By Page Family Dentistry
December 26, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Smile issues? Your cosmetic dentist can perform a variety of dental procedures to enhance your smile—from subtle changes to major repairs. Dentists have a wide array of techniques at their disposal for improving the appearance of your smile. Led by Drs. Marc & Lawrence Page, Page Family Dentistry in Providence, RI offers a full range of dental services to the patients they serve. The following information can help you decide which cosmetic dentistry option is right for you.

Dental Bonding - Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure in which tooth-colored material is applied to your teeth to improve your smile. Among the least expensive and easiest of cosmetic dental procedures, bonding can repair cracked or chipped teeth, change the shape of teeth, fix decayed teeth, make the teeth look longer, and close spaces between teeth. The bonding procedure takes about 45 minutes to complete.

Dental Crowns - Dental crowns can enhance the beauty of your smile. Dental crowns are restorations that completely cover the outside of the teeth. They're routinely used to restore teeth that are damaged, badly decayed, cracked, discolored, worn-down, or weakened. All-ceramic crowns can give you a naturally beautiful smile. All-ceramic crowns provide the best natural color match than other crown types.

Dental Implants - Dental implants are widely considered the best option for replacing lost teeth. An implant is a small metal post that is surgically placed in the jawbone to hold a fabricated tooth. Implants can be used to replace one or many lost teeth. There are many advantages to dental implants including improved appearance, durability, improved self-esteem, easier eating, improved comfort, and improved speech.

Dental Veneers - Porcelain veneers can make your smile more beautiful. Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin, porcelain shells that are cemented over the front of your teeth to improve your look. Porcelain veneers are routinely used to restore teeth that are unevenly spaced, cracked, chipped, stained, oddly shaped, or crooked. The durability of porcelain veneers allows them to resist wear and tear and remain resilient lasting up to 20 years or more.

Teeth Whitening - Smile brighter! Our Providence dentist can give you the brilliant smile you desire. In some cases, professional teeth whitening is performed in the office, using a light source to speed up the bleaching process. Still, another popular procedure is one that you complete from your home.

Experience the confidence a star-worthy smile can give you! Call Page Family Dentistry at (401) 421-9350 to schedule a dental consultation in Providence, RI and get the smile you deserve.

By Page Family Dentistry
August 14, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Have all those years of drinking coffee left your teeth a little yellow? Perhaps you’ve noticed that your smile has begun to dull as you’ve gotten older? Whatever the reason for your discolored smile, our Providence, RI, cosmetic dentists, Drs. Marc & Lawrence Page, can turn your smile around with the help of professional whitening.

Professional in-office teeth whitening can get some smiles up to five shades brighter (or more) in under one hour, making it the fastest and most effective way to remove dental stains and develop a whiter smile. Here are the benefits of receiving professional teeth whitening treatment from our Providence office:

A Healthier-Looking Smile

If you find yourself hiding your smile in photos because coffee, soda, or red wine have given your teeth a yellow sheen over the years, then professional teeth whitening is exactly what you need to brighten your smile quickly. No need to put a special filter on your photos in order to mask your yellowing smile, our dentists can ensure that you get a beautiful, vibrant smile with #nofilter.

A Boost to Your Confidence

Not only will you find yourself smiling more, but you’ll also find that professional teeth whitening treatment can help restore confidence in your appearance. As a result, you may finally get back out into the dating pool or go for that new job promotion or simply feel more comfortable in your own skin. It’s amazing how much confidence you’ll feel with a whiter smile!

You May Become a Social Butterfly

With a renewed sense of confidence, you’ll feel less guarded about your appearance, meaning that you can enjoy talking with friends, colleagues, or that match you found on your dating app without having to worry about your smile. The more confident you feel in your smile, the less self-conscious you’ll be when you socialize!

Interested? Give Us a Call!

Ready to get a whiter smile? If you said “yes” then the next step is to call Page Family Dentistry's Providence, RI, office today by dialing (401) 421-9350. It’s amazing how much more confident you will feel with a whiter smile!

By Page Family Dentistry
June 12, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Veneers  

Do you want to feel proud of your smile, but have some obvious defects getting in the way? Here at Page Family Dentistry in Providence, veneersRI, Drs. Marc and Lawrence Page fix a number of aesthetic dental issues through the use of porcelain veneers. Read on to learn more about this popular treatment, and give our Providence office a call if you are interested in scheduling a consultation!

 

FAQs about porcelain veneers

What are they?

Porcelain veneers are thin, translucent wafers that are made of high-grade ceramic. Created to cover the fronts of teeth that have been flawed by stains, surface crazing, chips, and more, veneers are uniquely shaped and colored to beautify, strengthen, and reshape smiles. Your dentist cements them in place with a tooth-colored adhesive and high-intensity curing light.

 

Who can receive porcelain veneers?

Adults and older teens are both eligible for this treatment, which begins with Dr. Page examining your teeth and gums before recommending cosmetic treatments that meet your smile goals. While composite resin bonding and teeth whitening work well for ordinary stains and small flaws, veneers disguise more extensive problems on otherwise healthy teeth. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry maintains that this pre-treatment conference between dentist and patient is crucial to the success of any aesthetic dental service.

 

Is the process difficult?

No, it is not difficult, but it does take two visits to our office, each lasting one to two hours each. After your initial consultation, Dr. Page takes impressions of your teeth, resurfaces the enamel so that the veneers can fit properly, and places temporary laminates on your teeth to both protect them and normalize your appearance. He then sends instructions to a trusted dental laboratory where the ceramist creates each veneer with just the right shape, size, and color.

