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Do You Know the Difference Between Dental Veneers and Teeth Bonding?

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Dental veneers and tooth bonding are two effective ways to improve your teeth and smile. Compare the two treatments to see which is best for you.

Details on Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic procedure because they provide significant aesthetic improvements. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front of the teeth to enhance their appearance. They are customized in a special dental laboratory, so they call for several dental visits to complete the entire process. During your first visit, your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the teeth being treated to accommodate the added thickness of the porcelain veneer. Next, an impression of your teeth will be made and sent to the laboratory that will construct the veneers. When the veneers are crafted about two weeks later, you will return to the dentist’s office to have the veneers bonded to your teeth. To decide if veneers are right for you, take a look at what they offer and how they compare with teeth bonding. They:

  • Provide major cosmetic improvements
  • Look like natural teeth
  • Are designed to precisely match surrounding tooth color
  • Are stain-resistant over time
  • Fill in gaps between teeth
  • Correct crooked teeth
  • Conceal poorly-shaped or stained teeth
  • Require more time, preparation, and dental visits
  • Are also more costly than teeth bonding

Straight Talk about Teeth Bonding

Dental bonding is a very common procedure because it can both restore troubled teeth and improve the appearance of a smile. Bonding involves hand-applying a composite resin onto teeth. The color of the resin is selected to match the shade of the surrounding teeth to provide natural results. Dentists usually recommend bonding for restorative dental issues, as well as minor cosmetic concerns. Since the treatment requires only one visit, it is ideal for people who want a fast and easy solution. It is also less costly than porcelain veneers, which makes it attractive to many. To see if bonding is the choice for you, consider what it provides and how it compares to veneers:

  • Delivers restorative and minor cosmetic benefits
  • Fills in chips and cracks in teeth
  • Covers imperfections in teeth
  • Protects exposed roots of the tooth
  • Demands little to no preparation
  • Completed in one visit
  • Less expensive than dental veneers
  • Made to match your tooth color
  • Less translucent and natural looking than veneers

Still unsure which treatment suits your smile? Discuss your needs and concerns with your dentist in Mishawaka, then trust their advice on your smile solution.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Mishawaka, call The Dental Center of Mishawaka today at (574) 285-0460 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mishawaka. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Mishawaka, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at The Dental Center of Mishawaka.

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