By Page Family Dentistry
July 13, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

It’s time you finally found out whether dental implants could replace your missing implants

Are you missing one or more of your natural teeth? Are you an adult looking for a long-term replacement that will look and feel like a real tooth? If so, then you shouldn’t wait any longer to talk to our Providence, RI, dentists, Drs. Lawrence and Marc Page, about how dental implants could help revive your smile.

What is a dental implant?

If you have been looking for a restoration that functions similarly to a real tooth then your wish has been granted. Dental implants are small posts that are meant to function like tooth roots. They are even placed into the jawbone, where over the course of several months the implant and jawbone will fuse together (this phenomenon is known as osseointegration). Implants are the only tooth replacement that offers this amazing and long-term benefit. Not even dentures or dental bridges can do this!

Who is a good candidate for implants?

Of course, not everyone will be an ideal candidate for this restorative treatment. This is why you will need to schedule a consultation with our Providence general dentists to find out if your smile could benefit from implants. Some factors that determine your candidacy include:

Your Oral Health

If you have a healthy mouth that is a free of diseases and you have a strong jawbone then implants could be the best option for you. We will need to perform X-rays to check the extent of your jawbone deterioration (a complication of tooth loss) and to make sure that you aren’t dealing with untreated gum disease or cavities.

Your Overall Health

How healthy you are in general will also determine whether or not you should get implants. If you are dealing with any chronic health problems we will need to make sure that they are well controlled before you get implants, as health problems could end up affecting your recovery process.

Whether You Smoke

Do you smoke or use tobacco products? If so, then you may want to consider another option for replacing your missing tooth or teeth. Smoking not only impedes the healing process but it can also lead to implant failure. If you are a smoker but really want implants then you’ll want to quit the habit before getting this restoration.

Page Family Dentistry in Providence, RI, is proud to provide an array of comprehensive dental treatments to serve you better. What are you waiting for? Schedule your dental implant consultation right now!

By Page Family Dentistry
May 15, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Do you hate the flaws in your smile? One restoration could change all that!veneers

Most people aren’t born with the perfect smile. Despite this, this doesn’t stop countless Americans from getting the smiles they know they should have. If you are interested in a simple solution that could improve your smile in so many ways then it might be time to talk to our Providence, RI, cosmetic dentists, Drs. Lawrence and Marc Page, about dental veneers.

A dental veneer is one restoration that is able to do so much. Just by applying this thin shell of porcelain to the front of your teeth, we can create a more ideal and attractive smile. Whether you want to lengthen short or malformed teeth or you want to hide unsightly discolorations that teeth whitening can’t tackle, dental veneers can do all this and so much more. Veneers mask problems that affect the overall size, shape or color of your teeth without requiring the same invasive preparation that dental crowns do.

If you choose to get traditional dental veneers in Providence some tooth preparation will be required. Of course, preparation is minor and painless, so you need not worry! We will only have to file down a small amount of enamel from the front of the teeth that are getting veneers. This ensures that your veneers fit perfectly over your teeth without making your final results look cumbersome or unnatural.

Of course, if the idea of removing enamel has you a bit worried, then you may want to consider no-prep dental veneers. These extremely thin shells are even thinner than traditional veneers and often require absolutely no enamel removal. When you come in to talk to our Providence, RI, dentists about dental veneers, we can determine if your goals will be met through this wonderful cosmetic dentistry.

Each veneer is custom-made just for you, so you know you’ll get a beautiful smile with these restorations. Plus, no one will even know that your smile has veneers (Don’t worry; we won’t tell anyone!)

Page Family Dentistry is ready to help you achieve your dream smile. Dental veneers could just be the perfect solution for you. Call us today to book a consultation with our cosmetic experts.

By Page Family Dentistry
March 13, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: family dentistry  

Even with numerous advancements in dental technology, and a greater selection of cosmetic and oral hygiene care products than ever family dentistrybefore, the fundamentals of maintaining good oral health remain the same - brush and floss every day, and visit the dentist regularly for an oral exam and dental cleaning. Drs. Lawrence and Marc Page, of Page Family Dentistry in Providence, RI, recommend scheduling a checkup approximately every six months to keep your family's oral health on track, and to catch problems like tooth decay and gingivitis as early as possible. Page Family Dentistry offers cosmetic and general dental services for the entire family.

Family Dentistry in Providence, RI

Coordinating schedules and juggling activities can be challenging for busy families, which can sometimes lead to putting dental appointments on the back burner until something goes wrong. A family dentist offers all the services you need in one practice, for both adult and pediatric patients.

When Should You See a Family Dentist?

