Choosing the best cosmetic treatment for your teeth is an important decision. Both dental veneers and dental bonding can give patients that beautiful white smile. Knowing the differences can help patients make their decision and choose the best option. At Ambiance Family Dentistry and Orthodontics, our team provides a comprehensive cosmetic consultation to determine what cosmetic treatment options would work best. We discuss all options available to our patients, and work with each patient to help them decide which treatment fits their needs.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is typically done to repair chipped, decayed, or misshapen teeth. A composite material is used that looks natural and matches your natural teeth color. Dental bonding is cost effective, and can change the shape or your tooth, close gaps, or lengthen a tooth. This procedure can help patients get that white even smile in just one day. Local anesthesia is usually not necessary and little preparation is needed.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are tooth colored shells that are bonded to the front of teeth. Veneers are made out of porcelain or composite resin material, and are made to match the shade of your natural teeth. Veneers are typically used to correct stained, uneven, or misshapen teeth. Dental veneers provide patients with a solution to help create an even white smile. Veneers are permanent and once they are applied they are not reversible. They are durable and can last between 10-15 years if they are cared for properly.
What Is the Best Choice for Me?
Both dental bonding and dental veneers give patients an even bright white smile. Choosing which option works best will be part of the evaluation process in our office. If your teeth are in good condition and your problems are minor, dental bonding is a perfect choice. Dental bonding can be done in a single appointment, and is a simple way to correct and strengthen teeth with no preparation required. Bonding is also more cost effective compared to veneers.
If a patient has more than just simple cosmetic problems with their teeth, dental veneers may be a better choice. Dental veneers have a longer lifespan compared to dental bonding, and if patients practice good oral hygiene habits veneers can last for years. Veneers do require preparation prior to applying them to your teeth compared to bonding. Veneers are durable, and do not require constant maintenance or replacement like dental bonding.
Dr. Wilma Luquis-Aponte’s team always help patients choose the best option. Our patients’ are our priority, and providing patients with beautiful smiles is what we do. Our goal is to give patients that bright white smile they have always wanted.
Are You Looking for a Cosmetic Dentist Near You?
If you want to find out more about dental veneers or dental bonding to improve the look of your smile, let Ambiance Family Dentistry help. We offer many cosmetic options for our patients, and provide the highest level of care using state of the art technology.
Contact Dr. Wilma Luquis-Aponte today to schedule your cosmetic consultation, and take the first step towards that perfect smile. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you!