Newington Dental Services
Regular dental visits are important for the entire family. By visiting Evergreen Dental Care every six months, you can safeguard your oral health and prevent dental issues from evolving. Our team of Dr. Liu and Dr. Harrison believe your wellbeing is paramount, so they use leading-edge technology such as digital x-rays and Intra-oral cameras to assess your health.
As part of your routine visit, our dentists in Newington, NH examine your teeth, gums, and bite. We involve you in the process by showing you what we see and answering your questions. Dental exams are the frontline for preventing common dental issues.
Our office is blessed with a team of skilled dental hygienists who truly care about our patients. Each hygienist focuses on the health of your gums and offers expert advice on how to improve brushing and flossing. If necessary, we may recommend a professional cleaning to remove any excess plaque missed through daily brushing.
Regularly hygiene visits prevent the formation of plaque, which could lead to decay, gum disease, or more serious health problems. In some instances, when gum disease is severe, our team may use scaling and root planing to restore you to optimal oral health. After these treatments, we continue to monitor your gums to prevent any issues from returning.
Did you know oral cancer is estimated to kill one person every hour, every day? However, early detection has shown to increase the survival rate by over 80%. This stresses the importance of annual oral cancer checks at the dentist.
Dr. Liu and Dr. Harrison make sure your oral cancer exam is both quick and painless. They use VELscope, a modern hand-held device that emits a blue light into your mouth. This light is sensitive to abnormal tissue changes in your mouth and on your tongue. This non-invasive device helps with early detection and diagnosis.
If you are experiencing any pain or unusual sores (that aren’t going away), then please contact us for a check-up.
Fluoride is an essential part of your teeth’s defense against tooth decay. This mineral helps make your teeth more resistant to acid from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. Unfortunately, some people (especially children) aren’t exposed to enough fluoride naturally, which could lead to severe decay.
At Evergreen Dental Care, we can help build up your fluoride level with a simple yet effective treatment. Your Newington dentists apply a fluoride gel or varnish to your teeth. This treatment contains more fluoride than traditional toothpaste or mouthwash. The renewed levels in the mouth will help your teeth fight off plaque and bad bacteria.
The teeth toward the back of your mouth can be difficult to clean due to the pits and fissures that make up the surface. The uneven surface makes it difficult to remove food debris that may have gotten into the various crevices on your tooth. If left untreated, the debris can cause bacteria to develop and more severe dental problems to take shape. Young children are particularly at risk.
Dental sealants are a wonderful preventive treatment for this issue. Sealants are made up of an invisible resin, which is applied to the surface of your tooth. The resin fills the gaps and crevices, making it easier to brush your teeth and preventing debris from becoming trapped. Sealants have proven to reduce tooth decay in children by more than 70% and are long-lasting.
We all want our smile to leave a positive impression; after all, it is the first thing people notice. With Zoom! Whitening, our dentists can brighten your smile by up to eight shades, removing stains caused by common foods and drinks.
The procedure can be completed in one convenient visit. First, Dr. Liu or Dr. Harrison clean your teeth and discuss the shade you would like to achieve. Next, they apply the Zoom! gel onto your teeth and use the special light to achieve the whitening effect. After the gel is removed, you will see an instant difference and gain a beautiful, stunning smile.
Your anterior teeth are located at the front of your mouth and can occasionally become chipped, broken, or misshapen. Cosmetic bonding uses a tooth-colored material to hide these defects and renew your smile. The color of the composite resin can be determined by you and is recommended to fit your natural tooth’s shade.
To begin with, the surface of your tooth is cleaned and “etched”. Then the resin is painted onto your tooth and a curing light used to harden the material. This process is repeated until the correct thickness is reached. Your tooth is then shaped to fit into your bite and polished for a beautiful finish. Dental bonding can be performed in a single visit.
Crowns are often used after a restorative procedure or when a portion of the tooth is missing due to decay. A dental crown is like a cap that is placed over the affected tooth and restores your smile. Most crowns are made of a composite material to reflect the color and look of your natural tooth.
At Evergreen Dental Care, our experts are able to design, create, and place your crown in one visit. How? By using CEREC® 3-D technology! First of all, your caring dentist uses the 3-D scanner to take a digital impression of your mouth. This data is then shared with the CAD/CAM software, which allows Dr. Liu or Dr. Harrison to design your crown using 3-D images. This data is then shared with the in-house milling machine and your crown is built.
The final step is to place the crown so it comfortably and precisely fits your bite. Once this is complete, you can enjoy having a fully functional bite and a beautiful smile.
We also offer dental bridges at our office to replace a missing tooth. In this treatment, the CEREC® machine allows us to make a trio of teeth, which hold the middle tooth into place. The two adjacent crowns anchor the artificial tooth for greater stability. Bridges can be supported even more so by dental implants.
Over the years, teeth can become stained, misshapen, chipped, or misaligned. This can leave you with low confidence or perhaps cause you to hide your smile. With the advances in modern technology that no longer needs to be the case! Porcelain veneers can change the color, shape, and alignment of your teeth – they can truly revolutionize your smile.
Veneers are thin shells made of a tooth-like material, porcelain. This material is durable and long-lasting, plus it looks great and doesn’t stain. The process for placing a veneer is simple. Your natural tooth is prepared and shaped while the veneers are constructed using CEREC®. Your Newington dentist then places and bonds the veneers over your old teeth for a beautiful finish.
