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By Nashua Smile Makers
May 05, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Find out what dental veneers can do to perfect your smile.

Okay, so your teeth aren’t exactly perfect. Who’s are? Most people have some flaws in their smile, whether it’s a gap between their front teeth, slightly uneven teeth, or discolorations. Don’t worry!  These are issues that our Nashua, NH, dentists, Dr. Salvatore Guerriero and Dr. Salvatore Colletta, see often. If you are looking to completely revamp your smile with the help of cosmetic dentistry, here’s what dental veneers can do for you.

Give Your Whole Smile a Makeover

Yes, there are a variety of ways in which our Nashua, NH, dental team can help craft the perfect smile, but dental veneers are truly the best cosmetic option if you are looking to drastically improve your smile as a whole. These thin shells are made from medical-grade porcelain that mimics the look of real tooth enamel.

The shells are bonded to the front of each tooth to improve the overall appearance of your smile while also hiding problem areas that make you self-conscious. Of course, while veneers can give you a completely new smile, this treatment can also be used on just a few teeth that stand out due to certain flaws.

Dental Veneers Can Hide Most Imperfections

Since veneers completely cover the front surface of your smile, this cosmetic restoration has the ability to conceal a lot of dental imperfections including:

  • Internal stains and deep discolorations
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crowding or slightly crooked teeth
  • Teeth that are pitted or have an uneven texture
  • Oddly shaped, malformed, or uneven teeth
  • Worn or short teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Getting Veneers is Simple

Most patients can get their brand-new smiles over the course of 2-3 visits. First, we will take impressions of your mouth and send them to a dental lab so they can craft your custom veneers. Next, we will shave off some tooth enamel from the front of the teeth that will be fitted with veneers.

The dental lab will craft your veneers within about four to six weeks, after which you will come into the office so that we can bond your veneers permanently in place. If you are looking for a minimally invasive way to revamp and improve your smile, then dental veneers may be right for you.

If you are ready to have a smile that you can feel confident in, then it’s time to talk with your Nashua, NH, dental team to find out if dental veneers are right for you. Call Dr. Guerriero and Dr. Colletta today at (603) 882-3727 to schedule your cosmetic consultation.

By Nashua Smile Makers
April 09, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental implants  

Dental implants are an excellent method for restoring your smile, and they have many benefits compared to other treatments. Dental implants are unmatched in durability against other types of restorations, but you do have to take proper care to ensure their longevity.

If you would like to learn more about the best ways to maintain your dental implants please get in contact with your local Nashua, NH, dental implant experts Dr. Salvatore Guerriero and Dr. Salvatore Colletta of Nashua Smile Makers.

Good Habits

The best part about dental implants is that the end result looks, acts, and feels just like your natural teeth. This means that cleaning them is not very different either.

Experts advise on using soft-bristled toothbrushes because they are beneficial for all of your teeth. brushing and flossing are necessary to remove the accumulated plaque before it hardens into tartar. Regular dental cleanings and checkups will round out your dental hygiene routine. Your dentist can clean your teeth, especially the hard-to-reach nooks and crannies, at your check-up appointment.

Bad Habits

Cavities do not affect your new tooth as they do your natural teeth, which can cause some to lower their guard. But good dental habits are still important because gum disease remains a concern. It can affect the structure of your mouth that holds your teeth in place.

A diet that increases your risk of developing cavities on your natural teeth can put you at risk for gum disease in general and so can smoking.

Smoking can not only contribute to the likelihood you will develop gum disease, but the habit is itself often a barrier for obtaining dental implants in the first place. Many experts warn against smoking until two months after the implants have healed. Some dentists may not admit you as a candidate for the procedure if you are a regular smoker since it can lengthen the healing time and may cause the implants to fail.

Dental Implants in Nashua, NH

Dental implants have many benefits, but they also require the largest initial investment of time, and sometimes money. The best way to get the most out of your investment is to properly care for them. If you are curious about the procedure or want to know how to make them last as long as possible then come into the office for a visit. Make an appointment today with Dr. Guerriero and Dr. Colletta of Nashua Smile Makers in Nashua, NH, by dialing (603) 882-3727

By Nashua Smile Makers
January 26, 2021
Category: Oral Health

A family dentist can provide your whole family with the dentistry they deserve.
 

Your whole family needs to visit the dentist twice a year in order to maintain both good oral and general health. Of course, we understand that it isn’t always easy to know which dentist to turn to. You could bring your children to a pediatric dentist for care, but eventually, they will outgrow their dentist and need a new one.
 

What if we told you that there was a way for the whole family to get care from the very same dentist? This is possible when you visit our Nashua, NH, dental team of Dr. Salvatore Guerriero and Dr. Salvatore Colletta for family dentistry.
 

Get Dental Care for the Whole Family

There is nothing more convenient than to have a family dentist that can provide care to both you and your children. When a dental emergency arises or you simply need to bring everyone in for their routine cleaning, you know that everyone can turn to our Nashua, NH, family dentists.
 

Unlike pediatric dentists, who only treat kids under 18 years old, our family dentists are able to provide tailored dental care for you and your child regardless of age. You never outgrow us!
 

