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By Nashua Smile Makers
February 18, 2022
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Are you looking to improve the appearance of your front teeth? Dental veneers are widely used to improve the appearance of front teeth and are a much more conservative option than a full dental crown. Veneers can be used to improve the appearance of staining, large gaps, large fillings, chipped teeth, or overall shape. Veneers are a thin covering over the front and biting end of the tooth used to restore the beauty of a smile. Over the years Dr. Salvatore Guerriero and Dr. Salvatore Colletta have helped many patients who opted for veneers and now have the confidence to smile again. All you have to do is schedule your first appointment with Nashua Smile Makers in Nashua, NH.

Dental veneers are made in a lab from long-lasting porcelain materials. The shade can be chosen to any desired color to whiten the appearance of your smile. Dental veneers are usually placed on the anterior, or front teeth, where the chewing forces are not as hard as the back teeth. The process of placing veneers is relatively easy, requiring only two dental appointments. In some cases, only one appointment is needed. It depends on the fabrication process.

The first appointment is to “prep” the teeth and takes an impression to be sent to a lab to fabricate the veneers. Veneers are fairly conservative in the preparation as it requires a small amount of space to be created on the face (front), bottom, and sides of each tooth to allow space for the veneer to be placed and look natural. You will leave the office with temporary veneers for the next week or two while the permanent veneers are being made.

The second appointment is to place the veneers and make minor adjustments if needed. What a difference it makes in the appearance of the teeth! If you’re interested in learning more, give Dr. Salvatore Guerriero and Dr. Salvatore Colletta of Nashua Smile Makers in Nashua, NH, a call today!

By Nashua Smile Makers
December 29, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Are you tired of looking in the mirror and seeing a gap in your smile? Dental implants, one of the tooth restoration options offered by your Nashua, NH, dentists, Dr. Salvatore Guerriero and Dr. Salvatore Colletta of Nashua Smile Makers, will transform your smile.

Dental implants help you replace your missing tooth from top to bottom

Dental implants are tiny titanium posts placed in your jawbone during a minor oral surgical procedure. Once in place, the post bonds to the bone in three to six months, which makes it strong enough to serve as the root of your new tooth. A dental crown created from an impression of your mouth restores the top part of your missing tooth. The crown is attached to the dental implant with a connector called an abutment. When both pieces are connected, you'll have a brand-new, fully functioning tooth.

6 reasons you should consider dental implants

Dental implants are an excellent restoration choice for many reasons, including:

  • Longevity: Since your implant bonds to your jawbone, it will probably never need to be replaced. Daily brushing and flossing, in addition to regular visits to the Nashua, NH, dental office for checkups, will help you keep your dental implants in good condition.
  • Cost: Although dental implants may seem a little expensive initially, opting for implants can save you money in the long run. As your implants are permanently replaced to your jawbone, you won't need to replace them every 10 to 15 years, unlike bridges and dentures. (You will need to replace your crowns when they become worn after years of use.)
  • Feel: Dental implants feel like real teeth because they're firmly rooted in your jawbone. Your new tooth won't budge when you chew or speak.
  • Biting Power: A decrease in biting power can occur if your restoration only replaces the crowns of your teeth. Dental implants give you the biting power you need to eat all your favorite foods.
  • Easy Care: You won't need to buy special dental care tools to care for your implant. In fact, you'll treat it just like the rest of your teeth. In addition to thorough brushing, flossing around the base of your tooth is particularly important. If you don't floss, you may be more likely to develop an infection that could loosen the dental implant.
  • Versatility: Dental implants can replace any number of teeth. If you've lost several teeth in a row or wear dentures, implant-supported bridges and dentures are an excellent option.

Complete your smile with dental implants! Schedule an appointment with your dentists in Nashua, NH, Dr. Guerriero, and Dr. Colletta of Nashua Smile Makers, by calling (603) 882-3727.

By Nashua Smile Makers
December 02, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental sealants  

Dr. Salvatore Guerriero and Dr. Salvatore Colletta of Nashua Smile Makers family dentistry in Nashua, NH, provide sealants to protect children's teeth. We can provide your child with gentle care and a beautiful smile.

What are tooth sealants?

Sealants are a great way to protect your child's teeth. Dental sealants are a thin coat that is painted on your child's molars and can prevent cavities for several years. These sealants act as a barrier to protect cavity-prone areas like deep pits and grooves. 

Sealants are bonded to each tooth to ensure that nothing goes inside. This is what makes sealants such a great non-invasive method. It helps children protect their teeth from cavities. Dental sealants are safe for use on children.

