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Monday: 9:00 a.m.to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m.to 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday: By appointment only

About Us

What Happens if My Whole Smile Needs Work?

September 4, 2018

X-rays of teeth with numerous repairsOne cavity or a chipped tooth may require a filling or a dental crown to recreate your flawless smile, but what happens if almost every tooth needs help? For those patients who are struggling with extensive tooth decay, tooth loss, or other dental injuries, there may not be one, quick solution. Instead, a dentist may need to provide a cosmetic smile makeover or restorative full mouth reconstruction. Keep reading to learn more about when you may need full mouth reconstruction and what treatments may be included.
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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.
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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.
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Dental Implants for a Natural-looking Smile in Washington, MO

February 14, 2015

184898853Unless you’re a child eagerly awaiting the tooth fairy, having a missing tooth is not fun. Even one missing tooth—never mind more than one—can have unfortunate consequences, which include an incomplete smile, difficulty speaking and a compromised diet because you can’t eat healthy foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables. Fortunately, however, there is a solution. Dental implants are a lifelike tooth replacement that will have you smiling confidently again. Dr. James G. Mace in Washington, MO, works in conjunction with a qualified implant surgeon to restore your smile with dental implants.

People have missing teeth for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Extreme decay that necessitates extraction
  • A failed root canal
  • Advanced gum disease
  • Traumatic injury
  • Congenital defects

Whatever the reason, replacing missing teeth is critical. Left unattended, missing teeth can lead to other oral health concerns such as teeth that shift out of place, thus causing an improper bite, and jawbone deterioration.

Dental Implants to the Rescue

If Dr. Mace determines that a dental implant is appropriate for you, then he will send you to a specialist in implant surgery. There, you will have the post, or “root,” of your new tooth surgically implanted in the jawbone beneath the open socket of your missing tooth. As you heal, your bone tissue will fuse with the titanium post and create a solid foundation. Once the implant is secure, Dr. Mace will attach a handcrafted, permanent crown to the post. Your new restoration will match your natural teeth and blend seamlessly with your smile. In addition, dental implants can be used to firmly anchor bridges, partials, or full dentures to eliminate slipping.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you would like to know whether or not you are a candidate for dental implants to replace your missing teeth, then call the office of Dr. Mace in Washington, MO. We also conveniently serve patients from Marthasville, Krakow, Union, Dutzow, New Haven, Augusta and the surrounding towns.