Reconstruction & Cosmetic Dentistry in Hanover, NH
Restore your smile’s function and beauty.
Give Your Smile a Second Chance
A beautiful, healthy smile speaks volumes for a patient’s confidence. When we perform cosmetic dentistry for our patients, we witness a dramatic change in their confidence and see their personalities truly shine. Also, this genre of dentistry improves patients’ function, allowing them to eat, chew, and speak without being in pain.
At Lyme Road Dental, our reconstruction and cosmetic dentistry services in Hanover include:
‘‘My teeth aren’t just beautiful, they don’t hurt anymore.’’
- H.B., Actual Patient
It’s normal for teeth to discolor over time. This is because of the life choices we make, especially with what we eat (coffee, tea, staining foods, etc.). It’s easy to brighten your smile with professional teeth whitening.
At Lyme Road Dental, we use custom whitening trays, which are designed to fit your teeth perfectly and brighten every contour of your smile. In the end, you’ll have a brighter smile proud to show off.
Fillings are needed when a tooth has tooth decay or a cavity. With metal-free fillings, we can restore your tooth’s function while the material blends with your smile. We’ll make sure your fillings are smooth, look natural, and last for a long time.
Inlays and Onlays are needed when a filling is not enough to stop tooth decay. They’re a conservative solution for teeth that are fractured or cracked, but not severe enough for a crown.
Inlays: Inlays are similar to fillings, but slightly larger. They take care of decay that has spread within the cusp of a tooth.
Onlays: If decay has spread beyond the cusp of the tooth, onlays are needed.
An advantage of inlays and onlays is tooth stability; they don’t expand like fillings and they provide a natural-looking restoration.
Crowns: A crown is needed when a tooth is severely fractured or decayed. It involves two appointments with one of our dentists; the first appointment involves preparing the tooth, taking an impression of the tooth, and fabricating the provisional crown. We will then send that impression to our highly skilled lab to craft your personalized crown. During the second appointment, we’ll place your permanent crown and you’ll experience a beautiful, functioning tooth.
Bridges: Missing teeth? A bridge is an excellent option for those who are not a candidate for dental implants. It involves multiple crowns attached together to fill in the space of the missing teeth. They are bonded to the neighboring teeth, look natural, and are unnoticeable to others.
Veneers are thin, durable shells bonded to the front of teeth to create an aesthetically-pleasing look. Veneers can be used for:
- Crooked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Severely discolored or stained teeth
- Teeth that are too small or large
- Unwanted or uneven spaces
- Worn or chipped teeth
Veneers are a popular cosmetic procedure among patients because the results look amazing. Too good to be true? Check out our smile gallery to see how we’ve changed our patients’ lives with porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dentistry methods.
Smile design combines the science of dentistry with an artistic touch to craft the smile of your dreams. Depending on your smile goals, the smile design process involves one or multiple procedures to help restore your smile’s function and beauty.
- Eye color
- Facial features
- Skin color
- And so much more
Partnering with you, one of our dentists in Hanover will create a mockup of your new smile and will adjust it based on your feedback. In the end, you’ll have the smile of your dreams, truly unique to you.
Every smile is unique with different needs. If dental implants and bridges are not an option for you, dentures may be the right choice. Dentures are removable appliances but provide the look and function of natural teeth. At Lyme Road Dental, we offer:
- Partial Dentures: Needed when only a few teeth are missing
- Full Dentures: Needed when a full arch has missing teeth
We’ll sit down with you and discuss the pros and cons of each denture method.
Implants are the premier solution to replace missing teeth. Why?
- You can eat your favorite foods – pain-free
- It’s easier to speak clearly without slurring or mumbling your words
- Implants stop jawbone deterioration and the process of getting a facial “sunken” look
- You can smile and laugh with confidence without hesitation
- Dental implants can last a lifetime with the proper care
We place AND restore implants under one roof!
The implant process involves placing a post within the jawbone. Normally, you would need to see a specialist for this surgery. However, Dr. Melkers received the training and experience to place implants right in the office, allowing you to see the same dentist from start to finish.
Once the post fuses with the jawbone, the abutment is screwed on and a crown is placed. In the end, you’ll have a beautiful, functioning smile – free from missing teeth.