Restorative Dentistry for St. Louis Patients with Missing Teeth
Do you find yourself struggling to smile, eat, or speak in public with confidence because of missing teeth? Restore your self-esteem and oral health thanks to the restorative dentistry options at St. Louis’ West County Dental. From dental crowns and bridges to dentures and dental implants, we have a customizable solution for any smile. Appearance is only the tip of the iceberg. Unhealthy teeth and gums could put you at a greater risk for diabetes, heart disease, or strokes. Dr. Pete Spalitto invites you to evaluate your smile using our online smile analysis tool. If there’s anything you’d like to change about your teeth or smile, please contact our office to reserve a consultation.
Partial & Full Dentures Allow You to Speak & Eat Comfortably
Dentures allow patients to speak and eat comfortably and are custom-made for every smile. Not every patient needs a full new set of teeth. Partial dentures fill in the gaps created by missing teeth while also preventing shifts in movement from the surrounding teeth. Patients who want to replace all their teeth benefit from full dentures. Our team can fabricate an immediate denture for use right after the teeth are removed, or a conventional denture for use after your gum tissue has had the chance to heal. Whichever type of denture you choose, occasional repairs and adjustments may be necessary due to normal wear-and-tear. You can count on Dr. Spalitto at West County Dental to ensure a perfect fit!
Bridges and Crowns Restore Badly Damaged or Missing Teeth
Many of our St. Louis patients with missing teeth benefit from dental crowns and bridges. Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fit snugly over existing teeth to cover up chips, cracks, and other signs of severe tooth decay. Crowns not only blend with the aesthetics of your natural teeth, but they also protect and strengthen damaged teeth. Using CAD-CAM technology and 3D scans, Dr. Spalitto can even create same-day crowns for patients with busy schedules. Bridges feature crowns on each side of a gap, serving as anchors with connective artificial teeth. Dental implants may also support dental bridges.
Dental Implants Are Safe, Sturdy Replacement Option for Many
Dental implants are a long-lasting restorative solution preferred by many patients because they’re about as close as you can come to your natural teeth. Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, ensuring a natural appearance and restored function. With the proper care, they outlast many other replacement options. You won’t have to alter your diet, and the recovery time is much shorter than other methods. Whether you’re missing one or multiple teeth, dental implants could be the safest, sturdiest solution for you. Talk to Dr. Spalitto to see if you’re a candidate for this innovative procedure today.
Oral Surgery Aids Patients with Severe Bone or Tooth Loss
While not an oral surgeon, Dr. Spalitto has extensive experience with various oral surgery procedures, including bone grafting, oral pathology, and wisdom teeth extractions. Bone grafts are often used to regenerate tissue where significant bone or tooth loss has occurred. This procedure helps save the teeth of patients who have experienced severe periodontal disease and other complications involving badly damaged or diseased teeth. It takes a while to heal and grow jawbone after a bone grafting procedure, but you shouldn’t feel any pain during the recovery process. Our practice also provides wisdom teeth removal to help patients avoid complications associated with infections or impacted teeth, as well as biopsies for patients who have oral pathology concerns. No matter the type of procedure, our team will provide you with post-surgery instructions to follow carefully for a speedy recovery.
Reserve Your Appointment for a Smile Consultation Today
Restorative dentistry can help you protect your natural teeth and prevent further complications. Acting fast is in your best interest, as the longer you procrastinate, the more expensive it may be to repair damages to your teeth and gums. Dr. Spalitto and the rest of our friendly, knowledgeable team at West County Dental are dedicated to helping patients improve their oral health with long-lasting solutions. Serving people of all ages in West County from Chesterfield to St. Louis, our practice goes above and beyond to ensure patient comfort and satisfaction. Sedation dentistry is an option we’d be happy to discuss. Please reach out to us today and reserve your appointment for a smile consultation!