When it comes to your smile, even with proper dental hygiene, your teeth can lose that white, shining glow they once had. If you notice that your smile has dimmed and you seek answers about how to reverse this, porcelain dental veneers may be the answer you have been seeking. With dental veneers offered by the dentists at Chesterland Family Dental Care in Chesterland, OH, you have a solid and comfortable solution to retaining that bright white smile.
As we age, our smiles tend to lose that youthful shine. Porcelain dental veneers are a great option available to patients for restoring that lost glow. Dr. Brianne Fratantonio and her associates specialize in transforming smiles through various cosmetic dental options, including veneers that patients have come to love. Porcelain veneers are not just an excellent option for younger individuals. They are a fantastic option for seniors too.
Many believe that the only option available for revitalizing their smile is through the use of dentures when teeth have fallen out or had to be extracted. That could not be further from the truth. Many available cosmetic dental options are pretty suitable, including porcelain dental veneers. As dental technology continues to evolve, more options are becoming available for tooth restoration and correction in both functionality and aesthetic appearance.
As we age, our teeth can begin to become more brittle and sensitive for several reasons. Some of these reasons include a lack of calcium, pregnancy, and diet. Teeth that become brittle are at risk for several dental issues, including becoming chipped, cracked, or even broken. If this occurs, don’t panic. These teeth can be saved and do not need to be extracted and replaced with dentures. Instead, ask your dentist about the possibility of porcelain veneers. Not only are veneers a much more comfortable option than dentures due to putting less stress on the gums, but they are less costly, take less time to put into place, and require no surgical procedures either.
Many people have heard the term “veneer” but may not know what they are and how it can benefit the patient. Porcelain veneers are a common restoration technique used by dentists. Veneers are a great choice due to their versatility and ability to correct a wide range of dental issues, including their ability to:
Now let us talk about what a porcelain veneer is and how it is applied. A porcelain veneer is a wafer-thin shell made of dental-grade porcelain. They are shaped to mimic a tooth’s appearance and are adhered to the front of your existing tooth or teeth. Porcelain veneers are manufactured to be highly durable and to strengthen the functionality of your tooth. You will need to speak to your dentist to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure as veneers require healthy teeth and have a strong structure. That is determined through a simple dental examination.
Veneers are great options for the elderly due to the nature of how they are applied. There is no cutting or any other invasive surgical element involved. In most cases, no anesthesia is required. Your dentist will need to prepare any tooth receiving a veneer by gently grinding off a thin layer of the tooth’s enamel. During this primary appointment, you will receive a temporary veneer while your permanent veneers are being prepared off-site in a lab. This temporary veneer is essential in protecting your tooth while this process takes place. Once your veneer is ready, you will come to your follow-up appointment. The temporary veneer will be gently removed. The permanent veneer is then put into place using a dental adhesive. You will receive some instructions from your dentist about how you need to care for your veneers specifically.
Receiving your porcelain dental veneer is a simple and, overall, gentle process. That is what makes it an excellent choice for the elderly who are not wanting to go the route of dentures. If you are ready to restore your smile and upgrade to the smile you know you deserve, reach out to Dr. Brianne Fratantonio and her team at Chesterland Family Dental Care in Chesterland, OH, to ask about porcelain veneers. To schedule an appointment, please call (440) 491-4001
Brianne R. Fratantonio, MA, DMD, earned her dental degree from Case
University School of Dental Medicine and her Bachelor of Science and Masters in
from John Carroll University.
She is a member of the
American Dental Association (ADA),
Ohio Dental Association (ODA),
American Academy of Facial Esthetics,
Engel Institute of Dental Implants, and
is passionate about providing general dentistry services and building lasting patient
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.
Daniela Diaz, DMD, earned her doctorate from Case Western Reserve University and took part in an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship at MetroHealth Medical Center. She keeps updated with the latest technologies and follows various continuing education courses to expand her skills. Dr. Diaz is a member of the ADA, ODA, American Association for Women Dentists, Hispanic Dental Association, and Greater Cleveland Dental Society (GCDS).
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.