Veneers vs Dental Bonding

Posted on: May 2, 2018

Veneers and dental bonding are two of the more popular cosmetic dentistry options. While there are numerous materials and methods available to achieve the smile of your dreams, veneers are one of the more popular options among people who want to improve their appearance. Veneers and bonding enhance the color, shape and style of teeth.

Veneers and bonding are necessary to enhance the look of the smile by altering the color, shape and size of teeth.

Here is an in-depth look at dental veneers and dental bonding to help you better understand each and determine which is ideal for your mouth.

Dental Veneers

Those absolutely gorgeous pearly whites you see when celebrities part their teeth are likely covered with dental veneers. This incredibly thin porcelain covers rest on the front layer of the teeth. Dental veneers improve the hue of teeth, alter their shape and even add length. One veneer can be placed atop a single tooth yet it is also possible to use veneers to enhance the look of a full smile.

If your highly visible teeth are flawed, do not hesitate to have the dentist add upwards of eight veneers to create a flawless smile. All in all, dental veneers require between one and three appointments. The procedure must be planned before treatment starts. As soon as the process gets rolling, it can be completed across a couple visits in the ensuing weeks.

Veneers are optimal for those who have significant staining, wear, subtle rotations, gaps, overlaps and minor tooth damage. The dentist will gauge the health of your chompers as well as your gums and bite to guarantee the veneer will last. One of the differences between veneers and dental bonding is bonding does not mandate the reshaping of teeth or the removal of enamel. Yet dental bonding is not permanent while veneers are permanent.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is the application of white fillings to the teeth. Bonding is placed along the front portion of teeth to improve color, shape and size. In this sense, dental bonding is similar to porcelain veneers. The dentist will harden and polish the resin the resin to resemble natural teeth. Dental bonding repairs one or several teeth, forming a smile with a uniform aesthetic that looks natural.

If you have a minor tooth irregularity you would like improved, dental bonding is the optimal solution. The dentist matches the color of the bonding material to the adjacent teeth so you will not feel even slightly self-conscious about your newly-bonded teeth. The best candidates for dental bonding are those who have discolored teeth and/or require subtle improvements.

Dental bonding remedies everything from chipped teeth to discolored teeth and even cracks. It can even be used to rebuild teeth that break if the damage is fairly minor. Additional uses for dental bonding include remedying exposed roots from gums that recede, misshapen teeth and small gaps between teeth. It is best to think of dental bonding as more of a touch-up while veneers are a more extensive solution.

For more cosmetic dentistry information or to schedule an appointment with Sandefer Premier Dental, request an appointment in our Denham Springs dental office here: Or call us at (225) 663-1793.

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