... 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 ….
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
1. My missing tooth is in the back of my mouth. Why should I invest in an implant when no one can see the space? When a tooth is missing, the underlying bone no longer has a purpose and begins to shrink. That's what causes a sunken look around the mouth and jaw. Missing teeth also shift the burden of chewing to remaining teeth, causing them to wear down faster. 2. How … [Read more...] about The Top 3 Questions About Dental Implants
Are All Crowns, Implants and Veneers the Same? There IS a secret to getting your cosmetic work done for less. And it's simple. It's getting it done right the first time. Even high quality crowns, veneers and dental implants can fail in your mouth. They can feel unnatural and make it uncomfortable to chew. Done incorrectly, they can lead to popping and clicking in your jaw … [Read more...] about The Secret to Saving Thousands on Implants, Veneers and Crowns
I get asked a lot about same day implants. Implants are the best dental treatment for missing teeth. A titanium post is inserted into the bone where the tooth was and capped off with a crown. Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent bone loss and gum recession that are common with bridgework and dentures. The stability is returned to the … [Read more...] about Are Same Day Implants For Everyone?