Which Teeth Can Be Replaced by Dental Implants?

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When you’re embarrassed by your teeth, smiling can feel like an impossibility. Damaged, missing, or broken teeth can keep you from enjoying life’s special moments. Dental implants give you a reason to smile again. Hill Country Oral Surgery is one of the top oral surgery practices for dental implant placement in Austin, TX. We look forward to exploring tooth replacement options with you and helping you rediscover your smile.

Any missing tooth can be replaced by a dental implant. Our advanced implant technologies allow us to replace a single tooth or an entire arch, whatever you need to smile with confidence again. Restore beauty and function to your smile with dental implants.

Dental Implants for Single Tooth Replacement

Incisors, molars, canines, and bicuspids, basically all types of teeth in the mouth, can be replaced using dental implants. The implant features a titanium screw that is implanted into the jawbone, acting like the natural root of the tooth. Attached to this screw is an abutment that anchors the replacement tooth, or crown. These replacement teeth look and function like a natural tooth.

Dental implants restore appearance and function to the mouth. Once the screw has fused into the bone, the implant functions almost exactly like a natural tooth, allowing patients to chew and bite foods effectively. The implant exerts biting forces onto the jawbone, stimulating it and helping bone structure to remain strong. Dental implants help maintain oral health and improve appearance by filling in areas where teeth are missing.

All-On-4 Full Arch Rehabilitation

When extensive tooth damage is present, multiple extractions and tooth replacements may be needed. Some patients may require full arch reconstruction. This is often accomplished using four or more dental implants and a full dental prosthetic arch. Some of our patients have heard this procedure called “All-On-4” or “Teeth in a Day”, but we prefer to call it full arch dental rehabilitation.

Using fewer implants lowers the cost and minimizes the amount of surgery needed to repair and rehabilitate dental function. Full arch replacement using singular implants would be very expensive and would require multiple, extensive surgeries. By supporting a replacement arch with fewer implants, we reduce the time and expense of surgery, without compromising on the quality of the results.

Dental Implants vs. Other Tooth Replacement Options

Dental implants are one of the most popular and effective options for tooth replacement in Austin, TX. Come in for a consultation with us to explore all of your available options for tooth restoration.

Dental implants offer many benefits over other tooth replacement options. They are implanted into the jawbone, and once healing is complete, look and function very similarly to a natural tooth. Dental implants are long lasting and can last for decades with proper care. They are also versatile and can be used to replace almost any tooth in the mouth.

We would love to explore your options for tooth replacement, including dental implants, during a one-on-one consultation. Call our Austin, TX oral surgery office at 512-327-7233 to schedule your consultation with us.