Dental Veneers From Your Dentist in Wilmington
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- Improve the length, size, and color of your teeth
- Bolster your smile confidence
- Strengthen teeth that are worn
- Create a more symmetrical smile
- Remove discolorations and stains caused by injury, root canal therapy, and more.
Made to cover the front surface of teeth and improve their appearance, dental veneers are extremely thin shells made from tooth-colored porcelain materials that alter the length, color, and shape of teeth, giving them a more aesthetically pleasing look. At Wilmington Family Dental, they are one of our most requested cosmetic dentistry services.
How are dental veneers created and added to teeth?
After you’ve shared your smile vision with us during a consultation visit, your teeth will be examined to ensure that you’re a candidate for dental veneers. X-rays may be taken to check the health of your teeth, and you’ll be walked through the process of how veneers are applied.
If it’s determined that you’re a good candidate, you’ll need two additional appointments – one making impressions of your mouth and teeth, and one for application. Once your veneers have been made – the timeline often varies between 2 and 4 weeks – your dentist will place them, ensuring that they’re the correct size, shape, color, and fit for your smile. Your natural tooth will then be prepared for veneer adhesion. A dental cement will secure it in place and a special light will harden the cement. Your dentist will check your bite and clean the area before sending you home.
With diligent care, veneers can last between 10 and 20 years. They require the same flossing, brushing, and regular examinations that natural teeth do, and shouldn’t be used to chew fingernails or to open plastic packaging.
Wondering if veneers are right for you? Call your Wilmington Family Dental in Wilmington today!