. However, the placement of implants is actually very safe, comfortable, and predictable, when performed by a skilled surgeon. Clint Bruyere, D.D.S. works with some of the most talented oral surgeons in Longview. Consultation When you visit Dr. Bruyere, he will examine your oral health and bone structure, and then clearly explain your options. Despite the vast benefits of implants, there are … Continue reading

What are the benefits of dental implants for Hallsville residents?

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Explaining What are the benefits of dental implants for Hallsville residents?

The importance of replacing missing teeth We tend to take our teeth for granted when they are well and healthy. When toothaches or cosmetic damage occurs, we begin to take notice. However, after teeth are lost we truly understand how important they were. Suddenly, you can’t pronounce certain words correctly, chewing becomes a chore, and you are too embarrassed to smile. Over time, the surrounding teeth will begin leaning toward the gap, which increases your risk of cavities or gum disease. Your jawbone in that area also begins deteriorating, because it relies on stimulation from the tooth root to trigger … Continue reading

Treatment for sleep apnea may include your Longview dentist

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Providing Treatment for sleep apnea may include your Longview dentist

When your sleep is disrupted night after night, it affects your waking hours. If you would describe yourself as a habitual snorer, there is good reason to explore the potential that this condition may only be a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea. When this sleep disorder is diagnosed, it is possible to move forward into a healthier future. Common treatment for sleep apnea There are three different types of sleep apnea, and they may all be managed with CPAP therapy. However, for those with obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which breathing stops due to airway closure during sleep, there … Continue reading

Dentist answers, “What is sleep apnea?” for Longview, TX residents

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Explaining What is sleep apnea? for Longview, TX residents

It is estimated that as many as 18 million adult Americans have trouble with sleep apnea. This condition troubles men and women of all ages, although it is more common in males and in people as they age. There is no single cause for this sleep disorder. Potential reasons range from use of tobacco products and alcohol consumption, to problems with weight, the specifics in the formation of an individual’s upper airway components, or perhaps even genetics. For patients who have wondered what obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) actually is, it is identified by an interruption of breathing during sleep. With this … Continue reading

Discover your best treatment for sleep apnea in this Longview, Texas dental office

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Discover your best treatment for sleep apnea in this Longview, Texas dental office

Sometimes the schedules we keep can be exhausting. The need for a good night’s sleep is important to our health and affects our ability to function efficiently each day. If you feel that you are not rested despite a sufficient amount of time spent sleeping, you might want to consider that you could have obstructive sleep apnea. With this disorder, a person sleeping will repeatedly stop breathing for brief periods. Besides not feeling rested, other troublesome symptoms may tip you off that you need to be evaluated. Loud snoring is a major sign of this sleep disorder. If you have … Continue reading

Obtaining obstructive sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment in the Longview area

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Providing Obtaining obstructive sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment in the Longview area

Many health problems a person may experience could be the effects of having obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). So many things can be affected that a person might fail to connect the dots at first. If you are experiencing perplexing health issues, by becoming educated in regards to the symptoms and following through on the knowledge gained, you may be able to achieve a more comfortable life with treatment. Dr. Clint Bruyere and his staff would like to help patients in the Longview area determine if they could benefit from therapies designed to treat OSA. In order to secure treatment, you … Continue reading

Patients who experience problems such as snoring seek a caring dentist in Longview for treatment

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Providing Patients who experience problems such as snoring seek a caring dentist in Longview for treatment

A sign of obstructive sleep apnea is snoring interrupted by short pauses of silence, which are usually followed by gasping or choking. Bed partners often notice this warning sign. When a sign such as this is identified, it is important to seek treatment. Patients who suffer from snoring and other problems related to sleep apnea turn to caring dentist Dr. Clint Bruyere at his Longview dental practice. Understanding the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea Obstructive sleep apnea involves short periods, throughout the night, during which you stop breathing. You may have headaches in the morning or at night. This means … Continue reading

CPAP treatment for Longview sleep apnea sufferers not always the most suitable option

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Providing CPAP treatment for Longview sleep apnea sufferers not always the most suitable option

Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that has an enormous impact on a person’s wellbeing, both physically and emotionally. Although there are numerous treatment options to aid in the restoration of functional sleep, not every person will respond well to any given one. Most often, the first solution considered for sleep apnea is a combination of lifestyle changes and medical treatment with CPAP. CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure. This treatment is designed to hold the airway open during sleep by gently forcing air through the nasal passages. In order to accomplish the goal of an open airway with … Continue reading


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Dr. Bruyere graduated from Texas A&M whilst finishing at the Baylor College of Dentistry. He possesses a fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry and 30 years of experience in dentistry.

Dr. Bruyere enjoys keeping up with the latest information on dental products, treatments and techniques whilst providing the best quality dentistry to his patients.