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Saturday, 11 February 2017 22:17

Service Areas

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Dental by Design is in Newington, New Hampshire. Just a few minutes away from Portsmouth and close to the Maine border. We have a large client base in southern Maine as well as New Hampshire. If you live in the following communities, Dental by Design is a great choice for you!

 

Exeter, NH

Dover, NH

Hampton Beach, NH

Newmarket, NH

Rochester, NH

Rye, NH

Eliot, ME

Kittery, ME

South Berwick, ME

York, ME

 

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 17:34

Referral Program

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Care to Share!

 

Refer Dental by Design and receive the following...

  • $100 IN OFFICE CREDIT for one patient referral.
  • FREE SONICARE FLEXCARE TOOTHBRUSH for 2 patient referrals.
  • FREE ZOOM TEETH WHITENING for 3 patient referrals.

Call us for more information! (603) 431-4601

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 21:05

Testimonials 2

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016 21:04

Cosmetic Dentistry Services in New Hampshire

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We provide a full range of cosmetic dentistry services – in a relaxed and welcoming environment. We use the latest in dental technology and procedures. It’s very important that you are comfortable during your visit. And, most important – you deserve great results. Below is a list of cosmetic dentistry services offered. Please call if you have any questions at all – we’re here to serve you, and give you the best possible experience – while creating your best possible smile.

  • Tooth Bonding/White Fillings

  • Dental Bridges

  • Dental Crowns

  • Tooth Whitening & Bleaching

  • Dental Inlays/Onlays/Partial Bridges

  • Crown Lengthening

  • Porcelain Veneers

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 21:02

Tooth Bonding/White Fillings

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Bonding/White Fillings

At DENTAL by DESIGN, we offer tooth bonding and white fillings as a cosmetic option. A bonding is a composite resin that is used as an alternative to amalgams and veneers.  This is an excellent cosmetic option for those patients who do not want the look of silver in their mouths and do not want the expense of veneers.  Bondings can be used on teeth that are decayed, cracked, or stained.

Procedure

The bonding procedure is usually completed in one visit.  The first step is to remove the decayed or unsightly portion of the tooth.  The tooth is then etched with a liquid or gel and a bonding agent is then applied.  This will allow the composite resin to be placed in the prepared tooth.  The resin is then trimmed and polished, leaving you with a beautifully sculpted, natural-looking restoration.

Bonding Durability

Although composite resins are cosmetically pleasing and easily placed, their durability is not as strong as other types of restorations.  These resins typically last from 4-7 years before they begin to chip and wear away.  When this happens, the restoration will need to be replaced.

Portsmouth Cosmetic dentist Dr. Dimitris Zourdos will ensure that your tooth bonding and white fillings are done correctly and last for many years.

Contact Dr. Zourdos now and arrange a consultation.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 21:01

Porcelain Veneers

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Porcelain Veneers

Are you considering porcelain veneers? Apart from our welcoming and well trained staff, our seacoast dentist office is equipped with leading edge CEREC technology, giving you the following advantages:

  • Only 1 Visit to Apply Veneers (mostly)

  • Hi-Tech Precision Equipment

  • Bright White Finish

  • Can Give You a Whole New Look

A porcelain veneer made through a traditional dentist office usually requires you to go to the dentist office for two or more visits. At NH Dental Design we offer the CEREC, one visit, dentistry process.


The CEREC process eliminates you having to come back for the second visit in most cases
 because the CEREC equipment resides in our New Hampshire dental office, and we use the CEREC equipment to work on your porcelain veneer while you wait.

Given this new process, here are some advantages of this CEREC Porcelain Veneer technology for patients over traditional dentistry:

  • The patient only needs one visit instead of two or more, saving time and money.

  • The computer-aided design ensures an exact fit eliminating biting problems and return visits.

  • The patient does not have the cost and bother of a temporary Porcelain Veneer.

  • The patient reduces the number of times that they have to use sedation.

Despite all these advantages, many dentists have not embraced this technology for a number of reasons including the cost of obtaining the equipment, and the time needed for the training. The challenge is finding a dentist who has the CEREC equipment, and experience necessary for successful results. Dentists using CEREC must obtain additional training to obtain the results that are possible with the technology.

Dr. Zourdos has been using CEREC technology to make porcelain veneers for many years because of the convenience and results that he can achieve for his patients in one dental visit.

