Tooth decay, oral disease, injury and simple aging can take a toll on our teeth and gums. Fortunately, no one must live with any of these issues thanks to the modern technologies in restorative dentistry. James Schmidt, DDS is a restorative dentist in St. Louis, MO offering a full array of restorative treatments.
The goal of these treatment options is to enable you to regain the fullest use of your teeth and gums as possible. We want you to speak, eat and look like you always have, long before you were struggling with the loss of teeth or any oral health issues.
Restorative dentistry is an area of dentistry that focuses on restoring your mouth to its fullest function. Often, it is an area that addresses the loss of adult teeth. Though it may involve such treatments as implants or dentures, it can also use the wonderful technology of dental bridges.
Just as they sound, dental bridges are meant to “bridge” gaps in your teeth. Whether it is a single tooth lost to disease, decay, injury or age, or several in a row, a dental bridge could be the ideal restorative treatment. We will need to be sure that the natural teeth at each end of the bridge are healthy enough to serve as abutments, and if not, we can easily put dental crowns on them to ensure their long-term health.
We then have a custom bridge made to copy the color and shape of the neighboring teeth, allowing you to look, speak and eat like before.
Our teeth can be damaged in many ways, and one of the worst results of any damage is the loss of a tooth. Missing a single adult tooth can allow neighboring teeth to shift, misalignment to occur and a whole array of subsequent issues to arise. Therefore, we always strive to help our patients retain their natural teeth. One of the best tools in this fight is the dental crown.
Dental crowns fit over the tooth, which is why they are often called caps, and are colored to match the surrounding teeth. They are long-lasting, incredibly strong, and shelter the tooth from any further harm, pain or damage. Made specifically to fit into your mouth, they are one of the best solutions for cosmetic and restorative dentistry needs.
If you have lost one or more adult teeth you may struggle with a whole list of after effects. Teeth may loosen, shift out of place and begin to wear unevenly. Your jaw and gum tissue may recede and you may notice changes in your face because of the missing support. Therefore, our team offers an array of dental implants. We do single tooth, multi-tooth and mini implants. We also do all on 4 implants, implant dentures and implant supported bridges to provide maximum restoration and esthetic appeal.
Though many people mistakenly believe dentures are an outdated solution, they are one of the most effective answers for those missing many or even an entire arch of teeth. We offer both full and partial dentures as well as implant support dentures. Our restorative dentist can help you make the wisest choice for your needs, but any dentures will fit perfectly, function flawlessly and be impossible to tell apart from your natural teeth. They also last for years without any need for replacement.