Losing teeth holds us back in more ways than we think. First, there’s the gap in your smile that can make you feel self-conscious. Gaps in your smile also allow others to make false assumptions about your cleanliness.
Additionally, missing teeth make it difficult to chew and eat. With limited food choices (due to limited chewing abilities), your digestive system and overall health deplete. Losing teeth also plays a role in core stabilization. Without one or several teeth, your balance and speed decrease. Other health issues can arise from tooth loss down the line as well.
If you live in St. Louis, your tooth-replacement dentist at Smile On Dental Studio is ready to help. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Chris Hill provides options for tooth replacement with advanced technology and ultimate comfort.
Replace Your Missing Teeth
Here at Smile On Dental Studio, we don’t change smiles. We change lives. Our dentist has seen first-hand the complete self-confidence transformations that come with a new smile. We have also seen the pure happiness of patients who are able to eat something they couldn’t eat for years. Each renewed smile renews our faith in cosmetic dentistry.
In addition to self-confidence, another reason to replace missing teeth is to save your jawline. When you lose teeth, your cheeks start to sag. Tooth replacements repair your jawline and reduce wrinkles.
Finally, replacing missing teeth protects your remaining teeth. When you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth will start to move into the empty spaces. Your remaining teeth start to wear down and your smile becomes crooked. When you replace these teeth, both your jawline and smile remain intact.
Your Treatment Options
If you need to replace your teeth, we have different options based on technology and budget. These include implants, bridges, and dentures.
Dental implants are a popular option due to their authentic feel. When we install dental implants, we anchor them to your jawbone. This allows you to eat and talk normally without ever removing your tooth replacements.
Dental bridges, on the other hand, are a bit more traditional. In the past, dentists have used two natural teeth to anchor tooth replacements. Since dental implants have become more prominent in restorative dentistry, we can now use dental implants to secure replacements.
At Smile On Dental Studio, we have many different denture options as well. Dr. Hill offers traditional dentures, partial dentures, implant dentures, and FOY ® dentures.
Traditional dentures replace entire arches of teeth. These false teeth suction to your gums and function like your other teeth. On the other hand, partial dentures work like traditional dentures but replace only a few teeth. Resting on the floor or roof of your mouth, partial dentures use wires, clasps, and other structures to encircle your other teeth.
Implant dentures are a bit more advanced, inserting your tooth replacements into your jawbone. By connecting to your jaw, your dentures are secure in your mouth.
Another step above implant dentures are the Denture Fountain of Youth ®. These dentures use neuromuscular dentistry to improve the fit and feel of your dentures. By supporting your facial structure, they even help with wrinkles and aging of the face.
Your Expert for Tooth Replacements in St. Louis
If you have missing teeth that you would like to get replaced, visit Dr. Hill in St. Louis. Living with missing teeth is tiresome and can make chewing, smiling, and talking difficult. Call Smile On Dental Studio at (314) 678-7876 or schedule an appointment online.