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Not Replacing a Missing Tooth Puts Your Healthy Teeth at Risk

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If you are missing just one tooth—especially if it’s in the back of your mouth where it’s barely noticeable—it can be tempting to let it go. But tooth replacement is about more than changing the way your smile looks. Not replacing a missing tooth can put your healthy teeth at risk—and it can lead to more tooth loss.

Whether you are missing one tooth or many, we hope you’ll call Chesterfield, MO dentist Dr. Robert Rahm to learn about your options for tooth replacement, including dental implants.

Why Missing Teeth Are a Problem

When even one tooth is missing, the rest of your teeth will tend to shift in order to ...

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Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?

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There is no question that whether you are getting one tooth replaced or a mouth full, dental implants offer the experience that is most like your natural teeth. There is also no question that dental implants mean a financial investment. Is it a financial investment worth making?

At Chesterfield Valley Dental, we believe the answer to that question is a resounding “yes.” Those who opt for dental implants at our Chesterfield, MO dental office generally find that in the long-run, making the investment today saves time, money, and hassle down the road.

Dental Implants Are Most Like Your Natural Teeth

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Why Dental Implants Are Worth the Investment

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If you are facing tooth loss and considering dental implants, you might be wondering whether or not they are worth the investment. Getting dental implants is an investment not only of your time but they are a financial outlay as well.

As you consider different tooth replacement options, we invite you to call our Chesterfield, MO dental office and talk to Dr. Robert Rahm. He can answer all of your questions about restoring your smile, including the ins and outs of dental implants so that you can make an informed decision about your oral health.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option. Made of titanium, which ...

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3 Things You Should Know About Dental Implants

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Chesterfield, MO patients who are missing one or more teeth might want to consider dental implants. Dental implants are generally considered to be the best tooth replacement option because they look and function so much like your natural teeth.

Here are three things you should know about tooth implants.

#1—Getting dental implants involves surgery to place the implants into the jawbone.

Before getting implants, we will conduct a comprehensive dental exam to determine the health of your mouth, including your jawbone health. You might also have dental x-rays taken and models made of your teeth and mouth.

Although surgery can sound intimidating, most patients recover quite quickly from it and complain of little ...

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3 Reasons People Prefer Dental Implants Over Other Tooth Replacement Options

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If you are missing one or more teeth, you might have considered your options for tooth replacement. If you have done some research, you probably know that a dental implant can be used to replace one or more missing teeth—and it is generally considered the best tooth replacement option available.

Although your Chesterfield, MO dentist will recommend dental implants, patients who have received dental implants also prefer dental implants. Let’s go over a few of the most common reasons people prefer dental implants over other tooth replacement options.

1—Dental Implants Feel and Look More Natural Than Other Tooth Replacements

A dental implant not only looks like your natural tooth, but it functions ...

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Dental Implants: A Long-Term Investment in Your Health

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Missing teeth that are not replaced are a problem—and not just something that is detrimental to the way your smile looks. Missing teeth can also make it difficult to chew your favorite foods. Missing teeth can also lead to more tooth loss.

At Chesterfield Valley Dental, our first choice for replacing missing teeth is always dental implants. Dental implants are often referred to as the “gold standard” for teeth replacement because they offer the form and function that is closest to what you had with your natural teeth.

If you are dealing with one or more missing teeth in Chesterfield, MO, find out more about dental implants and why this ...

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Hola from Santo Domingo!

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Two weeks ago, I spent several days in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on a missionary trip to place implants on those who were in need.

This was the culminating weekend to my five-weekend implant continuing education course which I began in late January. Many of my patients heard me talking about my quick weekend trips to Chicago or Washington, D.C. to attend this course. Between the ...

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