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By Nashua Smile Makers
December 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental ImplantsDental implants are the best modern dentistry procedure available to replace missing teeth. Drs. Salvatore Guerriero and Salvatore Colletta, your Nashua, NH, dentists offer this state-of-the-art technology to their patients, and are happy to serve you too!

More About Dental Implants

Dental implants are held in such high regard because they deliver longer-lasting results, preserve the integrity of the rest of your natural teeth, and prevent both jawbone deterioration and facial sagging. They also have a documented success rate of over 95 percent and can replace either a single tooth or multiple teeth.

Dental implants are small, screw-shaped titanium posts that replace missing tooth roots. Their titanium make up is biocompatible, ensuring that the device will successfully fuse with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. The installation procedure begins with your Nashua dentist applying local anesthesia on the problem area before opening it up and inserting the post. Next, your dentist surgically seals the area back up and allows the titanium post to osseointegrate.

When you come back your doctor re-opens the surgical area, in order to insert a screw and abutment. Your dentist then places a crown that matches the rest of your teeth on top and you're ready to walk out with a new smile!

Dental Implant Care and Maintenance

In order to properly care for your new dental implants, make sure that you maintain a healthy oral regimen, as poor oral hygiene may lead to a serious bacterial infection called peri-implantitis which destroys your teeth. Accordingly, adopt a habit of brushing and flossing every day while avoiding sugary foods and using excessive biting force. Teeth-grinding is also a serious issue that may damage your implant, so invest in a nightguard if you are prone to the behavior.


Are you looking to replace missing teeth? If you'd like to know more about dental implants, call Nashua Smile Makers in Nashua, NH, at (603) 882-3727 to learn more. Drs. Salvatore Guerriero and Salvatore Colletta will be more than happy to help you!

By Nashua Smile Makers
August 29, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

When the multi-platinum recording artist, songwriter and TV personality Jason Derulo was recently asked about his ideal woman, his answer covered a remarkably broad spectrum. "There’s no specific thing," he said, "so I think it’s unfair to say what my ‘type’ is." But it turns out that there is one thing the So You Think You Can Dance judge considers essential: A beautiful smile.

"I’m not into messy teeth," Derulo said. "If the grill has spaces and different colors, it’s not my vibe."

As it turns out, he may be on to something: A number of surveys have indicated that a bright, healthy smile is often the first thing people notice when meeting someone new. Yet many are reluctant to open up that big grin because they aren’t satisfied with the way their teeth look. If you’re one of them, consider this: Modern cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of ways to improve your smile — and it may be easier and more affordable than you think.

For example, if your smile isn’t as bright as you would like it to be, teeth whitening is an effective and economical way to lighten it up. If you opt for in-office treatments, you can expect a lightening effect of up to 10 shades in a single one-hour treatment! Or, you can achieve the same effect in a week or two with a take-home kit we can custom-make for you. Either way, you’ll be safe and comfortable being treated under the supervision of a dental professional — and the results can be expected to last for up to two years, or perhaps more.

If your teeth have minor spacing irregularities, small chips or cracks, it may be possible to repair them in a single office visit via cosmetic bonding. In this process, a liquid composite resin is applied to the teeth and cured (hardened) with a special light. This high-tech material, which comes in colors to match your teeth, can be built up in layers and shaped with dental instruments to create a pleasing, natural effect.

If your smile needs more than just a touch-up, dental veneers may be the answer. These wafer-thin coverings, placed right on top of your natural teeth, can be made in a variety of shapes and colors — from a natural pearly luster to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Custom-made veneers typically involve the removal of a few millimeters of tooth enamel, making them a permanent — and irreversible — treatment. However, by making teeth look more even, closing up spaces and providing dazzling whiteness, veneers just might give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

If you would like more information about cosmetic dental treatments, please call our office to arrange a consultation. You can learn more in the Dear Doctor magazine article “Cosmetic Dentistry — A Time for Change.”

By Nashua Smile Makers
November 28, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Improving your appearance can be as simple as taking advantage of a smile makeover. Our Nashua, NH, dentists, Dr. Salvatore Guerriero cosmetic dentistryand Dr. Salvatore Colletta, discuss several cosmetic dentistry services that can transform your smile.


Bonding is one of the simplest and most cost-effective cosmetic treatments. It's commonly used to repair small chips or cracks in teeth, but can also conceal discolorations or cracks or change the appearance of a crooked or oddly shaped teeth. Composite resin, a flexible plastic-based material available in a range of common tooth shades, is applied to your teeth, then bonded to your enamel with a curing light.


Veneers cover many types of imperfections that can mar your smile. Cracks, chips and discolorations disappear under a thin layer of porcelain during the veneer process. The tooth-shaped shells are applied to the fronts of teeth only and can also be used to change the shape of teeth, extend the length or close small gaps between teeth.

