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Here are some of the most commonly asked dentistry questions we are asked by patients, as well as excerpts from Dr. Gladnick's column in the Wilmington News Journal's "Ask the Dentist." If you have further questions, or want to schedule your next dentist appointment, call us today!
The appearance of teeth can be improved in several ways. One of them is cosmetic resin bonding. It will give you immediate results, but it may chip and stain over time and it has a limited life expectancy.
Veneers are a better option. Made from strong, durable dental porcelain, veneers are bonded securely to the fronts of your teeth for beautiful finished results. While veneers aren’t right for everybody, they can be an excellent solution to a range of common cosmetic concerns, including:
- Wide spaces between the teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Uneven or crooked teeth
Bonding is a technique that restores chipped, cracked, misaligned, or discolored teeth. An enamel-like resin is sculpted to the tooth to rebuild it. In this way, gaps in teeth can be closed, chips can be built up, and your tooth can be restored to enhance your smile.
With the proper care, a bonded tooth can last three to five years before it needs to be touched up to correct wear or discoloration.
Veneers are thin sheets of ceramic that are also bonded to the teeth but last much longer, usually eight to twelve years. They look like your natural teeth without the imperfections. Your existing tooth surface will need to be prepared, or etched, to accept the veneers, which will be extremely durable. The final result is one of a natural, beautiful translucency that will give you a perfect smile.
Shade tabs of colored teeth are used to match natural teeth. Both the dentist and the lab technician have these tabs and use them to communicate the shade. We use digital photos of the patient’s smile and the teeth to further communicate the shade. Aesthetically inclined dentists will map out the many different shades and translucencies within a tooth for the best possible match.
Contact Us To Learn More
If you think you could benefit from any of the tooth replacement options in Wilmington, DE at Justison and Gladnick Family Dentistry, we welcome you to give us a phone call. We can access your dental needs and then schedule a dental appointment where we start helping you get the smile you deserve!
Absolutely – a nice smile is a key part of looking and feeling your best. It even adds to your self-confidence and self-esteem. You see, excessively worn front teeth age a smile (some may even suspect you wear a denture!). They often chip and crack, leaving uneven edges. Worn teeth can be lengthened and chipped or damaged areas corrected using advanced dental materials.
Call Our Dental Office
Here at Justison and Gladnick Family Dentistry, we offer a number of cosmetic and restorative options to fit your needs: veneers, whitening, crowns, bridges, and more. Ask your Wilmington DE dentist for a smile evaluation or phone us for a complimentary one at (302) 468-6742.
Modern dentistry is redefining beauty. Damaged and decayed teeth (and dark, old fillings) can now be restored with tooth-colored materials that replicate the appearance of natural teeth. Also, because these materials are securely bonded, dentists can be more conservative while preparing your teeth for filling. Thus, you retain more of your natural, healthy tooth so you look and feel great!
Give your Pike Creek dentist a call to learn more about your cosmetic options at Justison and Gladnick Family Dentistry!