Dental Implants

Permanent Teeth Replacement in Dripping Springs, TX

Dental Implants Dripping Springs, TXIf you are missing some or all your teeth, TORC Dental can help. Using dental implants, Dr. Hijazi can replace your tooth or teeth in a way that restores your ability to chew and smile naturally, without fear of loose dentures or partials.

Dental implants resemble an artificial tooth root. The implant is placed in the gap where your natural tooth was removed. Over a few weeks, the bone grows in and around the implant, bonding it to your bone. Dr. Hijazi then places a false tooth on top of the implant, restoring your ability to chew and smile, just as though you never lost a tooth.

There are two main types of implants.

  • Endosteal – in the bone
  • Subperiosteal – under the gum but on top of the bone

You also have options as to the application of your implants. For example, if you are missing all your teeth, you can have a complete arch replaced with only four implants with the All-on-4 approach. You can even have replacement teeth added on the same day your implants are placed with our Teeth in a Day service.

Each patient’s need is unique, and Dr. Hijazi will help you choose the implant that is right for your needs.

Call TORC Dental today at (512) 607-6500 to discuss your options for stable, secure dental implants.

Bone Grafting

A patient occasionally presents with thin or compromised bone tissue. To ensure success with dental implants, weakened bone must be strengthened and built up prior to implant placement. Dr. Hijazi at TORC Dental provides bone grafting services using transplanted bone to provide a solid base for implants.

One method of improving the bone structure prior to placement of implants is to graft bone from another part of the patient’s body. It takes several months for the grafted bone to become strong enough to hold an implant. Eventually, your own bone will regrow in the area, making the implant even stronger.

Dr. Hijazi and his team are experts in this innovative treatment. During your consultation, they will discuss all your options and help you decide which will be most successful for your unique case. Call our office today at (512) 607-6500 for an appointment to see if bone grafting might help restore your beautiful smile.