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Choosing Between Dental Bonding or Porcelain Veneers ,
Dentist and a woman patient discussing cosmetic treatment options.

Do you want to improve your smile? Cosmetic dentistry can fix cracks, chips, stains and alignment concerns. Popular treatments include bonding and veneers. While both can improve your smile, they do so differently. So, what sets them apart?

What are Veneers?

With veneers, we cover the damaged tooth with a thin porcelain shell. This tooth-like cover conceals flaws and protects the surface of your tooth, reducing the need for more intensive treatments.

At Creative Dentistry & MedSpa, we design and fabricate veneers specifically for you, then glue them to the surface of your teeth using a unique adhesive. These porcelain shells can transform your teeth’s shape, color, length and size to give you the smile of your dreams.

We shave enamel from your teeth to place veneers. Then we make a cast of your mouth, so your personalized veneers match your natural teeth perfectly. You will have to come back another day to our office to have the veneers placed. After checking the look and fit, we use dental cement and UV light to solidify them in place.

Porcelain veneers can last ten years or more. Therefore, it is critical to practice good dental hygiene and avoid eating hard foods that may damage your porcelain veneers for a lasting, bright and healthy-looking smile.

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is more affordable than veneers. It involves applying composite resin to your tooth and hand sculpting it.

First, we shape the resin to look natural and so it does not affect your bite. Then, we use a UV light to cure the composite resin applied to teeth. Lastly, we polish the resin to match your tooth enamel, making the tooth restoration unnoticeable.

It’s quite basic but extremely effective at restoring broken teeth and making them look like they did before the damage. The procedure can also be used to fill in minor gaps or lengthen teeth that appear shorter than others.

Dental bonding is faster than veneers, as it requires less tooth preparation. It can be accomplished in one visit.

How Do You Choose Between Veneers and Dental Bonding?

While bonding and veneers fix comparable conditions, they are not interchangeable.

In general, bonding is the better option for minor problems because it just covers a small piece of your teeth. Therefore, bonding could be the solution if you have a chipped, broken or discolored tooth.

In contrast, veneers can correct several dental defects. If you have multiple problems with your teeth or wish to renew your entire smile, veneers could be the best option.

It’s OK if you don’t know what to do; we can help you decide. During your personalized consultation, we can determine the best option for your situation. Contact Creative Dentistry & MedSpa in Sandy Springs, GA, to schedule your appointment today.

Posted on Behalf of Creative Dentistry & MedSpa

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