By Wilmington Dental Associates
June 28, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

Do you wish you could snap your fingers and have a whole new smile? If so, you can do just that with dental veneers. These versatile veneersdental restorations have a dramatic effect, meaning you will not only look great but feel great, too. Learn more about dental veneers with your Wilmington, DE dentists Dr. Anthony Vattilana and Dr. John Lenz at Wilmington Dental Associates.

What are dental veneers? 
Dental veneers are a dental restoration which fit over the front of the teeth to mask their imperfections. This super-thin shell of porcelain can give you a totally new and improved smile or simply repair your existing smile’s imperfections. A dental laboratory customizes each veneer based on a mold of your mouth taken at your dentist’s office. The lab also takes care to color-match your veneers so they blend seamlessly in with your natural teeth.

What can veneers do for me? 
Veneers can repair many dental issues in addition to changing the look of your teeth. Dental and cosmetic issues which benefit from veneers include:

  • cracked teeth
  • chipped teeth
  • discolored or yellowed teeth
  • teeth which are too wide or long
  • slightly overlapping teeth
  • slightly gapped teeth
  • oddly shaped teeth
  • uneven teeth

Dental Veneers in Wilmington, DE
Before placing your veneers, your dentist must prepare your teeth. This means removing a tiny amount of enamel, usually no more than half a millimeter, from the teeth’s surfaces. This makes room for the width of the veneer and gives the bonding materials a rougher surface on which to grasp. With the teeth prepared, your dentist makes a mold of your mouth and sends it to a dental laboratory. Since the lab takes several weeks to create the restorations, temporary veneers protect your prepared teeth until the finished products arrive at your dentist’s office. At your second appointment, your dentist fits and adheres each veneer permanently to your teeth.

For more information on dental veneers, please contact Dr. Vattilana and Dr. Lenz at Wilmington Dental Associates in Wilmington, DE. Call (302) 654-6915 to schedule your appointment for a consultation for dental veneers today!

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