Dental bonding and porcelain veneers are common cosmetic dental treatments. Both treatments can treat gaps between teeth, discoloration, shortened teeth, and tooth damage. We will compare these treatments for patients who have these problems but do not know which treatment is right for their goals, budget, and oral health needs. Learn more about cosmetic dental bonding and porcelain veneers in our Bala Cynwyd, PA dental office.
Dental Bonding and Dental Veneers in Bala Cynwyd, PA
Patients with damaged and stained teeth benefit from both dental bonding and veneers. But which option is right for you?
Dental bonding uses biocompatible resin to cover the front, top, or bottom of single teeth. We directly sculpt bonding material to teeth to improve their shape and color.
Tooth bonding treatment offers these advantages to patients:
- Economical treatment
- Improved tooth shape
- Minimal tooth preparation
- Quick treatment time
Dental bonding is a great treatment for patients who have smaller cosmetic problems and require efficient care. Tooth bonding material blends in with the tooth structure. During a tooth bonding treatment, we lightly etch into the enamel. Then, we apply a bonding liquid to the tooth. Once the liquid sets, we apply the bonding material. We shape and sculpt the resin to match the shape of natural teeth and ensure that it blends in with the color of the smile. When the bonding material has been set, we polish the bonded teeth.
Dental veneers are shells of ultra-thin ceramic that cover the front of the tooth enamel. They can cover chips, cracks, misalignment, and discoloration.
The benefits of dental veneers include:
- Low maintenance restorations
- Long-lasting results
- A natural appearance
- Brighter, whiter teeth
Although dental veneers are more costly than bonding, they typically last longer. Patients also need to commit to dental veneers because we prepare the natural teeth for the veneers. Tooth preparation ensures that the veneers do not look or feel bulky. We use porcelain ceramic dental veneers because they offer natural-looking results. Once we prepare the natural teeth, we take dental impressions for the permanent veneers. In the meantime, we will provide you with temporary veneers. When the permanent dental veneers are complete, we apply a bonding material to set the veneers in place. We always ensure the veneers look and feel comfortable and create an even bite.
Do you need cosmetic dental care but don’t know if you should choose dental bonding or porcelain veneers? Request a consultation with one of our experienced cosmetic dentists. Schedule a dental appointment with us online. You may also call Dr. David Weinstock today at (215) 857-8054. Please let us know if you have questions about tooth bonding or porcelain veneers and we will be happy to help.