General, Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry.
Board-Certified Dental Implant Dentist.
For 40 years, St Louis patients and their families have turned to Dr. Peter J. Pagano to maintain healthy smiles with quality dentistry that lasts like it should.
Trust. Expertise. Experience. Always curious to solve complex dental conditions, Dr. Pagano has never stopped advancing his training and skill set. Today, Artistic Dentistry offers General, Restorative, Cosmetic, Orthopedic and Implant Dentistry procedures.
Since 1999 Dr. Pagano has provided patients the convenience of getting all dental implant related procedures right here in our Creve Coeur office. As a board certified Oral Implantologist, he’s earned a Fellowship and Diplomate in Oral Implantology, symbolizing the highest level of competence in implant dentistry.
Where Science Meets Art
Artistic Dentistry offers families the unusual distinction of integrating all the disciplines of dentistry – General, Cosmetic, Orthopedic, Restorative and Implant Dentistry – to create balanced, functioning healthy, beautiful smiles that last. All right here in our state-of-the-art Creve Coeur office.
Later in Life, Smiles Often Require Rehabilitation.
All procedures needed to rehabilitate a smile are integrated into a customized treatment plan that makes sense for the patient and delivers the desired outcome.
For forty years, Dr. Peter J. Pagano has immersed himself in acquiring an ever-increasing repertoire of advanced dental skills in order to meet the needs of his patients.
Orthopedic Dentistry ensures your teeth come together evenly when chewing. Your bite should feel natural and balanced. Dental work and natural teeth can wear down prematurely when your bite isn’t aligned with your jaw joints. An imbalance in the chewing mechanism is often the cause of dental problems, such as premature wearing of teeth, cracked or broken teeth, and even head, neck and back pain. Orthopedic Dentistry corrects the imbalance and also ensures that your dentistry doesn’t create an imbalance. Read More.
Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry
Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry techniques and procedures overlap. Cosmetic often refers to the appearance of a smile, encompassing the shape and shade of teeth and the aesthetic of the gum line. Restorative Dentistry encompasses the procedures to restore the tooth. Read More.
Creating Fabulous Smiles and Changing Lives with Integrative Dentistry
“Integrative Dentistry™” describes the selective use of all the dental procedures that go into ensuring your dental work is aesthetic, balanced and functions like your teeth should.
“Chewing is the primary role of dentistry,” says Dr. Pete and restoring or maintaining the ability to chew for a lifetime is as important as how the smile looks.
This before and after gallery is a sampling of the countless patients for whom Dr. Pete has had the honor of working with to restore the appearance and function of their smiles. These cases involved utilizing a range of General, Orthopedic, Restorative and Cosmetic techniques including:
- Teeth straightening with Orthodontics;
- Oral Surgery/extractions;
- Placement of Dental Implant Systems including bone grafting, membrane placement, and sinus lift;
- Buildup and Crowns,
- Porcelain Veneers;
- Gum surgery;
- Deep Gum Cleaning;
- and a customized denture.
We partner with our patients and their families to help them create and maintain healthy aesthetic smiles that function like they should.
“Getting all the procedures I needed for my dental
implants at Artistic Dentistry saved so much time.
My implants look and feel so natural, I sometimes
forget which teeth they are!”
— Debra J.
“I was in a car accident and with the damage done
to the nerve in my tooth, it had to be extracted.
Dr Pete explained the different tooth replacement
options he could do for me. The implant appealed
to me the most because it’s the more permanent
option. Dr. Pete extracted the original tooth, placed
the membrane, implant and the crown. It feels like
my own tooth. I highly recommend it.”
"Thanks for making me feel beautiful
on my wedding day!"
“It was super easy. I felt
comfortable from the first
day I sat down with Dr. Pete
in the one-on-one session."
“I WISH THERE HAD BEEN IMPLANTS BACK IN 1978. I’d cracked a tooth in college and
had a bridge put in by another dentist. It needed to be replaced and that’s when I got
my three tooth bridge from Dr. Pete. The bridge he did lasted 35 years. They usually
don’t last that long. It was a great bridge but it needed to be replaced.
Dr. Pete offered me the choice: I could replace my bridge or get an implant. He keeps up
with technology so he’s able to present all options. I’m grateful to have good teeth and I
take care of them. My smile is something worth hanging onto. I chose the implant. I was
able to have all the procedures in Dr Pete’s office. That was two years ago. I’m really happy
with the implant. It’s so easy to clean and it feels more like a part of my mouth than the
bridge did. When I bite down it feels like a real tooth – not a thing suspended between two
other teeth, which is how a bridge feels. The implant doesn’t feel cosmetic. The implant
tooth engages with the other teeth. It just feels more natural than the bridge. It’s connected
to me. It feels secure. The whole process was simple. That’s how Dr. Pete does dentistry.
I’m very pleased with all the care and follow-up I have received from Dr. Pete and his staff…
for over 37 years.”
— Susan S.
Keith flew into St Louis to have his
front tooth removed and replaced
with a dental implant and temporary
crown. By early afternoon, he was
on his way back home!