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The Importance of Cosmetic Dentistry

Couple Smiling | Chesterfield Valley Dental

When many people hear the words “cosmetic dentistry,” they might assume that undergoing any kind of cosmetic dentistry treatment is for those who are vain about their looks. But they are not considering a number of other factors that make cosmetic dentistry important to many people in Chesterfield, MO, who seek it.

A smile is often the first thing other people notice about you; it is one of the most prominent features of your face! If you have a smile you are embarrassed to show because you have teeth that are discolored, crooked, or damaged, this can be a detriment to all aspects of your life.

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Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for Me?

Cosmetic Dentistry | Chesterfield Valley Dental

We weren’t all born with a Hollywood-caliber smile—in fact, many celebrities weren’t born with their famous smiles either!—but with today’s modern cosmetic dentistry, a perfect smile is now attainable. Chesterfield, MO, residents: You might have wondered if cosmetic dentistry is right for you.

Give Dr. Robert Rahm at Chesterfield Valley Dental call to find out what cosmetic dentistry options might be able to give you the smile you wish you had been born with.

Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Two of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures are porcelain veneers and teeth whitening. Both offer a very short turnaround time for taking your smile from dull to dazzling.

Teeth Whitening

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Why You Should Not Fear the Root Canal

Root Canal | Chesterfield Valley Dental

You have had a nagging toothache for a few days that just isn’t getting better. You know you should call the dentist, but you are afraid to hear the utterance of these five words: “You need a root canal.”

The truth about root canal therapy, however, is that they are actually a good thing. They are nothing to fear at all. If you have tooth pain, the sooner you can get in to see your Chesterfield, MO dentist to find out if you need a root canal, the better. And remember, you don’t need to fear the root canal.

A Root Canal Can Save Your Tooth

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Top 3 Myths About Root Canals

Root Canal Therapy | Chesterfield MO

There is nothing like the words “root canal” to send fear into the hearts of dental patients everywhere. The truth is, however, that there is a lot of needless anxiety surrounding root canal treatment. Getting a root canal is actually a good thing because it can save your tooth from possible extraction.

Before you believe all the bad press surrounding root canals, let’s take a look at the myths about this dental procedure.

Myth 1—Getting a Root Canal Is Painful

One of the primary reasons for getting a root canal in the first place is because a tooth is causing a lot of pain—usually an infection in the tooth root. The pain ...

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Want a Great Dental Appointment? Choose a Friendly and Experienced Dentist!

Dentist Appointment | Chesterfield Vally Dental

Choosing the right health care providers is an important consideration. You hope to choose caring, yet friendly, providers whom you can trust and work with for years to come.

The same is true of your dentist.

If you have a family to consider, you'll want to find a family dentist who can meet the needs of everyone in your family, even the smallest members! You may also want a provider who offers advanced or specialized services if you're considering changing the appearance of your smile.

In addition to our friendly nature and our personalized focus on our patients, Chesterfield Valley Dental, your family dentist in Chesterfield, MO, has much to offer!

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Cosmetic Issues Fixed with Dental Bridges

Cosmetic Issues Fixed with Dental Bridges | Chesterfield Valley Dental

The unfortunate reality of a missing tooth is that it typically leads to more tooth loss. This happens because when your root is missing, your bone has nothing to support and it begins to deteriorate.

When you're missing one or more of your teeth, daily life becomes challenging. The good news is that you have options! You may benefit from a dental bridge at our Chesterfield, MO, dental practice, and Dr. Robert Rahm can help!

What Is a Dental Bridge?

For patients missing one or more adjacent teeth, a dental bridge may be ideal. Using crowns as anchors to your healthy teeth, a bridge literally fills in the gap with naturally ...

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3 Signs That Could Mean You Need Oral Surgery

 Oral Surgery | Chesterfield Valley Dental

We know that nobody likes to think about oral surgery. Chesterfield, MO dentist Dr. Robert Rahm doesn’t recommend surgery unless he believes it’s truly in the best interest of a patient’s long-term health.

While many common concerns can be treated with less invasive alternatives, the fact remains that sometimes surgery truly is your best bet.

If you’ve been experiencing any of these issues, please call Chesterfield Valley Dental today for an evaluation and consultation with Dr. Rahm to determine the best course of action to restore your health and your comfort.

 

1. You are missing one or more teeth.

Missing teeth don’t always mean surgery, but surgical dental implant placement is often the

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