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By JACKSON COUNTY DENTAL
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.

By JACKSON COUNTY DENTAL
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!

By JACKSON COUNTY DENTAL
July 09, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Dental implants have aided countless individuals in reclaiming their smiles. They are, however, not suitable for everyone. To see if dental implants are right for you, your dentist here at Jackson County Dental in Seymour IN, Dr. Matthew Pierce, needs to conduct an assessment to determine your eligibility for the procedure. In general, the following factors will be considered when determining your candidacy for Seymour dental implants:

Adequate Jawbone Structure

When a person loses a tooth, the body will gradually start resorbing jawbone cells in the space left behind. Over time, the person might no longer have adequate jawbone to support a dental implant. For eligible individuals, dentists may recommend bone grafting, which involves transferring a healthy bone from the tibia or hip to the implantation site to fuse with the jaw and replace lost bone.

Individuals with Bridges and/or Dentures

Individuals who have sustained recent tooth loss or trauma are great Seymour dental implant candidates. But those who are already fitted with a restoration like a bridge or dentures might likewise benefit from implants. Dental implants are great for making bridges and dentures feel more comfortable and help you eat and speak more efficiently. Additionally, implants can help in retaining valuable jawbone mass.

Crucial Lifestyle Factors

Excessive alcohol consumption and smoking interferes with the body’s healing mechanisms. The successful fusion of the implant and jawbone is the foundation of successful implantation surgery, which means that these damaging lifestyle choices could significantly impact your eligibility for the procedure. You might be able to stop these habits for some time before and after the procedure to ensure its success.

The Sinus Cavities Position

If you require dental implants in the top jaw, your dentist in Seymour IN will determine whether or not you will need a sinus lift before dental implantation surgery. During the procedure, your dentist will place a bone graft between your sinus cavities and jaw and lift your sinus membrane to create sufficient space for the bone graft. Once the sinus cavities have been successfully repositioned, the jaw will now be able to support dental implants.

To Find Out If You’re an Ideal Candidate for Dental Implants, Talk to Us

Dial 812-522-8608 to book an evaluation with Dr. Matthew Pierce of Jackson County Dental here in Seymour, IN.

By JACKSON COUNTY DENTAL
January 11, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Find out how dental implants can replace your missing teeth for life.

Are you dealing with tooth loss in Seymour, IN? If so, our dentists Dr. Matthew Pierce and Dr. Lane Severe can replace your missing tooth or teeth with a simple restoration known as dental implants, which both function and look just like real teeth. Read on to learn more!

 

So, how do dental implants work?

A dental implant is a very small metal post that functions just like tooth roots. In order for it to fulfill this function, it will need to be placed into the jawbone. The only way to do this is through minor surgery, which can be performed right here in our office under local anesthesia. Once the implant is placed it will take several months for the jawbone to fuse together with the implant. Once this occurs the implant is now a permanent part of the jawbone.

 

How can dental implants restore your smile?

Dental implants have been giving many of our patients in Seymour a brand new smile and a better quality of life. After all, this restoration can be used to replace one, several, or even an entire mouthful of missing teeth. While a single dental implant is designed to support a dental crown, several dental implants can be placed along the jawbone to support a full set of dentures and keep them locked in place.

In addition to their versatility, dental implants truly look just like a real tooth. No one will be able to tell which tooth is the implant and which teeth are yours. This is because out dentist prides himself on creating only the best dental restorations that look and feel just like a natural tooth. Dental crowns are custom-made just for your smile so that it blends in once it’s cemented into place over the implant.

Since dental implants function just like real teeth you better believe that you’ll feel confident chewing, speaking, and smiling again. One complaint that denture wearers often have is that their teeth shift or move around, making it difficult to properly chew certain foods. By using dental implants to support your false teeth, chewing will be fully restored without ever having to worry about your teeth moving or shifting around.

 

Interested? Give Us a Call!

Jackson County Dental in Seymour, IN, is ready to help you get your oral health back on track. If you want to find out if dental implants are the right option for replacing your missing teeth then call our office today at (812) 522-8608 to learn more.

By Jackson County Dental
January 09, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants   Dentures  
Implant-SupportedDenturesCouldBoostYourJawboneHealth

People have depended on dentures for generations—and they still do. That's because they work, both in restoring dental function and a smile marred by missing teeth.

But they have one major drawback related to bone health. That's because living bone has a life cycle: as older cells die, new ones form to take their place. The pressure generated when we chew stimulates this growth. But when this stimulus goes missing along with the teeth, the cell replacement rate slows and bone volume and density gradually diminishes.

Traditional dentures can't transmit this chewing pressure stimulus. And because they rest directly on the gum ridges, they can adversely affect the underlying bone and actually accelerate bone loss.

But implant technology potentially solves this bone loss problem with dentures by using implants rather than the gums to support them. It's a two-fold benefit: first, the implants relieve much of the irritation to the gums and bone caused by traditional dentures. Primarily, though, the implants themselves can slow or even stop continuing bone loss.

Most implants are made of titanium, not only because it's compatible with the body, but also because it has an affinity with bone. Over time bone cells grow on the titanium post imbedded in the jawbone. This process not only creates stability and durability, it can improve bone health.

In recent years dentists have incorporated implants with dentures to create two exciting treatment options. With one option, the dentist installs two or more implants in the jaw, to which a specially fitted removable denture can be attached. You would still have the ease of removing the denture for cleaning, while gaining greater stability and a reduced risk of bone loss.

The other option is a fixed denture (or bridge) attached permanently to implants. For this option, a patient's jawbone must be adequate and healthy enough to support at least four to six implants. A fixed denture is also often costlier and more complex than a removable denture, but it can feel more like real teeth. It also promotes better bone health too.

Although both options are more expensive than traditional dentures, they can pay dividends for long-term dental health. Implants could help you enjoy your new dentures and resulting smile for a long time to come.

If you would like more information on dental implant-supported restorations, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Overdentures & Fixed Dentures.”