Dental Bonding Or Porcelain Veneers? Which One To Choose
It’s hard to believe that the start of the holiday season will be upon us in a few short weeks. Would you love to improve your smile to show off at your holiday functions this year? If so, there are several cosmetic dentistry treatments we offer that can improve any imperfections or concerns you have with your smile. Two popular treatments are porcelain veneers and dental bonding. Both can improve severely stained, chipped, worn, cracked, or gapped teeth, in addition to other issues. Each option has its own benefits, depending on your needs and the desired end result.
This treatment is often used to improve the appearance of the front or visible teeth. Porcelain veneers are permanently placed over the fronts of the teeth. They are tooth colored and blend in beautifully with your natural teeth. You can choose to have one veneer or multiple veneers to give your smile a more uniform look. With veneers, you will need more than one appointment. Veneers require more of an investment, but they can last for a decade or more with proper care, plus they are stain resistant and easy to care for.
Patients love this treatment because it is completed in one office visit. The procedure involves using composite on the tooth that is shaped and sculpted until the desired look is achieved. The material is then hardened under a UV light. Dental bonding provides a beautiful finished look and is more cost-effective but not as durable as veneers.
Choosing either option will give you beautiful results that will blend in with your natural teeth. Following an examination, we can help you determine which option is best for your needs and desired outcome. If you are interested in learning more about dental bonding and veneers, please contact our office in Jacksonville Beach, FL. We are more than happy to discuss which option will best suit your needs at your next appointment.