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Dental Implants in Longview TX


One of the greatest advances in modern dentistry is implant technology. Whether they are stabilizing dentures, or supporting crowns and bridges, implants can give a more natural look and better chewing efficiency.

Implants are like cylinders or screws made of titanium, which are placed in the jawbone. They are topped with beautiful porcelain crowns or bridges to replace missing teeth. They can also be used to secure full dentures, eliminating the need for adhesive, as well as the risk of slipping or wobbling.

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We begin with a complete exam, x-rays, and a medical history to determine if implants may be placed. If implants are a possibility, then we take impressions of your mouth to produce study models that will help determine the type and proper placement of the implant. The most common type of implant is the root-form, which is similar in size to a tooth root, and serves the same function. Other styles may be considered for patients who have experienced severe bone loss.

Dr. Bruyere demystifies dental implants.

Wondered what dental implants are all about? Dr. Bruyere uses a question and answer format to explain what implants are, the best time to receive them, and whether insurance will pay for them or not. After watching, if you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to call us! Video Transcript Hi I’m Dr. Clint Bruyere. I thought I’d answer a few questions about dental implants today.

Q: What are dental implants?
A: Dental implants are root form titanium, almost like screws that are placed in bone and bone grows around them, which allows us to put a crown on top of them.

Q: When is the best time to get a dental implant?
A: Usually when you have a tooth extracted is the best time. However, if there is infection present, then sometimes that’s not a good time. If you already have teeth missing, then a specialist can look at you to see if you need any bone grafting, and if not, then you can have dental implants placed at any time.

Q: How is it determined if one is a candidate for dental implants?
A: You have to have a very good exam with x-rays with health history to make sure everything’s proper to be able to place the implants for long periods of time.

Q: Do you provide dental implants?
A: I don’t do the surgery, we let the specialists and oral surgeons do the surgery then we replace the crowns or dentures on top of the implants for the restorations.

Q: How long will it take to get the implants?
A: Well after the implants are done, it can take 3-4 months of healing before we can do the restorative part.

Q: Are dental implants as strong as natural teeth?
A: Dental implants are very strong. They can be as strong or stronger than natural teeth.

Q: How successful are dental implants?
A: Studies have shown that dental implants have about a 95% success rate.

Q: Is the placement of implants painful? How long does it take?
A: We’ve had a lot of people tell us that having implants done is less painful than having the wisdom teeth taken out, of course it depends on how many you are having done and if there are any other procedures that need to go with it.

Q: Can the body reject a dental implant, and if so, what then?
A: Yeah sometimes, an implant can fail, when it doesn’t bond to the bone correctly. A lot of times the surgeons can go in to remove it, place a bone graft and after 6 to 8 months of healing, can go in and place another implant.

Q: Does insurance pay for dental implants?
A: Some insurances do, and some don’t. It’s best to usually get a predetermination to see if your insurance company is one that pays for it or not.

Q: Do you have any further advice for someone thinking of getting a dental implant?
A: They’re a really good alternative, especially to bridges, because it allows you to have single teeth or multiple teeth. Also with dentures. They’re a really good alternative to other dentistry and we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have. As always, yours in good dental health.


We work with experienced oral surgeons and periodontists to place the implants surgically. The procedure is fast and gentle. Most patients compare it to having a tooth extracted. Typically, lingering soreness fades in days. However, it takes about three to six months for the bone to bond with, and fully heal around, the implant. When that process is complete, Dr. Bruyere will restore the implants with the proper restoration.

Implants can be used to replace one missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or a mouth full of teeth. Restorations can be a single crown, bridges, dentures, or full mouth fixed bridgework.

Advantages of implants:
  • no need to destroy multiple healthy teeth for a bridge
  • cannot lose an implant to cavities
  • can secure dentures for a better fit
  • long lasting
Disadvantages of implants:
  • people with diabetes or auto-immune diseases are not candidates
  • longer treatment time
  • initial cost is higher, but the long-term cost is typically lower because implants can last a lifetime
Implants can really be a great choice for replacing teeth or securing dentures. If you are interested in seeing what dental implants can do for your smile, please call our office at (903) 708-6116 for an appointment.



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