Veneers can completely transform your smile by giving problem teeth a flawless appearance. Veneers are thin ceramic shells placed over the front surface of teeth that are chipped, stained, discolored, or have other cosmetic imperfections. Dr. Edward Weinstein can improve the appearance of our smile with custom veneers at our Wilmington, DE, cosmetic and family dentistry office.
How Veneers Help Your Smile
Veneers can help your smile in several ways by addressing a broad range of cosmetic issues. Since they are affixed to the front surface of teeth, veneers completely conceal any imperfections. Once veneers are placed on the teeth, all anyone will notice is your flawless, new smile.
Veneers can improve the appearance of teeth with the following issues:
- Chipped or cracked
- Gaps between teeth
- Stains and discolorations
- Appear too short (gummy smile)
In addition to improving the appearance of your smile by eliminating imperfections, another benefit of veneers is that they look completely natural. The ceramic material used to create veneers looks extremely similar to tooth enamel. Additionally, each veneer is custom made so it fits in place perfectly and readily blends in with the surrounding teeth. No one will know you’ve gotten veneers unless you tell them.
The process of getting custom veneers at our Wilmington, DE, practice involves only a few simple steps. Scheduling a consultation with our friendly and skilled dentist is the first step. The primary purpose of the consultation is to determine if veneers are the right option for achieving the smile you desire.
After confirming veneers are the right option, the next step in getting them is preparing the teeth. Any tooth that will be receiving a veneer needs to be filed down slightly to make room for placing the veneer. This is done by carefully removing an extremely thin layer of enamel. Prepping the teeth in this way ensures the veneers will sit flush with the surrounding teeth and not appear bulky.
Once the teeth have been prepped, a physical mold or impression of the teeth will be made. The impression is used by a dental laboratory to create custom veneers that are the right size and shape for your teeth. Within a few short weeks, the completed custom veneers are sent back to the dentist’s office so they can be placed on your teeth. The dentist will then cement them in place permanently.
Your veneers can last indefinitely when you care for your teeth properly. Many patients enjoy their new veneers for several decades without needing to replace them. Continue to brush and floss your teeth daily as always, and schedule dental checkups regularly. Additionally, you can bite and chew food, but it is always a good idea to avoid biting into extremely hard foods to avoid damaging the veneers.
Veneers can give you a completely new smile that lasts for many years when you care for your teeth properly. For custom veneers in Wilmington, DE, schedule a consultation with Dr. Weinstein by calling our family and cosmetic dentistry practice at (302) 998-8474.