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By Nashua Smile Makers
August 19, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: veneers  

If you don't have a naturally beautiful smile, cosmetic dentistry can deliver one. At Nashua Smile Makers in Nashua, NH, experienced dentists, Dr. Salvatore Guerriero and Dr. Salvatore Colletta, transform lives one smile at a time. One of their most asked-for services is porcelain veneers, thin laminates custom-made to disguise dental flaws. Maybe you should consider them for your smile.

A healthy, but marred smile

It's not unusual for a tooth to be functional and healthy but spoiled by defects such as:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Stains
  • Poor shape and size
  • Pitting
  • Craze lines
  • Mild misalignments such as crowding and gaps

Thankfully, today's cosmetic dentistry services address those defects and deliver the smiles people just love. From professional whitening to dental implants to complete smile makeovers, aesthetic treatments build on the foundation of good oral health.

What porcelain veneers can do

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of translucent dental ceramic. They bond to the front of flawed teeth, adding a layer of resiliency as well.

As part of your smile consultation at Nashua Smile Makers, your dentist will discuss your aesthetic goals. Are you satisfied with the shape, size and color of the teeth which show when you smile or laugh? Are minor twists or overlapping teeth marring an otherwise attractive smile? Did you chip or crack a tooth in a fall? Think carefully about how you wish to improve your smile appearance, and be specific with Dr. Colletta or Dr. Guerriero. They may advise placement of porcelain veneers.

The process

It takes two or three visits to your dentist's office in Nashua, NH. The doctor takes oral impressions, photos and digital X-rays to assist the dental lab in custom-fabrication of your veneers. Also, your dentist removes a thin slice (about 1/2 millimeter) of enamel from the front side of each tooth which will receive a veneer, ensuring correct bite and fit.

Between appointments, you'll wear temporary laminates, and when you come back to Nashua Smile Makers, the dentist will bond on the new veneers. The adhesive is color-matched to the rest of your smile, and the bond is activated by a special curing light. Over the next several days, your mouth will adjust to the feel of your beautiful veneers.

Keeping that smile bright

Porcelain veneers are easy to care for. Simply:

  • Brush with a non-abrasive, fluoride toothpaste twice a day.
  • Floss your teeth once a day.
  • See your dentist twice a year for a check-up and hygienic cleaning.
  • Keep away from nuts, taffy and other sticky/hard foods.
  • Wear a bite guard if you have the habit of clenching your teeth.

Contact us

At Nashua Smile Makers in Nashua, NH, Dr. Colletta and Dr. Guerriero deliver excellent cosmetic services and of course, protect smile longevity with the best in preventive and restorative care. For more information on porcelain veneers and other aesthetic treatments, call our office for a consultation: (603) 882-3727.

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