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06/24/2014
By: Marthaa968@yahoo.com J.
Vachon Dental
I had a great visit with Vachon Dental today for my cleaning! During the cleaning they discovered that I needed a small filling done and they were able to do it right away. I was a little nervous because I've never had a filling but they answered all my questions and made me feel very comfortable! I also had a small chip on my front tooth that the doctor fixed for me very quickly! He made sure that it was to my liking and offered to do more work on it until it looked how I wanted it to look. My appointment was just under an hour which was perfect because I was heading to work afterwards. Overall, great experience. I would definitely recommend Vachon Dental to anybody in need of a trustworthy Dentist!
12/24/2013
By: brudyy58
Vachon Dental
I am always pleased with the service and the staff every time I go To Dr. Vachon for any procedure I am always treated with a lot of respect. I don't feel any discomfort. also the staff is very courteous and makes me feel always very comfortable. Both Doctors are very kind and professional. I have known Dr. Vachon for 11 years since I moved from Connecticut. I always think very highly of the all group. I am looking forward to many years with their service. I wish a very Happy Good Year to everybody, the doctors and the all staff. Thanks to everyone. I am looking forward to the next appointment.
02/18/2014
By: lgabriel399
Vachon Dental
I came fnnual visior a semi-at, and had also made an appointment to check out a problem immediately following. I also had developed pain in another area of my mouth. Both of those areas were checked, minor correction to one area rendered, and possibilities for the other area raised and education provided. I was not charged for the second consultation time. Both Drs. Vachon were involved in that consult. They both demonstrate customer service and professionalism.
12/12/2013
By: Alberr120@yahoo.com B.
Vachon Dental
I have been a patient of Dr. Vachon for over 20 years. I have referred several of my friends and family to his practice because I have ALWAYS been more than satisfied with his care. His staff is always friendly and accommodating. I've never had to wait more than 5 minutes for any appointment including emergency appointments!! The office and equipment is always spotless which is important to me.
03/10/2014
By: catlovr1989
Vachon Dental
It's refreshing to find a dental practice that is both professional and personable. It's like visiting with family. They make you feel comfortable and always ask how things are going in your life. It's a pleasant experience and most of all, my teenagers enjoy it as well. They say, "The staff is nice". Thank you from our family to yours.
12/13/2013
By: madam253
Vachon Dental
I just moved to Manchester and could not have asked for a more friendly and courteous dental office for my children to be seen at. They were very helpful and great at making both of my children comfortable with their visit. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a dentist in the area.
03/07/2014
By: Luxurycars51@yahoo.com B.
Vachon Dental
They makes me feel like I'm family when I walk in. I also noticed everyone in the office who walks by always smiles and says hi like I'm stopping by for a cup of coffee. Dr. Vachon (Rick) is an old friend and has taken very good care of my teeth for years. My smile is thanks to him!
08/14/2014
By: Neal L.
Vachon Dental
My hygienist did such a great job gently cleaning 10+ years of gunk off my teeth! I was comfortable, even though nervous and she really helped me feel OK. Dr. Vachon was also friendly and explained things well. Really great experience, defiantly won't wait another 10 years~!
01/30/2014
By: Michal L.
Vachon Dental
It is always a pleasure to have my check up here. All of you are always very pleasant. I do not have to wait and I am out of here in no time. Thanks for the Christmas give away. I am already using the mug. Nice to see all the excitement for the coming of Joanah. Take care.
08/04/2014
By: Raul L.
Vachon Dental
It is always a very comfortable experience at Vachon Dental. My entire family goes here and we are impressed at the professionalism and patience with our children. Thank you to everyone at Vachon Dental. The staff is always professional and does a superior job!
Tips & Advices
Depending on the circumstances, there might not be a safe or effective alternative to dental implants that would not impact your health and quality of life. This is because healthy teeth are essential for maintaining a balanced diet and proper nutrition. In the case of a single tooth damaged from a cavity or infection, a dentist might opt to perform a root canal procedure to remove the infection while preserving the tooth itself. However, this operation often still requires replacing the top of the tooth with an implant known as a crown. In general, the best alternative to implants is preventing the need for them through proper oral hygiene. Regular brushing and flossing helps prevent tooth decay that can eventually lead to loss of teeth and other dental problems.
Start by looking into what is and is not covered under your health or dental insurance to understand and estimate costs. Then work with your primary dental care provider to understand treatment options and get recommendations for practitioners. You may also research oral and maxillofacial practices online.
Coverage of implant procedures varies depending on the specifics of your health or dental insurance. It may also depend on whether or not the implants are considered medically necessary as opposed to being an elective or cosmetic procedure. If you are a member of a Medicare health plan, most elective dental procedures are not covered. Medicare may cover some costs for procedures that involve dental surgery, like reconstruction of the jaw following an accidental injury or emergency surgery. Check with your health plan provider for information on how dental implant services are covered.
Full recovery from an implant procedure can take several weeks or months. Assuming the surgery is completed without any serious complications, patients are usually sent home within a day to recover. For the first day or two after surgery, patients are advised not to disturb the implant site or perform any kind of strenuous physical labor. Gauze pads will need to be periodically replaced to control bleeding for the first day or two. Pain medication to reduce discomfort and swelling is also prescribed for at least the first two weeks. Doctors will advise patients to avoid hard food, hot food or liquid, or use of a straw for the first days after the procedure. The best foods are purees and soups that require minimal chewing and can be eaten with a spoon. Patients may also need to rinse implant sites for a few days after surgery. Follow-up appointments within the first few weeks are often required to ensure recovery is progressing.
Those who perform dental implant procedures are known as oral and maxillofacial surgeons. These physicians are generally certified as a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) as well as one or more special degrees for dental surgery or osteopathic medicine. Becoming a dental surgeon requires at least 12 years of academic and professional training in the United States, and requires certification with the state medical board. A general dentist with specific training in implantology can perform implant surgery, as well as certain specialists:
  • Prosthodontist – specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgeon – specializes in dental surgery
  • Periodontist – specializes in periodontal (gum) disease

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