Aaron M. Schertzer DDS PC

5445 Telegraph Road
Saint Louis, Missouri 63129
(314) 892 -2120



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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.

By Advanced Dental Arts
April 26, 2021
Category: Family Dentistry

As your family grows, it quickly becomes apparent how difficult it is to have everyone spread out over different dentist offices. But far from simple convenience, though there is nothing simple about it when you're juggling your daily life, having a family dentist can be remarkably beneficial to you and your loved ones. To learn a whole lot more please get in contact with Dr. Aaron Schertzer of Advanced Dental Arts in Oakville, MO.

The Importance of Convenience

It can sometimes feel like our lives are scheduled down to the very last minute, so when the unexpected happens, too many of us push our dental appointments off until a better time arrives, and it sometimes doesn't. This is exponentially exacerbated when there are multiple members in our household, especially children who cannot take themselves to the office.

But with a family dentist, someone who can treat everyone in your family, you have to manage much less when everyone's dental history is in the same building. When, with enough planning ahead, you may be able to arrange for more than one appointment in a day.

This is helpful not only in terms of time saved, but children must see parents as involved with their own dental care, and understand that this isn't simply something we preach. Something that the little ones who are nervous about dental work will surely appreciate, much more so as a family dentist is a professional with experience in treating children in every phase of their growth. But who also offers the dental treatments you seek.

Family Dentistry in Oakville, MO

Your family dentist can simplify your life by providing just about all the dental care your family may need under one roof, thus making things like scheduling a whole lot easier. So if you want to know if your Oakville, MO, office is the right place for your family, then start by paying a visit. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Schertzer of Advanced Dental Arts by dialing (314) 892-2120.

By Advanced Dental Arts
March 08, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canal  

Do the words "root canal" fill you with dread? Unfortunately, root canal therapy has a bad reputation that is completely undeserved. The truth is that root canals end your pain and save your tooth. During the procedure, your Oakville, MO, dentist, Dr. Aaron Schertzer, makes your comfort a priority.

The truth about root canals and pain

You've probably heard plenty of jokes about root canals. Contrary to popular belief, root canals are much more pleasant than jumping into a pit of rattlesnakes or free-falling from a plane without a parachute.

Back in the early 20th century when people started joking about root canals, the procedure may certainly have been painful. Limited dental anesthesia options and less sophisticated techniques may have meant an uncomfortable experience for patients.

Luckily, advances in dental technology have changed things for the better. In fact, the pain won't be a concern during your root canal procedure. You'll receive a local anesthetic that effectively numbs your mouth when you first arrive at the Oakville dental office. Your dentist won't place an instrument in your mouth until he's sure you don't feel a thing. If at any time, you begin to feel a little pain, just raise your hand to let him know.

What you can expect during a root canal

Root canals are performed when the pulp in the center of a tooth is painfully inflamed or infected. During root canal therapy, the tooth pulp is removed, eliminating the source of your pain and preserving your tooth.

A root canal probably won't seem much different than getting a filling. After making sure that your mouth is numb, your dentist will open your tooth and remove the pulp. Since pulp extends into tiny root canals that travel the length of your tooth, he'll also need to clean and shape the canals. An antibiotic will be added to the tooth to prevent infection.

Root canal therapy usually involves one to three appointments. You'll receive a temporary filling in your tooth at the end of the first appointment. Depending on how well your tooth is healing, you'll receive a rubber-based filling during your second or third appointment.

Your tooth may feel a little tender from the procedure for a few days. Over-the-counter medication or medication prescribed by your dentist will help relieve any pain you may feel. In just a week or two, your pain will be gone, and you'll realize that your root canal was much easier than you ever expected.

Root canals help you protect your teeth! Call your dentist in Oakville, MO, Dr. Aaron Schertzer, at (314) 892-2120 to schedule your appointment.

By Advanced Dental Arts
December 28, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental care  

Tooth loss does not have to be a certainty. It's true that as we age this can become more difficult, but it's still a worthwhile goal to plan to keep your smile healthy and whole for as long as possible. It all begins with good dental hygiene habits, habits which should include regular visits to your local Oakville, MO, dentist, Dr. Aaron Schertzer of Advanced Dental Arts. Contact the office to find out if you're doing everything you can to protect your teeth from decay.

Battle Against Plaque

The biggest enemy of your smile's longevity is plaque. If you go some time without brushing you can feel it clinging to your teeth if you run your tongue over them. It's that sticky film that builds every day. It's made up of millions of bacteria that feed on the sugar from the foods you eat and create acids as a byproduct. Acids that can wear away the protective enamel on your teeth and damage your gums, potentially leading to gum disease.

Decay brought on by plaque can cause cavities, which progress down to the pulp of the tooth creating very painful infections that threaten the structure of the tooth, and at worse can into the jaw itself.

Gum disease can similarly spread and is a threat to the health of your whole mouth. In adults, periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease, is the most common cause of tooth loss as it impacts directly the tissue that supports your teeth.

Good Habits Win

You can remove most of the plaque that builds on your teeth by brushing your teeth twice and a day, and flossing once a day to remove the food that accumulates between them. Some plaque may still remain in the spaces that are harder to reach, and it is this plaque that can harden into tartar thanks to the minerals in your saliva. It is the reason why regular visits to your dentist's office for a professional dental cleaning are important. During this procedure, your dentist can remove the accumulated tartar and may even reverse gum disease in its early stages.

Your dentist can also spot signs of decay and can treat cavities with dental fillings before they become a more troublesome concern. Beyond cavities, your dentist can also diagnose a number of other dental and health problems in general.

Family Dentistry in Oakville, MO

A lot of the necessary work to keep your smile healthy is done at home, but just as important is keeping up with your biannual dental cleanings and checkups. So make your appointment today with Dr. Schertzer of Advanced Dental Arts in Oakville, MO, by dialing (314) 892-2120.

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.

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