Thursday, July 26, 2012

Family Dental Care in Raleigh NC

Dr. Simon Melcher of Implant & General Dentistry offers complete dental care for you and your family. From routine teeth cleaning to emergency dental services, Dr. Melcher and his associates proudly serve as a leading family dentist in Raleigh, NC.

In addition to preventive care, Dr. Melcher and his associates are highly skilled at restorative dental procedures including crowns, bridges, inlays, implants and more. Whether you need a periodontal evaluation or just a routine check up, Dr. Melcher and his staff are happy to offer quality dental care to you and your family.

At Implant & General Dentistry, Dr. Melcher and his associates strive to offer comprehensive dental care for people of all ages. Many patients start out as younger clients but continue to come to the office well into adulthood. As a multigenerational business, Implant & General Dentistry is pleased to see such return business.

If you're ready to come see what Dr. Melcher and his associates have to offer, call 919-782-0548 for an appointment.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 Answers Your Dental Related Questions

The American Dental Association recently launched the website  It is designed as a resource for the public to find answers to dental related questions on products, conditions, nutrition, concerns, and more.  There is a whole section for kids and the resources on the site are divided by age group so you can easily access information most pertinent for you.

In addition to information on topics from A-Z, there is also a search function for users to find an ADA member dentist in your area and a slideshow featuring causes and solutions for the top ten dental symptoms.

We hope you take advantage of the information and resources available to you at and call us at Implant and General Dentistry to go over any concerns you may have: 919-782-0548.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Wisdom Teeth Removal in Raleigh NC

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth and are the teeth least needed for good oral health. Most people have four wisdom teeth that usually erupt through the gums in their late teens or early twenties. Sometimes wisdom teeth remain trapped in the jawbone under the gums due to impaction (see below) or because there is insufficient room for them to erupt.

There are a number of reasons why we often recommend removing wisdom teeth.  They can cause gum disease, crowding or other damage to adjacent teeth, decay (due to the inability of your toothbrush to keep the area clean), and bone destroying cysts. Problems with wisdom teeth will often cause pain and swelling. Whether you have obvious symptoms or not, it is important to diagnose existing or potential problems caused by your wisdom teeth. Removal is often the wisest decision for your health and well-being.

Here are four conditions caused by wisdom teeth where they will likely (or definitely in some cases) need to be extracted:
  1. Horizontal Impaction - a severe condition that always requires extraction.
  2. Vertical Impaction - vertically impacted teeth may erupt. However, in many cases the process is painful and can damage and crowd adjacent teeth.
  3. Mesial Impaction - the most common condition requiring extraction.
  4. Distal Impaction - the wisdom tooth is angled back, towards the rear of the mouth.
We encourage you to schedule a appointment with Dr.Simon Melcher with Implant and General Dentistry in Raleigh, NC for a routine dental check-up, including an evaluation of your wisdom teeth: 919-782-0548.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Dentures and Partial Dentures In Raleigh NC

Dentures and partial dentures are used to replace natural teeth that are missing and are designed to have the look and feel of natural teeth.  Not only will dentures help improve the structure of your mouth, they will also help improve your health and appearance.

Dentures prevent the sagging of facial muscles, which makes a person with no teeth or many missing teeth look much older. Removable Partial Dentures can be removed and reinserted without professional assistance. Partial dentures also enable you to eat and speak normally, little things often taken for granted until natural teeth are lost.

Dentures consist of replacement teeth and tissue-colored plastic bases which are connected by a metal or plastic framework. The process of creating custom dentures starts with the dentist taking impressions of your upper and lower jaw and matching the color of your existing teeth to the replacement teeth in the denture.  The impressions and other instructions are sent to a dental lab where your partial dentures are made to exact standards.  It is then returned to the practice and adjusted for comfort and fit with the patient.

Here are some tips on how to care for your mouth and gums while using dentures:
  1. Brush your gums, tongue, and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert your dentures to stimulate circulation in your tissues and to help remove plaque.
  2. Regular dental checkups are needed so we can examine your mouth and dentures to ensure a healthy and comfortable fit.
Dr. Simon Melcher with Implant and General Dentistry has extensive experience with fitting dentures and partial dentures.  If you need dental work done, including dentures or partial dentures, then please contact Dr.Melcher with Implant and General Dentistry in Raleigh today: 919-782-0548.