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December 15, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Losing a tooth can severely impact your confidence, especially if it’s a tooth that’s easily visible to others. It can also impact the functionality of your smile and cause you to avoid eating certain foods that you enjoy regularly. Dental implants are a durable tooth replacement option that can help replace your missing teeth and restore your smile to its former glory! Dr. Matthew Pierce, Dr. Haley Doose, and Dr. Douglas Gardner at Jackson County Dental in Seymour, IN, can explain how dental implants can replace your missing teeth and your confidence!

Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

Losing a tooth can feel like the end of the world. But fortunately, thanks to the advances in dental technology, it’s far from that! Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants from your dentists in Seymour, IN, may be the best option to get your smile functional and aesthetic once again!

To replace the root that you lost, your dentist will fuse a titanium post into your gums and jawbone, helping to create an anchor for your new tooth. This also helps prevent facial sagging due to diminished jawbone in the future. When you lose a tooth, you lose the stimulation that tooth once provided to your gums, which can cause your jawbone to begin to deteriorate and your face to sag.

Once your titanium post is fused and your gums have healed, your dentist will create a crown that fits perfectly into your smile. It will match your teeth in shape, size, and color, making them completely undetectable by others! This crown will also be durable enough to withstand the pressure put on your tooth by things like biting and chewing.

Contact Your Dentist Today!

Don’t let a missing tooth impact your ability to feel comfortable with your smile. Contact Dr. Matthew Pierce, Dr. Haley Doose, and Dr. Douglas Gardner at Jackson County Dental in Seymour, IN, to learn more about how dental implants can restore your smile! Call today at (812) 522-8608.

August 24, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Teeth whitening from your dentist in Seymour, IN, can give you the smile you deserve.

If you want a whiter, brighter smile, chances are you’ve tried over-the-counter whitening products. They may work for some people, but wouldn’t it be nice if you could have a teeth whitening treatment that lasts? Well, now you can. You need professional teeth whitening!

Dr. Matthew Pierce, Dr. Haley Doose, and Dr. Douglas Gardner of Jackson County Dental in Seymour, IN, offer comprehensive dental care, including professional teeth whitening to give you the smile you deserve.

Professional teeth whitening offers several important advantages you need to know about. Consider that professional teeth whitening is:

  • Effective, because you can brighten your smile up to 8 shades. Over-the-counter products offer only the bare minimum when it comes to whitening.
  • Long-lasting, because your whitening results can last up to 5 years. Over-the-counter products may only last a few months.
  • Safe, because all of the products and methods used in professional teeth whitening are tested and approved by the American Dental Association. Over-the-counter products may contain harsh chemicals and abrasive agents which can make your teeth sensitive.
  • Quick, because the in-office whitening treatment takes only about an hour. Over-the-counter treatments can take weeks to see an effect.

At Jackson County Dental, you can choose from two effective professional teeth whitening treatments:

  • The in-office treatment, which is the fast way to a bright, beautiful smile. This treatment takes only about an hour to see dramatic results. It’s an excellent choice for your busy schedule.
  • The take-home whitening kit, which can be done in the comfort and convenience of your home. This is a great choice if you want to whiten at your own pace.

To discover more about the magic of professional teeth whitening in Seymour, IN, call Dr. Pierce, Dr. Doose, and Dr. Gardner of Jackson County Dental at 812-522-8608. Start working on your bright smile by calling today!

May 12, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

How dental implants from your dentists in Seymour, IN, can remake your smile

Losing teeth is easier than you think. Severe dental decay, trauma, a sports injury, or periodontal disease are just a few of the ways you can lose teeth. Unfortunately, missing teeth can cause embarrassment, making you not want to smile. The good news is, there is a tooth replacement option that is just like having your natural teeth. It’s called dental implants!

Drs. Matthew Pierce, Haley Doose, and Douglas Gardner of Jackson County Dental in Seymour, IN, offer comprehensive dental care, including dental implants to remake your smile.

Dental implants are just like having your natural teeth because they offer:

  • Lifelike beauty; dental implant crowns are made of materials that reflect light, just like natural tooth enamel. Dental implant crowns are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
  • Superb stability; dental implants are firmly secured and anchored in place by bone. Dental implants will never move around, giving you the self-confidence you need.
  • User-friendly maintenance; dental implants can be cleaned just like your natural teeth, with simple brushing and flossing. Ease of maintenance means you can enjoy a healthy smile.
  • Convenience; unlike other tooth replacement options, you never remove dental implants. Dental implants are a permanent part of your smile.

