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5 Tips for Choosing the Best Tooth Replacement Option

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With today’s modern dentistry, we are lucky to have a number of different tooth replacement options available. If you are on a budget, dentures are generally considered to be the most affordable way to go—especially if you are missing all of your teeth. Dental implants cost more up front, but they can actually save you money in the long run.

Before you contact our Chesterfield, MO dental practice to find out more about replacing missing teeth with dental implants, dentures, or another option, read below for some tips on choosing the right option for you.

#1—Budget

Although dental implants are cheaper in the end because they don’t require the adjustments that ...

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Setting Your Child Up for a Lifetime of Healthy Habits

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As parents, you want the best for your child’s oral health. This starts with good preventive care at home as well as regular trips to the dentist. We recommend your child start coming early, and we often recommend young children accompany their parents to appointments just so they can become familiar with the sights and sounds of the dentist office.

At Chesterfield Valley Dental, we offer children’s dentistry at our Chesterfield, MO dental office, as well as a full range of dental services for all members of the family. Make an appointment today if you are due for a checkup!

Good Oral Care Starts Early

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Reasons Why Patients Prefer Dental Implants Over Other Tooth Replacement Options

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When patients come to us to find out more about replacing their missing teeth, we always tell them that the best option for tooth replacement is dental implants. In the dental field, dental implants are considered to be the gold standard of tooth replacement.

But what about patients who have gotten dental implants themselves? What do they have to say about them? At our Chesterfield Valley, MO practice, it’s been our experience with patients who have dental implants that they love them. We’ve listed their top reasons below.

#1—There Are No Eating Restrictions

If you ask any denture-wearer about the drawbacks to dentures, most will tell you that they have to ...

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Helping Your Children Maintain Healthy Smiles for Life

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There are many challenges to being a parent, and that includes staying on top of your kids’ oral health. Most parents will tell you that even children who are old enough to brush and floss their teeth effectively are resistant to the process.

Taking your child to see a children’s dentist in Chesterfield Valley, MO such as Dr. Robert Rahm twice a year for examinations and cleanings is one way to help establish good dental health habits. Here are some other ways to help your kids maintain good oral health.

#1—Encourage Proper Brushing and Flossing

It can be tough to make sure your kids are doing an adequate job when it ...

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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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Skipping a Root Canal Could Be Hazardous to Your Oral Health

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If you have a mild toothache, your first instinct might be to ignore it, hoping it will go away. But the truth is that dental pain is never normal, and most dental issues will not clear up on their own. They will only get worse without treatment.

When a tooth is bothering you because of pain or sensitivity, the best step to take is to contact your Chesterfield Valley, MO dentist Dr. Robert Rahm so he can determine whether you might need a root canal. Although most patients have an innate fear of the mere words “you need a root canal,” there are some things you should know about ...

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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

One of the biggest complaints we hear from recipients of dentures ...

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