Cosmetic Dentistry Wilmington & Seaford, DE

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin, ceramic shells that fit over the front of your teeth, masking cosmetic imperfections. Veneers can treat gapped, misshaped, discolored, stained, chipped, and crooked teeth in just two dental visits. Dr. Paul E. Brown and Dr. Christopher S. Baran offer traditional veneers and minimal-prep LUMINEERS®. In either case, we will use our intraoral camera to create a 3-D model of your teeth so that our lab can create custom veneers that offer a precise fit and natural appearance.

Teeth Whitening

We provide two teeth whitening options for patients who want to diminish discoloration and achieve a brighter smile. Most patients notice a dramatic difference immediately after this treatment. We also use the KöR® take-home whitening system. Using an impression of your teeth, our dentists will create custom trays that can be worn at home. You will fill the trays with KöR’s advanced whitening formula and wear them while you sleep.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a more affordable alternative to porcelain veneers. During this treatment, we will clean and etch your teeth to prepare them for the composite bonding solution. Then, we will apply the tooth-colored resin to your tooth, shaping the material to mask imperfections, close gaps, or elongate the teeth. A special light is used to set and harden the bonding material so that we can make any final modifications and polish the tooth to create a natural appearance. Dental bonding typically takes less than an hour per tooth and usually requires no anesthesia.


Drs. Brown and Baran offer the most advanced and discreet teeth straightening option available today. The Invisalign® system involves the use of clear aligner trays that are custom designed to gradually move your teeth into place. This safe and effective treatment allows patients to correct orthodontic issues without noticeable metal braces and wires. In addition, the aligner trays can be removed when you eat, brush, and floss, making it easier for you to maintain your normal routine.

Smile Makeover

If you are concerned about the appearance of your smile and want to correct multiple cosmetic issues, we can create a customized smile makeover plan. Drs. Brown or Baran will design a unique treatment program to suit your specific needs and desired results. We will consult with you to discuss your expectations, go over your dental history, and look at any images that reflect the way you want your smile to look. Then, we will recommend two or more treatments, including teeth whitening, dental bonding, or porcelain veneers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are cosmetic dental procedures painful?

Many cosmetic procedures are virtually painless and your dentist will apply a local anesthetic as needed. This will ensure that you feel no discomfort while Drs. Brown or Baran work on your smile. While you may feel some sensitivity during the recovery period, this usually subsides on its own and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

How can I fix my chipped tooth?

Drs. Brown and Baran can fix the look and function of your chipped teeth with several cosmetic treatments, including dental bonding and porcelain veneers. Both of these procedures are fast and virtually painless, providing you with a natural-looking way to cover up dental imperfections. During your initial consultation, our team will assess your smile to determine which cosmetic treatment works best for your case.

How much does cosmetic dentistry cost?

The exact cost of your cosmetic dentistry treatment will depend on a number of factors. This includes what procedure you’ll be undergoing, what dental issues are being corrected, and the current state of your oral health. Our team will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to help achieve the smile of your dreams and give you an accurate cost estimate during your consultation.

Will my insurance cover a cosmetic dental procedure?

While most insurance companies likely won’t cover your cosmetic procedure, our Wilmington and Seaford practice recommend contacting your agency anyway to get an accurate understanding of your coverage. During your appointment with your dentist, they’ll provide you with an accurate estimate of your treatment cost.