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Warning Signs and Treatment for Gum Disease in Washington

January 26, 2016

woman examining her beautiful, healthy smile following gum disease treatment in washingtonAccording to some estimates, 80% of US adults over 30 have some form of periodontal (gum) disease, and a staggering number of these cases go unreported until significant damage is done to oral health. By knowing the signs to look for and visiting the dentist regularly, patients are able to prevent this detrimental condition or catch it in the earliest stages. In Washington, Dr. James G. Mace and his dedicated dental team offer preventive and restorative periodontal therapies to keep smiles healthy.

Dental Implants in Washington: Look, Feel and Act Naturally

December 26, 2015

replace missing teeth with dental implants in washingtonPatients with missing teeth have relied on tooth replacement options that restore only the visible portion of smiles for years. While renewing appearance and chewing ability is helpful, the underlying root structure also performs functions vital to oral health like anchoring the tooth in place and stimulating the jaw to retain adequate bone density. Luckily, Dr. James G. Mace and his Washington, MO team offer dental implant supported tooth replacement. This versatile treatment option replaces the entire missing tooth from the roots up.

Full Mouth Reconstruction in Washington, MO

November 10, 2015

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If your smile is so marred by imperfections and flaws that you are reluctant to speak or smile in front of family and friends—never mind coming to see the dentist—then Dr. James Mace and his team of dental hygienists and dental assistants in Washington, MO, would like you to reconsider. We want to see your smile with all of its flaws, because then we can formulate a plan that will rebuild your teeth and your oral health, as well as renew your self-confidence. This plan is called full mouth reconstruction. Also called full-mouth rehabilitation or full-mouth restoration, this procedure is essentially a road map of restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments that Dr. Mace performs to rebuild teeth in both your upper and lower arches.

Dr. James Mace to Speak at National Dental Meeting On Restoring Implants

November 4, 2015

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Dr. James Mace, a local general dentist, will speak at the American Academy of Periodontology’s annual meeting. The meeting will be held at the Gaylord Palms Hotel in Orlando, Florida from November 14th through the 17th. Dr. Mace will be speaking to meeting attendees about biomaterials, laboratory considerations and clinical approaches to providing patients with fixed/non-removable teeth for an entire arch to be supported by dental implants.

The lecture addresses patients that are either missing all of their teeth in an arch or are soon to be, and is an overview of how to provide patients with implant-supported, non-removable teeth instead of a traditional denture. Dr. Mace will be speaking with Dr. George Duello, a St. Louis periodontist, who will be speaking on the surgical considerations for these types of cases.

Dr. Mace has been practicing in Washington for over 15 years and has a practice focused on adult restorative dentistry.

Gum Disease and Your Overall Health

October 3, 2015

woman with a beautiful smile thanks to gum disease treatmentAs one of the most prevalent health issues in the US, some estimates indicate that periodontal (gum) disease affects 75% of adults. With staggering figures like those, it’s no surprise that dental practitioners are dedicated to helping patients prevent and treat gum disease.  In addition to raising the risk for tooth loss, uncontrolled gum disease is also related to heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic and systemic illnesses. The good news is that gum disease is treatable by dental professionals.  For many patients, the subtle signs of periodontal disease go unnoticed until the advanced stages making it more difficult to treat with less desirable outcomes. To avoid the detrimental whole body health effects associated with gum disease, Dr. James G. Mace employs dental hygienists, screens all of his patients annually for gum disease and works closely with a gum specialist (a periodontist) for cases that are more advanced.

Smiles by Mace is Your Trusted Washington Dentist

September 16, 2015

Smiling man who received excellent care from your Washington dentistAnyone who’s ever done it knows searching for a good dentist can be a chore — with so many options, it’s hard to choose. Often, we end up going from dentist to dentist in search of the perfect one, never really finding consistent care. That’s a big mistake, as consistency is key in excellent dental health. This fall, give up the search and come to Dr. James Mace, your Washington dentist, for the wonderful, compassionate care you want — and need.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Washington, MO

August 19, 2015

woman showing off her smile after teeth whitening from Dr. James G Mace

It’s one of our favorite days of the week: Throwback Thursday. What do you notice in those old throwback photos? Take a look at your teeth. If you’re like the rest of us, they’ve gotten darker with time. You don’t notice it as it happens, but each cup of coffee and glass of red wine slowly changes the color of your teeth, until one day the your smile resembles something the shade of dishwater…and that’s just not attractive. But here’s some good news: whiter teeth are within your reach.

Everything You Want To Know About Inlays and Onlays

June 26, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-178845072Big fillings that need to be replaced don’t necessarily need a full crown for therapy to be completed. A more conservative option is inlays and onlays – they fit into a tooth similarly to a filling, yet they are milled restorations. Inlays fit between cusps (bumps on top of your tooth) while onlays fit over one or more cusps. All of this results in a patient retaining more natural tooth structure. At the dental office of Dr. James Mace in Washington, MO, we can offer you fantastic inlay and onlay service with the gentle care you deserve. Not every situation is right for an inlay or onlay, but Dr. Mace will assess your problem and determine the best solution for you.


Sleep Apnea Therapy in Washington, MO

May 27, 2015

474189791After a good night of sleep, you’re ready to face the day—get things done, be productive, exercise, take care of your family. Unless, of course, you didn’t sleep well. In that case, you don’t get things done, you’re not productive, you don’t have enough energy to exercise and your family, well, they just wonder, “What’s bothering Dad?” Actually, the problem may be more than a bother. It may be a life-threatening condition called sleep apnea. And men have this condition more often than women—just ask the women whose husbands snore. If you suspect that you or your bed partner might have sleep apnea, then call the office of Dr. James G. Mace in Washington, MO. (more…)

Porcelain Veneers in Washington, MO: Making Smiles Beautiful

April 14, 2015

158554263Are you one of those people who smiles or laughs with your hand over your mouth because you don’t want people to actually see your smile? Well then, why not just cover your smile permanently? With porcelain veneers from Dr. James G. Mace in Washington, MO, you can conceal the smile you have and reveal the smile you want.

Smiles can be marred by a number of imperfections including:

  • Chipped and cracked teeth
  • Misshaped teeth
  • Old, discolored fillings or restorations
  • Teeth that have gaps in between them
  • Crooked or misaligned teeth
  • Stained and discolored teeth that have not responded to teeth whitening


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