Renew Your Smile With Full Mouth Reconstruction

Has your smile sustained damage over the years?  Trauma, untreated dental decay, abrasion and gum disease can diminish your smile’s appearance, make chewing painful, and negatively impact your overall health.  In Bee Cave, Lakeway or Austin in general, you’ve got a partner in the quest for a healthy smile.

Dr. Brent Rigby offers full-mouth reconstruction to turn back the clock on dental damage. No matter the cause of your smile’s condition, Dr. Rigby will take a compassionate, conservative approach to renew your smile’s condition and get your oral health back on track.

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How On Earth Do You Choose A Toothbrush?

When you walk down the aisle at the supermarket and see all of those hundreds of toothbrushes, how can you decide which one is right for you?  Do you pick based on color?  Price?  Or something else?  You should be looking for lots of things when you’re considering which toothbrush to buy.  There’s also plenty you can learn about what to do with it once you have it.  Today we’re going to give you some tips and tricks about toothbrushes and tooth-brushing.

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What’s The Big Deal With Fluoride?

Once upon a time, it was not uncommon to drink from the pure, clean water of a stream.  Today, you are unlikely to see anyone drinking water from a natural source without running it through a Brita pitcher first.  As sad as it is to admit, society is taking a hard toll on Mother Nature.  Things that were once safe and abundant are now unsafe, limited, and treated with chemicals.  All of these treatments for something as common as water might have you wondering exactly what is coming out of your kitchen sink.

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What To Expect With Tooth Extraction

Unfortunately for some, tooth extraction is an inevitable adventure!  Teeth often have to be removed to ensure adequate infection control and to improve the overall health of a patient, but before it “needs” to be done understanding the why or why not is important.  

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Broken Implant Screws……..No Problem!!

One of the things we do here at Rigby Advanced Dental is complex dentistry…….Dr. Rigby loves a good challenge!  We regularly have patients sent to us from other practitioners in need of a helping hand.  Not to long ago an oral surgeon gave us a call and referred a patient that was having problems with some existing dental implants that were placed over 20 years ago.  After a  through work-up Dr. Rigby determined the problems present as follows;

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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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Another Implant Case!

This case was started in January of this year that was evaluated this week for implant integration (bone growth onto the implant surface) and stability.  From the clinical testing and x-ray exam Dr. Rigby was able to give it a thumbs up and recommended proceeding with treatment.  Dr. Rigby placed the dental implants in our office located in the Hill Country Galleria in Bee Cave, TX in about an hour under local anesthetic.  The patient and Dr. Rigby had a fun chat about his Ohio State Buckeyes and their recent win……….Dr. Rigby firmly believes, “There is always time to talk college football in my practice, especially when it’s about my Buckeyes”.

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Pregnancy and Dental Work…….What To Expect and Do! Part 2

Part one in our series on “pregnancy and dental work” discussed pregnancy gingivitis and granulomas. Part two in this series discusses a few more things you should watch for when you’re pregnant: Pregnancy cavities, dry mouth, excessive saliva and tooth erosion. Today we’ll tell you what causes these things, and what you can do to prevent each of them.

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How To Care For Dentures

Complete dentures are replacements for missing teeth that you can take out of your mouth and put back on your own. While dentures are not real teeth, it’s just as important to take care of them just as you do your natural teeth. Rigby Advanced Dental offers a variety of denture services, but most denture patients request Custom Made Dentures, due to Dr. Brent Rigby’s specialty training as a prosthodontist in removable dental prosthetics.  This provides the patient a personalized set of dentures fabricated by Dr. Rigby himself not a dental lab like the majority of other dental practices. It is truly the best way to achieve optimal esthetics and results.  Here are some tips and tricks from Dr Rigby’s bag of helpful hints to help you with your current dentures:

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