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By Dr. Constance Smith
December 11, 2018
Category: Dentistry
Tags: Family  

How your dentist in Jackson, Mississippi can care for your family’s smiles

Do you need to simplify your life? Do you need to save time? If so, having one dentist for your whole family can help. A family dentist can ensure you and your family members enjoy healthy smiles, while saving you time, money, and stress. Dr. Constance Smith in Jackson, Mississippi can help simplify your life and care for your family’s smiles.

Having one dentist for your whole family helps you and your dentist establish a professional relationship based on trust and great communication. Your dentist will know and understand your family’s dental needs related to quality of care, services, your budget, and your family’s lifestyle. You won’t have to visit a person you don’t know, and who doesn’t know you or understand your dental needs.

Having a family dentist can save you the stress of having to go searching for a dentist after-hours, on weekends, or if you or a family member have a dental emergency. You will be going to familiar surroundings and seeing a dentist you trust.

Establishing a relationship with a family dentist can also save you time. Quite often, members of your family can be seen on the same day, reducing the time you have to miss work. When you have one dentist for your family, your dentist will already know what you and your family need, so your visit can be the most productive.

Your budget is important, and having a family dentist can be kinder to your budget, saving you money. Your dentist will be able to proactively manage your family’s dental care so that dental issues stay small and less expensive, and don’t turn into expensive dental problems.

Dr. Constance Smith offers a full range of dental services to ensure you and your family have the dental care you need. She offers restorative, cosmetic, and preventive services including conventional dental services like fillings, to more innovative services like Invisalign, dental implants, and cosmetic dentistry.

You and your family can benefit from having one dentist; no more “shopping around” for a specialist for needed dental care! Life is busy, but having a family dentist can ease your schedule. For more information about what a family dentist can do for you, call Dr. Constance Smith in Jackson, Mississippi today!

By Dr. Constance Smith
October 16, 2018
Category: Dentistry
Tags: dentures  

Losing your teeth? You can get your smile back. Dentures are removable appliances that can be used to replace missing teeth. Replacing missing teeth with a denture can enhance your smile, help you chew food, improve your speech, and boost your self-confidence. Dr. Constance Smith's dental office, which is located in Jackson, MI, offers state-of-the-art dentures to her patients. Keep reading to find out what types of dentures are available today.

1. Partial Denture- A partial denture is suitable for patients who have some teeth remaining. Partial dentures have a flesh-colored acrylic base, metal framework and clasps that connect to the teeth. This denture will fill in the spaces created by your missing teeth and prevent your existing teeth from drifting out of place. 

2. Complete Denture- A complete denture is suitable for patients who have lost all of their teeth. A complete denture has an acrylic base that fits over your gums. The lower denture has a horseshoe shape to accommodate your tongue. This denture is ready for placement after your teeth have been removed and the tissues have healed, which may take about six months. 

3. Overdenture- An overdenture has an acrylic base and is attached to either two implants or two mini implants. The implants help to stabilize the overdenture in the mouth. The dental implants keep the denture in place and will allow you to go about your daily life with confidence. 

4. Immediate Denture- Immediate dentures are partial or complete dentures that are made in advance. This denture is inserted immediately after your teeth are removed. An immediate denture will protect your gums while you heal and make the transition to permanent dentures easier.

Want a better life? Start with your smile. Call Dr. Constance Smith's dental office at (517) 787-7520 today to schedule a dental consultation in Jackson, MI. Dentures have helped millions of people improve their smiles, boosting their self-esteem and changing their lives. And they will do the same for you.

By Constance E. Smith, DDS
June 10, 2015
Category: Dentistry
Tags: dentures  

If you are missing several teeth or have a severely decayed or broken smile, your Jackson dentist may recommend removable dentures to give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Dentures can provide a beautiful, youthful, bright smile that can make you look years younger. DenturesLet’s take a look at some of the benefits of dentures at any age.

Advantages of Dentures

Replace missing or broken teeth – If you’ve lost teeth whether due to decay or injury, dentures can improve your smile and your bite with perfect looking replacement teeth that are likely more aesthetically pleasing than your original natural teeth.

Help with chewing and biting – If you’ve been dealing with lost or broken teeth, you may know how difficult it may be to bite and chew food. Some people experiencing tooth loss may feel they are doomed to a life of soups and soft foods. But dentures provide a stable surface to chew those foods you love.