Teeth whitening

Stains on your teeth dull your smile and can make you feel a little self-conscious about the way you look. Professional whitening in our Nashua office only takes about an hour and can lighten your teeth as much as eight shades. Both in-office whitening and take-home whitening kits are available.


Whether you have a crack in a tooth, a discoloration or don't like the shape of a tooth, a crown offers an excellent way to transform your smile. The hollow restorations fit over the top of your teeth after they've been filed on all sides. Crowns are also used to strengthen fragile or brittle teeth or teeth that have become weak due to a dental procedure.

Dental implants

Dental implants, the latest tooth restoration option, permanently replace your tooth roots. The titanium posts bond to your jawbone, ensuring that the crown attached to the top won't move no matter what you eat. Unlike other restoration options, implants usually never need to be replaced. Daily brushing and flossing is the key to keeping your implant healthy.

Ready to make over your smile with a cosmetic dentistry procedure? Call our Nashua, NH, dentists, Dr. Guerriero and Dr. Colletta, at (603) 882-3727 to schedule an appointment.

By Nashua Smile Makers
April 10, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

There are so many different ways to makeover your smile with cosmetic dentistry.cosmetic dentistry

Are you looking to give those pearly whites a little refresher? Don’t worry; our Nashua, NH, cosmetic dentists, Dr. Salvatore Guerriero and Dr. Salvatore Colletta, have just the thing. Whether you are looking to make only small cosmetic adjustments or a pretty large makeover, here are just some of the options you have to choose from to revamp your look:

Cosmetic Bonding

Sometimes even the smallest of dental flaws drive you crazy. If you hate that small gap between your teeth, little chips or uneven tooth sizes, our Nashua dentists could easily fix that with a simple procedure known as cosmetic bonding (or dental bonding). The same tooth-colored material used to fill a tooth after a cavity will be used to cover these regions. The material is shaped and trimmed around these areas to cover imperfections. Once the material is shaped it is painlessly hardened in place with a laser.

Teeth Whitening

Put down that at-home whitening kit and turn to us for the brilliantly white smile we know you want but just can’t get with commercial whitening products. While you might notice a slight difference when using these products for weeks on end they cannot compare to the results you’ll achieve with in-office whitening. In just one session we can get smiles several shades whiter. Whether your wedding is coming up or you just want to refresh your smile, teeth whitening could just be the easiest and most convenient way to do it.

Porcelain Veneers

Maybe you have more serious imperfections that cosmetic bonding just can’t handle. That’s okay; you still have other options. In fact, dental veneers can be a great way to address gaps between teeth, cracks and chips, discolorations, unevenness and misshapen/malformed teeth. Think of veneers as fake fingernails for your teeth. By bonding these custom-made restorations to the front portion of your teeth, your smile can be instantly transformed.

Nashua Smile Makers is ready to give you the smile you’ve been hoping for. You don’t have to be born with the perfect smile because getting cosmetic dentistry in Nashua, NH can certainly offer you the natural results you want.

By Nashua Smile Makers
December 15, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Do you want to fix your smile problems? Dental veneers will give you the perfect smile you have always wanted. Nashua Smile Makers veneersin Nashua, NH offers state-of-the-art dental veneers to their patients. Dr. Salvatore Guerriero and Dr. Salvatore Colletta are some of Nashua, NH's finest dentists. Read on to learn about the top five benefits of porcelain veneers. 

#1- Restore Chipped Teeth

Do you have chipped or cracked teeth? Dental veneers can be used to restore your cracked or chipped teeth. Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made shells that fit over the teeth changing their shape, length, and size.

#2- Look Years Younger

Do you want to look and feel younger? It's no secret that your smile plays an important role in defining how young or old you look. Porcelain veneers will improve your appearance and make you look and feel younger.

#3- Fix Gaps in Your Smile

Are you embarrassed by the gaps in your teeth? Your dentist can fix small gaps in your smile through the use of porcelain veneers. These shells fit snugly over the surface of your teeth to create an evenly-spaced smile.

#4- Veneers are Long-lasting

Porcelain veneers are made of strong, durable materials. With proper care, your new porcelain veneers will last for many years. Dental veneers can last from seven to twenty years or more.

#5- Whiten Your Smile

Do you want to fix up those not-so-pearly whites? Porcelain veneers will give you a whiter, brighter, more attractive smile. Porcelain veneers can make even the darkest teeth appear white. Dark-colored drinks do not stain dental veneers as they do natural teeth because unlike tooth enamel, porcelain isn't porous. You still want to take care of your veneers through regular brushing and flossing.

Give yourself a smile you love. Say yes to dental veneers! Call Nashua Smile Makers in Nashua NH at (603) 882-3727 right now to schedule your dental appointment. It's never too late for a beautiful smile.