Cosmetic Dentistry in Wilmington DE
We provide quality, comprehensive cosmetic dentistry that can repair the flaws in your teeth and give you the natural, healthy and great-looking smile you’ve always wanted. Our Wilmington, DE dental team can walk you through our highly-effective cosmetic treatments and help you determine which procedure(s) may be the most appropriate for your teeth and your budget.
If you’re interested in the many benefits of our cosmetic dentistry services, read below or contact us today!
- In what situations might I need a dental crown?
- What is a zirconia crown?
- What makes zirconia crowns different from other dental crowns?
- How does Invisalign treatment work?
- What are the advantages of Invisalign?
- Are there any food restrictions with Invisalign?
- How do I care for my teeth while undergoing Invisalign treatment?
- Is Invisalign treatment right for me?
Professional Teeth Whitening
- I’m tired of my dull smile. How can you help?
- What makes professional teeth whitening treatment better than over-the-counter products?
- How do I find out more about teeth whitening?
In what situations might I need a dental crown?
You might need a dental crown in the following situations:
- To protect a tooth that has been weakened from decay
- To hold together a tooth that is cracked
- To restore a tooth that is broken or worn down
- To restore a tooth that already has a large filling but there isn’t enough left of the tooth structure to replace the filling
- To hold a dental bridge into place
- To cover up a tooth that is misshapen, stained, or otherwise damaged
- To finish off a dental implant
What is a zirconia crown?
One way to dramatically improve your smile is with our Wilmington, DE zirconia crown placements. Custom-made to fit over damaged or decayed teeth, zirconia crowns provide an effective and natural-looking alternative to crowns made from porcelain, ceramic, or gold.
What makes zirconia crowns different from other dental crowns?
Zirconia crowns are far superior to porcelain crowns in terms of durability, strength and overall appearance. Porcelain crowns have been known to chip over time, while zirconia crowns are virtually indestructible, providing patients with strong, great-looking teeth that will last for years to come.
What are Lumineers?
Lumineers are a name brand of dental veneers that are made from a material called Cerinate. Their ultra-thin nature means that no tooth structure needs to be removed to apply them to the teeth, which is how they differ from other porcelain veneers. Lumineers at our Wilmington, DE dental office offer a fast, comfortable and convenient alternative to traditional veneers.
How does the Lumineers process work?
This painless procedure is easy on patients and usually requires just two visits to the dentist. During the first appointment, Dr. Matthews will take a mold of the teeth where he will be placing the Lumineers. He will determine the proper shade to match the rest of your teeth, or if he is covering all the teeth that show when you smile, he will choose a dazzling white color that suits your smile goals.
He will send the mold of your teeth to a lab, where the veneers will be custom-made just for you. After they are back from the lab, you will come to the office so he can apply the Lumineers. Once Dr. Matthews has checked them for a proper fit, he will permanently adhere them to the front surface of the teeth.
How long does it take to get Lumineers?
We can provide you the complete Lumineers treatment in just two simple visits. In the first, we will make a mold of your teeth, which is then used to create a set of flawless ultra-thin veneers that Dr. Matthews will place over your teeth. This quick and noninvasive procedure involves no pain and helps to quickly and easily correct any imperfections or discoloration in your smile.
What is cosmetic bonding?
Bonding is a powerful and easy way to fix the chips, cracks, gaps, and other irregularities in your teeth in just one appointment using the same composite material we use for fillings.
How does cosmetic bonding work?
Made from a composite resin that matches your teeth’s enamel, the bonding material is used to fill in or repair the areas you need to be fixed. The material is then quickly hardened and shaped by Dr. Matthews to resemble the look and texture of your teeth, improving the symmetry and beauty of your smile.
Is cosmetic bonding right for me?
It depends on the dental issue with which you are dealing. Cosmetic bonding at our Wilmington, DE dental office is usually appropriate for people who have healthy teeth but don’t like the way their smile looks. It’s a cosmetic solution that can cover up small issues with your smile.
How does Invisalign treatment work?
Invisalign uses a set of custom clear plastic aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth. The aligners, which are swapped out for a new set every couple of weeks, gently nudge teeth into the proper position.
The aligners move the teeth gently but precisely. Every couple of weeks you will trade out your aligners for a new set as your teeth continue to move into the desired position. Compliance is crucial: You must commit to wearing the aligners for 22 hours each day to get the results you want.
With traditional braces, regular visits to the dentist are required to make adjustments. You will not need any adjustments with Invisalign, and Dr. Matthews will give you several sets of aligners you can change out on your own.
What are the advantages of Invisalign?
Metal braces are effective, but they are not very attractive. Many adults and older teens often prefer not to have a mouth full of metal wires and brackets. Because Invisalign moves teeth into the proper position with clear plastic aligners, most people will be unaware you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign’s smooth plastic aligners are more comfortable than wires and brackets, which can irritate the mouth.
Treatment is often faster with Invisalign. Most of our Wilmington, DE patients need Invisalign for about six to 18 months, which compares favorably with the years it often takes with traditional braces.
Because patients who are undergoing treatment remove Invisalign’s plastic aligners for eating, there are no food restrictions. Patients also don’t have to worry about getting food caught in their braces as they do with traditional orthodontics.
Are there any food restrictions with Invisalign?
Unlike traditional braces, which tend to make eating and cleaning your teeth more difficult, Invisalign’s clear plastic aligners are removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. You can enjoy all of your favorite foods with Invisalign.
How do I care for my teeth while undergoing Invisalign treatment?
You will remove the aligners for cleaning your teeth, so you can brush and floss just as you always have.
Is Invisalign treatment right for me?
Give us a call, and Dr. Matthews will conduct an examination to determine if Invisalign is the right orthodontics method for you.
I am tired of my dull smile. How can you help?
When teeth are stained or discolored, we can whiten them in just one visit to our office. Teeth whitening is one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatment options available today. Our teeth whitening system will ensure you leave our office with a smile that is man shades whiter.
What makes professional teeth whitening treatment better than over-the-counter products?
Many people who have tried over-the-counter products for teeth whitening complain afterward that the results were not as dramatic as they had hoped; many people also experience gum or teeth sensitivity later. With professional teeth whitening, we can ensure you get better results with very little sensitivity.
Our professional-strength bleaching system can eliminate stains that have been on your teeth for years.
How do I find out more about teeth whitening?
To find out more about how our in-office teeth whitening system can improve your smile, contact our Wilmington, DE dental practice today.