... OR, DO I NEED TO GET AN IMPLANT TO REPLACE A MISSING MOLAR? The American College of Prosthodontists reports that 178 million people in the US are missing at least one tooth. Delta Dental Northeast reports that nearly half of Americans ages 65 and older have lost six or more teeth, and 20 percent have lost all of their teeth. In our Creve Coeur practice, we fortunately … [Read more...] about Why a Missing Back Tooth Matters ….
Anti Aging Dentistry
Alignment and Balance Can Help Prevent "Dental Aging." Have you noticed any of these telltale signs of imbalance? Thinning of your lips. Wrinkles or sagging around your mouth and jaw. A wearing down of your teeth causing your chin to get closer to your nose. You avoid chewing on one side of your mouth. You have missing or cracked teeth. You don’t smile for … [Read more...] about Anti-Aging Dentistry Defined
Designer Dentures? Rather Than Dread Dentures, Views Them as a Chance to Design Your Own Smile Morton came in as a new patient asking for a new set of dentures. In collaborating with him so we could make him dentures he would be proud to wear, I asked him questions such as: Do you want spaces between your front teeth? What type of smiles do you like? Who do you want to … [Read more...] about Designer Dentures?
George Burns, the world’s most famous centenarian, once joked that if he knew he was going to live to 100, he would have taken better care of himself. Centenarians are one of the fastest-growing age groups in the industrialized world. Anyone today who’s 40 has a good chance of living until 100. But, according to Dr. Eric Plasker of The 100 Year Lifestyle, some people don’t … [Read more...] about Are You Living a 100 Year Lifestyle?
Want to know what happens to your teeth as you get older? They wear down, like tread on tires. Ever so gradually, the distance between your chin and nose diminishes until one day you realize that you’ve got lines around your mouth and you just, well …look older, but don’t really know why. That’s one reason to consider crowns or overlays on your back teeth – this procedures … [Read more...] about Anti-Aging Benefits of Keeping Your Natural Teeth