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By Nashua Smile Makers
October 03, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Has tooth loss permanently altered your smile? Closing those gaps is easy with dental implants. Our Nashua, NH, dentists, Dr. Salvatore dental implantsGuerriero and Dr. Salvatore Colletta, explain how dental implants can restore your smile.

How do dental implants work?

Unlike other restoration options, dental implants actually give you an entire new tooth. The process starts when a small titanium post is added to an opening in your jawbone. The post replaces your lost tooth roots and fuses to your jawbone during a process called osseointegration. Once osseointegration is complete, an abutment is added to the top of the implant. The abutment serves as a connector between the implant and the dental crown you'll receive in our Nashua office. You'll usually need to wait about three to six months for the osseointegration process to finish before you receive a crown, although in some cases, it may be possible to receive your implant and crown at the same time.

Most people are aware that dental implants can replace single teeth, but not everyone knows that implants are also suitable for replacing multiple teeth and can be used in place of traditional dentures. When you choose implant-supported dentures, you'll need as few as four to eight implants to support one upper or lower denture.

Do dental implants offer any special benefits?

In addition to filling the gap in your smile and improving your self-esteem, dental implants offers several important advantages. When you have an implant, you won't have to worry that your biting power will be affected. Gum irritation also won't be an issue with dental implants. Because your crown is securely attached to your implant, it won't slip or slide when you eat.

Dental implants also provide oral health benefits. Your new implant will take over for your natural roots and provide the constant pressure required to prevent jawbone loss. Thanks to your implant, you won't need to worry that your jawbone will weaken and recede and cause tooth loss or facial sagging.

Are you ready to find out if dental implants are the right choice for you? Call our Nashua, NH, dentists, Dr. Guerriero and Dr. Colletta, at (603) 882-3727 to schedule an appointment.

By Nashua Smile Makers
August 11, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Crowns are a restorative solution for dental patients who have generally healthy teeth, but problems with the outer layer (such as dental crowncracks, chips and intrinsic discoloration). They also help repair diseased teeth. You can get a new crown in about a month after just two or three appointments with a dentist at Nashua Smile Makers in Nashua, NH. Find out what crowns can do for your smile in both the short and long-term.

Make it Easier to Eat
If your teeth feel weak or vulnerable when you eat, a crown can help. Dental crowns are made of porcelain or metal – both do a great job of reinforcing the outer part of the tooth. When you chew on tough foods like meat or crunchy vegetables like corn, you can relax knowing that your tooth can handle it. A crown may also reduce sensitivity when you eat hot or cold foods.

Make Your Smile Look Better
One of the main reasons why people go to the dentist for crowns is to make the smile look better aesthetically. A crown can be created and placed at any position in the mouth, including the front teeth and the back molars. Your Nashua dentist can shape, color and contour your crown so that it looks just like adjacent teeth. Having a full, healthy smile will have long-term benefits, including increased confidence and self-esteem.

Repair Teeth and Protect Them from Tooth Decay
Dental crowns are also used to repair teeth that have been affected by tooth decay. Installing a dental crown is actually the final step of a root canal. After the tooth is cleaned and filled, an impression is taken so that a custom crown can be designed. The crown allows the inner part of the tooth to heal and get stronger after a root canal.

Call for Crowns
Learn more about the many wonderful benefits of dental crowns when you visit Nashua Smile Makers in Nashua, NH for a consultation. Call (603) 882-3727 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Salvatore Guerriero or Dr. Salvatore Colletta.

By Nashua Smile Makers
August 10, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Tooth loss doesn’t have to be forever. Find out how dental implants can help.

Even though we understand how tooth loss can be discouraging, before you give up the search and accept living with gaps in your smiledental implant find out how getting dental implants from our Nashua dentists Dr. Salvatore Guerriero and Dr. Salvatore Colletta could finally give you back your beautiful smile.

Dental implants are the best option if you are looking for a long-term solution to replacing one or more missing teeth. Implants are highly successful, are designed to last many decades and are as close as you can get to a natural tooth.

How Dental Implants Work

So, what makes dental implants different from other tooth replacement options? Well, the answer lies in this pretty cool phenomenon known as osseointegration. When our Nashua dental implant expert places the small metal implant into the jawbone, over the course of a couple months the bone and tissue that surround the implant will heal and fuse together with the biocompatible implant. After a few months the implant will become a fixed part of your jawbone.

Placing the Dental Restoration

Now that the implant is a permanent part of your smile the next step is to give you the restoration that will actually be visible when you smile. But first, an attachment is placed over top of the implant to connect it to the restoration. This attachment is called an abutment and it looks similar to a prepped tooth that is about to receive a dental crown.

If you are only getting a single implant then a dental crown will be custom-made to fit over your implant to restore your smile. As with all dental crowns, the porcelain used will be matched to your smile beforehand to give you a seamless look so no one will be able to tell that you are sporting a dental implant.

Dental implants are an amazing way to restore your smile and we know you’ll be happy with the results. To find out if dental implants are right for you consult with Nashua Smile Makers to learn more.

By Nashua Smile Makers
February 16, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out when dental crowns are the right option for your smile.

A dental crown can be a great option for many patients dealing with damaged teeth who are looking to restore the appearance and dental crownsstrength of their smiles. From the office of your Nashua, NH dentists, Dr. Salvatore Guerriero and Dr. Salvatore Colletta, find out when dental crowns are used and how they can repair smiles.

What is a dental crown and when is it used?

If you are dealing with a damaged tooth not so severe it can’t be saved, a dental crown is usually the best way to restore function, strength and appearance back into the tooth. If you’ve also had a root canal in Nashua, NH, you will most likely need a dental crown.

A dental crown is a hollow false tooth. It is cemented over the crown of a tooth and becomes its new outer layer, preventing the tooth from further damage. Besides restoring the tooth’s full capacity and strength, a crown may also be recommended by your Nashua cosmetic dentist to cover a misshapen or severely discolored tooth and help fully improve its appearance. A crown is created to look just like a real tooth so only you’ll know that you’re wearing a crown.

How do you get a dental crown?

We will first prepare the tooth for a dental crown by administering a local anesthesia to numb the area. Then we will file down the tooth so that a dental crown can properly fit over it. Once the tooth is prepared, impressions will be taken. These impressions will help a lab create your very own dental crown. A crown can be made from different material, but porcelain tends to be the most popular choice because it looks most like a real tooth. While your crown is being made, we will place a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it.

During your next visit, we will take off the temporary crown and place the permanent one. We will also check the fit, shape and bite. Once it’s properly fitted, we will cement the crown into place.

Have questions about a dental crown? Dealing with a cracked or fractured tooth? Then turn to your Nashua, NH general dentists at Nashua Smile Makers. We are here to give you a healthy smile.