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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  
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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.

By Nashua Smile Makers
October 25, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Are you ready to find out if dental veneers are right for you?

While cosmetic dentistry has certainly been a major lifesaver for anyone who has had dental imperfections and wanted to improve their veneerssmile, it’s important that you visit our Nashua, NH dentists, Dr. Salvatore Guerriero and Dr. Salvatore Colletta, before choosing the dental treatment that’s right for you. Learn more about what it’s like to get dental veneers and what factors play into your candidacy.

No matter how big or small your dental flaws seem to be, any imperfections can leave you feeling self-conscious. If this sounds like you then you could potentially benefit from getting dental veneers. While the first course of action is to visit our Nashua cosmetic dentist first to make sure your smile is healthy enough for veneers, here are some ways to tell if you are a good candidate:

  • You have healthy teeth that are free of cavities, infection, etc. You also should have enough healthy enamel to support your veneers. Sometimes patients who grind their teeth wear away their teeth so much that they cannot support veneers.
  • You are an adult who is looking to make aesthetic changes to your smile. Fully developed teeth are the only teeth that can get dental veneers. While children and teens may deal with dental defects there are other options for them to consider (and once their teeth are fully grown then they can get dental veneers, if they so choose).
  • You are dedicated to caring for your veneers. Since traditional veneers require that some tooth enamel be removed prior to applying these porcelain shells, you have to be prepared to keep up with your dental veneers for life. While veneers will need to be replaced at some point, the better you care for them the longer they will last.
  • You have dental issues like discolorations, cracks, chips, small gaps between teeth or minor crowding that you want to address. Minor to moderate issues can be treated through dental veneers, but serious misalignments will require orthodontics or other options to improve the overall health and shape of your smile.

If you think dental veneers sound like the right cosmetic treatment to boost the appearance of your smile then it’s time you called our Nashua, NH dental office. Turn to Nashua Smile Makers to get the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

By Nashua Smile Makers
December 18, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

I Don’t Like My Teeth- Can Dental Veneers Help Me?

The truth about dental veneers

Are you not smiling very often because your teeth are badly shaped, discolored or crooked? Dr. Salvatore Guerriero, at Nashua Smile veneersMakers in Nashua, New Hampshire, has a beautiful new solution for you, called dental veneers.

A dental veneer is a thin shell cemented to the front surface of a tooth. Dental veneers are made of either composite (tooth-colored resin) or porcelain. Typically, composite veneers are an inexpensive way to correct small problems including tiny chips and cracks, and are completed in the office during your appointment.

Porcelain veneers are created in a laboratory setting and cemented at a later appointment. They are the treatment of choice for larger cosmetic and treatment issues such as:

  • Tooth enamel that is stained, yellowed, worn or cracked
  • Teeth that are uneven from wear due to aging
  • Teeth discolored from certain medications such as tetracycline
  • Teeth with uneven spacing due to genetics or other factors
  • Teeth that are damaged from traumatic injury

Veneers are a great choice because unlike crowns and fillings, minimal or no tooth structure is removed. The veneer is simply cemented to your tooth. They are color-matched to your teeth to ensure a completely natural, beautiful look.

If you have stained, misshapen or crooked teeth, you owe it to yourself to consider veneers as a way to create a dazzling smile that is also durable and strong.

To find out if veneers are your treatment of choice, stop in for a consultation with Dr. Salvatore Guerriero, at Nashua Smile Makers, in Nashua, New Hampshire, your dental office in the neighborhood. Veneers are an investment you make in yourself, and so you want the best return on your investment. Make an appointment with Dr. Guerriero today, and find out if veneers are right for you.