Dental Bonding Compared To Veneers – Which Is The Better Choice?
Are you interested in improving your smile? We hear from many of our patients that they are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth and would love to make a change. At Geoffry E. Hallstead, DMD, we love to work with our patients to help create a smile they love. Whether patients are unhappy with severely stained, chipped, worn, cracked, misshapen, or gapped teeth, we have a solution to address any concern a patient may have. Two of our most popular cosmetic dental procedures to remedy these issues are dental bonding and dental veneers.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure in which the dentist applies a resin to the front of the tooth. It is placed to fit over the problem area, hardened, shaped, and polished until the desired effect is reached. It is recommended for minor imperfections and the durability of the product is determined on how the patient cares for the area.
What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers use a strong, wafer thin material that is placed over the front of an entire tooth. The durable material is designed to be a permanent solution and should last for many years to come.
Which is a Better Choice?
Both treatments offer benefits depending on your needs and desired finished product. Dental bonding is beneficial to patients who have minor imperfections and need to treat a small area. For example, a tooth that has a minor chip would best benefit from dental bonding as the repair is not needed over the entire tooth. Dental veneers are the more costly option, but are more durable and can improve the appearance of the entire tooth. This is a great choice for patients who experience severe staining of the teeth.
Both options blend in seamlessly with the appearance of the other teeth because they are colored matched to your natural teeth. We are happy to discuss both options with you and review their benefits and drawbacks in view of your particular situation.
If you are interested in learning more about dental bonding and veneers please contact our office located in Canandaigua, NY. We are more than happy to discuss which option will best fit your needs at your next appointment.