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If you’ve always dreamed of a that bright, flashing Hollywood smile in Hampton, NH, it may be a good time to contact Dr. Neelima Ravi cosmetic dentistry at Oceanside Family Dental clinic. Dr. Ravi will show you that getting your perfect smile isn’t impossible. In fact, it’s probably much easier than you think.

Oceanside Family Dental offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry services that can help you get the smile of your dreams. Cosmetic dentistry refers to procedures meant to improve the appearance of teeth rather than restoration, repair or treatment of tooth decay. People who have chipped teeth, misshapen teeth, stained teeth or other such appearance issues can consider any of a number of options ranging from simple whitening procedures to veneers and even implants.

Your Hampton dentists offer a number of these services, including but not limited to:

Whitening – a procedure during which the dentist applies a bleaching or whitening agent directly to the teeth. This is a non-invasive procedure that can be done in office or at home. Prescription whiteners will be more effective than over-the-counter whiteners.

Bonding – in a bonding procedure, your dentist will use a resin type tooth colored material to fill minor gaps and/or repair minor flaws such as chips. This is done in office and is not invasive.

Contouring or reshaping – in this procedure your dentist will fix chipped or flawed teeth by carefully removing a tiny bit of tooth enamel from a tooth or several teeth. This can be done to even up teeth or remove small flaws to improve your smile.

Veneers – Veneers are ultra-thin tooth colored covers that your dentist designs specifically for your needs. The dentist will remove a very thin layer of enamel, then apply each veneer permanently to the front of each tooth. Veneers can last for many years before they need to be replaced.

If you are seeking that perfect smile or are looking for a qualified, caring dentist in the Hampton, NH area, call Oceanside Family Dental at (603) 926-1551.

By Oceanside Family Dental
January 28, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out which cosmetic procedure in Hampton, NH can improve your smile.

When you are dealing with tooth loss, the first thing you want to do is seek treatment. Let your Hampton, NH dentists at Oceanside Family Dental take the guesswork out of what tooth replacement option is the best for you. Find out what makes dental implants and dental implantsbridges different, and which one might be best for your smile.

About Dental Implants

Dental implants are small titanium screws that your Hampton cosmetic dentist will place into a drilled hole in the jawbone to act like a tooth root. The implant consists of three different parts: the metal post, an abutment (which connects the implant to the artificial tooth), and the dental crown.

What tends to make dental implants so popular is they function and look just like a real tooth. Furthermore, because the implant is embedded into the jawbone where the bone and tissue fuse with the implant over time, the metal post becomes a permanent part of your mouth.

Implants also prevent bone loss by providing the stimulation your jaw needs to stay healthy. This also prevents changes to the density and volume of your jawbone that can result in sunken, sagging cheeks.

However, dental implants aren’t the fastest option or the least expensive. Since implants are designed to last a lifetime, they will cost more than dental bridges or dentures. Treatment will take several months to complete. You must also be in good health, free of chronic illnesses, and have good oral hygiene.

About Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are made up of two dental crowns (which fit over a tooth on either side of the gap where the missing tooth once was) with an artificial tooth in between them. They are designed to replace one or more missing teeth.

Dental bridges tend to be a faster and more economical approach to replace one or more missing teeth. Getting a dental bridge only requires two visits to your Hampton dentist. Healthy neighboring teeth will be shaved down so the dental crowns can be placed over them. These teeth will serve as anchors to hold your bridge in place. Since the same extensive treatment doesn’t go into preparing and applying your bridge, you won’t spend as much money as you would with implants.

However, dental bridges aren’t designed to last forever. On average, they may last anywhere from five to 15 years. How long they last will depend on how well you care for your teeth, but you may have to see your Hampton dentist more often for adjustments or repairs to your restoration.

Dealing with tooth loss? Interested in finding out more about these cosmetic procedures? Then pick up the phone and call the Hampton, NH dentists at Oceanside Family Dental today.

