Smile Beautiful Dentistry Karessa Kuntz
Smile Beautiful Dentistry Monroeville

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Porcelain Veneers

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are the most popular technique used for dramatic smile makeovers. Veneers are a thin, semi-translucent laminate permanently adhered to your teeth. While they’re not suitable for every patient, veneers are the most aesthetic alternative for a variety of dental conditions involving the front teeth, including:

  • Diastemas (spaces between teeth)

  • Broken, chipped or misshaped teeth

  • Unsightly, stained, or washed-out fillings

  • Crooked teeth

No-prep porcelain veneers can give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted with no shots, no drilling, no pain! Dr. Kuntz will take impressions of your teeth and will fabricate razor-thin veneers that will be placed on top of your natural teeth. Dr. Kuntz will determine if minimal or no-prep veneers are right for you. If you are a candidate, your smile makeover can be completed in as few as two appointments.

What is Bonding?

If you're embarrassed about your smile because of decayed, disfigured, or discolored teeth, you may be a good candidate for bonding or composite resins. A composite resin is a silicon dioxide-filled tooth-colored plastic mixture that can restore teeth to an attractive, healthy state. Composite resins represent several advantages to the patient compared with traditional silver fillings.

First, Dr. Kuntz will be able to blend composite shades and shapes to match the original teeth nearly perfectly. Second, the tooth-composite bond actually serves to support the remaining tooth structure, preventing breakage and providing insulation against temperature changes. And finally, resin placement is simple. Depending on the size of the filling and location of the composite, it may require as little as 10 to 20 minutes longer than what's needed for a traditional filling. Although some patients notice a bit of post-placement sensitivity, this is temporary. The only caution we usually mention is that coffee, tea, and other staining types of foods and beverages may discolor your composites unless you ask to have them coated with a clear plastic sealant.