Get all Dental Care in One Place

It’s easy to maintain or achieve a healthy, beautiful smile when you turn a family dentist. After all, we offer more than just family dentistry. At our Nashua, NH, practice we offer a full range of services including,

  • Cosmetic dentistry: teeth whitening; porcelain veneers; bonding; dental implant
  • Orthodontics: traditional braces; clear braces; Invisalign
  • Restorative dentistry: fillings; crowns; bridges and dentures

Create a Trustworthy Relationship with Your Dentist

We understand just how important it is for people to trust the doctors they turn to time and time again for care, and by turning to our family dentist every six months we are able to establish rapport.
 

You really get to know our family dentists and we really get to know you. This means that we can provide you with custom care and advice that’s just for you. We care about you and your family’s health, and you’ll see that in the care we deliver every time you visit our practice.
 

We understand that nothing is more important than finding the right family dentistry care here in Nashua, NH, and we are here to answer your questions and provide you with the treatment or care you and your family need. To learn more about the services we offer, or to schedule a consultation with our team of family dentists, call Nashua Smile Makers at (603) 882-3727.

By Nashua Smile Makers
December 24, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures

How you care for your smile today will dictate how healthy it is in the future.

Our smiles do more for us each and every day than we even realize. Our teeth show others when we are happy. They help us communicate with others and they help us eat the foods we love (and the foods that help us grow up healthy and strong). So, it shouldn’t come as much surprise that preventive family dentistry is key to maintaining good oral health, and our Nashua, NH, dentists Dr. Salvatore Guerriero and Dr. Salvatore Colletta provide quality, caring family dentistry to ensure that everyone’s smiles stay healthy.

What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry focuses on effective care and dental education that can protect smiles from cavities, gum disease, and injury. The goal of our Nashua, NH, family dentistry team is to make sure that everybody gets the preventive dental care they need to show off beautiful smiles for years to come. Common forms of preventive dentistry include:

  • Six-month dental cleanings
  • Annual dental X-rays
  • Oral cancer screening
  • At-home oral care (brushing and flossing)
  • Eating a healthy, balanced diet
  • Quitting or avoiding tobacco products
  • Limiting or avoiding alcohol
  • Wearing mouthguards when play sports, especially contact sports
  • Wearing nightguards if you grind your teeth at night while sleeping
  • Dental sealants
  • Fluoride treatment

Some of these habits are ones that you’ll need to perform on your own, while others will require you to visit our family dentists. It’s important that you don’t skip out on your six-month dental cleanings. After all, these cleanings can remove plaque and tartar buildup that has been left behind, which in turn can reduce your risk for decay and gum inflammation.

Everything from what you eat to everyday habits plays a role in how healthy your teeth and gums stay. For example, sugar can cause serious issues for the health of your teeth, which is why it’s important for everyone in your family to limit sodas, desserts, sports drinks, and fruit juices.

If you are looking for additional ways to keep your child or teen’s smiles healthy you should also talk with our dental team about whether they could benefit from fluoride treatment or dental sealants.

Dr. Guerriero and Dr. Colletta are proud to offer comprehensive family dentistry to patients of all ages in Nashua, NH. Whether you are looking for a new family dentist for the family or just need to schedule cleanings for everyone, we are here for you. Give us a call today at (603) 882-3727.

By Nashua Smile Makers
August 20, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Want a whiter brighter smile? People want to smile confidently but discolored, cracked and chipped teeth don't usually add to someone's confidence. Cosmetic dentistry restores teeth and rejuvenates your smile, and Dr. Salvatore Guerriero and Dr. Salvatore Colletta can help at their Nashua, NH, office.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Not all cosmetic procedures are created the same. Meaning, some are purely cosmetic, while other provide restorative or preventative care. Cosmetic dentistry isn't just for adults, but for children too, and is generally used to improves the appearance/aesthetic of teeth and gums in terms of their color, position, shape and alignment.

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

  • Cosmetic Bonding repairs small chips or cracks in teeth that are a result of poor habits, like teeth grinding.
     
  • Dental Implants is a long-term solution for people who have lost teeth. Dental implants restore your smile and reinforce the jawbone to prevent bone deterioration.
     
  • Invisalign Clear Aligners are probably one of the best ways to straighten teeth for older teens and young adults because it's a discreet orthodontic treatment that fixes slight gaps and crooked teeth.
     
  • Porcelain Veneers are wafer-thin oral appliances that your Nashua dentist adheres to the surface of your teeth to hide large chips and cracks, discoloration, and reshape teeth.
     
  • Teeth Whitening brighten faded or discolored teeth to rejuvenate your smile, especially if you're an avid coffee or tea drinker.
     
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings restore cavities left in the wake of decay but the advantage of tooth-colored fillings is that no one will know the fillings even exist because they blend in with your natural teeth.

Who should you contact?

If you're interested in learning more about cosmetic dentistry, call Dr. Salvatore Guerriero and Dr. Salvatore Colletta at Nashua Smile Makers in Nashua, NH, at (603) 882-3727 to learn more.





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