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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.

By Nashua Smile Makers
July 03, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

Perfect is a relative term, especially when it comes to teeth. For some, the perfect smile may consist of whiter, brighter teeth, while dental-veneerssomeone else might long to change the shape of their teeth or close up some gaps and spaces. If you have mild to moderate cosmetic imperfections/damage or would like to make general aesthetic improvements to your smile, porcelain veneers may be a good option for you. Here at Nashua Smile Makers in Nashua, NH, Dr. Salvatore Guerriero and Dr. Salvatore Colletta offer a range of cosmetic and general dentistry services (including veneers) for the entire family—read on to learn more!


Issues Addressed by Veneers

Even healthy and well cared for teeth are vulnerable to cosmetic damage over time. If you drink coffee, tea, red wine, or eat certain foods like dark berries and tomato sauce, your teeth will gradually look less white over time, even if you brush and floss every day (pro tip: you should!)

In other situations, maybe you chipped a tooth and never got around to fixing it, or have a gap between one or more teeth that makes you feel self-conscious every time you smile. Maybe everything is generally fine, but you just wish your teeth were more even or a different shape.

For all of these cases, veneers may be the solution!


How Veneers Work

Veneers are custom designed to match tooth enamel for a natural and authentic looking result. Made of a razor-thin layer of translucent porcelain, the veneer is bonded onto the surface of the tooth and molded into the desired size and shape. in order to ensure a natural fit, your dentist will remove a thin layer of tooth enamel to fit the veneer.

Veneers are not appropriate in every situation, and if you have any oral health issues like gum disease or a cavity, the dentist will treat them first before applying your new restorations. Once in place, veneers are cared for just like your natural teeth and can last anywhere from five to ten years or longer in many cases.


Find a Dentist in Nashua, NH

For more information about veneers and other cosmetic dentistry options, contact our office by calling (603) 882-3727 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Guerriero or Dr. Colletta today.

By Nashua Smile Makers
October 05, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

While some cosmetic dental treatments make small changes to individual teeth, veneers completely change the appearance of the front teeth. They are requested by patients from all walks of life, from business professionals,  to celebrities, to everyday people who just want a change. Find out what veneers can do for your smile and what you should expect when you visit Nashua Smile Makers in Nashua, NH, for this cosmetic treatment.

What Veneers Are
Veneers are the most effective way for your dentist to beautify your smile when you want a major cosmetic change. A veneer is a porcelain wafer that is about as light as a contact lens and is about the size of a fingernail. They are translucent, yet sturdy, and can be contoured to a natural shape after they’re installed. At the initial appointment, a tiny amount of dental enamel must be removed from each front tooth. Each veneer is then custom designed using your dental impressions.

What Veneers Do
By hiding your smile imperfections, veneers can completely rejuvenate your smile. They resolve chipped teeth, intrinsic staining caused by medication, gaps, and teeth that are slightly turned out of their natural alignment. Veneers also give the front teeth strength and durability, protecting them from enamel erosion due to acidic substances. With good dental habits and regular visits to your Nashua, NH, dentist for professional cleanings, veneers can continue to make your smile look beautiful for decades.

Are You a Candidate for Veneers?
To be a good candidate for veneers, the inner parts of your teeth must be healthy and strong. Your dentist will check them using dental images to ensure that they’re free from dental or gum disease. It’s not advisable to put veneers on teeth that are loose or loosening since you are making a long-term investment in your smile. You must also be willing to commit to twice yearly dental visits (minimum) to maintain your veneers.

Consult a Cosmetic Dentist
You may need more help deciding if veneers are right for you. Call (603) 882-3727 today to schedule a time to talk to Dr. Salvatore Guerriero or Dr. Salvatore Colletta at Nashua Smile Makers in Nashua, NH.

By Nashua Smile Makers
June 10, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   veneers  

What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.

"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."

But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.

"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."

What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.

Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.

To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.

Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?

"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.

For more information about veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.

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.