Posts for tag: Cosmetic Dentistry

By Robert J. LaRocque, D.D.S.
April 10, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry  

Say “yes” to a brand new smile with help from our Nashua, NH, cosmetic dentist.

Getting a beautiful smile doesn’t have to be difficult. Our Nashua, NH, dentist Dr. Robert LaRocque offers a wide range of treatment Cosmetic dentistryoptions to cater to each individual’s smile needs. Want to make small adjustments? Need to get a full smile makeover? No problem. Sit down with us and we can easily create the cosmetic treatment plan that’s right for you.

Not sure which type of cosmetic dentistry is right for you? Answer these simple questions to find out how we can help you:

Q. Do you have stains caused by certain foods and drinks that at-home whitening toothpastes just can’t touch? If you said yes then professional chairside teeth whitening might be the ideal option for getting your smile whiter in just a single one-hour session.

Q. Do you have stains and discolorations that are internal and cannot be treated with professional whitening? If you said yes then dental veneers can be bonded to the front of these discolored teeth to give you a perfectly radiant smile when whitening just can’t cut it.

Q. Do you have short teeth or a “gummy smile”? If so, our Nashua, NH, cosmetic dentist can remove this excess gum tissue to reveal more of your teeth hiding underneath. This simple procedure is known as gum contouring or reshaping and it can give you a more symmetrical smile.

Q. Do you have gaps between teeth or minor crookedness? If you want to fix these issues you can choose to get Invisalign, which will straighten your smile through a series of clear, custom-fitted aligners, or you can choose to cover your smile with dental veneers, which can also fix minor misalignment issues.

Q. Do you have chips, cracks or discolorations? If the problems you are dealing with are minor or only affect a single tooth then dental bonding may be all you require. This is a very simple, inexpensive and non-invasive way to cover these little areas with a tooth-colored resin that can be matched and shaped to your tooth to hide these problems.

If you are interested in improving the appearance of your smile then it’s time to contact our cosmetic dental experts in Nashua, NH. We would be happy to schedule a consultation with you. Give yourself the gift of a beautiful smile.

By Robert J. LaRocque, D.D.S.
January 02, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Before dental implants, dentists provided patients with dentures as a way to replace missing teeth. Today, we're fortunate enough to haveDental Implants an oral appliance that can both improve your appearance and dental functionality while also lasting a lifetime. Your dentist, Dr. Robert J LaRocque, DDS, FAGD, provides dental implants from his Nashua, NH, office—read below to learn more about the procedure!

More About Dental Implants

These synthetic structures replace missing tooth roots, an important task, as roots stimulate your jawbone, keeping it strong. Without roots, your jawbone weakens, shrinks, and may even collapse, which causes facial sagging and is detrimental to functions like biting and chewing.

Dental implants are used for several procedures. They anchor bridges and dentures, and have four specific components to their structure:

  • Titanium Post
  • Screw
  • Abutment
  • Crown

The titanium post is placed into the jawbone, screws are placed in the post to anchor the abutment, and finally, a crown that matches your other teeth will be placed on top.

Implant Benefits

Due to how dental implants replace missing roots, they offer advantages that other options don't, such as:

  • Causing no changes to your jawbone
  • Creating a stable foundation for your crown
  • Providing a better option for your budget because of their longevity

Dental Implant Candidates

Dental implants mimic natural-looking teeth, but not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants. Good candidates need to have,

  • Proper bone density, although a bone graft can provide a fix if this is an issue
  • A strong immune system
  • Good oral health and
  • A proper dental hygiene regimen

Dental Implant Care

  • Get professional dental cleanings and checkups every six months
  • Use fluoride-containing products like toothpaste and mouthwash to prevent gum disease and tooth decay
  • Brush your teeth twice a day
  • Floss at least once before bed
  • Avoid drinking too much coffee and tea
  • Stop chewing tobacco and smoking

Interested? Call our Nashua, NH, Office Today!

Interested in restoring your smile with dental implants? Call (603) 883-6010 to schedule an appointment in Nashua, NH, today!

By Robert J. LaRocque, D.D.S.
May 01, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry  

That gorgeous smile could be just around the corner thanks to cosmetic dentistry in Nashua.cosmetic dentistry

No, you don’t have to be a Hollywood star or part of the rich and famous in order to get the smile you want. We know that most people aren’t born with the perfect smile and that, many times, problems arise over time that can put a damper on its appearance. Fortunately, our Nashua, NH, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Robert LaRocque, offers many ways in which to help:

Dental Bonding

During dental bonding, a tooth-colored material is applied to minor cracks, chips, discolorations, unevenness, and gaps between teeth to improve the shape, size, and color of a tooth. Bonding is a simple, non-invasive procedure that offers an easy and minimal approach to giving you an improved smile without all the in-depth cosmetic treatments. The tooth-colored resin is applied, molded, and shaped over the problem area and then hardened with a laser. It’s that simple!

Tooth/Gum Reshaping

Sometimes one or more teeth stand out from the rest because they are a bit too pointy or long. Or perhaps you find that your gumline is uneven or that you suffer from a “gummy” smile that makes you embarrassed. Don’t worry; we can help. By painlessly removing small amounts of enamel from a tooth we can make teeth shorter and even with the rest of your smile. We can also remove excess gum tissue, making teeth appear longer while also eliminating that awkward gummy smile.

Teeth Whitening

At some point, during our lifetime we could all use a little spruce up when it comes to the whiteness of our smile. Teeth tend to lose their luster over time due to aging, the foods and drinks we consume and certain habits like smoking. If you are looking for the faster and most effective whitening approach then you’ll want to turn to in-office whitening.

Our system offers one of the most powerful whitening gels on the market. This gel not only remove stains from the enamel and dentin layers of the tooth but also it alters the shade of your teeth, giving you an actually brighter smile in often just a single one-hour whitening session.

Dental Veneers

These ultra-thin tooth-colored shells are bonded over the front surface of the teeth to alter the overall shape, size, alignment, and color of your smile. If your cosmetic flaws are just a little more than bonding and tooth reshaping can handle then veneers may be the best approach. Each veneer is custom-made to cover your tooth. Whether you want to get a smile full of veneers or you just want to cover one awkward tooth, these simple restorations could help give you the ideal smile.

Don’t let a less-than-perfect smile get the better of you. Turn to our helpful, caring dental team in Nashua, NH, to help you get your dream smile. Call us today to let us know that you are interested in getting cosmetic dentistry.