2 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions
Do you have imperfections in your teeth that you would love to eliminate? If you are unhappy with the appearance of your front teeth, we provide cosmetic dentistry treatments that can make any change you would like to see. In fact, we have two wonderful options that we often recommend to patients. Read on to learn more about these treatments and how they can improve the appearance of your smile.
Comparing Dental Bonding to Porcelain Veneers
When a patient is unhappy with the appearance of their front teeth and would like to make a change, they typically choose between two treatment options — dental bonding and porcelain veneers. Both options are popular among patients and are used to improve the aesthetics and shape of the teeth. Dental bonding and porcelain veneers can be used to improve severely stained, chipped, worn, cracked, or gapped teeth.
Dental bonding is a treatment that is typically completed in one office visit. It requires little prep time and preserves most of the tooth’s structure.
The process of applying dental veneers is more involved. Strong, wafer-thin shells are placed over the front of the teeth, hiding any imperfections. This treatment can be used on one or multiple teeth and is completed in more than one visit.
Which Option to Choose
Both treatment options come with benefits and drawbacks, and we can help guide you toward the choice that will be best for your needs and lifestyle. Dental bonding is more cost effective and is a great option if you are improving a minor imperfection; however, the treatment may not last as long. Porcelain veneers can improve the entire front of the tooth and will last for many years, but they are more expensive.
Choosing either option will give you beautiful results that will blend in with your natural teeth. If you are interested in learning more about dental bonding and veneers, please contact our office located in Denton, MD. We are more than happy to discuss which option will best fit your needs at your next appointment.