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By Advanced Dental Arts
July 19, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental crowns  

Having a beautiful and healthy smile is often the goal. However, many factors such as trauma and disease could compromise your dental health and beauty. Seeing Dr. Aaron Schertzer of Advanced Dental Arts in St. Louis, MO, also serving Oakville, MO, for permanent dental crowns could help you achieve a beautiful smile and protect your otherwise damaged teeth.

Permanent Dental Crowns: What Are They

Commonly referred to as dental caps, dental crowns are covers shaped like your tooth which your dentist installs to cover up damage and strengthen your teeth. They are custom-made using your dental impressions so that they match your natural teeth as closely as possible.

Dental crowns are made from:

  • Metal
  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic
  • Composite

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay causes the development of cavities that damage the integrity of your tooth. Your dentist could attempt to fill out the cavities with tooth fillings. However, if you have gotten your tooth filled multiple times or you have a large cavity, your dentist in St. Louis, MO, also serving Oakville, MO, might suggest permanent dental crowns to strengthen your tooth.

Root Canal

During a root canal treatment, your dentist removes the infected pulp tissue leaving your tooth hollow. Your now hollow tooth is much more vulnerable to damage and covering it up with a permanent dental crown is a standard recommendation to prevent further damage.

Chipped or Cracked Tooth

When you have a crack in your tooth, it can be painful and make chewing difficult. Furthermore, an infection could spread through the crack to your tooth root to cause more damage. Without the necessary protection, a cracked tooth today could turn into a broken tooth tomorrow due to stress.

Severely chipped teeth need protection from further damage too. That's why your dentist might suggest covering up your cracked or chipped tooth with permanent dental crowns.

Beautify Your Teeth

A beautiful smile is an asset and dental crowns could help you improve dental defects that you dislike such as tooth discolorations or misshaped teeth.

Tooth Replacement

Dental crowns form an integral part of tooth restorations such as dental implants and bridges. Therefore, if you're missing one or more teeth, dental crowns could be part of your tooth restoration.

Speak to your dentist, Dr. Schertzer of Advanced Dental Arts in St. Louis, MO, also serving Oakville, MO, about permanent dental crowns by calling (314) 892-2120 to schedule your consultation.

Do you like how your smile looks? Chances are there are a few things you’d like to change about your smile. Now you can, thanks to cosmetic dentistry services and treatments available from your dentist.

Dr. Aaron Schertzer of Advanced Dental Arts in Oakville, MO offers many cosmetic dentistry services and treatments to improve your smile.

If you want to brighten up your smile, consider professional teeth whitening. You can whiten your smile up to 8 shades whiter, safely and quickly. Your results last a long time too, even up to 5 years! Whether your smile is suffering from coffee or tobacco stains, or your smile is aging and growing dull, professional teeth whitening can make your smile look dazzling!

If your teeth are full of large, unsightly old metal fillings, why not consider replacing them with natural-looking tooth-colored fillings? Tooth-colored fillings use composite, a unique material that can be matched to the color of your teeth. After the fillings are placed, they blend into your smile perfectly. They are completely metal-free and provide a strong restorative treatment.

If you have large defects in your teeth, consider hiding them with porcelain veneers. These are beautiful laminates of porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. Porcelain veneers can hide fracture lines, cracks, areas of broken tooth structure, blotchy enamel, and other flaws. They are a conservative treatment because your dentist removes little to no tooth structure, just enough to compensate for the thickness of the veneers.

To discover more about the cosmetic dentistry services and treatments available at Advanced Dental Arts please visit the Cosmetic and General Dentistry section on the website at https://www.adastl.com/cosmetic-and-general-dentistry.html

Cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile in amazing ways! Get started on a great new smile by calling Dr. Aaron Schertzer of Advanced Dental Arts in Oakville, MO at (314) 892-2120. Call today.

By Advanced Dental Arts
January 28, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

If you have a cavity, it's likely your family dentist in Oakville, Dr. Aaron Schertzer will use natural-looking composite resin or another innovative material to restore your tooth to full form and function. Learn more about the benefits of tooth-colored fillings.

What is tooth decay?

Tooth decay undermines the structure and health of literally millions of teeth across the US. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research says that 26 percent of Americans between the ages of 20 to 64 have untreated cavities, or holes in tooth enamel. Unaddressed and unrestored, decay leads to dental abscess and even tooth loss.

Much of tooth decay is preventable. By limiting sugary foods, brushing and flossing to remove plaque and tartar and getting semi-annual check-ups and cleanings with your family dentist in Oakville, you can protect your smile from decay.

When tooth decay happens

Despite our best efforts, tooth decay still may occur. If it happens to you, rest assured that Dr. Schertzer and his team have the diagnostic techniques and tools to detect and treat it successfully.