Contact Dr. Zourdos now and arrange a consultation to put the CEREC technology to work for you.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 20:59

Dental Implants

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New Dental Implants

Dental implants are becoming more popular in today’s dental society for a number of reasons.  Implants are utilized to offer patients a foundation for new restorative teeth where natural teeth are missing or have been extracted.  The implant offers the patient the opportunity to regain normal function of the tooth without being forced to resort to a bridge or a denture.

 

Benefits

  • The implant will osseointegrate (bond) with the existing bone.

  • The new implant will support your teeth firmly and safely.

  • Your new implants are aesthetically pleasing.

  • You will no longer have pain during talking or eating.

  • The dental implant will prevent progressive bone atrophy.

  • Implants have a proven scientific basis.

Procedure

The tooth structure has two main sections, the root and the crown.  The root is the section of the tooth that is below the gumline.  A dental implant acts as the restorative for this section of the tooth.  The metal implant acts as an anchor in the jawbone. The first step of the procedure is surgical placement of the implant.  Under regular dental anesthetic, the gum tissue is opened and the dentist places the implant into the jawbone.  When this is achieved, the tissue is then sutured closed.  There is not often significant discomfort with this procedure.  This process can take from 1-3 hours depending on the number of implants being placed.

This implant will be left untreated for a period of 3-6 months. During this time, the bone will grow around the implant in a process called osseointegration.  A removable crown may be utilized during this time period to allow for chewing and to preserve the cosmetic appearance..

The next step in the process is to attach an abutment to the tooth.  This is achieved by exposing the top of the implant and placing the abutment.  This is the part of the implant that will support the final crown.

Finally, an impression is taken of the implant and a final restoration is crafted.  This restoration will be comfortable and cosmetically pleasing.  Your completed implant will be fully functional, allowing you to resume normal activities.

Overdentures

An Overdenture can be a great alternative to dentures because it helps to eliminate many of the problems that denture wearers experience such as loose, ill fitting dentures that move or fall out when patients are eating or talking. If you lose most or all of your lower teeth there is nothing to hold a denture down while you chew. An overdenture fastens a denture to the jawbone much in the way natural teeth are anchored.

 

Benefits

  • Esthetic appeal

  • Proper jaw alignment

  • Improved speech (when compared to other types of dentures)

  • Improved ability to chew

To learn more about Overdentures click here.

If you are interested in Overdentures ask Dr Zourdos if this is the best alternative for you.

To set up an appointment with Dr. Zourdos-please call us at (603) 431-4601.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016 20:58

Dental Bridges

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Dental Bridges

At DENTAL by DESIGN, we offer dental bridges as a cosmetic and functional solution. A bridge is one of the few options that you have when deciding how to deal with a missing tooth or teeth.  The replacement of these missing teeth is necessary in order to maintain the proper mouth functions.  Tooth loss can affect the way you eat, speak, and the alignment of other teeth in your mouth.

Types of Bridges

A bridge, by definition, is a link or connection between two permanent structures.  A dental bridge is very similar in that it attaches the restorative teeth (bridge) to the natural teeth on either side of the gap.  This bridge acts as your new teeth, closing the gap and restoring your smile. Bridges are often constructed of gold or metal foundations with porcelain fused to the foundation.  This ensures that the bridge will support the normal functions of the mouth.

There are Three Types of Bridges:

  • Traditional bridges involve creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic in between. Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge and are made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.

  • Cantilever bridges are used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth.

  • Maryland bonded bridges (also called a resin-bonded bridge or a Maryland bridge) are made of porcelain teeth and gums supported by a metal framework. Metal wings on each side of the bridge are bonded to your existing teeth.

Procedure

The procedure begins with preparation of the natural teeth, or abutments.  We will shape the abutment teeth so that the ends of the bridge will fit comfortably on each one.  The next step is to take an impression of the area.  This impression will be sent to our lab where your new restoration will be crafted.  While this new tooth is created, we will provide you with a temporary restoration.  Our temporary restorations will resemble your natural teeth so that you can continue with your daily life without worrying about a missing or unattractive tooth. During your second visit to the office, we will proceed with the placement of your final restoration.  This bridge will be fitted comfortably into the mouth. We will make every effort to ensure that the new bridge feels exactly like your natural teeth.  The final step in the process is to cement the bridge into your mouth, leaving you with a beautifully restored smile.

