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Our Saint Louis dentists make it a priority to provide fast, effective, and convenient treatment options to our patients. We know that you are busy, and that it can seem daunting to fit dental care into your existing schedule. That is why we offer a number of treatment options that take just one day to complete. Keep reading to learn more.

Custom Crowns

It used to be that repairing dental damage with a restoration took multiple appointments. Because dental crowns were crafted in an off-site lab, the patient would need to schedule three or four appointments so that the dental team can complete different phases of treatment.

CEREC technology has greatly streamlined the treatment process. Our dental team can design, craft, fit, and place your custom crown in just one appointment. And, because we control every aspect of the restorative treatment process, you will end up with a crown that is perfect for your unique smile.

Professional teeth whitening

Whitening treatment will help refresh your smile by minimizing discoloration and restoring your teeth to their natural shades. Many people are able to achieve whiter, brighter smiles in just one appointment. Keep in mind that the formulations our dental team use in-office are much more potent and effective than those formulations that are available over-the-counter.

Dental bonding

During the dental bonding process our dentists apply custom-shaded composite resin to the natural tooth surface. Once the resin is shaped and refined, we cure it so that it bonds to the tooth. Using dental bonding we can cover unsightly enamel, repair damaged teeth, close gaps in your smile, and even lengthen worn down enamel. The entire treatment process is completed in just one appointment.

You can achieve your oral health goals even if you don’t have a lot of time to devote to professional dental care. Our Saint Louis dentists are happy to give you more information, and to help you schedule a personal consultation. Give us a call! 

When you are dealing with dental damage or infection, our Saint Louis dentists are here to help you get back on track. We truly believe that no smile is beyond help. Here are just a few of the treatments that we use to rebuild and repair damaged smiles…

  • Root canal therapy: this treatment is designed to save teeth that would otherwise be lost because they are too damaged. Whether you are dealing with an infection or a dental fracture, if it severe enough to reach the dental pulp you will likely need root canal therapy. Our dental team will go into the tooth, remove the infected tissue and dental pulp/nerves, and then repair the tooth with a restoration. When root canal is not completed in a timely manner the dental damage is likely to spread to other tissues and teeth.
  • CEREC crowns: the restorations that our dentists create and place are completely mercury-free and customized to fit the patient’s smile. CEREC technology allows our team to craft your crown right here in our office. This helps to streamline the treatment process and ensure a good fit.
  • Dental implants: patients who have already lost teeth can replace missing teeth with individual dental implants or implant-stabilized prostheses. Dental implant technology is unique in that it replaces the tooth root as well as the visible crown. Our team will place a titanium screw or post into your jaw and gum tissue—this fills the space where the tooth root used to sit. Then, we are able to build upon this foundation—either with an individual restoration or denture. Depending on how many teeth you are missing, you may benefit from individual implants, or you may decide to use a few titanium implant roots to hold a larger prosthesis in place.

When you are dealing with an oral infection or injury, the absolute best thing that you can do is to seek timely treatment. Dental damage tends to spread to other oral tissues and teeth if left untreated, so give our Saint Louis dentists a call to start repairing your smile before secondary issues develop!

Chronic, untreated gum disease can wreak havoc on your smile—both its appearance and its health and longevity. That is why our Saint Louis gum disease dentists have compiled this information about steps that you can take to minimize your risk of developing oral tissue infections. We hope that this helps you make a personalized plan to protect your smile. Let’s get started! 

How Does Gum Disease Develop?

In order to adequately protect your smile, it is important to understand how gum disease develops in the first place. When we say “gum disease” we are talking about a bacterial infection of your gum tissue. Sometimes this occurs because an untreated infection has spread from your teeth to your oral tissues. However, infections can also start off in your oral tissues and then spread throughout your smile from there.

Minimizing gum disease related damage is all about supporting healthy tissue and making it difficult for oral bacteria to thrive in your mouth.

How Can I Protect My Smile? 

You can take concrete steps to support your oral health, and your gum tissues, specifically:

  • Drink water throughout the day
  • Consume sugars sparingly
  • Rinse your mouth after eating or drinking anything other than water
  • Brush and floss as recommended by your dental team
  • Choose sugar-free mints, cough drops, and gum
  • Add a mouth rinse into your routine to kill harmful bacteria
  • Complete professional cleanings as often as is appropriate (for most patients this means twice a year) 

Another thing to keep in mind is that patients who are managing diabetes are at an increased risk of dealing with gum disease. When you experience fluctuations in blood glucose levels you provide bacteria with an ideal environment, and make it harder for your immune system to do its job. So, it is critical that patients with diabetes receive adequate care. 

As always our Saint Louis dentists are happy to provide you with any additional information you may need about gum disease, or daily oral hygiene practices in general. We look forward to speaking with you! 

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