By Oceanside Family Dental
November 10, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Cosmetic Dentist  

Do you cover your mouth in public when you smile or laugh? Are the teeth in your "smile zone" cracked, chipped or discolored from food, drink or smoking? Wouldn't you like your smile aesthetics to match your good oral health and your personality?Cosmetic Dentist

Hampton cosmetic dentistry specialists, Dr. Neelima Ravi , understand that you desire the self-confidence a beautiful smile brings. So, they offer a range of cosmetic dental services to deliver a bright, even smile that will shine for years.

Smile Makeovers

Changing how your teeth and gums appear can be a simple or complex process. It all depends on what you and your Hampton cosmetic dentist decide to do. As part of an oral exam, x-rays and other imaging, your consultation will give you a good idea of how your smile can really improve.

You will choose from a list of appropriate services--ones that fit your budget, that are appropriate for your mouth and that can achieve the smile goal you and your dentist envision. However, rest assured that no matter the treatment, your Hampton cosmetic dentistry will be comfortable and effective. You'll be pleased to show off your new smile.

Cosmetic Dental Services

Dr. Neelima Ravi is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Both dentists are experts in the latest cosmetic dental services. The doctors and their professional team offer the following treatments in their comfortable dental office.

Cosmetic Bonding. Using a composite resin made of acrylic and glass, your Hampton cosmetic dentist seamlessly fills small chips, gaps and cracks and also smooths teeth that are uneven in size and shape. Artfully applied and hardened with special curing light, cosmetic bonding materials match tooth color and texture for a wonderfully refurbished smile.

Teeth Whitening. Oceanside Family Dental offers both in-office and take-home versions of Zoom! teeth whitening. Using professional strength hydrogen peroxide gel, Zoom! safely whitens tooth enamel stained by food, beverages and smoking. Color is improved by several shades.

Cosmetic Fillings. Instead of dark, metal fillings, the dentists offer tooth-colored fillings for cavity restoration that looks natural and is super strong. After removing decay, the dentist fills the tooth with a lifelike resin that bonds right to existing tooth structure.

Porcelain Veneers. Also called laminates, veneers are tooth-shaped covers of fine dental ceramic. Custom-made for shape and color that is appropriate to facial appearance, permanent veneers require minimal enamel preparation and are securely bonded to the front side of one or more teeth marred by imperfections.

Explore Your Options

Take advantage of one or more the wonderful cosmetic dentistry services in Hampton's Oceanside Family Dental. The staff will work with you to improve the look, feel and function of your smile so you'll be proud to show it off. Call today for a consultation: (603) 926-1551.




By Oceanside Family Dental
July 10, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Sealants  

Are you doing enough to help your children avoid cavities? While brushing and flossing are two very important steps towards dental health, the truth is that brushing and flossing alone may not be enough to avoid a trip to your child's dentist at Oceanside Family Dental Childs Teethin Hampton, NH. Thankfully, there is another important step you can take to protect your children's teeth: dental sealants.

What is Dental Sealant?

Dental sealant is a thin plastic substance which is painted onto the teeth to protect against cavities. They work by creating a protective barrier between the teeth and any bacteria or food particles. As long as the food particles and bacteria cannot reach the teeth, your children's teeth cannot get cavities.

What Benefits Do Dental Sealants Offer?

Dental sealants are safe, easy and effective. The procedure takes very little time and the sealants can last for several years before they have to be redone. The sealants are also inconspicuous - you can't feel or see them at all. Best of all, dental sealants save your family time, money and hassle since your children won't have to visit their dentist at Oceanside Family Dental in Hampton, NH for fillings.

Should My Child Get Dental Sealants?

Whether or not your child needs dental sealants is a decision that only you and your child's dentist at Oceanside Family Dental in Hampton, NH can answer. If your child frequently gets cavities, however, he or she may be a good candidate. Talk to your child's dentist to discuss the pros and cons and to figure out if dental sealants may be right for your family.

While treating cavities is generally a fairly easy and straightforward process, nothing beats preventing them in the first place. With dental sealants from Oceanside Family Dental, you can do just that. Call and talk to your Hampton, NH dentist about the procedure today.

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Oceanside Family Dental
421 Lafayette Road
Hampton, NH 03842
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