ANN MALOTKY, DDS

Veneers

Kim

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain permanently bonded to teeth that are discolored, worn, chipped, or misaligned. Our porcelain veneers in Redding are non-porous (they will not stain), incredibly resilient, and "kind" (non-abrasive) to opposing teeth. When a veneer is firmly bonded to enamel, it becomes very strong and durable. Rather than encompassing the entire tooth our Redding veneers cover the visible part of a tooth preserving a large amount of the natural tooth structure.  Veneers can straighten, lengthen, and whiten teeth to provide a beautiful smile and even create a more comfortable bite position.  For optimal results each veneered tooth must be shaped.  This means a thin layer (approximately .5 mm) of the natural tooth structure is removed to allow space for veneer placement. In as little as two appointments you can have the exceptional smile you always wanted. Call today to see if you are a candidate for an instant exceptional smile with our Redding Veneers.

Lumineers

Our Redding LUMINEERS® are different than a traditional veneer in the way they are manufactured and placed. LUMINEERS® is a brand of porcelain veneers, (DuraThins™ is another brand with similar properties and application). A LUMINEERS® restoration is as thin as a contact lens and placed over existing teeth without having to remove tooth structure.  Like traditional porcelain veneers, LUMINEERS® restorations are an excellent cosmetic solution for stained, chipped, discolored, or misaligned teeth. An ideal candidate for LUMINEERS® must have enough remaining tooth surface on which to bond the LUMINEERS® to ensure long-term results. Since LUMINEERS® do not require the removal of tooth structure; they can be removed if circumstances require it. Dr. Malotky can answer your questions about the popular usage of Lumineers.