Many men and women have suffered from tooth loss. Years ago, some people may have sought denture treatment that is no longer meeting their needs. Their dentures may be loose or ill fitting. Fortunately, a highly skilled dentist can help. Dr. Clint Bruyere, a dentist in Longview, has been providing patients innovative solutions to problems such as these for about 30 years. He can provide a replacement denture restore health, function, and beauty to the smile.
Thanks to advances in dentistry, dental adhesives are no longer the only method for retaining dentures. Dentures can now be attached to dental implants. Dr. Bruyere provides implant-supported dentures, which provide the most retention. They can be ideal for a patient who is missing one or more teeth. To explore your candidacy for implant-supported dentures, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Bruyere.
At your consultation appointment, Dr. Bruyere will examine the health of your natural teeth, mouth, and gums. There may be x-rays taken to examine the jawbone and soft tissues. If you are a candidate for implant-supported dentures, he will devise a treatment plan with you. The plan will outline what can be expected throughout treatment.
The first stage of treatment is the dental implant procedure. During an oral surgery, titanium rods will be gently placed into your jawbone. During a process called osseointegration, the bone will fuse to the implants. After a healing period, you will return for the next stage of treatment. Dr. Bruyere will refer you to the oral surgeon or periodontist for placement of the implant.There are several benefits of treatment. You can look forward to the following:
Dr. Bruyere provides several types of dentures. He provides full as well as partial dentures, depending on the needs of patients. Do you want to explore if implant-supported dentures are right for you? Dr. Bruyere would love to meet with you during a consultation appointment. Schedule yours by calling our friendly team at (903) 708-6116.