Implant dentistry is just one aspect of restorative dentistry that is proudly offered by Dr. Clint Bruyere in Longview, TX. Implant dentistry focuses on the placement and restoration of dental implants in the smile to replace one or more missing teeth.
A dental implant is a titanium post that is specifically used for replacing one or more teeth. This post acts as a tooth root replacement. The dentist surgically places the implant into the bone of the jaw, and then restores it in a variety of ways for the patient. Dental implants can be used along with:
Dental implants are best for patients seeking a permanent way to replace missing teeth. The best candidates are patients with sufficient bone structure. The implant requires bone to ensure a solid foundation for restoration. Without this, the implant surgery could fail and alternative options will need to be considered. Prior to discussion of implants, Dr. Clint Bruyere will perform a series of x-rays to check the health of the bone as well as the placement of the sinuses to ensure the implant procedure would be successful. This is crucial to determining candidacy. Other options that patients may want to discuss with their dentist are dental bridges and dentures. These solutions are also available in Dr. Clint Bruyere’s practice as alternatives.
Dr. Clint Bruyere of the Longview, TX area is excited to offer new and existing patients solutions for missing teeth such as the placement and restoration of dental implants. If you are interested in discussing with a dental professional whether or not you could benefit from implants, now is a great time to schedule a visit with our team to discuss your options. Call (903) 708-6116 today to schedule an appointment at our practice, conveniently located at 444 Forest Square, Suite G.