By Page Family Dentistry
September 26, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Learn about some common dental procedures from your Providence dentists.cosmetic dentistry

There are many dental procedures for strengthening your teeth and improving the appearance of your smile. Some of the most common dental procedures in Providence are dental implants, crowns, veneers and teeth whitening. All of these procedures can be performed by Dr. Marc Page and Dr. Lawrence Page at Page Family Dentistry in Providence, RI.

Veneers

Veneers are an excellent option for dramatically transforming your teeth and your smile. A veneer is a thin tooth-colored cover applied to the front of a problem tooth. Once the veneer is applied, it looks just like a natural tooth. Veneers can conceal stains, discolorations, cracks, chips, uneven spacing and other imperfections. To apply the veneer, a small amount of enamel is first removed from the front of the tooth to allow the veneer to rest flush with the surrounding teeth. The veneer is then permanently cemented in place with a dental adhesive.

Crowns

Dental crowns serve both a functional and cosmetic purpose. They strengthen teeth that have become weak and improve the appearance of teeth with imperfections, including cracks or discolorations. They can also give oddly shaped teeth a new shape. A dental crown is like a cap that completely encapsulates a problem tooth. It acts as a protective shell keeping the original tooth safe inside. Once installed, crowns look and function like natural teeth. Even weak teeth that have been worn down can readily bite and chew again with a dental crown.

Dental Implants

Dental implants permanently replace missing or extracted teeth and their roots. A dental implant is comprised of three components: a metal implant, an abutment and a porcelain crown. The metal implant is installed below the gum line and is anchored to the jaw bone to act as the root. The crown sits above the gum line and takes the place of the missing tooth. The abutment joins the implant and crown together. In Providence, dental implants can be installed by the dentists at Page Family Dentistry.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening can whiten your teeth by several shades in a single treatment. The bleaching agent in the teeth whitening treatments offered at your dentist’s office are professional quality and deliver long lasting results. The results of professionally whitened teeth can last for up to five years before additional treatments are needed. Over-the-counter whitening products, such as toothpastes and strips, take longer to produce significantly whiter teeth and cannot deliver the same level and quality of results as professional teeth whitening treatments.

Whether you wish to repair a chipped tooth or brighten your smile, many dental procedures are available for transforming your smile. For teeth whitening, veneers, crowns or dental implants in Providence, RI, schedule an appointment with either Dr. Marc or Lawrence Page by calling Page Family Dentistry at (401) 421-9350.

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

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





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