Dental bonding and dental veneers are both effective ways to improve the appearance of your smile. They are commonly used to change the shape, color, and size of the teeth.
With dental bonding, a dentist will apply composite resin to the tooth to address a minor cosmetic imperfection. For porcelain veneers, a dentist will permanently place a thin piece of porcelain to the front and sides of the affected tooth.
While both options offer long lasting, natural looking results, it is essential to choose the option that works best for you. At Nesconset Dental Associates, our team of dentists works with our patients on an individual basis to better understand their dental needs and recommend the best treatment for them.
If you would like to learn more about whether you should choose dental veneers or dental bonding, visit our Nesconset, NY.
What Are Dental Veneers?
A dental veneer is a thin piece of porcelain that is custom designed to blend seamlessly with your existing teeth. It can address common cosmetic dental issues such as discoloration, broken or chipped teeth, and uneven teeth. Porcelain veneers are designed to mimic the appearance of the tooth enamel, giving patients a natural looking, durable solution for their cosmetic needs.
Veneers are considered a permanent restoration because it often requires your dentist to remove a small amount of tooth enamel. Once the enamel is removed, your dentist will place thin layers of porcelain over the tooth to create a natural looking veneer. The veneer is held into place using a high-quality adhesive, which is cured using a special light. Veneers can last for many years with proper care and maintenance.
Are Dental Veneers Right For Me?
For patients with discolored, stained, chipped, or gapped, or uneven teeth, porcelain veneers can be a viable option to restore your smile. Most dentists recommend veneers for patients who want to improve the appearance of their entire smile.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is the process of applying composite resin to the tooth to create a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Once the composite resin is placed and molded on to the tooth, it is cured with a special light. The entire bonding process is completed in the office and typically only last about an hour.
Can I Benefit From Dental Bonding?
Patients who want to address minor cosmetic issues can benefit from bonding. For example, if a patient has a chipped tooth, we may recommend dental bonding to restore function and beauty to their tooth. Bonding may also be used to address discolored, uneven, and damaged teeth.
Dental Veneers VS. Dental Bonding
Our team aims to help each of our patients achieve a beautiful smile. We can discuss your cosmetic goals, budget, and dental needs to determine the best solution for you.
In many cases, for patients who want to address minor cosmetic concerns, we may recommend bonding. For patients who want a dramatic change to their smile or undergo a smile makeover, we may recommend dental veneers. Either, we work with you to find the best treatment for your needs.
If you would like to schedule an appointment, call (631) 228-8780 or request an appointment online.