Veneers and Laminates

A Smile-Makeover that Transforms the Appearance of Your Teeth

Dental veneers or laminates enhance the appearance of your teeth. The thin, porcelain or resin shells are custom designed to cover the surface of your teeth.

A solution for your discolored teeth

Dental veneers enhance the brightness of your teeth. The procedure goes beyond what standard teeth whitening treatment can accomplish.

An alternative to dental crowns

Dental veneers and laminates can be used to cover your tooth gaps. They also restore your teeth that are broken, chipped, or misshapen.

Contact your Wilmington dentist about a smile-makeover with dental veneers or laminates. Schedule a consultation to discuss your restorative and cosmetic dentistry solutions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a candidate for dental veneers or laminates?

Dental veneers may be right for you if you are looking for an alternative to crowns and caps. Veneers can help you if you have gaps between your teeth or teeth that are broken, chipped, irregularly shaped or misaligned. To find out more about whether dental veneers are right for you, contact a cosmetic dentist in Wilmington to schedule a consultation.

What should I expect when I get my dental veneers?

Before dental veneers can be placed on the teeth, the surface of the teeth must be prepared for bonding. After administering a local anesthetic, your dentist will buff away approximately half a millimeter from the surface of the teeth. You’ll then bite into a mold that will be used to form your veneers in a dental lab. When the veneers are ready, you’ll be asked to return to have them fitted, bonded and adjusted for shape and color.

Will I need to follow any post-treatment care instructions?

There is no special care required for dental veneers, and normal brushing and flossing can be resumed immediately. Because veneers are usually placed over the course of two appointments, it is normal to experience some sensitivity between the first and second visit when the teeth have been reduced in preparation for bonding.