Veneers and dental bonding treat similar cosmetic dentistry issues, but they are very different procedures. Wondering what these differences are and which one may be right for you? Read on to get the details you need from Modern Bite Dentistry.
Dental bonding is a non-invasive cosmetic dentistry procedure. In this process, your dentist at Lifetime Smiles will clean and prepare your tooth, then apply pliable dental resin directly to the tooth. This resin will be sculpted, shaped, hardened, and trimmed to restore the appearance of the tooth.
Wondering what the benefits and drawbacks of bonding might be? Here’s a quick overview of its pros and cons.
Veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells made of porcelain, and they cover up the front surface of the treated tooth completely. They require two appointments. At your first appointment, your teeth must be trimmed to prepare for veneers. Then, impressions are taken of your mouth and sent to a dental lab where your veneers are made.
You’ll get a set of temporary veneers to wear until you come back in 2-3 weeks for your permanent veneers. At this time, your veneers will be permanently attached to your teeth, completing the procedure.
Like all other dental procedures, veneers have their own unique set of pros and cons to consider before committing to treatment.
Both bonding and veneers are useful treatments. Bonding is a good choice if you want to preserve your natural enamel or are on a tight budget. In contrast, veneers may be a better choice if you need to treat most of your teeth, have more money to spend on cosmetic treatment, and want longer-lasting results.
The best way to find out which treatment is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shahriela Ganjoor (Dr. Shaggy) at Modern Bite Dentistry. Contact us online or give us a call at (214) 214-7790 to discuss your cosmetic needs in more detail, and see if dental bonding or veneers are the right choice for you.