When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, you have a myriad of options and treatments that you can choose from to enhance your smile. And that can sometimes be a problem.
While some problems require obvious solutions (you can enhance stained teeth with a whitening treatment, for example) others may not be that easy. If you chipped a tooth, for example, should you get veneers or dental bonding? What's the difference between the two, anyway?
Here's what you need to know.
Cosmetic dental bonding is a dental procedure that uses tooth-colored resin to cover the surface of a tooth that has minor imperfections. After the dentist applies the bonding material, they will harden it with UV light, then polish it.
Dental veneers are another type of dental cosmetic treatment that helps enhance and correct the aspect of your teeth. They are thin shells usually made out of porcelain placed on the exterior part of the tooth. They are very resistant and match natural teeth perfectly.
The best way to determine which is best for you is to talk to your dentist after a proper evaluation. There are a few differences and similarities between bonding and veneers:
As you can see, both veneers and bonding come with advantages and disadvantages. If you're still not sure which one is right for you and think you need further clarification, the friendly dentists at Thrive Family Dental are here to help you.
Dr. Friberg’s mission is to offer high-quality and comprehensive dental services to the residents in Porters Neck and the surrounding areas. Our services include preventive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative dentistry among others.
We have a team of qualified and friendly dentists that know how to make even the most anxious patient feel relaxed.
If you would like to meet Dr. Freiberg and Meadow, get in touch with us and schedule an appointment today.