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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.

4 Tips for a Tooth-Healthy Thanksgiving

November 14, 2016

Thankgiving DinnerMost holidays center around celebratory eating in some way, but no holiday is more food-centric than American Thanksgiving. It’s an entire day devoted to celebrating the fact that early settlers were able to find and eat food by working with native people. When you’re sitting down to eat your third piece of pumpkin pie or a second helping of candied yams, you are probably not thinking about how these foods will impact your oral health, but you might want to. In this post, we’ll walk you through some popular Thanksgiving foods that may just help you to maintain the optimal level of oral health this holiday season. You should also make the time to keep up with your preventive dentistry with thorough at-home hygiene.

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.

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.

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


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.