Monthly Archives: November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving

 

The Office of David M. Glasscock Family and Cosmetic Dentistry would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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Layaway at the Dentist?

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Why going to the dentist is important

With the advancement of modern medicine, it has been proven that your dental health affects your physical health.  With that being said, a regular visit to your dentist is needed to ensure you remain in the best physical health.

Dental Care- The neglected part of health care.

People tend to neglect their dental needs.  Many people believe that their dental health is optional but in truth it is not.  Tooth decay is the single most common and preventable disease afflicting most Americans. Having a tooth ache or cavity is as common as the common cold.  Left untreated, your dental problems will become more extensive as well as more expensive to correct.

Age Group Average Number of Decayed Missing or Filled Teeth Per Person Percent of Decayed Missing or Filled Teeth Per 100 teeth est Percent of Age Group Affected by Tooth Decay
2-5 1.01 5.05% 27.90%
6-11 0.42 1.75% 49%
12’15 1.75 6.25% 49.60%
16’19 3.25 11.60% 67.90%
20-39 7.07 25.25% 86.70%
40-59 12.85 45.89% 95.10%
60+ 17.46 62.36% 93.10%

What is Dental Layaway?

Just like healthcare, dental care can be intrusively expensive for families.   The office of David M. Glasscock DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry has a solution!  We provide pre-payment options or Dental Layaway. We can set up an account for you to use when ever needed.  Almost like a prepaid credit card.  Regardless if you add $20 per month or $10 per week, dental layaway is the solution to the unexpected dental expenses that seem to pop up now and then.  For more information call the office of David M. Glasscock . Ph#  704-510-1150

What are Dental Implants?

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. Implants, as it’s name implies, are  medical devices that replace a missing body part.  They function like the missing tooth, making it a better alternatives than bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.

The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, where a screw is placed into the jaw bone. An incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implants are placed the gums are sutured.

The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time you can have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.

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After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. One this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration. This will then be sent to an outside lab. Once the restoration is completed you can return to the office of David M. Glasscock to attach the restoration permanently. Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.

Is there any Benefits from having Implants?

There are many benefits to dental implants. Dental Implants function the same way a normal tooth would function.

1. You are able to eat any food  you would have normally been able to eat prior to loosing a tooth.  Missing teeth make eating more difficult.

2. Having a health smile will also improve your social interactions with people.  A healthy smile is engaging. People who are missing teeth or in need of dental care tend not to smile.

3. When you have untreated dental problems, they will affect your physical well being.  Removing and replacing damaged teeth will help promote healthier gums as well as prevent your other teeth from moving.

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Charlotte, NC 28262
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704-510-1150

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