What Are Implant Supported Dentures?

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If you’re looking for a tooth restoration solution, there are a number of different options you’ll want to consider. Today on the blog, we’re zeroing in on just one: implant-supported dentures. Keep reading for the basics of this fantastic tooth replacement solution, and let us help you decide if this is the solution for your smile.

What Is a Dental Implant?

In order to understand how implant-supported dentures work, we will first need to introduce you to the magic behind this restorative solution: the dental implant. Quickly becoming the most popular tooth replacement option, a dental implant is a screw-like piece of titanium metal that is surgically inserted into the jaw, replacing the tooth root. The plant provides an incredibly sturdy base for your false tooth. So sturdy, in fact, that it can be used to support dentures!

What Are Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are a great way to keep your dentures secure in your mouth so you don’t have to worry about removing them, or having them fall out of your mouth–which can happen with an improper fit! With implant-supported dentures, we’ll strategically place several implants throughout the mouth that will serve to permanently anchor your dentures. As a result, your beautiful, custom dentures will be comfortable and stable, so you can smile with confidence and ease!

Restorative Dentistry in Austin, Texas

As we said, when it comes to tooth restoration, you’ve got options! Whether you’re thinking dentures, implants, or something else, there’s no need to make the decision all on your own. Here at Rigby Advanced Dental, our mission is to advise all our patients as to what is the best solution for their smile. If you are considering a restorative procedure, now is the time for a consultation. Give us a call or visit our website to get set up with yours.

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Do I Need a Full Mouth Reconstruction?

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Functional teeth are a part of a healthy life that many of us take for granted. Missing teeth due to damage or a genetic condition can mean difficulty performing daily tasks like chewing and eating. The good news is that modern dentistry allows for restoration, no matter how advanced the issue is. Even individuals with no teeth at all can find their smile again with full mouth reconstruction. Dr. Rigby is an experienced prosthodontist who is skilled at providing full mouth reconstruction to those who need it most. Check out our Smile Gallery to see before and after photos of Dr. Rigby’s actual patients!

What Is Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Full mouth reconstruction is the term given to replacement of all missing or damaged teeth. If you have suffered from injury, tooth decay, or other incidents that have led to multiple missing teeth, you are a good candidate for reconstruction. Those with genetic conditions that lead to missing teeth or bone loss are also good candidates. These include conditions like ectodermal dysplasia, cleidocranial dysplasia, ameliogenesis, or dentinogenisis imperfecta. After a full mouth reconstruction you’ll have a beautiful, natural-looking smile that restores function and appearance.

How Long Does It Take?

The answer to this question varies widely depending on your needs. There are many options for tooth replacements, including dentures, crowns and dental implants. At minimum, this process will take several appointments, including an initial consultation.

How Much Does It Cost?

Again, this depends on the materials used and your particular health needs. A consultation will help us assess the timeline and cost of your treatment. We offer several financing options for more costly procedures, including dental insurance and CareCredit.

Is It Right for Me?

Have you been embarrassed about missing teeth? Do you have pain because of cracked or broken teeth? Are you unable to eat your favorite foods? If you answered yes to any of these questions then come in for a consultation. If you’re not sure if full mouth reconstruction is right for you, we have answers to your questions. Don’t put off having a healthy and happy smile! Call us today.

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Rigby Advanced Dental Offers Custom Specialty Dentures!

Custom dentures is one thing Rigby Advanced Dental of Bee Cave and Lakeway, TX excels at.  We offer a variety of denture products, services and as always involve our patients in the treatment decisions. Dentures are designed to replace missing teeth, and are worn by millions of Americans. Technological advancements have resulted in dentures that are lightweight and mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Most dentures are made from a combination of metals and synthetic material such as acrylic resin.

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Implants in One Day

Implants in one day?  Is it really possible?  Believe it or not, if you fit the right criteria, you can go from having teeth to implants in one day.  You may have seen commercials for this procedure or perhaps a friend recommended it and your interest is peaked…….well never fear, Rigby Advanced Dental is on the cutting edge of technology and offers this procedure right here in Bee Cave & Lakeway, TX.  As a trained Prosthodontist, Dr. Rigby has the extensive knowledge and experience to perform these difficult implant procedures to ensure the best possible outcome.  With that being said, there is a lot you should know about this treatment, so please before any decision has been made, thoroughly research the topic to familiarize yourself with the procedures involved and discuss you concerns with Dr. Rigby.

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