Are embarrassing dental imperfections causing you to keep your mouth closed? Depending on the severity of your issues, you might want to ask your dentist about dental bonding or porcelain veneers. Cosmetic dentists use these two treatments to help improve patients’ smiles and restore their confidence.
Composite Bonding Vs. Porcelain Veneers
Dental bonding uses composite resin to fix minor issues. The material is applied to a tooth in layers and hardened with light so that it will adhere to the tooth’s surface. Veneers, on the other hand, are thin shells that are glued to the front of teeth.
When To Consider Cosmetic Bonding
Dental bonding is generally a cheaper option and is suitable for minor repairs. Bear in mind that composite resin is not stain-resistant. Nor is it as strong as porcelain, so bonding may need to be replaced more frequently. However, it is still an excellent choice for fixing minor dental issues.
- Covering Mild Discoloration
- Repairing Chips Or Cracks
- Filling In Gaps
- Building Up Misshapen Teeth
- Restoring Broken Teeth
The Natural Looking Appeal Of Porcelain
Veneers are matched to your natural teeth coloring and are made to look and feel like real teeth. They are a good solution for teeth with significant gaps or those that are:
- Severely Stained/Discolored
- Mild To Moderately Crooked
Pros & Cons Of Veneers
Porcelain veneers tend to be costlier than dental bonding, and the process takes several visits to complete. However, porcelain is a more durable material than composite resin, so veneers tend to last longer — up to 15 years. Veneers are also less prone to staining than dental bonding.
Are You Ready To Start Smiling Again?
You don’t have to keep being embarrassed by your crooked or stained teeth. To learn more about dental bonding or veneers, call and schedule an appointment with one of our experienced cosmetic dentists at Nevada Dentistry & Braces. We’ll go over all your options and work with you to develop a treatment plan so that you can achieve a winning smile.