Dentistry and Oral Surgery exist to ensure men, women, and children have strong, healthy teeth for a lifetime to eat, smile and talk confidently. Unfortunately, a complete set of teeth is not a reality for many, with over fifty percent of Americans missing at least one permanent tooth. Yet, while the doctors at Hill Country Oral Surgery seek to preserve your natural teeth, you may need us to remove or replace a damaged tooth.
Here, we’ll help you determine the best course of action to take. Of course, everyone’s best option is different based on dental health, situation, and cost. But the process of restoration and replacement starts with a discussion about your unique needs and goals.
Tooth Replacement Options
Because your dental situation is unique, so is your remedy. Hill County Oral Surgery offers multiple replacement options to ensure a customized approach.
Dental implants are designed for jaw placement to replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth. Dental implants are made of titanium screws with specially treated surfaces that prevent rejection. The first dental implants were inserted in 1965. Ever since, dentists and oral surgeons have performed millions of dental implant procedures, and their quality has become excellent.
Metal-Free Dental Implants
Hill Country Oral Surgery also offers metal-free dental implants. These innovative implants are fashioned from zirconia, a strong ceramic. We recommend these implants for individuals with titanium sensitivity or allergies. They are also aesthetically beneficial for patients with thinning gums. Metal-free implants are similar in color to natural teeth. The silver coloration of metal implants can show through thinning gumlines, but metal-free implants look natural.
All-in-4 implants are permanent fabricated teeth surgically placed in the jaw as a set, meaning there are typically four teeth attached to one implant post. They have the feel and look of natural teeth, are brushed and cleaned like natural teeth, increase chewing force, and restore facial features.
Unlike dentures, you never take them out, they require no adhesives, and restore the experience of hot and cold food.
Guided Implant Surgery
Guided implant surgery improves dental implant placement outcomes, especially in complex cases where precision is paramount to target dense bone. A customized surgical guide is equipped to ensure the implant is placed correctly. These guides are customized with detailed imaging of your oral anatomy and we use complex software to determine optimal placement. Guided implant surgery represents cutting-edge technology for tooth replacement and leads to the highest degrees of precision and safety.
Bone Grafting and Sinus Lift
Hill Country Oral Surgery understands the need for bone grafting procedures on occasion to place functional and aesthetic implants when the natural bone has deteriorated. We have performed these procedures successfully for individuals who are missing a tooth or teeth and those who have had severe traumas resulting in permanent tooth loss. Our expertise and experience performing these complicated procedures have made us one of the most sought-after oral surgery practices for bone grafting and sinus lift in Austin, TX.
For more information about dental implant surgery, contact Hill Country Oral Surgery in Austin, TX, and schedule a consultation. Our expert oral surgeons are here to answer questions, provide you with more information, and help set you on the path to a beautiful, healthy smile.