A dental exam and cleaning are a good place to start. During the dental exam, your dentist will identify any problem areas and recommend follow-up treatment if necessary. The most common general dentistry treatments include:

  • Dental fillings
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Root canal treatment
  • Scaling and root planing (deep cleaning procedure to remove excessive bacterial and tartar build-up under the gum line)
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Dental implants
  • Sealants (placed over the surface of your child's teeth to smooth out ridges and make it easier to brush and prevent cavities
  • Dentures
  • Extractions
  • Dental emergencies

A family dentist can also take care of your cosmetic dental needs, including:

  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Cosmetic bonding and contouring
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Tooth (enamel) colored fillings

Find a Dentist in Providence, RI

Whether you need to have a cavity filled, or would like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry options to improve how your teeth look, contact Page Family Dentistry by calling (401) 421-9350 to schedule an appointment today.

By Page Family Dentistry
January 26, 2017
Category: Oral Health

Isn’t it about time you gave your smile a little routine TLC to prevent dental problems in the future?

Did you know that most common oral health issues like decay and gum disease are completely preventable with the proper care? That’s preventative dentistryright! Most people can protect their smiles for the long run just by brushing and flossing regularly and visiting their Providence, RI family dentists, Drs. Lawrence and Marc Page, every six months.

Why are these dental visits so important?

While it seems like there is always a debate about how often someone should visit the dentist, it’s important to talk to us about when to come in for routine checkups. The average healthy adult should visit our Providence dentist every six months for cleanings. If you are at high risk for dental problems you may need to come in more frequently. Cleanings help us remove plaque and tartar, which are responsible for decay and gum disease.

Through a physical exam, cleaning and x-rays (performed once a year) we can easily spot issues or potential problems and take care of them right away when they are much simpler to treat. We can also monitor small spots of decay to make sure they don’t turn into cavities. That’s why coming in to see us regularly is so important to your oral health.

How should I care for my smile between visits?

Of course you shouldn’t neglect your smile between visits. There is so much you could be doing to protect your teeth and gums. You should be brushing your teeth at least twice a day (ideally, after every meal) for a minimum of 2-3 minutes each time. And it’s time to toss your toothbrush and buy a new one when the bristles become frayed.

You also don’t want to forget about flossing. If you floss daily you are on the perfect track to good oral health. When you floss doesn’t matter as long as you do it every day, but, ideally, you’ll want to floss at the end of the evening before you brush your teeth.

Did you know that eating a balanced diet is also part of having a healthy smile? By limiting sugar and simple carbs and turning to proteins, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, low-fat dairy and legumes (and don’t forget to drink enough water every day!) your smile will get all the essential nutrients it needs to stay healthy and strong.

Don’t wait until problems have happened to get the proper dental treatment in Providence, RI. Turn to Page Family Dentistry today to get the preventive dental care you need.

By Page Family Dentistry
November 23, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Missing teeth? Millions of individuals in the United States suffer tooth loss. For many years, the only treatment options for people with dental implantsmissing teeth were dentures and dental bridges. But today dental implants are available. Dr. Lawrence Page and Dr. Marc Page at Page Family Dentistry, located in Providence, RI, offer state-of-the-art dental implants to their patients.

What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are a type of false teeth which mount to posts that are surgically implanted in the jawbone by a dentist. Dental implants are made from a variety of materials, although the basic dental implant has a titanium base with a porcelain false tooth attached to it. Dental implants provide a strong foundation for fixed teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.

How Painful Are Dental Implants?

Most patients who have had dental implant surgery say there is little pain involved in the procedure. Local anesthesia can be used during the surgery, and most individuals report that dental implants involve less pain than a dental extraction. After the procedure, mild soreness and discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter pain medicines, such as Motrin or Tylenol.

Can Anyone Get Implants?

Anyone healthy enough to undergo oral surgery can be considered for dental implants. Patients should have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the dental implants. Individuals suffering from uncontrolled chronic disorders -- such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes -- need to be evaluated on an individual basis. If you are considering dental implants, talk with your Providence dentists to see if they are right for you.

What are the Benefits of Implants?

Dental implants will enhance your appearance and make you look younger. They will allow you to speak without having to worry that your denture will slip within your mouth. Implants function like your natural teeth, allowing you to eat all the foods you love with confidence. Dental implants are also durable and will last many years. With proper care, many dental implants last a lifetime.

Are you too embarrassed to smile? Get your beautiful smile back with dental implants. Call Page Family Dentistry in Providence, RI, to schedule an appointment with one of our family dentists. Dental implants will take years off your appearance and improve the quality of your life!

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