During your second visit to Page Family Dentistry, your doctor will remove the temporary veneers and try on the new ones with water or glycerin. This step determines the adhesive color and the proper veneer fit. Finally, he glues them in place and hardens the adhesive.

 

How long do veneers last?

Veneers last ten years or more. Just be gentle with them (don't chew ice or bite open packages with your teeth), brush twice a day, and floss daily to keep veneer margins free of plaque and tartar. Dental laminates are stain-and chip-resistant, but of course, they are not indestructible.

 

How will my mouth feel after veneer placement?

The bite and size of your teeth will feel a bit different at first, but people adjust relatively quickly to their veneers. Also, your gums and teeth may feel slightly sensitive for a while, but this, too, will normalize.

 

Time to explore more about veneers

If you are ready to experience a dramatic cosmetic change in your smile, please contact our Providence office at (401) 421-9350.

By Page Family Dentistry
March 27, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Preventive Care  

What's the value of your smile? Your professional team at Page Family Dentistry in Providence believe it's priceless because your oral Dentisthealth impacts every aspect of your life. Dr. Lawrence Page and Dr. Marc Page offer several preventive dental services which keep teeth and gums vibrant and which detect health issues before they cause substantial damage. Your smile, after all, is one of your most important personal assets.

Tooth scaling and cleaning, cornerstones of care

It's the six-month check-up and cleaning at Page Family Dentistry in Providence. Your dentist asks all his patients to come in routinely for a complete visual inspection of teeth, gums, and other oral tissues, to receive digital X-rays when scheduled and to get a thorough cleaning to remove plaque and tartar.

Plaque and tartar contain bacteria which secrete highly corrosive acids on and between teeth. Cavities result, as well as systemically harmful gum disease. Hygienic cleanings, combined with daily brushing and flossing at home, minimize plaque and tartar, freshen breath and reduce dental staining from tobacco and darkly colored dietary choices.

In addition, your hygienist performs an important service called periodontal probing and charting. This simple and painless measure of the pockets, or spaces, between your teeth and gums indicates how healthy your gums really are. Mild gingivitis and more advanced gums of gum disease can be treated, and periodontal probing tracks your gum health status and progress.

The oral examination

Dr. Page performs many valuable services within the routine oral examination. He checks for:

  • Cavities
  • Gum disease
  • Deteriorating restorations such as fillings and crowns
  • Oral cancer (a visual inspection of the lips, tongue, gums, and other tissues of the mouth and back of the throat)
  • Bite and alignment
  • Jaw joint dysfunction (TMJ/TMD)

He will formulate your care plan to include any needed restorations and to address continuing care, such as orthodontia or cosmetic services. For children, the dentist likes to use sealants on the back most molars.

These easily applied coatings reduce the incidence of tooth decay in children. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta says that children who do not have their teeth sealed have three times the amount of decay than kids who have received these simple and cost effective services.

A continuing relationship...

At Page Family Dentistry our goal is know each patient well and to understand his or her oral health needs. Preventive care, combined with the finest in restorative and cosmetic services, helps keeps smiles strong and bright for patients of every age and walk of life.

For any questions you have about our preventive care, and to arrange your six-month examination and cleaning, please call our office in Providence, RI, at (401) 421-9350.

By Page Family Dentistry
February 01, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Time changes a lot of things, including how your smile looks. What you eat, drink, smoke--whatever you put in your mouth--can make your teeth dull, yellow and aged. If you'd like to brighten your tooth enamel for a more youthful look, investigate professional teeth whitening at Page Family Dentistry in Providence, RI. Dr. Marc Page and Dr. Lawrence Page deliver the whitest smiles possible with quality products and state-of-the-art techniques which really work.

 

Dental stains

Teeth darken and dull because they absorb organic matter, particularly when oral hygiene practices are poorly executed or spotty. Dentists call these kind of stains "extrinsic" because they affect the outer layer of tooth structure, known as tooth enamel. Soy sauce, coffee, tobacco, acidic foods, sports drinks and more change tooth color.

Teeth also acquire stains deeper in tooth structure, in the second layer known as dentin. Oral trauma, problems during fetal development and exposure to certain medications can cause this difficult kind of staining. Unfortunately, only dental crowns or porcelain veneers can camouflage intrinsic stains.

 

Professional teeth whitening

Professional teeth whitening offered at Page Family Dentistry in Providence, RI, safely erases extrinsic stains. Better than over-the-counter toothpastes, strips, and rinses, in-office whitening effectively and quickly removes organic matter from within the enamel matrix. Your dentist uses a highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel, carefully applied all tooth surfaces, and then rinses the chemical off, leaving teeth white and bright. Most people see a difference of up to eight shades of color in just about one hour.

Plus, when you have your teeth whitened at Page Family Dentistry, you're assured that your teeth are:

- Healthy enough for whitening

- Treated safely

- Protected from the sensitivity retail products often cause

 

Keeping a white smile

To avoid further staining consider:

- Twice a day brushing

- Once daily flossing

- Limiting foods which are dark or acidic (acid softens enamel, making it more susceptible to stains)

- Drinking plenty of water every day to wash teeth and gums and to increase saliva

- Stopping all tobacco usage

 

Learn more

You don't have to settle for a dingy, dull smile. Find out how professional teeth whitening from Page Family Dentistry can rejuvenate your smile and your outlook, too. Come see us for a cosmetic dentistry consultation, won't you? Call (401) 421-9350.





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