Veneers and White Fillings
Do you have cracked or broken teeth that detract from your smile? Do you have a cavity and want a discreet repair?
Our prosthodontist, Dr. Sanjay Karunagaran, can resolve both of these aesthetic issues and many others with natural-looking porcelain veneers and white tooth-colored fillings. At Frontier Dental Group in Medina, OH, we use only the highest quality materials and individualize your treatment to meet your needs.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that we bond to the front side of the teeth that people see when you smile. In some cases, we can also customize porcelain veneers using a composite resin material.
If you have one or two teeth that are broken or oddly shaped, we can use veneers to even out your smile. If you want a complete smile makeover, Dr. Karunagarn can customize an entire set that complements your smile and looks realistic and lifelike.
What Can Porcelain Veneers Correct?
Porcelain veneers can correct a wide range of smile imperfections:
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Wide gaps or uneven spacing
- Misshapen or oddly-sized teeth
- Slightly misaligned teeth
- Discolored or badly stained teeth
What’s Involved in Getting Porcelain Veneers?
The process of getting dental veneers typically requires two appointments. During the first, we prepare your teeth, take impressions, and select the proper shade of white. For porcelain veneers to adhere well to your teeth and fit properly, Dr. Karunagarn must remove a small amount of tooth enamel.
The second appointment involves checking your final veneers carefully for shape and size and then cementing them securely to your teeth.
We work closely with a cosmetic dental lab that customizes your veneers to complement your smile and look natural and beautiful.
Benefits of White Tooth-Colored Fillings
Thanks to advances in dental materials, we can offer our patients discreet, natural-looking tooth fillings.
Creates a Seamless Tooth Filling
These durable fillings are made of composite resin that resembles the translucent appearance of tooth enamel. When we carefully color-match the composite to the white shade of surrounding teeth, the result is a seamless repair that no one—not even you—will notice!
Preserves Tooth Structure
Aside from the aesthetic nature of composite resin, the process used to repair the tooth allows us to preserve more of its structure. This is compared to silver metal fillings that require removing a significant amount of the tooth’s structure.
Corrects Cosmetic Smile Imperfections
Because of the natural-looking appearance of composite resin, we also use the material to make small aesthetic repairs. This process is called bonding and is a fast and affordable way to fill in chipped or broken teeth, even out gaps and spacing, and alter a tooth’s shape.
Trust an Experienced Prosthodontist in Medina, OH
Dr. Karunagaran is Board Certified by the American Board of Prosthodontics and is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. This is quite an accomplishment as only 30 percent of prosthodontists in the US hold this position.
Whether you need a simple tooth filling or a complete smile makeover, you couldn’t be in better hands!
If you would like more information about how we can help improve your smile with white tooth-colored fillings and veneers, please call our Medina, OH, dental office to schedule an appointment.