Dental implants may also help you look younger because when a dental implant is placed, your body produces more bone to fuse with the dental implant and lock it in place. When you have more bone, it promotes a firmer jawline, more youthful facial contours, and less facial sagging.

Dental implants are also versatile. You can replace one missing tooth with a single dental implant, several missing teeth with an implant-supported bridge, or an entire arch of teeth with an implant-supported denture.

To find out more about the dental implant process and how dental implants can remake your smile, call Drs. Matthew Pierce, Haley Doose, and Douglas Gardner of Jackson County Dental in Seymour, IN, (812) 522-8608. Call now!

March 04, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Bonding  

Do you have a cracked or chipped tooth? Are some teeth larger than others or are your teeth simply discolored because of years of drinking coffee? Well, dental bonding is a fantastic solution to treat these aesthetic problems and help you restore your smile and confidence. Drs. Matthew Pierce, Haley Doose, and Douglas Gardner of Seymour, IN, offer patients this, and many other, cosmetic procedures. At Jackson County Dental, these doctors use their combined experiences to help their community and patients.

More About Dental Bonding

Bonding is a tooth-colored material used to replace missing parts of teeth or conceal unappealing dental defects, like stained teeth. The actual bonding material is called “composite resin” and is made of plastic and glass to reinforce teeth and maintain translucency.

This is more or less state-of-the-art technology because once the composite bonds to natural teeth, no one can tell it's even there. This life-like result is in part because the composite itself comes in various shades, so your Seymour dentist matches the material to your natural tooth color. The other reason people can't tell is that it takes skill and an artistic eye to camouflage it.

The procedure itself is simple and quick. It doesn't require drilling, weeks of waiting for a laboratory to craft it, and is a good option for teens but after teeth have finished maturing and before choosing a more permanent type of dental restoration since binding is more short-term treatment.

Your dentist can finish the job right there and then with no hassle!

Need to consult a dentist?

If you're interested in learning more about dental bonding and would like to rejuvenate that smile yesterday, don't hesitate to contact Jackson County Dental. There are three experienced dentists, Drs. Matthew Pierce, Haley Doose, and Douglas Gardner, who are more than willing to answer questions and solve your problem(s). Just give them a call at their Seymour, IN, office by calling 812-522-8608 today.

December 30, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures   Broken Dentures  

No matter how carefully you care for your dentures, damage can occur occasionally. If your dentures are broken or damaged, let your Seymour, IN, dentist, Dr. Matthew Pierce, know as soon as possible.

What causes denture damage?

Years of chewing eventually weakens your dentures, making them more prone to damage. You may take a bite of a sandwich one day and notice a broken tooth. If your denture slips out of your hands when you're cleaning it, pieces of it can break or chip off.

Dentures are more likely to be damaged if they don't fit well. Ideally, the biting forces generated when you chew are spread evenly over the surface of the entire denture. If your dentures don't fit well, one part of the denture may become stressed. Continual stress can cause the denture to crack or even break in half.

How your dentist can help

During a visit to the Seymour dental office, your dentist will first determine the cause of the damage (if it isn't obvious) and provide repair options. In some cases, he may be able to fill in a small chip or reattach a tooth in the office. It may also be possible to bond small cracks, which will reduce the risk of a break in the future.

If your denture has broken in half, you may need a new denture. Your dentist will make an impression of your mouth to ensure that your new restoration fits comfortably.

You can reduce the risk of denture damage by:

  • Visiting Your Dentist for Regular Checkups: During your checkups, your dentist will examine your dentures for signs of damage and check the fit. If your dentures no longer fit well, he may recommend relining, rebasing or replacing them.
  • Storing Dentures Properly: Do you ever leave your dentures on a table or nightstand overnight? If the restorations aren't kept moist, they may warp and might not fit as well. Storing your dentures in denture cleanser or water will help you avoid this problem.
  • Preventing Damage Due to Dropping the Dentures: Handling your dentures over a soft surface, such as a folded towel, will reduce the risk of damage should you drop them.

Don't let broken dentures ruin your smile. Call your dentist in Seymour, IN, Dr. Pierce, at (812) 522-8608.