You know you want a more beautiful smile, and that cosmetic dentistry can help. You just don’t know what is the absolute best way to improve your smile’s appearance. Does this sound like you? If so, it is time to push past your questions and to finally found out how a cosmetic dentist could help you achieve your dream smile!
Would Cosmetic Bonding or Porcelain Veneers Be a Great Solution?
Cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers are similar in that they can both address a whole host of issues, such as permanent staining, size or shape issues, jagged edges, and even minor gaps between the teeth. However, they are also different in many ways.
Bonding is generally faster and more affordable than veneers, because it is a procedure that can be completed by the dentist, often in less than an hour. Bonding is completed by first applying a tooth-colored resin material to the teeth, which is then carefully sculpted by the dentist to create a more symmetrical and beautiful smile. This material is durable. In fact, it is frequently used to create modern dental fillings, as part of a tooth restoration.
However, porcelain veneers are considerably stronger and more stain resistant, making them a better long-term investment for many patients. In fact, veneers can frequently last more than ten years, allowing patients to smile confidently and enjoy their enhancements for a long time!
Should You Combine Treatments for a More Dazzling Smile?
In some cases, a cosmetic dentist may actually recommend that a patient combine treatments in order to achieve a great smile. If several of the teeth are stained, and only a few are misshapen, for instance, the dentist may recommend all-over whitening, followed by veneers on a few teeth.