Which Should You Choose? Bonding or Veneers

It can be a confusing world when you begin to look at your choices for cosmetic dentistry. There are so many options for improvement that it can be difficult to figure out what is actually right for your smile.

You’ve come to the right place. We can help you figure out what will work best for your smile goals and then implement the changes!

Today we want to take a look at a certain set of cosmetic flaws and talk about a couple of different options to correct those flaws. Let’s get started!

Cosmetic Flaws to Be Corrected

Today we are talking about the same set of cosmetic flaws with a couple of options for correcting those flaws. These flaws can occur naturally or due to injury. We are talking about those little things that really bug you about your smile. Things like chips, cracks, gaps, and uneven teeth. We are also talking about areas or teeth that are discolored.

Overall, your teeth are healthy and in great alignment, but these little things really take you from being happy with your smile to being embarrassed to smile. So let’s get into possible solutions!

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Cosmetic dental bonding is a great tool for these minor flaws! We use a bonding material called composite resin. The material itself is easy for us to manipulate so that it perfectly matches the color of your teeth.

The Procedure
Once we know what you would like for your smile, we will get your composite material ready and then get to work! Other than making your teeth slightly rough to the touch, we won’t need to do much to your teeth.

As you sit back and relax, we will layer and mold the composite material on and around your teeth to fill empty spaces, lengthen teeth, cover damage, etc. We allow the material to dry as we layer it in place. There will be no need for anesthesia or sedation because the process is so easy!

The Results
Cosmetic dental bonding gives great results! The bonding material itself will blend well, and you’ll see immediate results for damage that has bothering you for weeks, months, or years!

Bonding isn’t as strong as veneers, so you may need to do touch-up work over the years, but overall, the results are fantastic.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers have been a popular treatment option for a very long time because of the complete and solid job they do. In fact, most Hollywood stars with “perfect” teeth have achieved those smiles with veneers! While the process is longer than that of bonding, the results are much more profound!

The Procedure
A veneers procedure begins with a conversation about what you want for your smile. We will determine which of your teeth need treatment and prepare those teeth by removing a layer of enamel from the front. We will then take impressions of those teeth and place temporary veneers for you to wear while your permanent veneers are being crafted in a lab.

In a few weeks, we will call you back to the office and bond your permanent veneers in place. We will trim away any excess material and make sure your smile is looking just the way you would like!

The Results
Veneers are able to take care of flaws that moderate to severe. They last for years to come and tend to be more convincing as natural teeth. Patients love the way they look and feel and tell us all the time that veneers were the best decision they ever made!

So, which is right for you? That’s something we would love to discuss!

Call today to set up a consultation or appointment. We can’t wait to help you have the smile of your dreams!