Round Rock Texas and to the surrounding communities have access to world-class dental services at the Sam Bass Family Dentistry. Dr. Rupa Govindarajan brings 13 years of experience in preventative care, general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, Invisalign, restorations, and the diagnosis and care of periodontal disease.
Dental implants are a replacement system for teeth that need to be removed or for those that are already lost. When a tooth cannot be saved, a dental implant is an option. The process requires dental surgery, but the outcome is almost unnoticeable. Dr. Govindarajan will surgically implant a titanium post into your jaw bone. Once the surgical site has fully healed, a dental crown in the shape of a tooth will be placed onto the titanium post. Through computer-aided design, the tooth and post will be fitted to your mouth so the new dental implant works with your existing bite.
Dental candidates for dental implants should be old enough that their jaw bone is fully formed. After this point, only a handful of people would not be good candidates for dental implant surgery. Those include people with uncontrolled diabetes because diabetics tend to heal slowly and for this procedure to work, the surgical site must be fully healed before the dental crown is applied. If not, you risk losing gum tissue and that makes the process less desirable. People who have heart conditions and require blood thinners may also not be good candidates. People who have immune deficiency disease such as HIV should consult with their primary care doctor before deciding on dental implants.
Dental implant restorations are fairly easy. The implants are designed to be serviceable. The dental crown is easy to remove and replace as needed. If you were to break or chip the crown, a new crown would be ordered, color matched to your teeth, and then installed. The process can take two to four weeks, but a temporary crown is applied if needed. If you want to have your teeth whitened and you have dental implants, the implants will not whiten. They will need to be replaced and color matched to your bright, new smile.
We accept the following insurance providers and we accept all PPO plans.
"The best dentist, personally and professionally. I have only great things to say about Dr G."
"My experience at Sam Bass Dentistry has always been a pleasant one. Dr. G is friendly, tries to get to know you, and very thorough and explanatory when she works."
"Everyone who works here is friendly and helpful. I have and will continue to recommend this dentist office to everyone that I know!"
"I loved the friendly, positive attitude of the staff @ Sam Bass Family Dentistry. They treated me very well, and I'm excited about my next visit! 5 stars!!!"
"This is a private office and the staff and doctor were so kind. Made my son feel very comfortable. Great work done!"
"This is a private office and the staff and doctor were so kind. Very personal and made me feel very comfortable."
"Great doctor and team"
"Dr. Rupa and her staff are caring, organized and seem to be up to date with their equipment and methods. The office is very neat, clean and inviting to its' clients."
"I had a great dental visit they made sure my toddler was entertained while getting my teeth cleaned. Very friendly office."
"The Dr and staff were excellent! They did an excellent job on me and I will definitely use them for all my dental needs...thank you..!!"
"Dr. G. is more focused on patient comfort than any dentist I've gone to."
"Just what I was looking for: Confident and competent practice with no pretense. Communication of dental care was presented carefully and thoughtfully."
"Excellent experience at Sam Bass Family Dentistry and I definitely recommend Sam Bass Family Dentistry to anyone looking for a Dentist."
"The staff were courteous, understanding, helpful, smiling and it helped put my son at ease. They will continue to have our support..Keep up great work."
"Everyone made me feel really comfortable and were very friendly."
"Very pleasant and professional. Dr G and her staff are very nice and courteous. I highly recommend Sam Bass Family Dentistry."
"Dr. G is great. Thorough, polite, very informative and great staff. Also important to me: none of the up-sell bull I've experienced from other dentists.." 10/8/2016
"Dr. Rupa and her staff are always friendly, and very informative! She does everything within her power to make my visit as pleasant as possible!!!"
"Sam Bass Family Dentistry is by far the best I've been too. Nice and friendly. Dr G has the best tools of the trade money can buy. And her experience is exemplary."