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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
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.

By JACKSON COUNTY DENTAL
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.

By JACKSON COUNTY DENTAL
November 20, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

A teeth whitening treatment from your dentist in Seymour, IN, can help you rejuvenate your smile

Are you interested in teeth whitening? Did you know that professional teeth whitening can help change a dull, uninteresting smile into a white, bright smile? In fact, professional teeth whitening can whiten and brighten your smile up to 8 shades whiter!

Dr. Matthew Pierce of Jackson County Dental in Seymour, IN, offers a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry services including professional teeth whitening to rejuvenate your smile.

Many everyday habits can affect the beauty of your smile. When you drink dark liquids, it can stain your teeth. Using tobacco is another cause of a darkened smile. Whether you smoke cigarettes, cigars, pipes, or use smokeless tobacco, they can all contribute to a dull smile.

Normal aging can also affect the brightness of your smile. That’s because as you age, your enamel becomes thinner and more transparent, so the layer underneath the enamel shows through. This layer, known as dentin, is naturally yellow, so your teeth will appear more yellow and dull as you age.

Professional teeth whitening can rejuvenate your smile and make it beautiful again. Professional teeth whitening treatment offers:

  • Effective whitening, because you can brighten your smile up to 8 shades
  • Long-lasting results, because your whiter smile can last up to 5 years
  • Quick treatment, because the in-office treatment requires only an hour of your time

When you choose professional whitening, you can also be sure of safety, because all products and methods have been tested and approved by the American Dental Association.

At Jackson County Dental, you can choose from these great professional whitening options:

  • In-office whitening, which is done right in the office and takes only about an hour; this is the perfect choice for you if you are busy and want to whiten and brighten your smile quickly.
  • Take-home whitening, which comes in a kit containing everything you need to whiten your smile at home; this is a great choice for you if you want to whiten your smile at your own pace, conveniently at home.

If you have a dull, uninteresting smile, it’s time to brighten it up with professional teeth whitening. To find out more about professional teeth whitening and other cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dental services, call Dr. Matthew Pierce of Jackson County Dental in Seymour, IN, at (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.





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