When should children get sealants?

Visit your family dentist in Nashua, NH, to have your child fully examined and to determine if sealants are the right choice for your child. A child's first molars appear around the age of six, while second molars appear around the age of 12. The best time to apply sealants is between the ages of six and 12 and is recommended by most dentists.

Sealing teeth as soon as the molars appear will ensure that your child's teeth are protected from decay. According to the CDC, a sealant applied to the surface of a child's teeth protects the teeth for a period of up to two years. During this period, the child's teeth are 80% protected for the first two years and 50% protected for the following four years.

There are several benefits associated with applying sealants to children's teeth:

  • Sealants help children avoid tooth decay
  • The grooves of a child's teeth are protected from food particles
  • Dental sealants are easy and quick to apply. The sealants only take a few minutes to dry
  • Sealants are durable and will last for several years after the first application
  • Sealants are an investment in your child's oral health

If you are concerned about your child's oral health, or simply wish to take a proactive approach in ensuring the health of their teeth, give Dr. Guerriero and Dr. Colletta of Nashua Smile Makers family dentistry in Nashua, NH, a call at (603) 882-3727. 

By Nashua Smile Makers
November 04, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Family Dentistry  

If you are looking for a dentist for your household, you should consider family dentistry in Nashua, NH. Visit Nashua Smile Makers, where Dr. Salvatore Guerriero and Dr. Salvatore Colletta can provide expert dental care for your family.

What Is A Family Dentist?

A family dentist can provide the same service as a general dentist. The difference is, a family dentist will provide services for the entire family — regardless of their age. Your entire family can all visit the same dentist.

Why You Should Use A Family Dentistry Practice

A family dentist is a great choice for your family for many reasons. Let’s look at the top reasons to consider family dentistry in Nashua, NH.

  • Different generations go to the same dentist
  • Children can visit a dentist at the same time as parents
  • Little children can visit the dentist at the same time as older siblings
  • One dentist can monitor the condition of family health
  • Easier to keep track of dental history over a lifetime
  • No separate dental trips

Going to different medical or dental appointments can be time-consuming. When you choose a family dentist, your household can all go to the same office for every visit. Depending on the availability at your dentist's office, the whole household can go to the dentist on the same day.

One dentist can monitor the dental health and progress of your growing child. Your young child will most likely feel more comfortable seeing the same dentist over time. Watching other family members visit the dentist without fear is good for a little kid as well.

Many generations can get dental care at the same office. You can go for teeth cleaning while your aging parent or grandparent can get dentures. A family dentist gets to know your family and can make going to the dentist more comfortable. Going to the same place is easier for everyone.

Nashua Smile Makers is a great source for family dentistry in Nashua, NH. Dr.Guerriero and Dr. Colletta will provide excellent care for the whole family. Call us at (603) 882-3727 for an appointment today.

By Nashua Smile Makers
August 23, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Bleeding Gums  

If you’ve ever brushed your teeth or gone to the dentist and noticed that your gums begin to bleed, you may need to take some extra steps in your oral hygiene routine to stop the bleeding. Your dentists, Dr. Salvatore Guerriero and Dr. Salvatore Colletta at Nashua Smile Makers in Nashua, NH, can advise you on common ways to prevent your gums from bleeding and keep your smile healthy and strong.

How to Prevent Your Gums from Bleeding

If you’ve been brushing your teeth and notice that your gums begin to bleed, that may be an early sign of gum disease and you’ll need to make changes to stop your gums from bleeding in the future. It’s important that you have a proper and thorough oral hygiene routine and are keeping your teeth and gums as healthy as you possibly can. Your oral hygiene routine should consist of daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular visits to your dentist in Nashua, NH, for checkups and routine cleanings. You can also rinse your mouth with a mouthwash to help rid your gums of any lurking bacteria that you may have missed while brushing and flossing.

You may also need to make some lifestyle changes to help keep your teeth and gums healthy. An important thing to do is to stop smoking. Smoking is a major cause of gum disease and can lower your body’s immune system, making it more susceptible to disease and bacteria. If you’ve also noticed that your gums continue to bleed and are swollen, it may help to rinse your mouth out with warm salt water to fight off irritation from bacteria in your gums.

Contact Your Dentist Today!

Stopping your gums from bleeding is one of the most important steps in keeping your smile healthy for years to come. Contact Dr. Guerriero and Dr. Colletta at Nashua Smile Makers in Nashua, NH, at (603) 882-3727 to book an appointment.





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