Posts for: December, 2013

By Robert J. LaRocque, D.D.S., P.A.
December 11, 2013
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Cosmetic Dentist   Nashua  
Cosmetic Dentist Nashua NHIt’s important to have optimal oral health, and you want your teeth to have proper function and bite. It decreases the chances of dental problems down the road. If you need dental treatment, you probably want the results to look esthetically pleasing. Most dentists provide services that focus on the esthetic quality of a smile while improving function. At Dr. Robert LaRocque’s, dentist in Nashua, NH, practice, Dr. LaRocque utilizes certain cosmetic procedures to customize teeth for glamorous results. An esthetically pleasing smile is all about finding the perfect ratio of gum-to-tooth and fixing minor imperfections.
 

Gum-to-Tooth Ratio

It’s important to find the right balance between the gums and teeth. An excess of gum tissue makes a person’s smile look “gummy”, and gum recession makes the teeth appear to be longer and possibly “toothy”. The appeal of a smile depends on the ratio of gum-to-tooth. Dr. LaRocque uses laser-assisted soft tissue contouring to produce a more complimentary smile.
 

Minor Imperfections to Misalignment

Tooth discoloration and minor spaces, overlap or chip of a tooth, particularly in the front, are considered minor imperfections. But even minor problems can make a major impact on the esthetics of your smile. There are two ideal treatment options patients can receive for minor issues in Nashua—CEREC and Invisalign.
  • CEREC same-day crowns and veneers – they can cover intrinsic and extrinsic tooth stains, cracks and chips. Plus, Dr. LaRocque can produce veneers that will hide minor spaces between teeth—CEREC technology boasts single-day treatment. No second appointment, no long wait and no worries. Today’s crowns and veneers are designed to look natural.
  • Invisalign – In Nashua, patients can talk to Dr. LaRocque about Invisalign treatment. It is a clear alternative to traditional braces. The clear, plastic aligners gradually move teeth to treat misalignment (malocclusion).  Invisalign treatment corrects bite and function, and the teeth look straight.
 
Check out Dr. LaRocque’s smile gallery to see his expertise in transforming smiles. To schedule an appointment with Dr. LaRocque and his dental team, submit an appointment request form via the website or call (603) 883-6010.