Losing one or multiple teeth is a tragic feeling. Chewing and smiling won’t feel the same. Missing teeth can make chewing difficult, food choices limited, and even lead to digestive problems. Teeth also play a role in stabilizing your core. When you lose a tooth, it may throw off your balance and speed. With visible gaps in your smile, you might feel self-conscious about your smile. In addition, when you have a missing tooth, this puts your other teeth at risk for problems down the line.
Fortunately, there are options available for you to replace your missing teeth at Smile On Dental Studio in Clayton. Our restorative and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Chris Hill can help you choose the right solution for your missing teeth to complete your smile. Stop living with missing teeth and let us help you. Please call (314) 678-7876 or email us today for an appointment with Clayton, MO cosmetic dentist Dr. Chris Hill at our office in Clayton, MO.
Tooth Replacement Options
We offer several different options to replace your teeth in Clayton, MO.
Dental bridges are an older tooth replacement option that replaces your missing tooth or teeth. Dental bridges use two dental implants or two natural teeth as anchors to secure the bridge. This option easily replaces your missing teeth with or without needing dental implants.
Partial dentures are designed to only replace a few teeth or a small section of mission teeth. They are made with fake teeth and then use wires, clasps and other structures that encircle your natural teeth to rest on the roof or floor of your mouth.
Implant dentures are full dentures secured to the jaw using dental implants. The support of dental implants allows the dentures to function and feel just like natural teeth. In some cases, dental implants are used primarily for retention. This means they hold the dentures in place but the dentures still feel function like a traditional denture.
FOY ® Dentures are new denture technology that uses neuromuscular dentistry to improve the function and fit of dentures. Since they support your facial structures, they may even rejuvenate your facial appearance.
Traditional dentures replace an entire arch of teeth. They are false teeth held by suction and supported by your gums. Although they are attractive, they may not fit or function as well as other tooth replacement options at our Clayton dental office.
Why You Should Replace Your Missing Teeth
First, you should restore your missing teeth to restore the appearance of your smile. All of our tooth replacement options can help you achieve a natural-looking smile you can’t help but show off. Restoring your smile will not only help you look great, but it will help you maintain your self-confidence.
You should also replace your missing teeth to restore the function of your bite. Even one missing tooth can throw off your entire bite. All of our options will help maintain the function of your bite seamlessly. FOY® Dentures may actually help you achieve a bite that’s better than your bite before you lost your teeth since it incorporates neuromuscular dentistry into the mix.
Replacing your missing teeth helps support your facial structures. When teeth are worn and lost, or jawbone diminishes it can change your facial appearance. You may notice your face begin to droop and more wrinkles begin to develop. Jowls and turkey neck may also appear as a result. Replacing your missing teeth with FOY® Dentures or dental implants is the best way to support your facial structures.
Lastly, you should replace your missing teeth to protect your remaining teeth. When you don’t replace a tooth, it’s common for the surrounding teeth to move into the empty space. This can result in crooked teeth, or even wearing down your teeth since your bite is thrown off. Don’t sacrifice the health of your remaining health, choose a replacement tooth.
Replace Your Missing Teeth in Clayton, MO Today
Find out which tooth-replacement option at our Clayton, MO dentist office is best for you when you schedule an appointment with our restorative dentist. Please call (314) 678-7876 today for an appointment with restorative dentist Chris Hill at our Clayton, MO office.
Living with missing teeth can make eating, chewing and even smiling difficult. Explore our different tooth replacement options at Smile On Dental Studio in Clayton, MO today. Dr. Chris Hill is happy to help.