The secret to a show-stopping smile? Porcelain veneers in Chesterland, OH

You deserve to have a great-looking smile for life. All cosmetic treatments at Chesterland Family Dental Care are built on a foundation of oral health. That health is achieved with routine exams and professional cleanings at our office. Led by Dr. Brianne (“Dr. Bri”) Fratantonio, our dental team assesses that your teeth and gums are in excellent “working order” before recommending elective procedures. Porcelain veneers in Chesterland, OH, at our friendly “neighborhood” dental practice are one of the most versatile ways to dramatically enhance the appearance of your smile.

Porcelain veneers

Over time, gaps and other spacing issues may arise. Teeth may become chipped or cracked. Some discoloration isn’t responsive to professional whitening treatments. Perhaps, an oddly shaped tooth has always bothered you. Maybe, wear and tear have caused a tooth to look overly “short.” These and other conditions may be corrected with porcelain veneers.

Also known as “indirect” veneers and dental laminates, these thin layers of porcelain are placed over the front surfaces of the teeth that are visible when you smile. Once bonded or “fixed” to the natural teeth, gaps, chips, and other imperfections are disguised. To assure that the dental porcelain looks natural and fits well over your teeth, a sliver of natural enamel is removed. Modern veneers are ultra-thin (about the width of a fingernail or contact lens). So, minimal tooth reduction is required to preserve the maximum natural structure.

Dental porcelain is perfectly color-matched to blend in with the surrounding teeth. This material also produces a lifelike result; it mimics many of the characteristics of tooth enamel such as its translucence. Veneers are also fabricated from an impression or mold of your prepared natural teeth. A temporary veneer may be placed to protect your teeth while the permanent veneer is made in a lab. The entire process usually requires a couple of visits.

Composite resin veneers

Chesterland Family Dental Care, patients have options to improve their smiles. Also known as “direct” veneers or dental bonding, composite veneers are made from a type of dental resin that is color-matched to your teeth. It can correct the same conditions that porcelain veneers are designed to correct. Your dentist will place this pliable material directly on the surfaces of your natural teeth. Bonding preserves the natural tooth structure. So, they are also “no-prep” veneers. Once placed on the teeth, the resin is expertly shaped to cover up flaws. The material is then bonded to secure it to the teeth. In this manner, composite resin replicates natural enamel.

Learn more about Porcelain Veneers and other advanced dental care technologies

Call (440) 491-4001 to schedule an appointment

There are advantages and disadvantages associated with each option. Schedule your evaluation at the Chesterland office, serving Hunting Valley, Gates Mills, Chardon, Munson, Kirtland, Russell, Chagrin Falls, Novelty, Mayfield, and the surrounding area. Call (440) 491-4001.

Brianne R. Fratantonio, MA, DMD
Nicholas R. Fratantonio, DDS, FAGD
Trudy Amstadt, DDS

Brianne R. Fratantonio, MA, DMD, earned her dental degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and her Bachelor of Science and Masters in Biology from John Carroll University. She is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Ohio Dental Association (ODA), American Academy of Facial Esthetics, Straight Wire Orthodontic Studies, Engel Institute of Dental Implants, and Dental XP Externship. She is passionate about providing general dentistry services and building lasting patient relationships.

Nicholas R. Fratantonio, DDS, FAGD, received his postgraduate training at Case Western Reserve University Dental School. He is a member of the ADA, ODA, Northeast Ohio Dental Society, International Association of Orthodontics, American Orthodontic Society, American Association of Functional Orthodontics, and International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Past President of the Northeastern Ohio Neuromuscular Study Club.

Trudy Amstadt, DDS, is a graduate of the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. She has followed advanced courses in cosmetic dentistry, dentures, crowns and bridges, occlusion, and neuromuscular dentistry. She has memberships with the American Dental Society, ODA, GCDS0, and various study clubs.