When tooth decay strikes, you need a dental filling in Washington. Also called a dental restoration, these are necessary to replace any tooth structure that is lost when decay-causing bacteria penetrate the enamel surface. And while dental fillings can last for many years, the fact of the matter is they are not designed to last forever.
Dr. James G. Mace's Blog
February 8, 2018
January 7, 2018
Every morning and every night you brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste. You also floss between your teeth daily. And every six months you schedule a cleaning and exam with your family dentist in Washington. So if you’re doing everything your dentist and the American Dental Association recommends, why do you have a cavity now? Let’s take a look at what occurs in the mouth to create a cavity, how they’re repaired and what you can do to avoid one.
December 19, 2017
Congratulations! You’ve decided to get dental implants to replace your missing teeth. No doubt you’ll be delighted with your new smile. But did you know that dental implants in Washington offer many other benefits, as well? Read to learn more about this excellent option for tooth replacement.
November 8, 2017
Whether you’ve been dealing with tooth loss for a short time or a long time, you should think about tooth replacement now. There are a few different options, but dentists and patients often agree that the most natural and lifelike choice is a dental implant. The one question is whether or not you’re qualified for dental implants in Washington. After examining your mouth, teeth and jaw structure, your dentist will be able to tell whether or not you’re a candidate.
October 13, 2017
Whether you’ve recently lost a tooth or have been dealing with missing teeth for a while, now is the right time to restore your smile with a dental implant in Washington. Dental implants are the most lifelike and secure among all tooth replacement options and they offer a number of oral and general health benefits, too. But even with these advantages, you may still want answers to basic questions before scheduling an appointment for dental implants. Read on to learn more.
August 10, 2017
According to a study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, more than one in five Americans have untreated cavities. This is partially due to budget cuts for dental care among people on Medicaid. However, even people with dental insurance shy away from regular dental care for fear of out-of-pocket expenses. In truth, seeing your dentist in Washington for regular dental checkups can save you money by helping you avoid the consequences of untreated cavities and other dental health problems.
January 26, 2016
According 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.
December 26, 2015
Patients 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.
November 10, 2015
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.
November 4, 2015
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.