Easy to care for – Removable dentures are easy to clean and care for. Whether you are missing a few or all of your teeth, oral hygiene is still very necessary. Along with brushing your gums and tongue, dentures are easy to remove so they can be brushed and cleaned. They can also be cleaned and disinfected with an overnight dental soak. Your Jackson dentist will check your dentures at each visit to be sure they are in good shape.

A more youthful appearance – If you are missing your teeth, your cheeks may sink in which gives the appearance of premature aging. But dentures help to fill out your cheeks and jaw to give your skin a more smooth, youthful glow.

If you think you may be a candidate for dentures, talk to your Jackson dentist about your options. Some people may only need an upper or lower denture, and others may simply need a partial denture to fill gaps where some teeth are missing. Dr. Constance E Smith, your family and cosmetic dentist in Jackson, MI can help make you look years younger with a new set of removable dentures. Schedule an appointment for a consultation today.

By Constance E. Smith DDS PC Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
January 23, 2015
Category: Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

If there's ever a time of the year when you want everything to be picture perfect, it's the new year. When you're starting down the road toward your resolutions, the last thing you want is to do it with yellowed, unsightly teeth! If you are one of the many Americans with a smile you're less than thrilled about, why not do something about it? This year is the perfect year to reclaim your smile and your life by visiting your Jackson dentist, Constance E. Smith, DDS, PC for veneers.

Why Choose Veneers?

Whether you have chipped, broken, discolored or even crooked teeth, veneers are a great way to achieve that picture-perfect smile you've been wanting. Because veneers are applied to the front of your teeth, covering your natural teeth, they easily and completely cover any current imperfections. Plus, veneers are completely natural looking, so no one has to know that the beautiful smile you're sporting isn't your own. Look great and finally get the zest for life you've been missing with a quality pair of veneers from Dr. Smith.

Worried About Visiting the Dentist?

If the idea of visiting a dentist in Jackson leaves you feeling a little apprehensive, you aren't alone. Many people are afraid of the dentist for a variety of reasons. Thankfully, when you visit Dr. Smith, dental fear is one thing you can put behind you. Not only will Dr. Smith provide you with caring and compassionate dental care, but she will work with you ahead of time to help you decide and feel comfortable with the best treatment option for you. If you want a dental experience you can actually enjoy, followed by a smile you'll truly love, call Dr. Smith, your friendly Jackson dentist, and ask about veneers today.

By Constance E. Smith, D.D.S.
September 09, 2014
Category: Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

Having a bright white smile comes with countless benefits ranging from better social experiences to getting better treatment in work situations. AsTeeth Whitening superficial as it may seem, people really do place a high value on the way your teeth look -- especially at first meetings. Explore that various options you have for whitening your teeth with Jackson, MI dentist Dr. Constance E. Smith, D.D.S. of Connect, Create, Smile Family and Cosmetic Dentistry so that you can put your very best smile forward.

What Causes Yellowing Teeth?
Human teeth are made of calcium, phosphorus and other hard materials. When healthy they are strong, durable and resistant to damage, but over time the teeth can yellow and even take on a brownish tint for a variety of reasons. The most common cause of yellowing teeth is eating or drinking certain foods that are allowed to penetrate the enamel. Coffee, tea, wine, tomato sauce, berries and similar foods are often the worst culprits. Another common reason is the natural process of aging -- especially when the teeth aren’t properly maintained.

Tooth Whitening Options
The natural solution to yellowing teeth is to get them whitened using a bleaching agent. Over the counter solutions don't always give patients the level of whitening power that they need. If you want significant results, you have two main options for getting your teeth whitened. The first option is to ask Jackson, MI dentist Dr. Smith to prescribe you a take-home dental kit so that you can do it yourself. The process takes several weeks. The other, often more popular, option is to have your teeth whitening session done at the dentist's office. The dentist uses a professional grade bleaching agent and tools that give fast results (usually under an hour).

A Brighter Future Is Ahead
For teeth whitening Jackson residents can turn to Dr. Constance E. Smith, D.D.S. You may be very pleasantly surprised at the amazing results when you get your teeth brightened at her relaxed, modern dentist office. Dr. Smith’s own bright sparkly smile is proof enough that you’re in good hands. Visit our website to request an appointment online or call the office at (517) 787-7520.