If you have a chipped, slightly misaligned, or otherwise imperfect tooth that needs cosmetic restoration, bonding may be a good option for you. Bonding material can be added to your existing teeth to improve the overall size and shape of your teeth or to close small spaces between your teeth that you may not be happy with. Bonding involves adding a custom-shaded composite resin to your tooth or teeth in order to rebuild or create a more pleasing shape to your tooth. After hardening the resin with a curing light, we will artistically sculpt and polish the restoration. In just one visit, you can enjoy a beautiful new smile! Cosmetic bonding can be a viable, affordable alternative to porcelain veneers, but the “brand-new” appearance or condition of the bonding may only last 5 to 10 years with proper care. If after several years you are no longer happy with the appearance of your bonding it can be re-done to restore that “brand new” look. Bonding will not discolor as your natural tooth enamel will, so touch-up teeth whitening may be required to keep your natural teeth the same shade as the bonded area. Also bonding may subject to marginal staining or chipping over the years that will need to be polished or touched up.
Most celebrities and Top Models achieve their bright and perfect smiles with porcelain veneers. Veneers are beautiful, ultra-thin custom made porcelain laminates that are permanently bonded to teeth. They can flawlessly cover broken, chipped, discolored,
crooked or, gapped teeth.
Why Choose A Dental Veneer?
If you have a tooth that is discolored or fractured, you may be considering dental bonding or crowns. Bonding is best for small surface cavities or chips but tends to stain and chip faster than veneers. Crowns are used to completely cover a broken, decayed, cracked, or compromised tooth and is much more invasive than a porcelain veneer.
Veneers for teeth are the right conservative choice for improving a variety of minor cosmetic errors. If you have a simple imperfection that is tarnishing your smile, ask us about porcelain veneers.
Benefits Of Veneers For Teeth
Patients love enhancing their smiles with veneers for teeth. Here are some
of the reasons why:
- The process only requires two visits to the office
- Porcelain veneers are composed of a biocompatible material
- Most of the natural tooth is conserved during the placement of a dental veneer
- Veneers for teeth are incredibly natural-looking
- Often little or NO tooth reduction or preparation is required for perfect results.
How Long Do Dental Veneers Last?
When done correctly and properly cared for porcelain veneers have the potential to last a lifetime!