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Dr. Bruce Matthews, DDS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Cosmetic Dentistry

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Educating yourself about you and your family's dental health is a smart thing to do, and that's why we've included a list of commonly asked questions below.

Your comfort is our biggest priority, and that's why we want you to have as much information as possible. If you can't find your question or have an additional one, please contact us at your earliest convenience.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Woman with curly hair smiling l Lumineers Wilmington DEIf you’re looking for a quick and effective way to make some cosmetic changes to your smile, Lumineers are an option you may want to consider. Lumineers can alter the appearance of your smile dramatically, and can be placed in just two visits to our Wilmington dental office.

What Are Lumineers?

Lumineers are wafer-thin shells designed to replicate the appearance of your natural dental enamel. They are bonded to the surface of your teeth and can correct a number of problems:

  • Severely stained teeth
  • Unsightly spaces between teeth
  • Crooked or misshapen teeth
  • Uneven gums and teeth

Advantages Of Lumineers

One important advantage of Lumineers over traditional veneers is that they are much thinner, and, in most cases, we don’t need to make any changes to your natural teeth. Traditional veneers are thicker, making it necessary to remove some of your natural tooth structure to make them fit properly.

Since we don’t change the shape or appearance of your teeth with Lumineers, they can be removed if at some point you change your mind. Lumineers are durable and resilient and with proper care can last as long as 20 years. They are also generally more affordable than traditional veneers.

Contact Our Dental Office To Learn More

If you would like to learn more about Lumineers and the difference they can make to your smile, please contact our office. We will be happy to make an appointment to discuss Lumineers as well as your other cosmetic options.

                                                           

Teeth Whitening Wilmington DEIt's natural for our teeth to lose their luster and shine over time. There are many factors that contribute to the discoloration or dulling of your smile such as:

  • Certain medications
  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Foods such as berries, tomatoes or marinara sauce, soy sauce, and curries
  • Beverages such as coffee, tea, red wine and cola
  • Smoking or tobacco use

You can try to avoid certain foods, or rinse with water after consumption to try to reduce the affects of discoloration. Teeth whitening in Wilmington may also be a good option for combating stains and discoloration.

Professional Teeth Whitening In Wilmington, DE

We offer professional whitening that is designed to eliminate stubborn discoloration and quickly deliver results. The whitening system we utilize is fast and effective and it uses a higher strength whitening gel than you can get with over-the-counter products. Our whitening gel also has specific ingredients designed to reduce and even eliminate the sensitivity that some patients experience with teeth whitening.

Call Our Dental Office To Learn More

If you've tried whitening your teeth with little to no success, our doctors are happy to discuss other options for improving your smile. Cosmetic dentistry offers a number of very effective options for enhancing the appearance of your teeth. Give our office a call today to learn more about the possibilities for your teeth.

 

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