Veneers can be adjusted to your specifications and can genuinely change your life.
Both adults and teens suffer from misaligned teeth, which can impact their confidence. You may be having the same issue but don’t like the idea of having metal and wires in your mouth for a few years. Well, we have good news! Invisalign® in Portsmouth
is a modern and effective alternative to braces.
Invisalign® uses clear aligners to gradually and painlessly move your teeth into their desired position. Our Portsmouth Invisalign® dentists first take a digital impression of your mouth and then shape your teeth using 3-D software. This allows you to see the results we can achieve before you start the course!
You will receive a set of new aligners every two weeks and can remove them for eating, drinking, and brushing. Each aligner is virtually invisible and moves your teeth into place gradually. The end result is a straight, healthy smile with minimal impact on your life!
Dr. Richard Liu is an authorized Fastbraces® provider. Fastbraces® are effective for misaligned, crowded, or spaced out teeth. They are much quicker than traditional braces and completely safe for teens and adults.
These modern braces move the root of your tooth into place so your entire tooth is pulled into the desired position. The triangular-shaped bracket offers more flexibility and comfort. Much like regular braces, Fastbraces® attach brackets to the surface of each tooth and are adjusted using a wire. However, this treatment can be completed in as little 120 days. This form of orthodontic care requires fewer dental visits and time in the chair.
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This dental procedure does exactly what the name implies; it is the act of sealing or filling a small hole in your tooth. These holes are normally caused by decay and if left untreated, can lead to a root canal.
The good news is that fillings can be performed in one visit and with very little discomfort. Your restorative dentists in Newington and Portsmouth take x-rays to see the extent of the damage. Then the area surrounding your tooth is numbed and the decayed area of the tooth is removed. The hole is sealed using a tooth-colored composite material, which tightly bonds to your tooth. This prevents any movement and makes the filling more durable.
At Evergreen Dental Care, we use white fillings to give both a restorative and cosmetic finish that benefits your health.
There are times when our doctors may recommend multiple procedures to restore the health of your smile. Perhaps you have suffered extreme trauma to the mouth or there is severe decay causing dental complications. Whatever care is needed, rest assured our team is here for you every step of the way.
In this circumstance, Dr. Liu or Dr. Harrison will explain the reason for each procedure and put together a treatment plan with you. This may include services such as dental implants, veneers, TMJ, etc. Each treatment will be carefully planned and taken at your pace over a number of dental visits.
As we get older, we may experience full or partial tooth loss. This can result in symptoms that affect your face structure, teeth, self-esteem, and overall health. With removable and implant dentures from Dr. Liu, this doesn’t need to be the case. All our dentures are custom-made and designed to fit your mouth comfortably.
Our dentists in Newington offer a number of denture options:
Immediate Dentures – These full dentures are removable and are normally the first set of dentures recommended.
Conventional Full Dentures – These permanent dentures act and look just like your natural teeth and are used when all your teeth are missing on the lower or upper arch.
Implant-supported Dentures – To improve stability and durability, the dentures are placed on top of dental implants.
Transitional Partial Dentures – Removable plastic dentures serving as a temporary tooth replacement.
Removable Partial Dentures – Metal-based dentures used as a replacement for missing teeth.
Dental implants provide a long-lasting and biocompatible approach to replacing missing teeth.
Implants can be used to restore one or multiple missing teeth. Each implant is composed of a titanium post inserted into the jaw bone. This post acts as your new tooth’s root and fuses with your bone for more stability. On top of the post is the abutment, which holds your artificial tooth or teeth – i.e. crown, bridge, or denture – in place.
Dr. Richard Liu has vast experience with implants and is an award-winning Prosthodontist. Our skilled dentist strategizes with the best specialists in the area depending on your treatment needs. He helps plan the best solution for you and works with your implant dentist to ensure you are cared for.
Many people experience regular headaches, jaw pain, neck pain, or clicking sounds when they eat but don’t realize it could be pointing to a serious issue. TMJ disorder refers to your temporomandibular joint, the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull. When this joint becomes inflamed or misaligned it can cause serious issues, which need to be addressed by a professional.
Orthopedic problems, genes, or severe trauma to your jaw can cause TMJ disorders (TMD). If left untreated it can have a real impact on your life. Dr. Liu and Dr. Harrison can help relieve the pain through minor orthodontics, dental bridges, mouth guards, or dietary tips. There are a number of conservative treatments available with the first step an examination at our office.
Although our main goal is always to preserve your natural teeth, our overall goal is to keep you healthy. Therefore, there may be instances when we recommend a tooth extraction. This may occur due to your tooth being badly damaged due to decay or trauma. A more common reason is when wisdom teeth become impacted, causing pain or further dental issues.
By consulting digital x-rays, our Newington dental team can assess how to extract the tooth. To begin the procedure, we clean and numb the area – we occasionally offer oral conscious sedation for more nervous patients. Our team uses anxiolysis to help calm nerves and help you relax during your treatment.
Our dentists next prepare the tooth for extraction and remove it in a gentle fashion. After the extraction, the area is kept clean with a sterile gauze and sutured if needed. Once you have recovered, we discuss the best course of action moving forward, which may include a dental implant or bridge.