In the world of dentistry, there are many solutions to the loss of one or more teeth. In fact, there is an area of dentistry that focuses on this issue. It is known as restorative dentistry, and at Family and Cosmetic Dentistry – Dr. James L. Schmidt & Associates in St. Louis, MO we make many quality options available. Among the most popular is dentures, and we encourage anyone with tooth loss to come in to talk with us about this solution.
Benefits of Dentures
As your preferred dentist in St. Louis, we encourage you to set aside any pre-existing ideas you might have about dentures. Though they have long been the answer for those who have lost a full arch of teeth, or as partials for those who have lost just a few, they are not an outdated or old-fashioned answer.
In fact, modern dentures (when done by our skilled dentures specialist) will allow you to eat, speak, and look just like before your tooth loss. This is because technologies in dentures have advanced right along with all other areas of dentistry. This allows us to offer you dentures that look natural, fit the dimensions and proportions of your face in an esthetically pleasing way, do not slip or leave you at risk for them falling out, and which are as durable as natural teeth.
To know if they are a good fit for your needs, you will have to meet with our restorative dentist. They can walk you through the options, and if you agree that dentures are right for you, the process can begin right away. A specialized lab makes them, and when they arrive, you will come in for a fitting. Any adjustments will be made, and you can then begin using them for daily life.
Of course, this is the right restorative solution if you are also committed to certain behaviors. For example, though you may not have any natural teeth remaining, or only a small number, you will have to return for regular exams and cleanings. You need to take diligent care of your gums and teeth, as well as the dentures. Fortunately, an advantage to this form of restorative dentistry is that you do have fewer dental costs over the long term, and most restorations last for at least ten years.
Experience a New Smile with Dentures
Do you want to know more? If so, give us a call at our St. Louis, MO office at 314-968-7979. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.