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Dental Implants in Bee Cave, TX

Bee Cave Dental Implants

If you're missing one or more teeth, dental implants can restore your smile! Dr. Rigby specializes in prosthodontics, a branch of dentistry concerned with the fitting of artificial teeth, from design to fitting.

Find out more about what it means to specialize in prosthodontics.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a surgically placed titanium post in the upper and/or lower jaw to serve as a replacement for the root of a missing tooth. Titanium is biocompatible, so it fuses naturally with the surrounding jaw bone to become a solid foundation for the replacement implant restoration above. The implant restoration (or replacement tooth) looks and feels like a natural tooth, making dental implants a long-term solution for replacing teeth.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Benefits of Dental Implants

Approximately 70% of adults aged 35 - 44 years old have at least one missing tooth. If you want a more complete and comfortable alternative to full or partial dentures, dental implants can help. The benefits of dental implants include:

  • Prevent receding gum lines
  • No adhesives or goo
  • Deterring tooth decay in the teeth surrounding your false tooth
  • Prevent bone loss
  • Eat the foods you love again

Restoring Your Smile

Dental implants provide Dr. Rigby with the opportunity to come up with a treatment plan that fits your needs. They represent just one piece of the puzzle. We understand that each of our patients has different needs and a different budget to work with. That's why we offer start-to-finish dentistry and specialized treatment plans!

Read our dental case studies to learn more about how dental implants can make your smile makeover a reality!

Dental Implant FAQs

Are dental implants permanent?

Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option, which is why they are preferred by dentists and patients alike. Just like your natural teeth, you need to take good care of your dental implants by having a strong at-home dental hygiene routine. You can brush and floss your dental implant like you do the rest of your teeth, though, making the care process simple. When you take good care of your dental implant, it can provide you a lifetime of beautiful, healthy smiles.

Are dental implants better than dentures?

If you're missing most or all teeth in a single arch, you may still benefit from using dentures as a replacement method. However, we can use dental implants to secure your dentures, eliminating the need for messy adhesives. With implant-supported dentures, we strategically place four to six implants into your jawbone. These implants line up with holes drilled you’re your denture. To wear your denture, all you have to do is snap it into place over the implants. The implants help keep the denture in place, so the days of wearing a denture that slips or clicks when you talk or eat are gone!

What do dental implants feel like?

Dental implants are designed to look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. Once they're placed into your jawbone, the titanium material fuses with the bone to create solid anchor for the restoration, or the false tooth that sits above the gumline. The implant itself essentially functions like a replacement tooth root, holding the restoration solidly in place and allowing you to eat, talk, and smile with ease again.

Are dental implants expensive?

The cost of dental implants depends on a number of factors, including how many teeth you're replacing, the condition of your jawbone prior to the procedure, and the type of restoration we'll use to complete your smile. At your one-on-one dental implant consultation, we'll go over your needs and expected out-of-pocket costs. One of our team members will also go over our various financial options to help you best fit your dental implants into your unique budget.

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