 

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 20:56

Dental Crowns

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Cerec Crowns

Are you considering crowns? At DENTAL by DESIGN, we offer many options for dental crowns. As we get a little older, our teeth begin to change and are prone to decay. There are many possible reasons for this change in your smile.  These reasons can include bruxism(teeth grinding), general decay, cracked fillings, root canals, and many others.  If your tooth is beyond repair with a filling material, we may recommend that the best viable option to save the tooth is a full crown.   The reasons for this type of restoration in a badly damaged tooth are durability, cosmetic appearance, and overall support of the chewing function. Apart from our welcoming and well trained staff, our Boston dentist office is equipped with leading edge CEREC technology, giving you the following advantages:

  • The patient only needs one visit instead of two or more, saving time and money

  • The computer-aided design ensures an exact fit eliminating biting problems or return visits

  • The patient does not have the cost and bother of a temporary crown

  • Reduces visits means reduced exposure to anesthesia

  • The CEREC crowns are made out of ceramic, use no metal and are esthetically pleasing

Types of Crowns:

If we decide that you are in need of a full crown, there are a few different options for the repair of your tooth.  These options include a full porcelain crown, a porcelain fused to metal or gold crown, or a full gold crown.  Together, we will make the determination as to which of these options is the most appropriate for your situation. You can be comfortable in knowing that your new tooth will be virtually unnoticeable and will flawlessly complement the rest of your smile.

A crown made through a traditional dentist office usually requires you to go to the dentist office for two or more visits. At NH Dental Design we offer the CEREC, one visit, dentistry process.

The CEREC process eliminates you having to come back for the second visit in most cases because the CEREC equipment resides in our Boston dental office, and we use the CEREC equipment to work on your porcelain veneer while you wait.

Despite all these advantages, many dentists have not embraced this technology for a number of reasons including the cost of obtaining the equipment, and the time needed for the training. The challenge is finding a dentist who has the CEREC equipment, and experience necessary for successful results. Dentists using CEREC must obtain additional training to obtain the results that are possible with the technology.

Dr. Zourdos has been using CEREC technology to make porcelain veneers for many years because of the convenience and results that he can achieve for his patients in one dental visit.

Contact Dr. Zourdos now (603) 431-4601 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and arrange a consultation to put the CEREC technology to work for you.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 20:54

Teeth Whitening & Bleaching

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Tooth Whitening & Bleaching

At DENTAL by DESIGN, we offer a number of tooth whitening and bleaching options. Over time, our teeth tend to become discolored or stained.  This is inevitable and can be caused by smoking, coffee, or any other foods. However, with the range of tooth restoration options available-a beautiful smile is a possibility for all.  DENTAL by DESIGN offers a safe, inexpensive solution to whiten your teeth.  There are a number of very simple whitening procedures that can be completed in a relatively short period of time. We offer many restoration options such as tooth bleaching, and the Zoom whitening system, a 1 hour whitening procedure. Because of his reputation for whitening teeth, Dr. Zourdos has been affectionately referred to as the “extreme makeover” dentist.

 

Procedure

The first step in the whitening process is impressions.  We will take full impressions of your upper and lower teeth.  These impressions will be made into custom bleaching trays.  The trays will fit onto your teeth perfectly so there is a small possibility of gum damage from the bleaching solution. The second step is to place the bleaching solution in the trays and wear them for a few hours a day.  Within 7-10 days, you will see a significant improvement in the color of your teeth.  Your smile will look brighter and younger.  We will take before and after photos so that you will be able to compare the amazing transformation. Bleaching only works on natural teeth and may not be effective in all cases.  We will inform you as to the potential whitening for your specific situation.

The Zoom system is an in-office tooth whitening procedure utilizes a 25 percent hydrogen peroxide gel combined with Zoom’s small but not significant amounts of UVB (ultra-violet) light.

Once the gel is applied to the teeth the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp, helps accelerate the bleaching process. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to bleach the stained substances, leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged.

Zoom Advanced

Typically, the hydrogen peroxide gel is applied three times, at intervals of 15 minutes. Immediately after the applications, a sensitivity-reducing fluoride paste-gel is applied to the teeth.

To learn more about the Zoom 1-hour tooth whitening system advantages and considerations  click here.

To see our Tooth Whitening Special Offer click here.

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