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February 2020 Issue

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Works of art defining the contemporary age in WNC. Cover: ‘Downtown,’ 24x24, by Mark Bettis

HOW TO DETERMINE IF YOU

HOW TO DETERMINE IF YOU NEED DENTAL IMPLANTS SELF HELP WITH TERI GORE A missing tooth or a broken one can lower your self-esteem, especially if it is in the front of your mouth. you a permanent solution. 4) Bone Loss in Your Jaw Missing teeth make eating a problem, and even dentures do not seem to solve the problem permanently. So, how do you know if you need dental implants or not? You can find an answer from the reasons below. 1) Having a Broken or Cracked Tooth If general dentists’s techniques cannot restore your broken or cracked tooth, then an implant can help. You can consult a dentist from a reputable Denville implant and cosmetic dentistry center to get a proper diagnosis. The dentist will advise if you can salvage the tooth or if it is beyond repair, you replace it with an implant. A right clinic will have professional doctors who can assess the problem and tell you what procedure is proper for your teeth condition. It should also have a cost-effective program that has reduced appointments, fewer implants and decrease the need for a bone graft. — photo by Freddy G. instagram.com/freddygthatsme Trauma, tooth loss, tumors, among other reasons, can cause bone loss in your jaw. To remedy the condition, you can visit your dentist for dental implants. The root of a dental implant tooth contains titanium, which bonds naturally with your bone tissue. With the insertion of the implants, the bonding process takes place and allows the growth of the jawbone since the case would be with the natural teeth intact. 5) Aching Tooth If you experience a toothache, it will be best if you visit your dentist. An aching tooth can be a nuisance, and it has several remedies. It can have a filling applied to it, crowned, or extracted depending on the damage extent. If it gets removed, the best solution would be to have an implant. 2) More Than One Missing Natural Teeth Trying to cover your mouth when you talk or laugh is a behavior you adapt after losing teeth. You suffer low self-esteem, and you no longer find yourself attractive. Luckily for you, a solution is there since implants can be a perfect replacement for them. 3) Loose Dentures and Partials Partials and dentures are a temporary replacement for your missing natural teeth. However, they can be embarrassing if they fall or get loose when you are eating or talking. For loose dentures and partials, you can have implants to offer 6) Sunken-In Face Loss of teeth and not replacing them can lead to your face having a sunken-in look. You may have dentures, but the jawbone does not recognize them like real teeth. Loss of bone in the jaw area starts taking place, and as you age, the bone loss intensifies, which results in the sunken-in face. Dental implants, on the other hand, can solve the problem. Implants tend to stimulate your jawbone, causing the bones to grow just as they would with your natural teeth. You can now enjoy your smile and be proud to look at the mirror and smile at the world. 12 |RAPIDRIVERMAGAZINE.COM | RAPID RIVER’S ARTS & CULTURE | VOL. 23, NO. 6 — FEBRUARY 2020

Trackside Studio artists working in contemporary styles BY STAFF REPORTS • RIVER ARTS DISTRICT, ASHEVILLE The field of contemporary art is vast and varied, and the Trackside artists working in contemporary styles and themes represent many of the aspects of its visionary and experimental nature. CHALKLEY MATLACK Matlack is an interdisciplinary artist, using what he sees in the world “Interior,” by Matlack around him to create and share experiences. Proficient in multiple media, he combines varied experimental techniques, exploring the power of shapes and sometimes layering poetry on painting. “Encircled,” by Campbell and darks. MICHAEL ALLEN CAMPBELL “A study of the life of shadows” is Campbell’s description of his recent works of acrylic on canvas. Placing curated objects, colored white to emphasize their texture, onto a white background, he invites the viewer to consider and enjoy the interplay of lights VINCE McGAHAN “Paint can do astonishing things if you let it drip, splatter, flow, and move freely.” McGahan’s abstract Trackside Studios work conveys the fluidity of that movement where colors mix and blend in fascinating ways. He uses acrylics to emphasize texture and create depth within the canvas boundaries. DONA BARNETT “Comfort All Who Mourn,” by Barnett workshops in printmaking and drawing and creates upcycled clothing. “Celestial Wanderer,” by McGahan A printmaker working in multiple techniques, Barnett assembles numerous layers of materials “and always lots of layers of meaning… I pair opposites, sometimes subtly, and work to create resolution.“ She also teaches MARCOS MARTINEZ Martinez “pays homage to the beauty of Nature” in his “Bird and Earth,” by Martinez plein air paintings infused with surrealism, inspired by “a state above thought” and dreams. He reminds us that “part of the purpose of the human experience is finding joy in the endless beauty around us.” ELAINE LACY Lacy’s wall-mount ceramics always relate to aspects of the natural world. “While trained as a painter, I love working with clay because I love touching the earth and representing its creatures.” Her surface designs are created using terra sigilata, underglazes, glazes, and copper wash. MICHELLE HAMILTON “The versatile nature of encaustics has allowed me to delve into mixed media and texture, opening my mind and making me feel even more passionate about my work,” Hamilton says. “I try “Lost in Space,” by not to limit myself to one particular theme because I want Hamilton to be mutable in my creativity, growing and changing along with my work and my proficiency.” IF YOU GO Trackside Studios 375 Depot St #4310, Asheville (828) 545-2904 www.tracksidestudios375.com “Bird and Earth,” by Martinez VOL. 23, NO. 6 — FEBRUARY 2020 | RAPIDRIVERMAGAZINE.COM | RAPID RIVER’S ARTS & CULTURE | 13