Instead of old-style amalgam fillings, Dr. Schertzer offers tooth-colored materials that are strong, flexible and natural-looking. They match surrounding tooth enamel in color and texture, and they require far less enamel reduction than older restorative processes.

Benefits of tooth-colored fillings

Besides providing strength, beauty and flexibility, today's filling materials are lifelike. Not only do these materials restore tooth enamel, but they can also, as necessary, bond directly to inner dentin.

Here are the materials your dentist may choose to restore your decayed tooth:

  • Composite resin, composed of plastic and glass particles. Dr. Schertzer layers this material into the prepared site and cures each layer with a special light.
  • Glass ionomer, this material works well for decay on the sides of the teeth (non-chewing surfaces in between teeth or on the tongue- or cheek-side.
  • Porcelain inlays or onlays, computer designed and manufactured, or created by a dental lab, to restore back teeth which have deep decay or larger fillings which have deteriorated.

Obviously, then, modern fillings are versatile, preserve tooth function and mimic natural functionality.

Your Oakville family dentist...

He's the one to see when you are concerned about tooth decay. Dr. Aaron Schertzer and his team provide quality preventive, restorative and cosmetic care you can rely on for better oral health. Phone us today to learn more about how tooth-colored fillings can help your smile: (314) 892-2120.

By Advanced Dental Arts
January 10, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Cosmetic dentistry procedures help you keep your smile strong and healthy. If you're concerned about a dental issue or want to improve your smile, your Oakville area cosmetic dentist, Dr. Aaron Schertzer, can help you decide if one or more of these procedures is right for you.

Tooth-colored fillings

Thanks to tooth-colored fillings, no one has to ever know that you had a cavity. The fillings are made with composite resin, a flexible material that's tinted to match common tooth shades. After the filling material is added to your tooth, it's exposed to a curing light that hardens it in just a few minutes.

Teeth whitening

Have you been disappointed with the whitening products you've found at Oakville area stores? The teeth whitening gel applied to your teeth at the dentist's office contains a stronger formulation of hydrogen peroxide, the active ingredient in whiteners. Hydrogen peroxide safely bleaches away stains, leaving your teeth three to eight shades whiter. In-office whitening treatment only takes about an hour.

Dental implants

If you've lost a tooth, you're not alone. The American College of Prosthodontists reports that 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Restoring your lost tooth with a dental implant improves your appearance, improves biting and chewing ability, and helps you keep your jawbone strong.

Dental implants replace missing tooth roots with titanium posts implanted in your jawbone. The posts gradually bond to your jawbone and are then connected to dental crowns to create a brand new tooth.

Porcelain veneers

Veneers offer a simple way to change the appearance of teeth without extensive dental work. The wafer-thin porcelain shells fit over the fronts of teeth and are attached with dental cement.

Porcelain veneers can lengthen teeth and improve their shape. They're an excellent option if your tooth is crooked or oddly shaped or just doesn't look like your other teeth. Veneers are also used to hide chips and cracks, keep discolorations out of sight, whiten all of your teeth, or close slight gaps between teeth.

Are you ready to renew your smile with a cosmetic dentistry procedure? Call Dr. Aaron Schertzer, your cosmetic dentist in Oakville at (314) 892-2120 to schedule your appointment.

By Advanced Dental Arts
November 15, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Crown  

Your family dentist in Oakville, MO, can give you an outstanding smile

Do you have any damaged or broken teeth? Dental crowns could be the key to restoring your smile! Here at Advanced Dental Arts in Oakville, MO, your family dentist, Dr. Aaron Schertzer offers a wide range of dental services to patients of all ages, including dental crowns to help your smile. Read on to learn more!

What dental crowns can do for you

Dental crowns help rebuild the strength of your smile by covering the entire visible surface of the tooth, above the gumline. When you bite down on a dental crown, the biting stress is spread across the entire surface of your tooth, protecting your tooth from breaking. A large dental filling doesn’t provide the same level of protection, and can actually weaken your tooth by dividing your tooth into sections.

Dental crowns also help restore the beauty of your smile because of their porcelain construction. Porcelain is a beautiful, light-reflective material that closely resembles the look of natural tooth enamel, thus allowing your crown to blend right in with your other teeth. When a porcelain crown is placed, all people will notice is your beautiful smile, not your dental restoration.

Full porcelain crowns are one of the most natural-looking dental restorations available and are suitable for any area of your smile. However, you may need additional strength on your back teeth to protect against biting and chewing stress. For back teeth, you may want porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, also known as PFM crowns. These crowns combine the beauty of porcelain with the strength of a metal underlay.

Need dental work? Give us a call

Dental crowns can help your smile in many ways. To learn more about what crowns can do for you, call Dr. Aaron Schertzer of Advanced Dental Arts in Oakville, MO. Call us today at (314) 892 -2120 to schedule an appointment with your family dentist.